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Blood Bowl (Windows)

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MobyRank
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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 4.0
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 4.2
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.1
Overall MobyScore (8 votes) 4.1


The Press Says

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85
Jeuxvideo.com
Généreux jeu de massacre, à la croisée des chemins entre fantasy, football américain et jeu de stratégie, Blood Bowl est une petite perle. Terriblement prenant, même lorsqu'on encaisse une série de défaites, le jeu associe un contenu conséquent à des graphismes soignés, le tout serti dans un gameplay redoutablement efficace. Au fil du temps, on finit par s'attacher aux espèces de tarés qui nous servent de joueurs et on ne vise plus qu'une chose : les emmener au firmament des meilleures équipes de Blood Bowl. Autant dire que le soft n'a fini de tourner sur nos PC, comme Chaos League en son temps.
84
Peliplaneetta.net
Pelin ongelmat eivät estä nauttimasta mistään näistä, mutta lautapelin aktiiviharrastajien on syytä ottaa se asenne, että kaikki ei toimi vielä täysin niin kuin pitäisi. Uusien pelaajien taas pitää varautua suhteellisen korkeaan opettelukynnykseen, ennen kuin pelistä pääsee kunnolla nauttimaan. Tämän lähemmäksi aitoa BB:tä virallisessa kaupallisessa videopelissä kuitenkaan tuskin päästään.
83
Hellbored
By now, countless games have been made of various Games Workshop franchises, with wildly varying levels of success. As a full-priced game, Blood Bowl might not be for casual gamers, but the devotees are going to have a spike-studded ball. Where another developer might have taken the franchise and turned it another action-packed button-masher, Blood Bowl is the most faithful translation of the board game that you’re ever likely to get.
82
Level
Blood Bowl pare un joc greoi, neprietenos și complicat, dar odată ce i-ați prins gustul și ați crescut în învățătură puțin mai sus de genunchiul orcului, veți descoperi un joc absolut superb care merită toată atenția voastră.
82
Impulse Gamer
In conclusion, the version of Blood Bowl we played was rather impressive, however if you despise American Football but love the universe, we do suggest you take a look at the game due to the Warhammer references and items. At the end of the day, it's refreshing to see a developer get out of their comfort zone and Blood Bowl seems to work quite well.
80
AusGamers
Cyanide is continually patching, but still there are a number of rules mistakes still happening in the game (the use of the Apothecary is not quite right). Right now though, this is a game that fans of the Games Workshop classic will find a great substitute for sitting down with mates and breaking out the miniatures. Newcomers however, will love the fluff but may find the game inaccessible.
80
Play.tm
Ultimately, fans of the tabletop game will be delighted with Cyanide's videogame translation. Shoddy turn-based mode aside it's a faithful, accurate conversion of the game. The Blood Bowl faithful will appreciate the chance to test out strategies in matches with their friends without having to fork out fifty quid on models and spend a fortnight holding a paint brush. The rest of us, though, will have a more difficult time. Blood Bowl is an unashamedly complex game, and it's been a long time since games have forced you to study text and plough repeatedly through failure to get a basic grip of what exactly is going on. But when it clicks, it's spectacular.
80
UltraNinjas
Thus, even though at first you might find the learning curve… well… vertical, as soon as you do get your claws into what’s going on you find it very hard to stop playing. Another major thing that Cyanide must be commended on is how faithful they have been to the original game, which will no doubt leave fans with a smile on their faces. Possibly not the most anticipated game, sure, and definitely not one that was on my radar, but a bloody good slice of strategically slanted sports action it is.
78
Gamers.at
Ich mag es eigentlich ganz gern wenn es etwas komplizierter wird, aber wenn ich wie in Blood Bowl das grundlegende Regelwerk auch nach mehreren Spielstunden genauso wenig durchschaue, wie so manche Gedankengänge meiner Freundin, dann geht das für meinen Geschmack einen Schritt zu weit. Ich weiß, die Gratwanderung zwischen Casual Gaming und anspruchsvoller Strategie ist schwierig, aber ein etwas ausführlicheres und vor allem spannender inszeniertes Tutorial hätte mir schon gereicht. So musste ich mich entgegen meiner Überzeugung erst durch das Handbuch kämpfen und zahlreiche Niederlagen einstecken, nur um dann herauszufinden, dass Blood Bowl eigentlich ein tolles Spiel ist, welches vor allem in den verschiedenen Multiplayer-Modi sein ganzes Potential ausspielen kann. Etwas mehr Abwechslung, sowie Verbesserungen in Sachen Einsteigerfreundlichkeit und Blood Bowl wäre nicht nur eine Empfehlung für Genre-Fans.
75
PC Games (Germany)
Gemein und unfair – das ist Blood Bowl. Trotzdem spiele ich es unheimlich gern, allerdings erst nach vielen, vielen Stunden Einübung. Wenn man aber die Mechanik des Spiels begriffen hat, will man der Künstlichen Intelligenz einfach zeigen, wo Barthel den Most holt! Ich rate jedoch jedem Spieler vom Kauf ab, der auf tolle Atmosphäre steht und nicht eine Anglersgeduld mitbringt. Wer es doch tut, kann vielleicht mal gegen mich in der Online-Liga antreten. Zum Testzeitpunkt war sie noch nicht spielbar.
75
GamersGlobal
Blood Bowl ist anders als typischen Sportspiele: brutaler, taktischer und vor allem anspruchsvoller. Ohne viel Einarbeitungszeit werdet ihr selbst gegen die KI die meiste Zeit kein Land sehen – online gegen Menschen schon gar nicht. Hat man das Spiel aber verstanden, macht es mächtig Laune und hält lange bei der Stange. Die sehr unterschiedlichen Rassen, die Lizenztreue und die Onlineliga sind nur drei positive Beispiele. Und doch bleibt dem Titel eine höhere Wertung verwehrt: Zu umständlich ist die Bedienung in Teilen, zu wenig motivierend die Kampagne und zu hoch und schwankend der Schwierigkeitsgrad. Und auch im Mehrspielermodus wird es dank weniger Stadien und einem nur rudimentären Managerpart auf Dauer eintönig und langweilig. Da fehlt dann doch die direkte Interaktion mit einem echten Mitspieler am Küchentisch. Den können wir auch direkt anbrüllen, wenn er soeben unseren Starspieler getötet hat.
74
GameStar (Germany)
Mir hat es vor allem die Runden-Variante von Blood Bowl angetan, in der mein Taktikhirn gehörig ins Rotieren kommt. Der Glücksfaktor stört mich nicht, schließlich hilft er manchmal auch mir. Schade nur, dass ich nach einer knappen Woche alles gesehen habe. Für Zwischendurch-Turniere eignet sich die munter-brachiale Klopperei aber bestens. Ich werde Blood Bowl fortan regelmäßig aus dem Regal ziehen, um mit meinen Zwergen ein paar Elfen zu vertrimmen.
72
Total PC Gaming
Since they can be turned off or disregarded, none of these flouncy additions take away from the fact that Blood Bowl is, at its core, a highly competent conversion of a classic tabletop game. It needs more team customisation options (two-colour strip selection would be a nice start, as well as home and away kits), and more teams from some of the lesser races would be even more pleasing, but it’s hard not to imagine that a possible future expansion will put right such obvious and broad oversights, after which, perhaps, we can put in a request for a digital edition of that other GW comedy classic, Trolls In The Pantry.
72
2404.org PC Gaming
The game can be fun and the game can be maddening. It is at its best playing in an online league, where the only downsides are the long load times and odd multiplayer interface. This is a perfect example of a game that I’ll pull out from time to time and play. I’ll have fun with it and overlook its faults, but it isn’t worth anything more than the occasional diversion. An interesting side-note: it runs without the DVD in the drive so playing on the road, in an airport or somewhere similar, means you don’t have to lug the disk and case or have a spinning optical drive chip away at your battery life. Is the title recommended? Since Cyanide gave us a half-hearted game, I can only give it a half-hearted recommendation. I’m mildly happy with my $40 investment, but your mileage may vary.
70
True Game Headz
If you are a “Blood Bowl” fan and own the board game, chances are you’ve already bought this. It uses today’s technology to make the excessive bookkeeping of the original game more streamlined and the league-based online play will keep veterans hooked. It certainly sticks to the original source, which is a bad thing if want strategy in a turn-based environment. If you new and want to understand how “Blood Bowl” works, this game will not tolerate your existence. Simply put, this video game adaption is for fans only and does a good job appealing only to them.
70
GameSpot
Blood Bowl's drawbacks are such that the board game faithful will grin and bear them simply because the core turn-based strategizing is so good. Each match is a tense, tactical standoff, and the game will keep you up past your bedtime because it's so hard to pull yourself away. However, the aspects that weren't culled from the board game--the interface, the commentary, the bizarre real-time matches--feel messy and improvised. Nevertheless, Blood Bowl is good fun, even if it doesn't deliver on its full potential.
64
IGN UK
Blood Bowl is a respectable attempt at bringing the ideals of a board game to a videogame. It has decent elements of personality, but the abundance of text and rule memorization can be a downer when all you want to do is get into a game. With so many other great games from the holiday and early in 2010, it’s difficult to recommend Blood Bowl unless you have a serious hankering for a board game on your TV screen.
60
Eurogamer.net (UK)
What Blood Bowl offers is a way for enthusiasts to enjoy their chosen tabletop sport without much of the hassle, remotely and conveniently - and for those with friends who'll also indulge, it's probably a no-brainer purchase. What it doesn't really provide is a compelling way for newcomers to learn and become involved in what is clearly a balanced game offering great tactical depth. I'll probably return and persevere with it, attempting to take my Orc team all the way through the punishingly extended campaign, but it's unlikely to convert me to being a real fan - which smacks of a missed opportunity.
60
Good Game
But you can see effort’s been put into the game with little extras like when players go out of bounds, the spectators pile on and lay into them. I see that stuff and it gives me a bit of a laugh. ... but I did expect more. 6 from me.
60
Eurogamer.nl
Blood Bowl doet eigenlijk precies hetzelfde wat zijn spirituele voorganger Chaos League een paar jaar geleden al deed. Het brengt deze zeer grappige, intense en spannende sport niet op een slechte manier naar je computer, maar je zal de game ook geen half jaar alleen maar spelen. Desalniettemin is het toch een zeer vermakelijk, en is het vooral voor de fans van het bordspel eigenlijk een must.
60
Gamer.nl
Blood Bowl is in de kern een zeer goede game, maar dat is met name te danken aan het bordspel. De overzetting van Cyanide mist de visie om er een soepel en toegankelijk geheel van te maken. De interface is één van de slechtste in jaren, de campagne mist vaart en progressie en de instapdrempel had niet hoger gekund. De echte doorzetters zullen er op den duur best veel plezier uit kunnen halen, met name vanwege de online spelopties. Maar het vergt geduld, heel veel geduld.
30
Good Game
There’s a lot of assumed knowledge in Blood Bowl. So I guess if you’re already into it, you might get a kick out of seeing how the game plays out in real-time. For the rest of us, the tutorial does a terrible job of explaining a game which in end, isn’t even worth it. I’m giving it a 3.