Excerpt: At one point in time, the NFL Blitz franchise was a huge seller for Midway back in the PlayStation and N64 days. The arcade smash translated extremely well for home consoles, and gamers flocked to the series with open arms.
Summary: Back for another season of heart-pumping, bone-crushing, no-holds-barred football action, Blitz: The League II strips the rules and regulations from traditional football to enhance the fun by bringing the pain.
Conclusion: I had a good time with the original Blitz: The League and found that it offered a nice taste of the darker side of football. The gameplay was light, but fun, and the overall experience was enjoyable despite its flaws.
Excerpt: Blitz: The League II is the second in Midway’s anti-NFL football franchise, designed to highlight and glamorize the less wholesome aspects of the game. With no NFL license the developers have gone the extra mile to keep things interesting via plenty of rough play, injuries, drugs, and nightlife.
Conclusion: The overall story is fraught with sex, drugs, scandal, and betrayal, a not so subtle blend of ESPN's pro football parody Playmakers (the inspiration for the original Blitz: The League, and penned by the same writer), and The Longest Yard .
Pros: Easily the most politically-incorrect sports game on the planet, Senseless, gratuitous violence, Campaign mode's ridiculous story is surprisingly entertaining, Customizable campaign team can be taken online.
Cons: Gameplay shows some of same flaws and repetition of previous Blitz games, Clash and Unleashed features are just too powerful, Fictional teams, Dated graphics with unrealistic character models and animations.