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Sean
01-12-2002, 01:07:46
Damn, this is a fun game. It makes American Football not only bearable, but enjoyable.

Sean
01-12-2002, 01:12:10
Still waiting for a decent rugby game, though :(.

Asher
01-12-2002, 01:40:46
NFL2K3 > Madden 2003 > NFL Fever 2003 > NFL Blitz 2003

Asher
01-12-2002, 01:42:24
For Hockey:

NHL2K3 > NHL 2003 > NHL Hitz 2003

MS has a Hockey game in development, but it looks like it won't be out till the 2003 season.

Scabrous Birdseed
01-12-2002, 01:54:02
If I win an X-BOX in the on-going Coca-Cola Label thingy I might get NHL2003. :D

(Mainly 'cause with the exception of THPS4 and the forthcoming Psychonauts, every single thing on that particular conosole looks like absolute, unplayable shit of the lowest caliber. Loads of shitty sneak-em-ups and shoot-em-ups that can't be played using a console stick, no RPGs at all, no decent platformers, no Vice City, no Ico, no Kingdom Hearts, no PES2.)

Asher
01-12-2002, 01:58:57
I'm going to ignore your blatantly obvious uninformed troll about the Xbox game selection and just tell you this:

Don't get NHL 2003. NHL 2K3 is better. It just is. Not only does it look, sound, and control better, but the AI is far better, there's more customization options, and it supports online multiplayer and systemlink play if you ever wanted it. NHL 2003 doesn't.

NHL 2003 sits more on the arcade side of the fence, NHL 2K3 lets you tweak it so it can be a pure sim (how I play) to nearly pure arcade (though not as arcadey as NHL Hitz) to anything inbetween.

NHL 2K3 > NHL 2003. :D

Asher
01-12-2002, 02:05:19
And for what it's worth, Kingdom Hearts is one of the worst games ever to come out of Square. Which is kinda funny, since ALL of their games have consistently been downhill for the past five years.

And Vice City is Vice City. It's GTA3 in the 80s with less pedestrians and more guns and some nifty new features, but it strikes me as an expansion pack that should be about a quarter of the price that they ask for it.

Sean
01-12-2002, 02:21:37
Originally posted by Asher
NFL2K3 > Madden 2003 > NFL Fever 2003 > NFL Blitz 2003
Thanks for the tip :confused:.

Asher
01-12-2002, 04:25:03
It's a better game, just so you know. :)

EA has a lot of work to do, Sega's sports games are better nearly across the board on all consoles.

On Xbox especially though, Sega Sports games run in 720p and support Xbox Live -- EA does neither. It amplifies an already bad situation for EA, IMHO.

Sean
01-12-2002, 04:29:01
Thanks for the tip :confused:.

Venom
02-12-2002, 13:05:09
There's something to be said for having John Madden as the commentator though and not those fucking tools from the 2k games.

MDA
02-12-2002, 17:06:49
I played both versions last year and liked both - gameplay on the Sega version was a bit better(to me, but also more complicated to learn) than Madden, but Madden is just, well, it's Madden. The commentary in the Sega games just doesn't match up.

I may have fallen firmly into the sega camp if I hadn't played and learned Madden first, but I didn't.

Asher
02-12-2002, 17:40:34
Originally posted by Venom
There's something to be said for having John Madden as the commentator though and not those fucking tools from the 2k games.
Commentary is the first thing I turned off in Madden.

The guy annoys me...

Venom
02-12-2002, 18:34:05
You're very obviously gay then.

Madden rules. He's hilarious and insightful such as "The more touchdowns the better." and so forth.

MDA
02-12-2002, 20:45:12
He's the Captain Obvious of football.

Nav
02-12-2002, 21:36:00
A bit like what Murray Walker was like to Formula 1.

Sean
02-12-2002, 22:59:29
When defending a field goal, he advised me to defend the field goal. That is class.

Problem is, the one person I have been playing this with who knows anything about American Football has been complaining that we do it wrong. We go for the throw on fourth and ten, we return kick-off thingies for touchdowns (OK, actually I found out thtat there is a guy who does this a lot: plays for Atlanta?), all sorts of wrong stuff.

Venom
03-12-2002, 01:06:14
The whole point of video game football is to score on every single play.

Venom
03-12-2002, 01:08:16
So in other words, you're playing it right.

Sean
03-12-2002, 01:09:25
I’ll tell him that.

MDA
06-12-2002, 14:55:49
How to know you're a Madden nerd:

When you're loaded and people are getting a little too loud (the bartender is glaring at you), you shout "R3, R3!" and make a crowd quieting motion with your hands.

Venom
08-12-2002, 16:39:32
I'm gonna do that.

MDA
09-12-2002, 19:30:17
There were three of us at the bar last week doing it, our women were not as impressed by our cleverness as I thought they should be.:nervous:

Venom
09-12-2002, 19:43:10
I sure would have enjoyed it.