review
What's it all about?Tweet, tweet, tweet...Contact!Australian release dates
                 
                 
     

POSTED 7/5/17


AFL EVOLUTION

Wicked Witch/Tru Blu Games



We’re living in an age where every second thing that a footballer does is described as brilliant.

As much as it pains us like a ruptured ACL to say it, that means AFL Evolution is a first thing.

True to its name, it’s an evolved version of the last-gen game, which was big on features but about as solid as Ben Griffiths’ head gameplay-wise.

This too is feature-packed. It’s huger than Aaron Sandilands in fact. Pick a league, any league. From TAC Cup to the home and away season (including the Ansett Cup, or whatever it’s called nowadays) to the AFL Women’s league (respect!), they’re all here. Current team rosters are in place and detail is great – even down to Benny’s Stackhat.

Commentary comes from Dennis Cometti and the great god Richo. It’s. As. Stilted. As. Ever. It’s also comically wrong at times, telling us a team is ahead when they’re five points down and confusing Jack Riewoldt for Alex Rance. There are oodles of Cometti-isms in there though. The man’s gift for wordplay being brilliant in the actual sense of the word.

You can play exhibition matches, full seasons, online, offline, up to four players and more. Most every variable you could name is, well, variable. Presentation’s truly ace – save for some totally non-brilliant songs in the menus (somebody must have really owed a mate).

The main issue with the previous game was how it played. It suffered from delusions of adequacy, as it was more complicated than trying to fit “Anthony McDonald Tipungwuti” on a business card. Sadly, the utter convolution remains, especially when marking. We spent most of our weekend playing and still couldn’t nail the intricacies.

There’s still no easy control method option, either, meaning AFL Evolution is no party game. It takes oodles of work to get anywhere near competent (so we suppose it’s much like the real thing). It’s a more wasted opportunity than Richmond drafting Conca over Heppell!

Ultimately, while we had high expectations of this latest draft pick, they’re merely a good ordinary player.

take me back to the start...

 



CLICK THIS!



CLICK THIS!



 

 

     
                 
                 
     
ALL WRITTEN CONTENT COPYRIGHT © AMY FLOWER 2008-2017. GAME IMAGES COURTESY OF RESPECTIVE GAMES COMPANIES.