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.
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: 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: Blood Bowl is a spin-off of the tabletop miniatures game Warhammer . In this game, you’ll be pitting teams comprised of elves, humans, orcs, etc. against each other in a battle for (American) football supremacy.
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.
Xbox 360 Review: Blood Bowl
Video Games Reloaded
16 December 2009
Summary: Everything about Blood Bowl is off-putting. The controls are awkward, the game looks dated beyond a joke, load times are awful and only fans of the board game will know exactly what to do. It’s one for the fans, but for no-one else.
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?