Conclusion: The two-on-two gameplay and the drama-rich Story Mode are the aspects of NBA Ballers: Phenom that separate it from its predecessor. There’s not a huge overall jump in this series, which is a bit of a letdown (unless Midway is saving their aces for the Xbox 360). I would give NBA Ballers: Phenom a rent unless you’re hell-bent on playing online.
Conclusion: If football movies like The Longest Yard turn your stomach, and games like the coin-op Blitz series make your gastrointestinal matters worse, then you’ll want to pass on this one. But if you own the special edition of Burt’s best on-screen work (after Hooper of course), then you need to run the out-and-up to your local game store and grab Blitz: The League .
Excerpt: Blitz:The League almost hits it''s mark. To fully understand this game, you must be aware of the fact that EA Sports owns exclusive rights to NCAA, NBA, Nascar, Fifa and NFL. No company outside of EA Sports may use any NFL team names, logos, etc., because of EA Sports hold on the market there was really only one direction football could go... dirty. This game is fun if you don''t expect a serious game.
Excerpt: No matter what kind of spin the NFL tries to put on its players, we all know that not every single player is a role model or a nice guy. Let’s face it, it’s a rough and dangerous sport, and many of these guys use their fame and money to get away with things we regular people could never pull. You simply need to look at the controversies that have raged this year to pick up on this fact.
Excerpt: Veterans of the Blitz battlefield (and these gridirons are battlefields!) will be quite accustomed to the general flow of the game. This is the standard 8-on-8 football that you’ve come to know and love, complete with 1st and 30 to go for first down and punishing hits that are often boosted with turbo.
Excerpt: I used to spend a great deal of time playing NFL Blitz back in the day. I never owned the game, but one of my buddies down the street did. I always wanted my own copy, but back then I only got a game every few months and buying a game my friend already owned was impractical. After a while, the Blitz series faded away as the NFL made the developers tone down the game, eventually turning it into a fairly serious football game that bombed commercially when put into direct...