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POSTED 12/7/12


AFL LIVE: GAME OF THE YEAR EDITION

Tru Blu Games



Bobbing up like a cork in the ocean, it’s last year’s AFL game, updated!

Ah, but don’t go licking your lips like Ricky Nixon lurking outside a Justin Bieber concert, because it’s the same old game that we reviewed last year, good and bad and all, just with a few tweaks to drag it kicking and screaming (appropriately) into 2012 – with only around seven rounds left to go. Hmm... Although in fairness the updated DLC has been available since, uh, around round 12. Hmmmm...

As such, the Greater Western Sydney Giants now exist, as does their Škoda Stadium, plus there are logo updates and strip changes – although Essendumb’s delicious silvery-lilac clash number is absent, along with venues like Hobart. Not that anybody gives a shit about Norf, natch. Most importantly the lists are updated, so all those cloggers from last year who’ve ventured off to muddier ovals are outski, and all the new hopefuls and blokes who’ve traded strips are where they should be. Criminally, however, big Ivan Maric’s glorious mullet is MIA.

Whilst available in a box as this ‘Game of the Year’ edition – a name roughly as accurate as Richmond’s goal kicking of late - owners of last year’s release would be dumber than a box of Will Minsons to buy it (even if it’s still cheaper than an MCG pie), as it’s just the aforementioned updates and some bug squishes. The DLC featuring the new stuff’s on the PSN for the rather Aaron Sandilands-esque sum of $14.95, and note that you need to reset the teams in-game to have the list changes show up. So, bye-bye rising star Tiger back flanker Harry Mrrf, you’re dropped son!

You may go into this update optimistically, but if you weren’t a fan before then you’ll come out misty optically.

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