EA accused of repacking last year’s FIFA 12 as FIFA 13 on Wii
EA might be overstepping a few boundaries when it comes to porting one of their most beloved sports franchises. FIFA 13 is being touted as the biggest launch in sports game history, but that won’t disguise the fact that some of the ports are pretty familiar. Specifically the Wii and PlayStation Vita ports, which are the same games at a higher price point.
FIFA 2013 on Wii is FIFA 2012, while on Vita it is FIFA Football; “same gameplay modes, character models, graphics, menu screens, dialogue.“ In response to the Wired article, EA “felt it was important to continue to offer fans the opportunity to play an authentic football experience on Wii”.
Why they chose to use nearly same modes and models has yet to be addressed, but it does feature a new soundtrack. So that’s totally worth $50. I bet this decision has nothing to do with Peter Moore’s recent quote about how “year on year, Wii has just dropped, and clearly we don’t make games for it anymore”. You know what? That’s fine; just don’t pretend you do simply for the money.
For me this is true for all versions. It's still soccer / rugby / whatever with ea sports game with sometimes a bit prettier graphics. Looks like this time they did not even do that for the Wii & Vita.
seriously better not do fifa13 on the wii then do it for the wiiU
Are you serious Electronic Arts? This is not improving their company image.
To be honest as far as I'm concerned Fifa has always been the exact same game. To me it's still just Football/Soccer whatever you want to call it
I feel bad for anyone who bought this game expecting a new product. I know allot of people will be really upset by this.
There's a reason EA was voted the worst company in the US. This is that reason.
Also, I'm getting sick of seeing spambots back again. It's driving me nuts.
Ugh... that's just.... awful. I feel bad for the people who bought it, as ignorant as they may or may not be.
Oh, the irony. This is seriously hilarious.
Was I the only person who knew about this? It was from last week and I bashed it on twitter. Watch for the WiiU one as well. FIFA on wii is a joke and Konami pushes PES more to Wii. FIFA 09 for a wii is the best cause of the kids 8v8 and it had gamecube controller support.
Maybe this was a test to see if people cared about Fifa on the wii
Yeah, I was mostly joking. Sorry if you thought I wasn't or that I had a problem with the article or something
Well, I'm sure shinpichu (as well as I) did not mean "How is this news? This blog shouldn't exist! Rabble rabble rabble!". The comment itself was a joke, even after acknowledging the fact that this is real news due to the game LITERALLY being re-packaged this time.
Of course it's news! This is an outrage and the worst thing EA has ever done from the top of my head.
Wow... bold move. Also a stupid one at that.
That was genius QuartrGuy
EA has never read the business ethics have they?
EA does not mean Electronic Arts anymore.
It means Evil Assholes.
This is fucking brilliant. Seriously, think about it. So many times we play a sequel or whatever and accuse the devs of making the same game twice. But this fuckers - they didn't even do that. They actually sold the same fucking game and called it something different. Amazing. This made my day.
ea in a nutshell
See why sports games are bad?
We all like to joke and prod that EA's sports titles are the same every year, but this literally is the same game as last year. This may be the most egregious example of why we make the jokes. So in that sense, it's totally a news story.