People writing reviews here are lame. This NOT a Madden nor does it try to be. This is exactly what it says it is, an arcade stlye beat 'em up with harsh topics like drug abuse, immorality choices, etc. Don't expect anything else. Oh, yea it is rated M for Mature, so keep it away from the kiddies. It is an arade sim not a sports sim, so it will look and play unlike anything Madden, get over that fanboys.
Now, if you go into the game knowing and expecting all this already, then you can have a good time. Gamepely is "Blitz" like so expect the late and brutal bone-crunching tackles. Coach decisions are zany and fun, multiplayer is a blast here too. Solid football game overall.
It's sad that EA had to get an exclusive NFL license in order to completely shut out their competition. But it's obvious why they needed to after playing this - the mechanics are better, the game is far more responsive, and even the graphics are superior to Madden. I give this game a 9 for sheer football gameplay value, however I have to ding it a few points for the direction they decided to go in. The humor value in making this a parody of all the NFL's bad sides just didn't really work for me.
posted by 65Impala (Grand Rapids, MN) Nov 18, 2006
Member since May 2006
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
While this game will appear fun to anyone just turning it on, I warn you it only takes about 3 days to beat, after that its not so fun. I played this game on ps 2 over a year ago. And the game is identical. I called the opening cut scene, the game play is the same, everything about it is the same. So if you played that one, this one is boring because you have already done it... The game itself is pretty fun, I like the idea, its just WAY to short!