Operation Sports Content
Thursday, February 17, 2005
TeamXbox has posted the following:
- Fight Night Round 2 Hands-On Preview
"The Haymaker system has been seamlessly integrated into the Total Punch Control delivery scheme, so it should feel just as intuitive to those that have already logged long hours into last yearís Fight Night. A Haymaker delivery is possible with the hook or uppercut and either punch is started the same way as a normal version of either of these blows."
- Logitech NASCAR Racing Wheel Review (6.0/10)
"The Logitech NASCAR Wheel wonít impress too many gamers with its feel, which is half the illusion when trying to reenact motorsports events in a living room. The other half of the wheel peripheral equation is that it functions properly with a wide range of games; strike two for the Logitech Wheel."
Gaming Nexus has posted their review of NBA Street Volume 2, giving it a score of 8.6.
"The graphics havenít been upgraded too much but they still look snazzy. The level of detail popping from the first game is gone and thereís an extra polish to all of the levels. The levels all look a lot better than the first game and thereís a lot more going on in the background."
Next Level Gaming has posted the following:
- MLB Preview (PSP)
"By featuring the all-new Branch Point Technology (BPT), which provides seamless fielding transitions and smooth base running; the all-new Playmaker Fielding Marker that brings together a players attributes with the a gamerís skill level in order to make the play and the all-new Release Point Pitching with Confidence Meter, which helps determine a gamerís ability to hit spots in the strike zone, MLB for the PSP promises to provide gamers with a true-to-life experience from the diamond."
- World Tour Soccer 2006 Screenshots (PS2)
- MLB 2006 Screenshots (PS2)
"Gamers will now be able to check swing, drag bunt and take advantage of wild pitches while utilizing the all-new Release Point Pitching with Pitcher Confidence, the all-new PlayMaker Fielding marker, a deeper Franchise Mode with a Morale System, and an all-new Career Mode."
GameDaily has posted their review of NBA Street V3, giving it a rating of 4 1/2 stars.
"After a somewhat disappointing (for me) NFL Street 2, I'm glad that EA Sports Big is back on track with their latest rendition of NBA Street. The Trick Stick by itself enhances the gameplay to a higher level, and the bulking-up of the Street Challenge mode is certainly going to keep solo players busy, along with messing around with extra characters."
Wednesday, February 16, 2005
07:00 PM - February 16, 2005. Posted by RustedWalleye.Digital Entertainment News has posted the following reviews:
- Ridge Racer DS
"Ridge Racer is one of the more well-known names in racing games today. Primarily found on Sony consoles, it still seems a little weird to me to see it on the DS, but then I'm reminded that there was a Ridge Racer game on the Nintendo 64."
- NFL Street 2
"If you're an avid fan of the sport, this can be a nice break from your normal football game of choice. Those of us who enjoyed Blitz will find the experience recreated somewhat here, and may just find something to fill those cold nights of the NFL off season. "
Darkstation has posted their review of Winning Eleven 8, giving it 4 out of 5 stars.
"Winning Eleven 8 is one of those games that if you enjoy watching or playing the game of soccer you will thoroughly enjoy this game. Why you may ask? Well that simple, this is one of the best soccer games out on the market today due to its realistic gameplay and very deep control system."
11:59 AM - February 16, 2005. Posted by Fetter21.Gaming Age has posted an interview with text MVP Baseball 2005.
"Gamers can expect hitting to be more accessible in MVP Baseball 2005 because of the Hitterís Eye. The Hitterís Eye, and specifically the ability to Read the Pitch, will make the batter-pitcher match up a little more authentic by leveling the playing field a bit between the batter and pitcher."
11:54 AM - February 16, 2005. Posted by Fetter21.Game Zone has posted their review of World Soccer Winning Eleven 8 International, giving it a 9.5 out of 10.
"Konami, how you manage to continue bringing us pure soccer bliss is beyond me, but please keep them coming. World Soccer Winning Eleven 8 International is by far this franchiseís best offering with a solid soccer game well worth the purchase price. Really, do not miss out on this one."
Games Domain has posted their preview of Fight Night Round 2.
"The "Create a Champ" section of the career mode has received a facelift as well: The flexibility that the analog sticks provide in the gameplay is also being utilized for tweaking the boxer's look."
Gamer Feed has posted their review of NBA Street V3, giving it a 4.5 out of 5.
"A Street V3 elevates the game further by adding modifications to the look, feel, and content that drives it in for a slam dunk. It could've used some touches with the announcer, but, past that, this is nothing but a solid A-game of B-ball."
Game Informer has posted their preview of Fight Night Round 2.
"Overall Fight Night Round 2 succeeds in pretty much every way that it can. The newly revamped Career Mode is engrossing and diverse enough to keep playing for a long time. The expansive Create-A-Champ system will have you creating some truly memorable fighters and the gameís visuals make doing so that much more worthwhile."
TVG has posted their preview of FIFA Street.
"The game does suffer from the pinball like nature of indoor football, so the lack of finesses coupled in with the frenetic pace does occasionally create moments when youíre recklessly pressing the buttons. Other niggles include the obscene length of time it takes to get up from a sliding tackle, one false move and youíll find yourself screaming at the player to get off their arse, whilst the opposition take it up the pitch and highly likely to score because of it."
PALGaming has posted their review of Outlaw Golf 2, giving it a 7.5 out of 10.
"Outlaw Golf 2 is a decent golf game and there are some humorous parts but if you're looking for a really good golf game as apposed to a funny golf game then there are much better options in particular PGA and Links. As it is however it provides some good fun golfing which isn't so far to the simulation of the game that it keeps up the fun, particularly when playing atypical golf game types that Hypnotix have made up. For £20 you can't really go wrong but there are better golfing games out there."
Tuesday, February 15, 2005
BonusStage has posted their review of NBA Street V3, giving it a 9.3 out of 10.
"In the end, NBA Street V3 is yet another stellar work from the Big crew, and a worthy third game in an already all-time classic series. The new gameplay tweaks work better than imagined, and the extensive serving of play modes and creative toolsets make this game a slam-dunk purchase for any and every basketball fan alive. If you arenít the biggest fan of the series already, this one wonít change your mind, and if you are wholeheartedly satisfied with Vol.2 and donít care about the online play or other new modes than the few changes to the core gameplay probably arenít worth your hard-earned cash, but that probably isnít many of you. As far as Iím concerned though, this is the finest game of arcade-style basketball to make a console release, and one Iíd definitely recommend to anyone. Itís not a whole lot different from its predecessor, but the sheer content alone makes V3 the best in the series. NBA Street V3 is the undisputed king of street hoops, a title the illustrious series has now held for three times, and counting."
G4techTV has posted their review of MLB 2006, giving it a 4 out of 5.
"Though the fielding is not quite up to snuff, the depth of play options helps make up for the shortcomings. While the modes are the same as in MLB 2005 (exhibition, career, franchise, season, and home run derby), and thereís still the nifty ability to put your smiling mug on a created player using the EyeToy peripheral, thereís even more depth. In career mode, for example, you begin in the minors, fight for playing time, train in the gym, speak with managers, and more, not unlike a sports-oriented role-playing game. Throw in the legends of yesteryear, 60 minor league stadiums, a fantasy draft, online support with voice chat, and the ability to customize game settings for the CPU, as well as, for two different players, and you have a game that wonít be riding the pine anytime soon. MLB 2006 may not be a grand slam, but itís a definite home run for baseball fans."