Conclusion: Visually, you’ll have a hard time recognizing Blitz the League as an Xbox 360 game. The resolution bump may help a tad, but many backwards-compatible Xbox titles look this good. There’s definitely a high degree of design and art direction in Blitz the League which makes it an enjoyable romp, but the majority of the in-game stuff looks muddy and over-engineered.
Excerpt: If there was one defining moment in Blitz: The League, it was when my player caught a 60-yard pass one-handed, juked his way to the endzone, tugged down his pants, mooned the crowd, then wiped his ass on the goal post Randy Moss style. Or maybe it was that time when my player tore off his opponent's helmet and beat him silly with it. And then there was that time when my team hired hookers to, ahem, 'exhaust' the other team before the big division title.
Summary: Stomps a giant mud hole in the professional football arena.
Pros: Fast, fun, over-top experience that is easy to pick up and play; loads a lot faster than it's Xbox cousin; two cover athletes are better than one; smooth animation and fun story mode; FHM models; excellent soundtrack; multiplayer rocks; lots and lots (and lots) of swearing.
Cons: I guess O.J. wanted to avoid being "labeled"; rubber-band A.I. still present but toned down; graphics aren't really up to 360 standards; the word "Clash" is used far too often in the tutorials; too few online modes; too much swearing.
Excerpt: Over the last 15-20 years in the film-making industry, there’s been a emergence of cartoons from the past being made into live-action movies. From “The Flintstones” to “Scooby Doo” to holiday classics like “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, more and more of the animated entertainment from my youth seems to be making itself onto the screen with real actors and images.
Conclusion: is really about as fun as a football game can get. There are a lot of flaws with the game but when all of the elements connect there's little in the pigskin realm that's better. The only problem is that the gameplay doesn't stay constantly decent enough to warrant checking out this obviously lazy port. The graphics are also a problem on the 360 because the imperfections are exemplified by the HD presentation.
Excerpt: Late hitting, trash talking, bone crunching football has been the focus of the Blitz series for years. With an entry into the next generation world of consoles, Midway looks to recapture Blitz's popularity with an Xbox 360 version of the franchise. The presentation of Blitz: The League attempts to add a story to the campaign mode for more overall depth.
Conclusion: It’s a shame that Midway did not do more with this Blitz title for the Xbox 360 to really show us where they want to take this franchise. If you have played the Playstation 2 version of this game, there would be no reason to go back and play it again on the Xbox 360, because this is really a good looking port of that game. Fans who haven’t played this game would have a good time renting this game, anything more than that is probably overkill.