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(Polygon)   NFL Blitz arcade cabinet misses the point of playing NFL Blitz   (polygon.com) divider line
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2022-08-15 4:25:31 PM  
13 votes:
and have aged very poorly in the 25 years since

F*ck you. It's a goddamn video game that was expressly made to be the 'Mo' Fun League' and incorporate what you couldn't do on a field. Aging poorly is shiat that makes you cringe like misogyny or homophobia. Saying "Hey, what if there weren't rules about late hits/cheap shots/aggression/etc and instead it was just fun on the field?" is not a concept that ages poorly. Add in the fact that pretty much the only people who would be buying this are 35+ guys, I don't think anyone's expecting kids to emulate this in playgrounds.

"I won't say that you won't notice [the changes], but I will say that you're still having a lot of fun, and it's almost not affecting the gameplay. All the original plays are in there."

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Next you'll pull out the special moves in Mega Man Soccer because they usually ended with the goalkeeper getting brutally destroyed.
 
2022-08-15 9:24:25 PM  
9 votes:

scottydoesntknow: and have aged very poorly in the 25 years since

F*ck you. It's a goddamn video game that was expressly made to be the 'Mo' Fun League' and incorporate what you couldn't do on a field. Aging poorly is shiat that makes you cringe like misogyny or homophobia. Saying "Hey, what if there weren't rules about late hits/cheap shots/aggression/etc and instead it was just fun on the field?" is not a concept that ages poorly. Add in the fact that pretty much the only people who would be buying this are 35+ guys, I don't think anyone's expecting kids to emulate this in playgrounds.

"I won't say that you won't notice [the changes], but I will say that you're still having a lot of fun, and it's almost not affecting the gameplay. All the original plays are in there."

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Next you'll pull out the special moves in Mega Man Soccer because they usually ended with the goalkeeper getting brutally destroyed.


shiat, remember when we had sports games where you could actually have fun rather than "realism"?

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2022-08-16 3:18:37 AM  
8 votes:
I want CyberBall!

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2022-08-15 3:32:44 PM  
5 votes:
Sooooo, buy the 1Up, reflash it with MAME or FB Neo and play the game as intended? Got it.

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2022-08-15 11:27:31 PM  
3 votes:
Mutant League will never get rereleased.

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2022-08-15 11:07:32 PM  
2 votes:

rjakobi: Granted, the NFL is also the reason Madden doesn't have an option to create your own team and create your own uniforms.  It's to protect the brand and make sure some berm recolors the Steelers in pink or rename the Patriots as the Nancies.

...which is essentially what I would do in situations like those.


It's no coincidence that some of the best football games were the Blitz: The League games, the ones they made after losing the NFL license to the Madden exclusivity deal.  Losing the license let them go hard on the darker side of the sport.  Juice your players, send champagne and hookers to the opposing team's hotel rooms the night before the game, deliberately go for injuries, make a team from Cleveland called the Steamers...  A game filled with all the wild-but-real crap they could never have gotten away with in a licensed title.
 
2022-08-16 1:56:56 AM  
2 votes:
"I won't say that you won't notice [the changes], but I will say that you're still having a lot of fun, and it's almost not affecting the gameplay. All the original plays are in there."


Oh boy!  It has all the original plays?

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No one gives a fark about the plays, you jackwagon.  We played Blitz for the over-the-top action and the gratuitous, almost looney tunes-level violence.  That would be like adapting NBA Jam but removing the dunking from beyond the 3 point line and the shattered back boards.  It might still be fun to play but you've removed the best part of the game, and anyone that's played the game before will know what they're missing and it will inevitably taint their experience.  So you've just alienated like 95% of your market base.

I get why the NFL wants to downplay the violence, because it's not a great look for them now to have their brand attached to something violent.  But honestly if you can't do the game right, for whatever reason, then you probably shouldn't do it at all.
 
2022-08-15 9:26:34 PM  
1 vote:
Granted, the NFL is also the reason Madden doesn't have an option to create your own team and create your own uniforms.  It's to protect the brand and make sure some berm recolors the Steelers in pink or rename the Patriots as the Nancies.

...which is essentially what I would do in situations like those.
 
2022-08-16 8:03:24 AM  
1 vote:

mindset zero: I want CyberBall!

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I loved that game!
Once you got the controls down, it became fairly deep and strategic for a title of that era. 
Was a total blast head to head.
 
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