When NFL Blitz came out for the PS it was great. The arcade graphics and player movement were more realistic. Those graphics were so great that I hoped Midway made a baseball game and they did, two in fact. But Midway like most companies don't have a clue how to make a good baseball game and they ruined the Blitz series. There is very little that is good about this game, if you want a fun football game, rent one of the first 2 to 3 NFL blitz before it became blitz league.
I loved the first Blitz the League, unfortunately this game is quite similar to the first one. What is great about the second one is that the first was really good.
The only real downfall I found was just how corny the storyline stayed, really thought they'd change that.
However, Frank Caliendo as John Madden is quite hilarious and the game itself is just down right fun. If you don't like regular football, and like beating the heck out of people, try this game out! You'll might actually like it.