NFL Blitz reboot will not allow after the whistle attacks
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.
Looks like I will be saving $15 in January.
its a shame that they took that feature out.
If the players are getting payed tens of millions of dollars, I don't care about their health, I want to see them get beat to the ground occasionally.
Well there go all the sales! out of the window that is!
Craig say your post and he aint happy. He linked to it on his facebook & said "BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO"
Kind of disappointed? NO! Being able to do that was an essential part of the game. That was where me and my friends got THE MOST laughs. And thats how my other friends alwyas remembered that game. Sometimes, I say "wanna play some Blitz?" And there like "OH! Isnt that that game where you can tackle people after the whistle? I would LOVE to play that again!". Come one! Keep it in!
That's kind of disappointing.
yes because being able to play as zombies in a football game, should worry about kids taking this as realistic and doing it themselves
Yea, screw EA for removing a feature because the NFL won't allow it! Shame on them! What I find funny is how everyone forgot the time when the NFL told Midway to tone down the tackles on Blitz '99 and the foul language.
No aftershots means its NOT Blitz
sad thing is you are probably right...
i have feeling it's actually gonna happen =\
Craig if you are reading this. Make a poll so that everyone can be heard of this injustice!!!
Was gonna get it for the cheap shots. Now....not gonna happen. It was this feature alone made me feel rewarded upon laying the smack down on the cheating CPU's.
...My excitement for this reboot has significantly diminished. :(
And just like that, my hopes and dreams are crushed.... :(
It's over, this game is going to be terrible :(
Son, I am disappoint.
*sigh* Well, that pretty much confirmed this game's going to suck...