It’s going to be a busy and big two days for followers of the AFL and NRL with the grand finals for both sporting codes crammed into the upcoming weekend. So in light of the impending weekend of eyeballs glued to TV screens (or eyeballs wandering around stadiums, if you managed to score tickets), today’s Tell Us Damnit is sports game-themed!
While sport games like FIFA and Pro Evo have had the money, support, and enormous following to grow into major gaming franchises, many Aussie sports games haven’t had that luxury and are seldom critical darlings. So what are they doing wrong?
We’d like to throw it over the gamers of Kotaku who also know the ins and outs of these two sporting codes: if you could make your own AFL or NRL video game, how would you improve on what’s already out there? Do these games need a graphical facelift? Better controls? Different commentators? Tell us, damnit!