Conclusion: Though AFL Live does feature significant drawbacks, at its core it's a decent AFL game that fans of the sport will have fun with. Playing as your favourite team is fast-paced, and taking on friends both offline and online is enjoyable and hectic. Some may think comparisons to sports franchises from gigantic publishers may not be fitting due to the homegrown nature of the title, but with AFL Live having the same asking price as those big-budget games, they're unavoidable.
Pros: Feels and plays like the real thing, Fun playing with friends.
Cons: Average looks, Bare-bones features, Some sluggish controls, Awful commentary.
Summary: Australian Rules Football video games have a long history of mediocrity, so it may not seem much to proclaim AFL Live as the best digital re-creation of the sport to come along in years. The praise may be faint, but it's still deserved, because AFL Live nails the basics of Aussie Rules much more so than other recent attempts, feeling and moving like an authentic re-creation of the fast-moving, bruising sport.
Pros: Feels and plays like the real thing, Fun playing with friends
Cons: Average looks, Bare-bones features, Some sluggish controls, Awful commentary
Excerpt: It’s been a long time between drinks (four years to be precise) but for fans of the Australian Football League (AFL), a new football game has finally hit the shelves thanks to developers Big Ant Studios. Even though we've seen AFL games before in the console world, the XBox and the PlayStation 2 were the last platforms, they were rather ho-hum and were quite basic compared to the big brand soccer games like FIFA or PES.
Conclusion: A footy factory section enables gamers to create their own teams and players, whilst also changing stat's and details about current players. A really good idea by Big Ant that should increase the life of the game.
Pros: • No landslide wins in Single Player, • Multi-player Aspects, • Footy Factory
Cons: • Lack of a Career Mode, • 2 Songs on repeat throughout the entire game, • Repetitive Commentary, • Confusing Interchange System