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Xbox 360Console Monster (Oct 11, 2008)
Anyone looking for a fun, arcade alternative to Madden should look no further, this is it. The gameplay is innovative and fun, the graphics are good for the most part, and the audio is brilliant. Now if you will excuse me, I'm off to break more bones.
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Xbox 360Wonderwallweb.com (Oct 07, 2008)
Being a fan of Madden I was surprised how much I enjoyed this title, its separated far enough from the NFL to be more enjoyable, games that usually parody a real sport (FIFA Street for example) tend to be cheap, rubbish to play and lose the feel of the sport, Midways Blitz 2 shows how to make an effective and enjoyable new style of American Football.
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PlayStation 34Players.de (Oct 23, 2008)
Doch obwohl das Äußere in diesem Fall zweitrangig ist, kostet dies wertvolle Punkte. Denn die inneren Werte sind eigentlich auf Goldkurs: Der Story-Modus bleibt zwar insgesamt eher an der Oberfläche stecken, bietet aber mit seinen Anspielungen auf schmutzige Methoden und Football-Mafia dennoch eine gelungene Abwechslung von den vergleichsweise sterilen Franchise- oder Saisonmodi der Konkurrenz. Und spätestens wenn ein zweiter Spieler das Pad in die Hand nimmt und man on- oder offline auf die Jagd nach Yards geht und die nächste extrem schmerzhaft in Szene gesetzte Verletzung in Kauf nimmt, während man zu einem mächtigen Tackle ansetzt, kommt man als Sportfan kaum noch von Blitz los. Unkompliziert, brachial, anarchisch: Blitz - The League II zeigt, dass man auch ohne exklusive Lizenz gelungene Football-Unterhaltung abliefern kann.
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Xbox 3604Players.de (Oct 23, 2008)
Doch obwohl das Äußere in diesem Fall zweitrangig ist, kostet dies wertvolle Punkte. Denn die inneren Werte sind eigentlich auf Goldkurs: Der Story-Modus bleibt zwar insgesamt eher an der Oberfläche stecken, bietet aber mit seinen Anspielungen auf schmutzige Methoden und Football-Mafia dennoch eine gelungene Abwechslung von den vergleichsweise sterilen Franchise- oder Saisonmodi der Konkurrenz. Und spätestens wenn ein zweiter Spieler das Pad in die Hand nimmt und man on- oder offline auf die Jagd nach Yards geht und die nächste extrem schmerzhaft in Szene gesetzte Verletzung in Kauf nimmt, während man zu einem mächtigen Tackle ansetzt, kommt man als Sportfan kaum noch von Blitz los. Unkompliziert, brachial, anarchisch: Blitz - The League II zeigt, dass man auch ohne exklusive Lizenz gelungene Football-Unterhaltung abliefern kann.
83
PlayStation 3411mania.com (Dec 17, 2008)
In the end, this game is fun to play with friends or online. It has some extra game modes to add to the delight and the story mode is kinda lengthy for a sports title. So there is plenty to keep those entertained that are fans of hardcore football action. There isn’t much wrong with the game perse, it is a title that does its job in delivering the fun and staying true its name. Midway should be commended for improving on a good first title. So if you like to feel what its like to break bones and fix them, while playing a game of football this is for you.
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Xbox 360411mania.com (Dec 17, 2008)
This game is fun based on what you look for in a football game. If you buy this game thinking it is some cerebral challenge in which you try to bring out your inner coach, then you bought the wrong game and will hate it. With that being said, if you bought this game for the good old fashioned, smash mouthed in your face football that indulges in everything you want from the NFL but aren’t willing to say, then this game is for you.
83
Xbox 360Game Chronicles (Nov 09, 2008)
Blitz The League II is a spleen exploding, spine cracking, cleat stomping, hand snapping, testicular-bustlingly good time. With its fast paced, adrenalin pumping, well crafted, and fun gameplay it is really hard not to like this year’s Blitz. In fact, it is the best Blitz game since my personal favorite NFL Blitz 2000. The only people that won’t enjoy this game are those hardcore sports fans who don’t enjoy arcade knockoffs or serious sports titles. There is nothing painful about playing Blitz, just inflicting it.
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Xbox 360XboxAchievements (Oct 30, 2008)
I'm not sure delivering season-ending injuries and watching the House-style snippets that show the carnage could ever get old. I got my first (and only) broken neck injury just before finishing this review up and it was beautifully brutal. The secret achievement for getting all 31 injuries would be tedious if it wasn't so fun to watch them unfold. The rest of the game matches that level of excitement as well. Driving down the field to take the lead is a blast and putting up big stops on defense is exhilarating. The intensity level that Blitz runs on gives way to a much more involved experience than something like Madden or All-Pro can deliver and I really appreciate that in today's market of yearly expansions for sports titles. Throw on top of that some great visuals, simple controls and a deep campaign mode and you've got yourself a winner in my book.
80
Xbox 360Inside Hotwire 3D (Oct, 2008)
Blitz: The League II definitely delivers the most outrageous football yet! It is jam packed with dirty rules and brutally satisfying injuries never seen on a next generation console; this is the stuff that casual gamers look for: over-the-top and raunchy. The controls here are relatively easy but the gameplay is where the true handiwork begins, as it continually pushes you to perform bigger plays to make those long 30-yard cuts. As long as you have juice in your clash meter, no one can stand in your way. So far, Blitz: The League II has provided us a positive experience with its unique twist of football madness. With manual TD celebrations and enhanced clash modes, this is certainly a sport with a more personalized touch. Though the game is far being realistic, the physical contacts are very convincing! Besides, it's only a game...or is it?
80
Xbox 360Operation Sports (Oct 29, 2008)
It's not is for everyone. However, if you are looking for the aforementioned things in a gaming experience, you won't be disappointed.
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Xbox 360Official XBox Magazine (Oct 13, 2008)
Thankfully, Midway has removed the first game’s interruptive trash-talk cinematics, making the football feel more focused this time around. However, the sideline players looked pixelated compared to the high-res active athletes — an example of unnecessary roughness. But really, will you care? It’s not as deep as Madden, by design; Blitz: The League II is an action game wearing pigskin, tucked inside a salacious sports soap-opera with a sick sense of humor. But ultimately, it’s the accessible gameplay that makes Blitz a pleasure — guilty as charged.
80
Xbox 360Darkstation (Oct 20, 2008)
I am shocked to be giving Blitz: The League II as strong of a score as I am. When Blitz: The League came out on the Xbox 360 it fell a bit flat for me. However everything seems to have been improved for this year’s game, and to me if your looking for a fun light hearted football experience you really cannot beat picking up Blitz: The League II. I think it makes more sense to rent the game given the shorter campaign, but for true Blitz fans the game may warrant a purchase.
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Xbox 360XboxAddict (Oct 27, 2008)
Overall, the bottom line is Blitz the League 2 is a very fin game as the Blitz series always has been. In no way should it be considered a football sim or even close to that for that matter. Its an over the top game that should be enjoyed for being just that and pushing the limits of football to the extreme. I would have rather watched a real life Blitz League than had to suffer through Vince McMahon's XFL endeavor. If you are a straight up sim football player than you probably won't find much fun in this game and find yourself frustrated. But if you love the game of football period and have enjoyed previous versions of the Blitz series then you should thoroughly enjoy this game.
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Xbox 360Digital Chumps (Oct 20, 2008)
Blitz The League II has its flaws, but it's a lot of fun. For any football fan, especially that finds Madden or NCAA sims too involved or too dry, Blitz is like a breath of fresh air.
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Xbox 360TeamXbox (Oct 15, 2008)
Blitz: The League II is not a game of subtlety. It is in your face all the time, and unless you get in its grill, Blitz: The League II is not that exciting. But grabbed by the scruff of the neck, Blitz: The League II has the tools to deliver an extreme experience that’s pretty much off the charts when compared to what else is out there. In other words, if the basics of football spliced with the raucousness of studio wrestling matches your personality type, then you can’t go wrong with Blitz: The League II.
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PlayStation 3ZTGameDomain (Oct, 2008)
Blitz The League II arrives at a time when most of the things wrong with it stick out like a sore thumb. The game truly is a blast to play with friends and s a refreshing break from the stats and superfluous complexity of traditional pigskin titles. Midway has done a nice job of correcting most of the mistakes from last year's game, but the sore visuals and lack of overall polish keep this game from achieving greatness. Still if you love beating the hell out of your opponents and cracking more bones than a Jet Li movie than Blitz The League II should satisfy your primal instincts for violence long into the winter months.
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Xbox 360ZTGameDomain (Oct, 2008)
Blitz The League II arrives at a time when most of the things wrong with it stick out like a sore thumb. The game truly is a blast to play with friends and s a refreshing break from the stats and superfluous complexity of traditional pigskin titles. Midway has done a nice job of correcting most of the mistakes from last year's game, but the sore visuals and lack of overall polish keep this game from achieving greatness. Still if you love beating the hell out of your opponents and cracking more bones than a Jet Li movie than Blitz The League II should satisfy your primal instincts for violence long into the winter months.
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PlayStation 3Worth Playing (Nov 19, 2008)
It's readily apparent that Blitz: The League II is not a game for football purists. The use of power-ups, lack of penalties and dirty play is enough to make them cringe. However, for fans of arcade-style sports games, The League II is pretty good. It's not exactly the best-looking football game out there, the sound isn't exactly mind-blowing, and there are definitely some bugs and flaws, but it succeeds in being fun. It's a little more fun than the previous version of Blitz: The League and loads more fun than NFL Tour. As long as you're looking for an arcade-style football game that is enjoyable to play with others, give this title a chance.
75
PlayStation 3Game Shark (Oct 30, 2008)
Overall Blitz: The League II is a substantial improvement over the original game. It’s very fun to play and although you’ll probably finish campaign mode in a day or two, there’s enough online replay value to get you through the season. It won’t replace Madden for a “real” football game but sports fans will enjoy Blitz’ return to brutal, steroid loving glory.
75
PlayStation 3Gaming Age (Oct 24, 2008)
All I can say is that I am pleasantly surprised by the efforts brought on by this year's incarnation of the Blitz series. I really wrote this franchise off, so I'm happy to say that Midway proved me wrong in this case. The game of course is no substitute for Madden, especially if you want actual NFL teams and realism. On the other hand, if you want a game that is fast, gritty, and fun as hell to play with commentary by Madden himself (actually it's the hilarious Frank Caliendo doing his Madden impersonation) then Blitz may be that "shot in the arm" you are looking for.
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PlayStation 3GameSpot (Oct 23, 2008)
Blitz: The League II has succeeded where almost all other arcade sports titles have failed: It's an engaging single-player experience. Though the gameplay still shows some of the flaws and repetition of earlier Blitz titles, the over-the-top presentation will keep you thoroughly entertained or, at the very least, offended. If you're a sports fan looking for more than a cut-and-dry simulation experience, and you're not put off by sex, drugs, and profanity, it's time to learn the power of the dark side of football.
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Xbox 360Game Shark (Oct 30, 2008)
Overall Blitz: The League II is a substantial improvement over the original game. It’s very fun to play and although you’ll probably finish campaign mode in a day or two, there’s enough online replay value to get you through the season. It won’t replace Madden for a “real” football game but sports fans will enjoy Blitz’ return to brutal, steroid loving glory.
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Xbox 360Worth Playing (Nov 19, 2008)
It's readily apparent that Blitz: The League II is not a game for football purists. The use of power-ups, lack of penalties and dirty play is enough to make them cringe. However, for fans of arcade-style sports games, The League II is pretty good. It's not exactly the best-looking football game out there, the sound isn't exactly mind-blowing, and there are definitely some bugs and flaws, but it succeeds in being fun. It's a little more fun than the previous version of Blitz: The League and loads more fun than NFL Tour. As long as you're looking for an arcade-style football game that is enjoyable to play with others, give this title a chance.
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Xbox 360Gaming Age (Oct 24, 2008)
All I can say is that I am pleasantly surprised by the efforts brought on by this year's incarnation of the Blitz series. I really wrote this franchise off, so I'm happy to say that Midway proved me wrong in this case. The game of course is no substitute for Madden, especially if you want actual NFL teams and realism. On the other hand, if you want a game that is fast, gritty, and fun as hell to play with commentary by Madden himself (actually it's the hilarious Frank Caliendo doing his Madden impersonation) then Blitz may be that "shot in the arm" you are looking for.
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Xbox 360GameSpot (Oct 23, 2008)
Blitz: The League II has succeeded where almost all other arcade sports titles have failed: It's an engaging single-player experience. Though the gameplay still shows some of the flaws and repetition of earlier Blitz titles, the over-the-top presentation will keep you thoroughly entertained or, at the very least, offended. If you're a sports fan looking for more than a cut-and-dry simulation experience, and you're not put off by sex, drugs, and profanity, it's time to learn the power of the dark side of football.
74
PlayStation 3Extreme Gamer (Oct 22, 2008)
If you are looking for an alternative to Madden, Blitz II: The League has enough punch to make it worth the purchase. It’s not going to replace the ultra high gloss of its competitors, but it is an original take on the dark side of sporting. The campaign mode featuring L.T. is a lot of fun with enough intrigue that you'll want to throw it a few passes. Besides the muddled artificial intelligence and average graphics, Midway has shown that Blitz is a franchise player. You don't have to be a football junkie to enjoy the bone crunching hits in Blitz II: The League, there is something here for every level of football fan who wants to let loose some and enjoy their own aggressive tendencies.
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Xbox 360GameZone (Oct 21, 2008)
As mentioned, Blitz: The League II is addictive "when played with someone who is equally as obsessive and competitive as you are." If you are not obsessive about the Blitz and/or Street series, you probably won't get much out of this game. But those who are obsessive should give it a thorough testing.
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Xbox 360Extreme Gamer (Oct 22, 2008)
If you are looking for an alternative to Madden, Blitz II: The League has enough punch to make it worth the purchase. It’s not going to replace the ultra high gloss of its competitors, but it is an original take on the dark side of sporting. The campaign mode featuring L.T. is a lot of fun with enough intrigue that you'll want to throw it a few passes. Besides the muddled artificial intelligence and average graphics, Midway has shown that Blitz is a franchise player. You don't have to be a football junkie to enjoy the bone crunching hits in Blitz II: The League, there is something here for every level of football fan who wants to let loose some and enjoy their own aggressive tendencies.
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Xbox 360TalkXbox (Oct 29, 2008)
Overall, Blitz: The League II suffers from terrible announcers, annoying soundtracks and a boring campaign mode. Despite this, it is a surprisingly fun game. The best part of Blitz: The League II is the gameplay itself. Landing constant dirty hits and injuries never felt so great.
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PlayStation 3HonestGamers (Oct 31, 2008)
No doubt, Blitz: The League II is supposed to be the manliest of manly games. Half the time you're playing in the pouring rain. The turf turns into a giant mud pit, and the uniforms are covered in slop after a couple of snaps. One of the stadiums was recently hit by a hurricane and now resembles a war zone, with entire sections scrapped into heaps of twisted metal. The players all exhibit bulked-up muscles, which actually makes their running strides look a little goofy. And of course, the violence is over-the-top, nonstop, and right in your face. If you think the NFL really has regulated out its essence and become a game for pansies, then Blitz: The League II is exactly for you.
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PlayStation 3GameDaily (Oct 29, 2008)
Blitz the League II is a better football game than the original. Yet, better doesn't mean best as the graphics are still muddy, the story mode isn't up to par and the mature themes are too much for casual football fans. Nevertheless, this is down and dirty football that hits hard. Thanks to a variety of new plays and late hits makes it even more enjoyable. Nothing beats kicking a player, literally, while he's down. Midway also made an ingenious move hiring comic Frank Caliendo, who brings his Madden shtick with laugh-out-loud results. No, it won't topple EA's Madden franchise, but this Blitz is worth playing if you want a smash mouth football game with mature issues.
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PlayStation 3GamePro (US) (Oct 13, 2008)
I will admit, though, that Blitz II is entertaining in short bursts and that some of its features are interesting, even if the A.I. and shallow gameplay experience leaves something to be desired. However, it is a nice change of pace from Madden, so I recommend it to anyone who wants to toss the pigskin around without getting a lesson in football fundamentals.
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Xbox 360Boomtown (Oct 31, 2008)
The story is overblown but actually engrossing as long as you set your expectations correctly. Likewise the injuries and overblown action can be a bit annoying but if you accept that this is an arcade game based on American Football then there's plenty of enjoyment to be had from this. I'd say that there isn't anything really wrong with this title but it seems to fill quite a niche market – you have to be sufficiently interested in American Football to pick it up in the first place but not so keen on it that you'll be put off by the arcade nature.
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Xbox 360GameDaily (Oct 29, 2008)
Blitz the League II is a better football game than the original. Yet, better doesn't mean best as the graphics are still muddy, the story mode isn't up to par and the mature themes are too much for casual football fans. Nevertheless, this is down and dirty football that hits hard. Thanks to a variety of new plays and late hits makes it even more enjoyable. Nothing beats kicking a player, literally, while he's down. Midway also made an ingenious move hiring comic Frank Caliendo, who brings his Madden shtick with laugh-out-loud results. No, it won't topple EA's Madden franchise, but this Blitz is worth playing if you want a smash mouth football game with mature issues.
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Xbox 360Official Xbox Magazine (UK) (Oct 23, 2008)
Ironically, in trying to cram loads into Blitz: The League II, Midway has actually made it less enjoyable. The tacked-on mini-games only delay the proper action. That's not to say it's not a fun game: it's just not consistently fun. Shame.
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Xbox 360Gamervision (Oct, 2008)
When the clock ticks down to zero, Blitz: The League II is almost a decent game. There’s some fun things hidden amongst the hype, and had this game come out at some other point of the year, I’d almost recommend you buy it. Sadly, the lack of replay value, and plethora of better games makes this nothing more than a rental for a weekend when your local football franchise is on a bye week. There’s potential to capitalize on, but I’m not so sure even with improved gameplay if this game could ever be a day one purchase. Guess we’ll have to wait until next season to find out.
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PlayStation 3Game Informer Magazine (Nov, 2008)
If senseless violence and arcade football are your passions, Blitz is the league for you.
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Xbox 360Game Informer Magazine (Nov, 2008)
If senseless violence and arcade football are your passions, Blitz is the league for you.
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PlayStation 3GameFocus (Nov 09, 2008)
Blitz II: The League is neither fantastic nor is it bad. The multiplayer is fun and the Campaign does offer a lot of value but the AI issues and the disappointing graphics and sound will put off most people. This won’t appeal to everyone, but if you’re looking for an alternative to the simulation of the Madden Series, you should give Blitz a try.
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Xbox 360GameFocus (Nov 09, 2008)
Blitz II: The League is neither fantastic nor is it bad. The multiplayer is fun and the Campaign does offer a lot of value but the AI issues and the disappointing graphics and sound will put off most people. This won’t appeal to everyone, but if you’re looking for an alternative to the simulation of the Madden Series, you should give Blitz a try.
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PlayStation 3Fragland.net (Nov 12, 2008)
Blitz: The League II isn't a poor game, but it could have been a lot better. The graphics and the sound are average and the gameplay is sometimes frustrating. Everything in the game fits its style: matches are hard in American football b ut those that want more than hard tackles and faults, won't enjoy them a lot.
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PlayStation 3Gamernode (Oct 23, 2008)
Blitz: The League II is the type of title that is different and fun for gamers who seek an alternative to the typical football videogame experience. When that novelty wears away, however, what gamers are left with is a relatively shallow experience waiting to be replaced by the next new thing.
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Xbox 360Game Vortex (Nov, 2008)
The learning curve with Blitz: The League II is fairly steep. Once you get over the hump, the game can be fun, but it feels a bit more like a party game than a great single-player experience. Online play will likely increase the fun-factor, and the short games are ideal for pick up and play gameplay. However, I will once again mention that just because Blitz: The League II is a football game that may look innocent for children, it does have a Mature rating for a reason... actually for numerous reasons, including profanity, sexual content, extreme violence, and flat out gore when it comes to some of the injury cut-scenes that are shown. For those gamers of age and willing to give Blitz: The League II a try, expect and entertaining title, but don't expect a deep gameplay experience.
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Xbox 360Gamernode (Oct 23, 2008)
Blitz: The League II is the type of title that is different and fun for gamers who seek an alternative to the typical football videogame experience. When that novelty wears away, however, what gamers are left with is a relatively shallow experience waiting to be replaced by the next new thing.
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PlayStation 3Cheat Code Central (Oct, 2008)
In all, Blitz: The League II is a fun game that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Therefore, players shouldn’t take in-game action too seriously either, and if true-to-life football, play-calling, and tactics is your thing, Blitz is definitely not for you. At the most, this is an arcade intended for a good time, though the fun can tend to be short-lived.
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Xbox 360Cheat Code Central (Oct, 2008)
In all, Blitz: The League II is a fun game that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Therefore, players shouldn’t take in-game action too seriously either, and if true-to-life football, play-calling, and tactics is your thing, Blitz is definitely not for you. At the most, this is an arcade intended for a good time, though the fun can tend to be short-lived.
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PlayStation 3IGN (Oct 15, 2008)
Blitz: The League II provides gamers with the quintessential mediocre package. Nothing in the game - - from the campaign to the online play to the extra game modes -- stands out, but nothing is so bad that people starved for games (how could you be?) and like over-the-top football shouldn’t give it a look. And hey, this is the one place where a ruptured scrotum only sidelines you for a few weeks. There's always that.
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Xbox 360IGN (Oct 15, 2008)
Blitz: The League II provides gamers with the quintessential mediocre package. Nothing in the game - - from the campaign to the online play to the extra game modes -- stands out, but nothing is so bad that people starved for games (how could you be?) and those who like over-the-top football shouldn’t give it a look. And hey, this is the one place where a ruptured scrotum only sidelines you for a few weeks. There's always that.
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PlayStation 3Video Game Talk (Nov 09, 2008)
I had a good time with the original Blitz: The League and found that it offered a nice taste of the darker side of football. The gameplay was light, but fun, and the overall experience was enjoyable despite its flaws. The same can be said for its sequel, though the fact that Midway didn't really clean up the nitpicks from the first game leaves something else to be desired. The AI is the biggest offender here, and its unnatural behavior just doesn't lend itself well to the kinetic energy required for a football title. In the end this sequel is a rental as well.
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PlayStation 3GameSpy (Oct 20, 2008)
It's that lack of respect that keeps Blitz from being a truly entertaining alternative to vanilla football. Players are one-dimensional, drugs are easy to get and use, and playing the actual game itself is more about dumb luck and freaky bounces than skill and ingenuity. We can't help but think that there's room for an uncensored look at the NFL, as long as the gameplay and storylines receive as much attention as Blitz: The League II gives to its nasty injuries.
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Xbox 360Armchair Empire, The (Nov 03, 2008)
Beyond the storyline, there is not one thing that is truly well executed in this game. If Blitz tried to keep its original tone as an arcade sports game a lot of these faults could have been overlooked, but in trying to make a serious sports video game they made it impossible to do so. Add up all its faults and Blitz 2 feels like a game that was released about six months ahead of schedule. The graphics need refining; the AI needs a serious upgrade and the game play has to be tweaked in more than a few places. The cut scenes in story mode are the only reason to play this game, but once it’s over with, there’s no reason to continue.
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Xbox 360AceGamez (Oct, 2008)
Blitz: The League II unfortunately never rises above the moniker of a run-of-the-mill arcade game. It initially offers some good entertainment and the violence is actually well done - it is worth checking out this title just to experience the brutality. It's even worth taking a peek at if you are fed up with the endless annual updates produced by EA's simulation machine and fancy some light relief. However, peel away the curiosity that a title such as this provokes and you'll discover a game that's graphically weak and fundamentally basic in terms of gameplay. Although there is mileage in the campaign mode, spirits may be dampened by the lack of variation available in the gameplay, which either means that it will be a sorry drudge to blitz through the game for those precious achievement points or you will simply grow tired of it.
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Xbox 360GameSpy (Oct 20, 2008)
It's that lack of respect that keeps Blitz from being a truly entertaining alternative to vanilla football. Players are one-dimensional, drugs are easy to get and use, and playing the actual game itself is more about dumb luck and freaky bounces than skill and ingenuity. We can't help but think that there's room for an uncensored look at the NFL, as long as the gameplay and storylines receive as much attention as Blitz: The League II gives to its nasty injuries.
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PlayStation 3PlayStation Universe (Oct 19, 2008)
Blitz: The League II disappoints on almost every level, leaving gamers praying to be tackled by Lawrence Taylor himself rather than being forced to play the game.
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PlayStation 31UP (Oct 14, 2008)
All of this would be easy to overlook, but the gameplay moves oddly, as if lacking animations. Wide receivers cut with a ridiculous lack of momentum -- often suddenly running away from the thrown ball -- which causes interceptions to happen way too often. And even though Blitz touts itself as arcadey, the controls are surprisingly complicated. Blitz II may be well ahead of its most recent competition -- EA's NFL Tour fiasco -- but after the initial wave of gross-out injuries, you'll see this for what it is: an anti-NFL dare reliant on limp shock value and a subpar football game.
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Xbox 360Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) (Apr 29, 2009)
At the lowered price point this could be worth a pickup if you need a football fix and Madden isn’t your thing. If you currently own any of the previous Blitz titles, I don’t really see a reason to buy this. You know how it plays and this version doesn’t really add much. If you don’t like the Madden-style realism and get a kick out of injuring your opponent to the point that they can’t walk, then maybe this is the game for you. It’s fun while it lasts, but the campaign mode is short and the gameplay elements get old fast. Blitz: The League II is just an average arcade football title that tries a little too hard to grab your attention.
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Xbox 360Game Revolution (Dec 31, 2008)
Ultimately, Blitz: The League II is a terrible football game with some good ideas surrounding it, and a marked tendency to make me wish I wasn’t playing it. If you enjoy football games, stick to Madden; Blitz is not a serious competitor, unless you enjoy getting a bit squeamish.