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FIFA 12 (Wii) vs FIFA 13 (Wii) - Besides transfers and kits, it's the same game

PaulLFC

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This was posted by Jubbly in the FIFA 13 OT, but I think it deserves highlighting, because it's pretty disgusting from EA.

As revealed by Nintendo Gamer, FIFA 13 on Wii is nothing more than the Wii version of FIFA 12 with the number changed, transfers updated and kits changed. They've posted up a lot of comparison screenshots, I'll quote some of them below. On the left, FIFA 12, and on the right, FIFA 13:

More screenshots at the link

This should have been a free update, or at the most paid DLC for a reduced price. Charging full RRP for this is an insult to Wii owners and anyone who buys it.
 

grimshawish

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Such horror. Seriously though, who does this with their brand? :/
Isn't Fifa WiiU a 'test' with it just 2012 port of the 360 version?
 

@MUWANdo

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Didn't they pull a similar stunt with a Tiger Woods game for PC not so long ago? Like, they took one of their crappy free-to-play cash shop browser games, rebranded it as if it was the latest console game and then charged full price for it on Steam?
 

BGBW

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I hope that programmer got paid extra for sacrificing his one lunchtime break to put this together.
 

PaulLFC

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I guess EA sees no point in developing good games on consoles, which will end their lifecycle in the next 1-2 year.
They see a point in charging people full RRP for nothing more than a transfer and kit update, though. Shameful stuff. And despite the popular opinion on it, I have a feeling the Vita will be around for quite a while longer than that.
 

Nibel

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Pathetic company releases pathetic game, nothing new

Besides: the core FIFA gamers play on the 360 or PS3, so although this is embarassing they will get away with this easily
 

Meelow

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Such horror. Seriously though, who does this with their brand? :/
Isn't Fifa WiiU a 'test' with it just 2012 port of the 360 version?
With the Gamepad things and stuff like that, EA also gimped FIFA 07 for the Xbox 360, EA hates new consoles lol.
 

FoxHimself

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Wow! That's actually pretty incredible. While I'm sure they probably just didn't want to spend the resources on this, it's a disgusting practice and one that should make headlines.
 

miksar

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I believe they did nothing but updated squads for PS2 after PS3 and 360 became primary platforms. Wii is in essentially the same position right now.
 

Yagharek

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If you have a Wii dont bother with Fifa, get PES playmaker 2011-12 or wait for 13. Im still playing 2011 and its still the best football game Ive played.

Ever/
 

jerd

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Pretty sure that is indeed the main reason and why the game sells tons every year.

Most people are completely unaware of the changes and buy it anyway. GAF is a minority.
I've never really thought about this I guess. I'm on a 2 year cycle with NBA 2K and a 3-4 year with NCAA and Madden, and I just have a hard time believing people are buying yearly for a roster update and new uniforms. But I suppose there are people, ok I guess most people (forget how much of a nerd I am sometimes) who don't even see trailers or gameplay or impressions of games before they buy them. Some poor souls are going to be picking this game up on Wii even though they already have FIFA 12, just because they enjoy the series.
 

aganu

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Lol what?i think i read it had feature parity.
I doubt it. I watched two gameplay videos for the Wii U version and from what I noticed, First Touch and Tactical Free Kicks are clearly missing. Not sure if the new attacking A.I. is included but in the videos it resembled FIFA 12's A.I. on PS360/PC a lot more.
 

Kiyo

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Such horror. Seriously though, who does this with their brand? :/
Isn't Fifa WiiU a 'test' with it just 2012 port of the 360 version?
A company that likes making money? Obviously EA did the analysis and determined that it'd still sell enough with only a roster upgrade vs putting time into the game to sell a few more.
 

bud23

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This is a shame,but I´m not surprised at all given that the Vita version is exactly the last Fifa updated with the new rosters.Well done again EA.
 

Massa

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Shocking news: the PS2 version is also the same as last year's.

This is a shame,but I´m not surprised at all given that the Vita version is exactly the last Fifa updated with the new rosters.Well done again EA.
To be fair, it's not. Sounds like they improved the game's performance quite significantly.