Summary: The long-in-the-works high-definition revival of NFL Blitz has finally arrived, less than three months after EA officially announced it last fall. It’s an idea that gamers of all stripes could get behind; after all, you didn’t need to be a football fan to enjoy the original Blitz at the turn of the millennium. Fans had just cause to be apprehensive, though.
Excerpt: We all have the memories. Maybe it was that time in the arcade you made an interception, knocked three guys over, and got knocked silly into the end zone as time expired to win a game. Perhaps it was that time playing Nintendo against your buddy when he jump-threw an impossibly timed pass to a triple-covered receiver that somehow made the grab for a touchdown.
Pros: Solid, smooth gameplay, Addictive Elite League, Teams of Hot Dogs
Cons: No late hits!, Outdated rosters, No internet - No luck
Excerpt: My dad loves football, but he finds football video games too complicated. I can't really blame him either; I've tried to get him into Madden , but when you really break the 800 LB gorilla of a gaming franchise down, it's tough to explain; even if it is second nature when playing. That's exactly why NFL Blitz works so well -- it's America's favorite game (Yeah, that's right, I said it baseball) boiled down to its most basic elements.
Summary: NFL Blitz 2012 reboots the Blitz franchise for those who find games like Madden a little too complicated. It's still fun, but some questionable decision making and lack of attention to detail make it pretty much just average.
Pros: New Gauntlet Mode adds some spice to the game, Commentary is occasionally hilarious
Cons: No more extracurricular activity, Not a great deal of depth, Can be too simplistic
NFL Blitz Review (Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network)
5 January 2012
Excerpt: Football games are way too damn serious these days. Sure, they’re entertaining, but some players may not be prepared for the onslaught of statistics and simulation rules that both Madden NFL 12 and NCAA Football 12 bring. So it’s nice to see EA Sports lighten up a bit and bring back a gridiron game that refuses to take itself seriously – NFL Blitz .