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Arcade Sports titles are looked down upon from "true" fans of the sport, who wants the "real" players and the "real" rules. It's a similar situation to arcade racers vs racing simulations.

I, for once, very much prefer arcade sports titles. No Fifa came ever close to replicate to mindless fun of Nintendo World Cup, for instance, no matter how advanced modern Fifas get. Or Mario Strikers: Charged, for that matter. And can't come close to their badassery. Just look at the intro for Mario strikers Charged:

Wouldn't be much out of place in the Mad Max universe.

It's sad that apart from Nintendo, almost no-one is making arcade sports games anymore. Mario & Sonic, some Mario Sports spinoffs, and that's about it.