Take the shot – the illusion of skill and control in FIFA 04 and My Friend Pedro 

The gameplay similarities between a 16 year-old PS2 football simulation and a recently released 2D bullet-time stunt shooter on the Switch may not be immediately obvious. Yet both try to create a feeling of transcending all too human physical and mental limitations, with very different levels of success, argues Neil Merrett

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Madden 97 – Finding sporting purity in America’s brashest hobby

Stripped away of most of the commercial considerations that are a vital and complicated component of modern sports, Madden 96 let you act out getting onto a field for a bout of kicking, tossing, catching and making some VERY big tackles. In a way, sport at its purist, well…. apart from the exercise.

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