Conclusion: Far from a great game, but worth a rental if you're even moderately interested in this type of action... or if you're a dog lover who wants to grab the Pitbull Payback achievement for knocking "Mike Mexico" (Midway's ode to Michael Vick) out of a Prison Ball game.
Over-the-Top, Drama-Packed Football at its Arcadey Best
22 September 2009
Excerpt: Juiced up players, broken limbs, girlfriend drama -- Blitz: The League II's male soap opera take on professional football isn't afraid to take jabs at the NFL. The over-the-top campaign follows the career of The Franchise, a dual-threat rookie of your creation who dominates opponents on both sides...
Excerpt: One of the most enjoyable and, in my opinion, fan focused football games returns for another season in Blitz the League II. I remember playing Blitz at the arcade as a child and later on the Playstation and absolutely falling in love with it.
Conclusion: Dances around being good. The amount of options you have off the field are awesome but is not backed up by the gameplay on the field. The story is pretty good but the graphics are last-generation and the sound effects are quite bad.
Summary: Blitz The League II is a great release from Midway on so many levels, as it stays true to that classic arcade football formula and amplifies it many times over. If you are a fan of over-the-top arcade sports games you really can’t go wrong here, it is a blast to play.
Pros: # Easily the most politically-incorrect sports game on the planet, gratuitous violenc
Cons: Gameplay shows some of same flaws and repetition of previous Blitz games
Conclusion: Blitz: The League II definitely delivers the
most outrageous football yet! It is jam packed
with dirty rules and brutally satisfying
injuries never seen on a next generation
console; this is the stuff that casual gamers
look for: over-the-top and raunchy.
Summary: The idea behind Blitz ’s gameplay premise has always been sound: Take the intensely aggressive game of American Football and crank it up to eleven by letting players literally break each other apart while on the field.
Excerpt: Blitz: The League 2 Genre: Arcade Sports Developer: Midway Publisher: Midway Games Release Date: 10/13/08 After the first Blitz game was released, I saw it heavily compared to other football games that were on the market at that time, and I can see the same thing happening with Blitz: The League II...
Conclusion: I'm not sure delivering season-ending injuries and watching the House-style snippets that show the carnage could ever get old. I got my first (and only) broken neck injury just before finishing this review up and it was beautifully brutal.
Excerpt: One of Madden 09’s selling points is the idea surrounding adaptability. In fact, your little daughter who doesn’t know what’s so special about special teams might beat you because of this adaptability factor.
Pros: A fun, dark football experience., Mini-games create variety and depth., Campaign and lite-RPG elements.
Cons: Graphical problems., Repetitive cut-scenes that can't be skipped., Caliendo's talents are wasted.