Review: Blood Bowl 2 – Legendary Edition (PlayStation 4)

Blood Bowl 2 smashes Warhammer and American football together, in an explosive cocktail of turn-based strategy, humour and brutality, adapted from Games Workshop’s famous boardgame.

Pros:

  • Really nice graphics, Captures and visualise the Warhammer universe perfectly.
  • 7.26GB Download size.
  • Six save slots.
  • Eight new teams- Amazon, Goblins, Halflings, Ogres, Denzins, Vampires, Elven union and Kislev circus.
  • Challenge mode- Take on set scenarios.
  • Endless league.
  • MP- Online expands with more options like the ability to add AI teams.
  • Three difficulties- Easy, Medium and hard.
  • Three camera options- Blood Bowl 1, Blood Bowl 2 and free.
  • Four modes- Campaign, League, Friendly and challenges.
  • Opening tutorial with ongoing pop ups and a help section.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Turn based strategy game within a football setting.
  • Excellent voice work.
  • Campaign- Build your own team, Earn money from games and pick who to recruit as well as picking the race of your cheerleaders and maintaining your stadium.
  • Awesome atmosphere.
  • Autosaves regularly.
  • Random events can happen from pitch invasions to the ref attacking players.
  • Brutal tackles complete with slow down sequences.
  • When you tackle a player it comes down to ststa, Buffs and rolling a dice. This may sound complicated but it is all streamlined and represented clearly with pop ups and icons.
  • Risk it! Every player has a set movement length but you can risk it and go a bit further.
  • Clear UI with things like percentage of success icons and a grid comes up to help plan.
  • Humour throughout the game.
  • Fun to play.
  • Easy to get into.
  • Before each tackle you can see a small vid pop up showing what it looks like.
  • Status- You can stun and knockout players.
  • 24 teams in total to choose from with each having displayed pros and cons and a 1-5 star rating for difficulty.
  • Mixed bag team- New addition where you can play with a set of players from different races.
  • Cabal TV- Watch games and replays from the community.
  • You can create your own team complete with name, Logo, Uniform, Colours etc.
  • Controls are very simple.
  • Satisfying gameplay.

Cons:

  • Loading times are quite long.
  • Commentary cuts out at times.
  • Hard crashes happen.
  • Autosaving in menu slows all the menus down.
  • No fast forward option when its your opponents turn.
  • No extra trophies.
  • IAP for money to buy creation options.
  • Commentary repeats itself a lot in game.
  • Rules are not always clearly pointed out.

 

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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