Do any of you g1s remember playing NFL Blitz and pulling the ultimate dick move of unleashing a devastating attack onto a member of the opposing team with an after-the-whistle tackle? Well, guess what the upcoming XBLA and PSN reboot of the series won't have?
Project lead Dave Ross told Games Radar that EA has removed this sneak attack option because of the company's concerns for player safety.
I know that the NFL is taking the risks of traumatic injuries and the health of its players very seriously, as it should and that young footballers need to learn the importance of the rules, safety, and respect for the well-being of their opponents. However, I still can't help but find this a tad disappointing, as those cheap shots provide plenty of fun when playing with friends, or a good rage release when the CPU is being a cheap bastard.
Although, this reboot is still looking pretty, so maybe it'll be well worth the $15/1,200 MS points when it launches in January. Even without the ability to smash somebody when they least suspect it.
» Source: http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2011/11/19/nfl-blitz-won-39-t-have-late-hits.aspx
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