It seems like every time a new sports game comes out, I have to listen or read about how using the right sliders can improve the gaming experience.
The fact of the matter is that NONE of my favorite sports games of the previous generations (Tecmo Super Bowl, NBA Live 05, NCAA FBall 2002, and 2006, etc…) required me to alter the sliders to get a full gaming experience. All I had to do was up the difficulty level a bit and VOILA the game played wonderfully!
For someone like me who has a full time jobs and kids, I don’t want to spend hours on end trying to find the best sliders to fix a game that should have been playable out of the box. Adding these sliders in games is basically a company’s way to get a game out by its release date without having to fully test the product for optimal performance.
Listen, I know sliders have their benefits. Having the option to cut down interceptions by the user and CPU because they are clearly out of control or cutting up game speed because it’s to slow for your taste is perfectly fine. But having to cut up FG percentage for layups/dunks just because the friggin’ game allows you to blow 50% of those shots inexplicably is absurd.
I have tweaked sliders before to help games flow a little better. But having to change every single slider to get the “best” experience??? Color me uninterested!