Spiking The Ball For Real: A Review Of 'Blood Bowl 2: Legendary Edition'

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Blood Bowl 2: Legendary Edition is a tactical fantasy sports game where you play as a football team of warriors and creatures trying to score points against the opposing side. The game itself seems pretty simplistic on the surface, but you quickly find there's a lot more strategy to it than your standard Madden title.

You'll play in the Eternal League where you go from team to team, beating them like you would as someone in the AFC or NFC, slowly building up your squad to become a formidable force and take over the Blood Bowl as champion.

Spiking The Ball For Real: A Review Of 'Blood Bowl 2: Legendary Edition'
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A lot of what your focus will be on taking out opponents on the other team and finding a way to score, much like the previous incarnations. The primary differences in this version are that you have a new race to play with called the Kislev Circus and their ferocious Tame Bears, and a few new twists on the dice and combat mechanics that smooth things over. Essentially, it's the same as Blood Bowl 2, just with some added bells and whistles that make it a little more fun to play. Those who have played it before will feel right at home, while those who are just jumping in will be able to pick it up very quickly.

Spiking The Ball For Real: A Review Of 'Blood Bowl 2: Legendary Edition'
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One of the best bonuses to the game is the mixed-race teams. Previous you could only create teams out of all goblins or all orcs or all humans, etc. This time around, you get to mix and match what you feel works best in the scenario you've been given. There are restrictions in the Challenge mode, but beyond that, if you're just having fun making a football team, you can craft it out however you wish.

Spiking The Ball For Real: A Review Of 'Blood Bowl 2: Legendary Edition'
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Blood Bowl 2: Legendary Edition has a lot going for it that will entice fans that have already conquered the previous versions and entice people who haven't tried it yet. The only real flaw behind it is that there are no real expanded career modes like you would find in football games, and there's a heavy tendency to watching your star player get taken out over and over. If there was more of a balance to the way people are targeted, and more expansion into the game beyond adding new creatures, this would be perfect to fulfill the fantasy and sports nerd inside of me. Right now, it's above average.

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About Gavin Sheehan

Gavin is the current Games Editor for Bleeding Cool. He has been a lifelong geek who can chat with you about comics, television, video games, and even pro wrestling. He can also teach you how to play Star Trek chess, be your Mercy on Overwatch, recommend random cool music, and goes rogue in D&D. He also enjoys hundreds of other geeky things that can't be covered in a single paragraph. Follow @TheGavinSheehan on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Vero, for random pictures and musings.

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