Excerpt: Buy NFL Fever 2004 from Amazon! Screens(43) Screens(6) NFL Fever 2004 Trailer NFL Fever 2004 Movie 1 NFL Fever 2004 Movie 2 NFL Fever 2004 Movie 3 This is Microsoft's third attempt at producing and developing their NFL Fever franchise for the Xbox. Sadly, they aren't that far from their first NFL Fever Xbox game, NFL Fever 2002.
Conclusion: Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. On top of that, Sega’s ESPN Football series is arguably the second-best pro football gaming series ever, giving Microsoft two huge obstacles ahead of it in its quest to reach the top of the Xbox football gaming heap. In spite of the existence of Madden and ESPN Football, you definitely wouldn’t be sorry if NFL Fever 2004 was the only football title in your Xbox roster, particularly if you are an Xbox Live subscriber.
Excerpt: Microsoft's NFL Fever 2004 is in a league of its own. Rather than competing against other football titles available on the Xbox, Fever, now in its third iteration, is simply trying to outdo itself, but not in the same way that EA Sports' Madden NFL franchise consistently tries to trump it's namesake predecessor from the year before.
Excerpt: Itís easy to say that Microsoftís NFL Fever 2004 is in its own little football world. Every year they try to outdo themselves to make next yearís games as good as possible, forgetting about competing with other football franchises. Yet every year they still make the same mistakes that we first noticed in the 2002 version of the game. Fever developers are still struggling to fix many problems, but they are also taking small steps to enhance the game to a new level.
Conclusion: Wrap-Up: After playing this game (and I still do play it for the multiplayer), I feel that Microsoft has improved N FL Fever with some great enhancements and improvements, but it is still not the Superbowl champion yet. There is a lot of potential with the Read and Lead passing and XSN Sports, however Microsoft is battling some fierce competition with the Madden and ESPN / 2k series.
Excerpt: “NFL Fever” has always been an intriguing game. It’s shown a lot of potential and it’s been fun to play, but eventually I always ended up giving up on it due to numerous issues in the game. In their third installment of the series Microsoft promised to deal with many of these issues while giving us some new features and enhancements.
Excerpt: I used to play flag football when I was in elementary school. I, being of very small stature, was always the wide out and never got the opportunity to play QB. Well, now the time for me to finally vault ahead of my peers has arrived. NFL Fever 2004 gives players the opportunity to finally call out the audibles, turn the perfect double hand-off, and throw that long bomb...but it's under the guise of a video game of course...I mean, come on.
Excerpt: I'll admit it, I liked the first NFL Fever a lot. However, the 2 games since then have proved to be progressively more disappointing. When Fever 2002 came out, it had a lot going for it. It had good gameplay, the best presentation of any football title this generation, and it had Legacy mode. In Legacy mode, you took an existing team, or created your own and took it from season to season. Players improved if they performed, people retired, and it was all a lot of fun.
Excerpt: With Week 1 of the NFL season in the books, there’s no better time to start your own virtual gridiron campaign. Entering a third season of its own on the Xbox, Microsoft Game Studios’ pigskin franchise has had an up and down career thus far. As a rookie, it impressed with its fast-paced arcade style of play, crisp visuals and outstanding sound. Its sophomore effort was disappointing in comparison, little more than a roster update with added Xbox Live support.