posted by 1njun74 (BELLEFONTAINE, OH) Oct 29, 2008
Member since Dec 2005
The biggest difference between the '04 and '09 versions is the achievements. Once again, EA has followed their Madden franchise recipe: Same game, increment the title year by 1... This TW has little to offer anyone who has played any of the previous versions; Even the gallery animations seem to have taken a step back from any sort of modern, realistic looking crowd seen in some newer games (all people moving in synch, performing the same animation, for example). And you will be extra disappointed after the splash screen, where you are teased with "EA HD gaming", only to see the game looks no better than it did on the original xbox. There are a couple of minigames, but nothing new and worthy of purchase- Even saying that it might be worth renting is a stretch. 2009 thumbs down on this one. Shame on you, EA- You would think that one of the most ginormous game companies would be able to produce something better than this 5+ year old title with achievements seemingly tacked on in a weak attempt to make you think it is something new. EPIC FAIL.
P.S. I forgot to mention the part where your characters hands/clubs/arms will all pass harmlessly through, or disappear into their: Head/Hat/Stomach/Chest (like the version from 5 years ago). Good job with that up-to-date collision detection. I think that's what it's called, and if it's not, my bad. It seems that EA may not know what it's called either...