Excerpt: For those who have been around long enough will remember the dawn of Roll/Role playing games. Dungeons and Dragons, Warhammer and a billion different off-shoots to satisfy the needs of the dice rolling geek. Although geek is a strong word (we’ve all had a go in our childhood – right?
Excerpt: Take American football, throw in some dice, along with the likes of orcs, trolls and dwarves and you have the tabletop game that is Blood Bowl. Take all those elements and toss them into a developers computer and the results are THQ’s and Cyanide Studio’s virtual take on the game.
Conclusion: Overall Graphics : 4* - Very pretty looking and a good image of what I as a blood bowl player imagined it would look like Sound : 3* - The crunching of crushing your opponent is always satisfying, but the commentary is repetetive Gameplay : 4* - Will keep blood bowl vets entertained with classic...
Conclusion: The printed manual is better, though it hits you over the head again and again with so much sophisticated information that you come away feeling as battered and bruised as a wood elf after a particularly violent run-in with an orc.
Excerpt: Based on the tabletop game from Warhammer creator Games Workshop, Blood Bowl is a head-to-head variant of American football with teams comprised of orcs, humans, lizardmen, goblins, and other fantasy archetypes.
Excerpt: Based on a popular board game that debuted in the 80s, Blood Bowl is a tactical take on football with Warhammer-like Orcs, trolls, dwarves, elves, etc. taking to the field. Instead of being a full-on football game rivaling Madden (or, dare I say, the beloved Mutant League Football for the SEGA...
Excerpt: One of my all-time favorite Genesis games is EA's Mutant League Football . I'm a football fan, and the idea of stopping running backs with land mines or mashing the QB into a red spot on the field only made the game better.
Excerpt: is punishing, confusing, not at all accessible; yet once you find the end zone, those problems seem very short lived. Of course, all of those negative feelings come rushing back on the ensuing kickoff.
Pros: Unique and different gameplay., Deep campaign/league mode., Always challenging, occassionally rewarding.
Cons: Lack of polish., Lack of decent tutorials., Limited online play.