Excerpt: Borrowing from the Madden franchise, EA Sports’ newest gridiron addition takes on many of the same styles, but takes place completely indoors. Unfortunately, it is easy to tell that Arena Football is in its infancy graphically, as the player models and arenas are really not all that spectacular. In fact, every stadium is the same, and only the text and graphics on the scoreboard and field actually change, making the game a bit boring visually.
Summary: Parents need to know that this game depicts plenty of football-related tackling and pushing, with a little more violence than usual in its celebration of late hits. Cut scenes feature cheerleaders in skimpy clothes; ads for real-life companies are displayed along the sidelines and on the scoreboards; and licensed songs play on the soundtrack. This game is online enabled ; players may encounter offensive language from opponents they meet online.