Tag: Visual Concepts

NBA 2K20 Review

It Might Be Time For The Next Level

HIGH The best presentation just gets better each year.

LOW Odd clipping during cutscenes takes users out of the moment.

WTF All that Hollywood talent is wasted in the too-short story mode.


NBA 2K17 Review

Jordans, Jordans everywhere …

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HIGH:  MyCareer is now 100% Spike Lee-free, and MUCH better for it…

LOW: …Although that’s not to say it doesn’t get silly at times.

WTF: Purple-faced created players that appear due to poor rendering.


ESPN NHL Hockey – Consumer Guide

Parents should not expect violence beyond the physical nature of hockey. There is little blood, occasional fighting, and prodigious checking, but these aspects are not exaggerated; the game is rated "E" for everybody. Hardcore gamers are well served by the games deep controls, mechanics, opponent AI and franchise mode. The […]

ESPN NHL Hockey – Review

Hockey is a game of speed, finesse, grit and grind. Injury is commonplace, and the ability to shirk pain is viewed as a right of passage. Yet where actual players incur very real bumps and gashes, the pain I experienced while playing ESPN NHL Hockey was strictly metaphorical—a bruised ego.

Sega Soccer Slam – Review

Soccer never caught much popularity in the U.S. We tried to like it. During the short span of a few months in the early 1990s, soccer fever hit the States, complete with a McDonald's endorsement. But it proved to be just another passing fad. America went on, largely ignoring the sport.

Sega Soccer Slam – Second Opinion

In sports games, there is a clear split between two different groups. One group of games does their best to simulate a sport, whereas the other group takes the sport and changes it in an obvious manner. This latter group is widely referred to as the arcade-style sports games, and Sega Soccer Slam definitely falls into this category, and for the most part it works. By using fewer players, Sega allows for greater detail being attached to each player, as well as other numerous touches, including almost entirely polygonal crowdsa very welcome sight in a sports game.

NFL 2K1 – Consumer Review

Parents shouldn't have any content concerns other than the violence inherent in the sport of American football. However, the Network mode is more of an adult setting since there are those who like to express themselves colorfully during a game. It might be wise for parents to monitor some of […]

NFL 2K1 – Second Opinion

When I first played last year's NFL 2K, I was, to put it lightly, amazed. The play-by-play was great, and the action was both fast and cerebral. The game breathed new life into the stale video-football genre, setting a standard that has yet to be equaled. Now comes its sequel, NFL 2K1, and it is everything anyone could ask for, and then some.

NFL 2K1 – Review

NFL 2K1 is just the cure for the football fan who is tired of the same old NFL videogames. Here we have a football franchise that's still growing—still searching for that identity, which so instrumental in determining a sports game's success. The NFL 2K series alone has that potential to show us new things, visually and otherwise. NFL 2K1 generates excitement by default (it is, after all, a Dreamcast exclusive). Anything on PlayStation and Nintendo 64 should justifiably look stale in comparison.