Excerpt: The graphics in Konami's Blades of Steel 2000 are, to say the least, average. There just isn't the high polygon rate that we have come to expect from the PlayStation. Whether this was intentional to keep the framerate high (and let me add - the game is fast) or not, at first glance I was disappointed. The players do not stand out as they should, and the bench players are poorly textured. In fact, they are nothing more than indistinctive sprites (as with the crowd).