9, 1999 (USA)
> A new era has begun... in more ways than one... This Fall
marks the return of the Cleveland Browns as well as the return of Sega
to America. The original creators of Madden Football for Genesis
(Visual Concepts) has been working for over a year to ensure that Sega
Sports NFL 2K is the best football simulation you can buy. The game
boasts over 1,500 motion captured moves, physics-based 3D collisions, all
31 stadiums, an NFL license and a Players license. You can turn off
all the simulation aspects, but that's probably not why you're here...
> Nothing short of spectacular. From across the room, you'd think
an actual game was on TV! The sheer level of detail is astounding.
Obviously, all of Visual Concepts' hard work has paid off in visual reality.
Everything from weather to animation to smoothness to color to detail is
> NFL 2K has 8 views to choose from: close, standard, far, isometric, cinematic,
side, top and blimp. Basically, every view you've ever played and
liked. Also, no matter which view use prefer, you'll always see a
convincing 3D perspective of the game.
> Don't fix what isn't broke. NKL 2K controls like you'd expect.
Yes and No buttons for making selections along with receiver-specific buttons
during passes and speed bursts during runs. Visual Concepts spent
a lot of time making sure the control was responsive and it has paid off.
> Don't forget, NFL 2K is a simulation. Therefore, breaking away
for a 15 yard run isn't going to happen every other down. Actually,
the running game has a learning curve which, despite what some say, can
be mastered. At any rate, kicking, play calling and passing are second
> The music really fits well with the NFL theme. It's not something
you'll hear a lot, but it's there and it's good.
> The sound effects are excellent... especially the voice commentators
who have a lot to say and it's usually pertinent. Aside from that,
you'll hear bone crushing hits, official whistles, assorted grunts and
> NFL 2K has enough options alone to keep you busy for days. Choose
from Practice, Tourney, Exhibition, Season, Playoffs, Fantasy, Quickstart
and Tutorial modes. Adjust the difficulty, weather conditions, and
a plethora of other things. To top it off, you can make substitutions,
check stats and watch replays.
> If you really want to, then you can make NFL 2K play arcade-like.
However, more fun can be realized while playing an entire season with your
favorite team with the sim stuff on. Up to 3 of your friends can
join your quest to make the Superbowl as well...