I would really love to see some updates with this game to allow late hits like the old school version, updated rosters, legends of the game, more plays including running plays and so much more. With this in mind I feel that its necessary to change my review score. The game modes are pretty beefy for a dlc game with the elite league and co-op modes added in. Unlike Blitz '99, if you're on fire and you throw an interception, the fire goes out immediately after the interception, instead of waiting until the end of the play. And, changing plays at the line of scrimmage is a breeze with the new audible system. All of the arcade-style football action has returned, including seven-on-seven play, bone-crunching hits, big plays, and no referees. Hopefully they could add dlc players like Jimmy Graham and the Gronk in the next game.
Battle your rivals 7-on-7, fight your way through a season of the Blitz Gauntlet, take over the online leaderboards in Blitz Battles, or create a true dream team by collecting player cards in Elite League. Finally, you can edit your playbook's three pages of offensive plays and one page of defensive plays, picking from a wide variety of brand-new plays, as well as from all the old favorites from Blitz and Blitz '99. This PlayStation game is similar to the arcade edition, though it contains many slight upgrades. This resulted in a bit of a bind: Stay home and play the still-great two-player game or venture into arcades seeking four-player gaming, new plays, and all the other little tweaks and fixes that the second release brought? Also, the game moves a bit quicker and much more smoothly. New to 2000 is the kick meter, which gives you both distance and directional control over all your kicks.
There are more plays to choose from this year, but if none of them are acceptable, create your own with the Play Editor. The palette is much better this time around, resulting in more-colorful players and fields. The way how you would throw the ball to the receivers surprised me as I thought it would be more madden like, although it works very well for this game. The graphics and sound are simply I'm really loving this game so far and it's such a trip down memory lane to be able to play it again. Because this play style ruined online gameplay, and because the online component was Blitz's biggest and most important feature I felt that my score was justified. Three-player games can be tough, since having to deal with two human defenders is a real challenge.
People who haven't seen Blitz '99 in arcades yet are going to be blown away by the additions and tweaks that have been made since the original Blitz was released on the PlayStation. Of course, the two-player option is still intact, as is the ability to play one- and three-player games. This game is great for anybody that loves football but doesn't want to get bogged down with all of the rules. Personally, I feel it's poorly implemented, since while you're using the icon-based system, spinning and jumping to evade sacks are a bit more difficult. For starters, the play editor that had been exclusive to the Nintendo 64 version of Blitz and the arcade version of Blitz '99 has come to the PlayStation, and it has been expanded.
The original PlayStation Blitz looked good for a PlayStation game, and Blitz 2000 holds true to that standard, making some pretty substantial improvements. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission of GameSpot is prohibited. In an attempt to appease players that are more accustomed to more conventional football games, an icon-based passing system has been included in the game, but it's totally optional. The gameplay has also been changed a bit. This being my first Blitz game since I was never into American football until I got into high school, I was not expecting that the game was going to be as simplistic as it was. My original complaint was with the online mode which appeared to be ruined by a terrible play style that removed the fast and loose, big play fun that made Blitz famous, since that complaint is no longer as valid as it had been I can easily recommend this game to anyone that has even a little love for football.
First of all im tired of the complaints of people cant play the game on without bitchin about all the interceptions and comebacks. Not Bad Kyle in New Brunswick The Blitz series is way better then the Madden series. Meh Kyle in New Brunswick Graphics show its age. The game play is exactly how i expected it to be, the game plays slower than I am use to and there are no late hits. Veterans of Blitz '99 will welcome the ability to finally play the updated game at home, and the new Y2K add-ons don't hurt, either. Simplicity is fine and all but I felt that some of the games I played were more of a chore to do than fun especially when you're winning by more than twenty points.
Much like Jam, being on fire in Blitz gives you infinite turbo and makes you much harder to stop. I like the game and is easy enough so that you could play with a little kid or just screw around in with friends. The deep strategy that the two-player game had contained has been traded for faster four-player action in the form of push battles, where the human-controlled receiver tries to push down all his opposition to get open, while the opposing team tries to keep the receiver on the ground with the very same push move. The playbook section is also where you'll set your audibles, which let you change plays on the fly if you see an unfavorable setup on the other side of the field. I was a bit annoyed that Vick and Tebow throw with their right hand instead of left and that there are no dreadlocks or hair on the notably hairy players, also the rosters for some of the teams are lousy. Meh Kyle in New Brunswick Graphics show its age. The most drastic change is the addition of four-player support.
Now, a year later, Midway is finally bringing the Blitz series up to speed on the consoles. . The amount of content in this downloadable title is staggering when compared with other games at the same price: tons of hilarious audio commentary from the announcers, a wide-selection of unlockables that will keep any completionist busy for weeks, a collectible card game that is like a light-wight version of Madden's Ultimate Team mode, ridiculous fantasy characters, various football skins, art gallery, in game power ups, and the addition of all the online play modes is a great delight. Should see them try to play StarCraft. If your goal is to win the Super Bowl, guide your team to victory in the Season mode. The graphics and sound are simply amazing and each play has me on the edge of my seat.