Blood Bowl 2 – A Bloody Review
EVER WONDER WHAT IT WOULD BE LIKE TO PLAY A FOOTBALL GAME IN THE MIDDLE OF A LORD OF THE RINGS UNIVERSE? WELL, WONDER NO LONGER. BLOOD BOWL 2 IS WHERE IT’S AT.
I never had a chance to play the first Blood Bowl game, and it’s a shame. Blood Bowl 2 is its own mix of Madden slowed down to a chess game and amped up with violence mixed in. All this comes with a setting of being in something like middle earth. Trust me, it needs to be played to do it justice.
There are a mix of races to play. Humans, Orcs, Dwarves, Elves, Lizard Men, and even a zombie/undead team thrown in. Also, several new racial teams to download including, Chaos Dwarfs and Khemri teams available at an additional price!
The Blood Bowl video game is based on a roll of the dice table top game made by Games Workshop. Doing my research, I see they have worked on Warhammer and Lord of the Rings games in the past and it really reflects on the world and story they have created in Blood Bowl. There is a lengthy solo mode and also a VS mode you can play against your friends.
Blood Bowl is turn based and each action must be done with a simulated dice roll. This will determine the success of tackling an opponent, intercepting the ball, throwing, and catching. Pick up of the ball is probably the most tedious of the processes. It’s probably the one action roll I would change if I could.
The graphics are great and fit the atmosphere of the world and game completely. Sound is also great and has a great announcer dialogue track to keep you entertained while you think your way to victory.
Bob and Jim! The commentators
The learning curve is quite high so don’t be easily put off by its difficulty. It more than makes up for it once you master the gameplay. If you stick with it you will be rewarded. Overall, this game is getting 5 beers out of a six pack from me. The overall quality, and depth, add up to hundreds of hours of gameplay.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF BLOOD BOWL? HAVE A FAVORITE TEAM? LET US KNOW! THIS HAS BEEN DRUNKEN SPIDEY. UNTIL NEXT TIME, THROW ME A BEER