Excerpt: EA Sports' Madden series has always dominated the football game field, and many consider it one of the best series in all of video games. But when the Dreamcast released, a company called Visual Concepts continued the Sega Sports NFL series and released NFL2K, which surprised many people with its...
Excerpt: Sega’s NFL franchise is the sad tale of a plucky youngster, full of hope and optimism, having victory snatched from it’s grasp by the wizened veterans over at EA . As they say, age and treachery beats youth and enthusiasm every time.
Excerpt: When I was younger, I loved war games. You name it, and it was sure to have a special place in my cold, iron, war-lovin’ heart. From the classic Contra, to the underrated Cabal, to the mostly silly Guerilla War, to the two-faced Bloody Wolf… what was so irresistible about waging a one man campaign...
Excerpt: When I first played last year's NFL 2K , I was, to put it lightly, amazed. The play-by-play was great, and the action was both fast and cerebral. The game breathed new life into the stale video-football genre, setting a standard that has yet to be equaled.
Excerpt: Every year I find myself caring less and less about the annual updates to all the popular sports franchises. 989 Sports and EA Sports have refined their respective sports games to such a degree that there's little else for the developers to do but refresh the team uniforms and rosters with each...
Excerpt: NFL 2K1 is the most realistic football game I have ever seen. The player's movements are so lifelike, you feel like you're actually at the game! And this is not one of those games where you body slam the other team, like in NFL Blitz. When you get a penalty, the referee actually does the signals!
Pros: The realism of the movements is so accurate, that they almost look like real people!
Cons: When you play head-to-head, you can see what plays your friend is choosing, and vise versa.
Excerpt: As one of the Dreamcast's launch titles, NFL 2K came away as the runaway hit of the system. It was so good in fact that GiN gave it the title of Best Sports Game of 2000, being the only other game (besides the godlike High Heat Baseball series) to beat out EA Sports for this title.
Conclusion: Of the console football titles released this year, this one is by far the best looking one. Rising above the pretty face, however, this game continues to excel. There are a few issues to be address. Namely, Visual Concepts seems to have gone too far to the other side with the running game.