The Electronic Arts
sports titles on Nintendo Wii are making every effort to appeal to every Wii owner possible. In addition to throwing on minigames
like they were free gifts
in an informercial offer, the publisher is also introducing Family Play controls to their upcoming Madden, NBA Live
and FIFA Soccer
According to the press release
, those who opt for the Family Play controls play without the nunchuk adapter and handle the key actions (e.g., shooting, passing, snapping, and throwing) while the game handles everything else. It sounds a lot like how Wii Sports
handled tennis and baseball.
More fleshed-out and advanced controls are still available and can be used alongside a Family-style player. Let's hope the Family Play-assisted AI isn't too
helpful and gives them an unfair advantage in multiplayer.