Conclusion: It does what it says on the tin. Its a literal adaptation of the board game and every bit as enjoyable. Its even so well done that my infamous bad dice rolling skill has managed to reach my PSP. The only drawbacks I can find is the removal of the Dark Elves who were one of the founding Blood Bowl races with the board game from day one. Also there are occasional lapses when the CPU cant handle moving multiple tackle zones back and freezes as a result.
Conclusion: So ok im a nerd and have played the boardgame since 1988. As far as the game goes its right on the money rules wise. The campaign section is great and games take a long time to play. The game loses a lot of depth that the pc version has to offer but thats to be expected i suppose. I didnt get the pc version as it uses steam and have been burned by them before so the psp version does what it says on the tin.
Excerpt: BLOOD BOWL (PSP) A few years back a title was released on the PC named Chaos League. This was just a tiny bit reminiscent of Games Workshop's specialist table top fantasy American football board game, Blood Bowl. The team rosters were remarkably similar; the player stats showed no real difference; the experience system and player skills were incredibly familiar; and although the gameplay in Chaos League was based on a real-time strategy simulation, rather than a turn...
Pros: It's Blood Bowl of course . . .
Cons: . . a severe lack of challenge from the dopey AI renders the game hugely unenjoyable .
Summary: Blood Bowl is a sports game (in a lose sense of the word) based around the Warhammer 40,000 Universe. Basically, you choose a race, create a team, and battle it out in mini-leagues until you get to contest the "blood bowl". To most of the world, it is a bit like American Football. To American's it is probably nothing like it The races all have their own advantages and disadvantages.
Summary: (This review is written to counter-balance some of the 1 star reviews above). The first reviewer has done a good job of summarising this game. it's Blood Bowl, and a very faithful version at that; it has, in my opinion, very good team development opportunities; it has a few niggles here and there, such as the lack of team colours etc.; but overall, it's good, enjoyable, and worth buying.
Summary: You know what you are getting with Blood Bowl. This review is to serve as a warning regarding the save system, not to review the game, which is average. It has been ADMITTED BY THE DEVELOPERS that is simply DOES NOT WORK AS INTENDED. The saves corrupt with frankly alarming frequency, meaning the whole team progression is rendered useless.
Summary: Simple really Good game but could have been much better Slow dice game faithful to board game Good fun and worth money Graphics good for purpose Poor sound but again ok for purpose Ignore the Save Game review - simply untrue works fine
Summary: This is a highly playable game, which is very true to the board game. BUT, do not buy it until the fixed version is released (whenever that is) because the Campaign Mode which is the basis for longevity of the game has a bug in it which means you don't get to play more than 10 games before the savegame corrupts.
Summary: Gameplay is fun, a good adaption of the boardgame, and the turnbased play works well on the PSP... However, it was released to the UK market with known bugs, notably that saved game files corrupt after 10 hours play, making continued campaign play impossible. Wait to buy until this has been confirmed to have been sorted, or buy the PC version!
Summary: Unfortunatly the game on the PSP does not allow you to save your progress after 10 hours of play!! therefore making it pretty pointless!! I dont know what you can do about getting it replaced or if the makers are withdrawing it?! A great shame!!