Summary: , two words that can bring even the most devoted football fan to their knees. Residing in the bowels of gaming obscurity in recent years, and a surefire straight-to-bargain-bin title, 989 Sports’ horrendous series has truly become the Jean Claude Van Damme of video games.
Conclusion: Once the play has been chosen, you go to the snap. At this point, you have a few options: you can try and draw the defense offside by fake hutting, putting receivers in motion, program a hot route, or call an audible play if the defensive line-up can be exploited.
Summary: If the Super Bowl isn't enough to get you pumped up, GameDay's loading screen cheerleaders are sure to help you rise to the occasion (hell, even Scalzo won't bitch about THESE loading times with hotties like this).
Excerpt: Over the course of its life span, 989's GameDay franchise has reminded me a lot of my favorite team, the New Orleans Saints. Much like the Saints, the off season is full of hope - maybe this year will be different, but once the season starts, it is all downhill from there.
Conclusion: 989 Sports and GameDay still have a while to go until it can join the genre's elite. But I will tell you this; the game has widened the gap from a year ago. I think the game is making strides in the right direction again and maybe next year the game can really put a solid game together.
Excerpt: Gameday had fallen out of the picture in the last few years with Madden and NFL2K3 both being far superior games. There is still a big gap between Gameday and the big two, but they did a lot to narrow that gap.
Excerpt: Talk about a screwy NFL Season, huh? If I turned to you before any games had been played and told you that San Diego would practically be undefeated this year, or that St. Louis would only have one win under their belts, you’d check to see if I was drunk or insane.
Excerpt: From fame to tragedy, the history of Sony's GameDay franchise can be best told in a "VH1 Behind the Music" format. It was all going good as the GameDay franchise revolutionized football titles, by being the first to feature polygonal player models.