PS3 (also on Xbox 360)
Yeah, nah, it
was a team effort – all the boys put in - but at the end of the day
we’re takin’ it one week at a time to get over the line to that one
day in September we want to remember. The-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-re
isn’t any doubting...
Fuck that’s catchy. Mike Bradyness aside, AFL Live’s what
gamer Aussie rules footy fans have been craving – an AFL videogame
for a current console. But does it get over the line, or fall
Well, if options count this is C*llingwood on steroids. From
boundless camera views to local and online multiplayer, all teams
and venues, exhibition matches, full seasons and NAB Cups to going
full ‘Footy Factory’ Frankenstein, there’s enough shit to keep you
busy for ages without booting a Sherrin in anger – or, if you’re not
Jake King, in relative passiveness.
Actually play a game and there’re various kicks, hit-outs, marks,
handballs, spoils and tackles – should you have the dexterity of
something infinitely dextrous. Yep, even in veggienated mode,
getting any semblance of what-you-meant-to-do happening is
challenging. Think FIFA at its hardest. Fine if you’ve hone
time, but the absence of any readily-accessible mode for those who
just wanna have fu-un sucks more than Tony Shaw.
Bits are missing – packs never form, and if you grab the ball from a
bounce you’ve almost zero hope of kicking it before pummellation.
Weird centimetre imperfect quirks see oddness, most annoyingly being
face-planted when you’re ball-less and play-on being called.
Commentary’s courtesy Dennis ‘gun barrel straight’ Cometti and Brian
Taylor. And. Is. Disjointed. But you’ll tune out, just like real
We wanted special, but devs Big Ant haven’t given 110 percent.
Still, it’s a good ordinary player that we’ll hopefully see blossom
as a footballer in seasons to come.