Archive for the ‘Other Football Games’ Category
  • NFL Blitz: Hits and Misses
    Posted January 9th, 2012 at 4:15 pm 18 Comments »
    For the first time since 2003 the Blitz series carries the NFL license after having been acquired and subsequently rebooted by EA Sports. As a digital-download title the company hoped to bring back some of the magic of the beloved series while increasing the amount of content over what was provided in their previous attempts at arcade-style football. Were they able to achieve one or both? Continue on for the Hits and Misses review of NFL Blitz.Ā  (more…)...
  • Initial Impressions of NFL Blitz
    Posted January 6th, 2012 at 10:45 am 20 Comments »
    The last attempt at a pure arcade-style football game came from EA Sports in late 2009 with Madden NFL Arcade. It represented one of the first attempts by a sports developer to release a full-fledged offering digitally through XBLA and PSN. Though quite fun it ultimately didn't extend much beyond just that and thus died off relatively quickly. With NFL Blitz the company has hoped to resurrect a beloved franchise and provide more significant content to make for an ideal $15 package. They h...
  • Complete Online Game of NFL Blitz
    Posted January 4th, 2012 at 4:15 pm 25 Comments »
    During the process of putting together impressions for the just released NFL Blitz (expect them late this week) there will be some gameplay videos going up of the various modes. The first is an online game between with the Seahawks @ Packers split into halves. Continue on to check out the vids and leave any thoughts in the comments!Ā  (more…)...
  • NFL Blitz Now Available
    Posted January 4th, 2012 at 6:00 am 19 Comments »
    The reboot of NFL Blitz from EA Sports is out now on XBLA and PSN for $15. Blitz features single player "Gauntlet" mode, co-op/online co-op, online "Battles",Ā "Elite League" mode (similar to Ultimate Team), commentary from Tim Kitzrow - and a full quarter of gameplay actionĀ can be seen here. No late hits as mandated by the league and outdated rosters are the big drawbacks to consider as well as aspects such as no left-handed throwing QBs - yes Mike Vick and Tim Tebow are right-handed i...
  • NFL Blitz Arriving With a Whimper – Lack of NBA Jam Support Partially Responsible
    Posted January 3rd, 2012 at 1:15 pm 35 Comments »
    Based on the results of the poll posted last week regarding purchase plans for NFL Blitz - which releases tomorrow on XBLA and PSN for $15 - enthusiasm has dropped considerably since the original announcement of the game. Only 13% plan to buy Blitz and 59% are dead set against it. The remaining chunk is in wait and see mode and may base a decision on the trial version. Considering the only unedited gameplay videoĀ generated pure indifference it might be tough to hook those people who are on ...
  • Your Purchase Plans for NFL Blitz
    Posted December 27th, 2011 at 4:00 pm 28 Comments »
    January, and particularly the early part of the month, is most often deserted by video game publishers. This coming new year kicks off though with a digitally-distributed offering from EA Sports as January 4th brings about the reboot of NFL Blitz. Going for $15 on XBLA and PSN the game has a good deal of content, far exceeding what was provided with the company's last arcade-style football game (Madden NFL Arcade), but the removal of late hits as dictated by the league and sketchy rosters ha...
  • NFL Blitz Rosters: AFC East and South
    Posted December 26th, 2011 at 10:30 am 10 Comments »
    Concluding the rollout of the rosters for NFL Blitz via ESPN are those for the AFC East and South. For a look at the others: AFC North and West - NFC West and South - NFC North and East.Ā Each team carries seven offensive (QB, RB, 2WR/TE, 3OL) and seven defensive players (3DL, LB, 3DB) along with a kicker and punter. Though being communicated in a way that these are all the players included in the game I've been told by someone who's played it that there are actually expanded rosters and ...
  • NFL Blitz Rosters: AFC North and West
    Posted December 21st, 2011 at 5:15 pm 9 Comments »
    ESPN continues with the roster reveals for the upcoming digital-download of NFL Blitz from EA Sports. With the NFC already complete (North and East, West and South) attention turns to the AFC with the North and West divisions up first.Ā Each team carries seven offensive (QB, RB, 2WR/TE, 3OL) and seven defensive players (3DL, LB, 3DB) along with a kicker and punter. With some of the roster inclusions being outdated and theĀ limitedĀ number of slots there will be some players that are proba...