Excerpt: While Midway has been known for making solid action-oriented sports games, it's easy to see the formula that has run throughout most of its games. From the big-head mode to "catching on fire," Midway's sports games, from NBA Jam to NHL Hitz, all have striking similarities that unify them. With Midway expanding its line to include more types of sports, you'd think that the company would just stick to this formula and keep cranking out the games.
Excerpt: Midway has really done a great job in the past few years developing some incredible new titles. With successful updates to Blitz and new franchises like Hitz and Slugfest, Midway has taken a "sim oriented" sports market and breathed new life into the genre by giving players a chance to hit harder, score faster, and become a super-star athlete. While most of the time the action is a bit unrealistic--it is fun and entertaining.