BLOOD BOWL II
Cyanide Studio/Focus Home Interactive
god, the quarterback IS toast!
Little wonder, when the
otherworldly thingummy which assailed it is spikier than a Bowser
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
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
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.
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.
for non-fans of gridiron or Warhammer, if you prefer your
sport fantastically spiky then roll the die hard, for you’ll likely