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POSTED 5/10/15


BLOOD BOWL II

Cyanide Studio/Focus Home Interactive



Oh my god, the quarterback IS toast!

Little wonder, when the otherworldly thingummy which assailed it is spikier than a Bowser convention.

NFL meets Warhammer via Chess in Blood Bowl II. To elaborate, if required, NFL is gridiron football, which is a sport that Americans seem to like. Warhammer is a role-playing board game, featuring goblins, elves, trolls, orcs, dwarves and such. Chess is an ancient board game involving horsies, kerniggets, prawns and queens and stuff. Seriously, if you don’t know what it is at this point in your life then you’re in dire need of the most basic of educations.

A turn-based sports game for geeks who thumb their noses at actual sports, a knowledge of actual gridiron doesn’t hurt as you acclimatise with Blood Bowl II. To its credit, even if you’ve NFI about this pigskin business, the campaign acts as a tutorial, introducing you to features as they pertain to this rather spiky universe.

You’re the coach of the Reikland Reavers, who used to be ace but have fallen on disgraced times. Your mission, should you choose to accept it – and if you don’t then you may as well boot up another game - is to help restore them to former glories, by beating the pulp – usually quite literally - out of all challengers.

It all plays out with commentary from Jim and Bob. Nothing to do with Carter USM, these two Cabalvision peeps bring the quippage and are fun for a while – until they start repeating themselves repeating themselves.

Anyway, once you’re au fait with what’s going down, you can head online and conquer real people – who won’t feel as cheaty as the often rather naff AI you encounter during the campaign.

While impenetrable for non-fans of gridiron or Warhammer, if you prefer your sport fantastically spiky then roll the die hard, for you’ll likely dig this.

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