Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition
"Blood Bowl is a game which knows how to translate the essence of the original tabletop game, and has achieved something we thought was impossible: to make it fun for newcomers." - Vandal.net
"_Those of you yet to delve into the Blood Bowl universe will find a game with hours of entertainment to uncover, provided you manage to scale the steep learning curve and avoid the pitfalls of mismatching. Online however, Blood Bowl is a rare treat - and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it." - Strategyinformer.com
Inspired by the Warhammer Fantasy world, Blood Bowl is an ultra-violent combination of strategy and sports games.
The Legendary Edition features 20 playable races, including 11 that are totally new, each offering its own game style! Make a competitive team, train it and buy the best equipment. Brutal victory after victory, improve your players' skills to make them into true Blood Bowl players!
This is a no holds barred bonecrunching sport! Even if tactics are your favoured route, you can also choose from a large selection of incredible and vicious moves: bribe the ref, devastating spells or illegal weapons…
Blood Bowl Legendary Edition also includes new stadiums and new game modes such as the "Story" mode. Here you will learn of Blood Bowl's origins and play the sports' most legendary matches in its most spectacular stadiums!
Blood Bowl can be played online. Create your team, improve it and lead it to the top of the official rankings! Develop your own private internet league to organize your own tournaments!
20 races, different in both appearance and game style.
Magnificent graphical rendering, literally giving life to the Blood Bowl miniatures!
Take part in a full Blood Bowl campaign to win the 15 championship trophies and cups while developing your team.
Create your own online League and challenge other player and participate to online tournaments on the internet to rise your team on the top of the official online rankings!
Humble bundlesalogeo | Oct. 13, 2013 | See all salogeo's reviews »
This great game is now in the current weekly Humble bundle for those that dont know it just google it you can get this game + 4 others for just $1. The game is very unique i normally dont like sports but with blood bowl its more violence than sports and thats what i like so much about it. The race variety with different play style will give you tons of hours of gameplay if you want to just try them all out i really like the variety. all in all a very fun game it might not be a game which would have you hanging to the screen for 20 hours when you first buy it like some games but you will want to play it every once in a while at least
The best game Cyanide ever madeDemilisz | June 13, 2013 | See all Demilisz's reviews »
There are sports for little girls, sports for men and there is Blood Bowl. All races of Old World solve their differences on the pitch, fightring over a ball and trying to score touchdowns. It is like american football, only more brutal. Almost everything is allowed. Choose a race from 20, make your team and lead it to victory, smashing opponents to the ground. Hire wizards to cast a spell, cheerleaders to make fans love you. But beware - almost everything you do requiers a die roll and Lady Fortune won;t be always on yourr side. Blood Bowl is converted almost one to one from tabletop original.
There are several modes to be played - from campaign, through story mode, ending with the most exciting: multiplayer. You can play using classic rules (most popular and turn based) or use Blitz mode that brings several mutations. AI could be better, but even now this game is highly enjoyable.
Very impressedDanielZo0 | June 10, 2013 | See all DanielZo0's reviews »
As a long time gamer, QA and Warhammer fan. I must defend this game.
While not going overboard the game is damn good and it punishes you buy killing your players, so if your the kind a guy that tries to make something work flawlessly don't play it. It's true, your players will die, stumble and drop the ball ruining your perfect plan and will occasionally lose a limb or two or die a gruesome death at the hands of something way bigger or a spell.
Also quick note: I hate the real time, this is a boardgame... Real time sucks in and doesn't work at all. For me at least.
But defending all the irrelevant points made up till now, I'll just quote some of the horrible and unfair reviews here and respond for you people as to reveal facts. The choice is still yours:
1) "My team could not hold on to the goddamn ball to save their life. In fact, none of my abilities seem to work at all for my team, but freaking ALWAYS for my opponents."
My take: This game's tutorial is out right bad (this is a really bad point), why it lost 2 points in my book. But this is a boardgame. You need to read the manual, you need to understand what affects your players, when, why and how. If your going to try to pass a ball while your hugged by an enemy player, throw it long distance, to a team mate how is not heavy on "Agility" and is also next to a opposing player and you have another player attempting to intercept your pass... SPOILER: It's gonna FAIL!... Read the rules, understand the game. WIN!
2) "I feel like it has such potential, but I get stomped every game. My players drop the ball, get clobbered by the other team, and get completely rolled by the other team. Whereas my players don't do anything, the other teams abilities seem to ALWAYS work."
My take: See 1, and also I have to go through how many times, I just happen to fail a dodge and drop the ball, only for my opponent next turn just failing at picking the ball up and letting me go for the counter tocuh-down. Or how they're "ogre class" player just fails to move because of the "really dumb trait" and basically costs them the mid-field fight. It equally happens to you and the enemy.
3) "Nonsense results of dices, bad and repetitive IA, awful camera controls, confused menus, very bad random dices, lot of bugs."
My take: In the same order. Whats nonsense about it ?!. maybe...but he also states as the previous that you cannot win if your life depended on it. I just can't see it or why you would want to move the camera around. pretty straight forward unless your playing on another language you don't know. Oooooh, I see nonsense = random...well who would've expected ...dices that are random...I'm sorry but I can't keep a straight face at that.
4) "This developer, Cyanide Studios, are the ones also responsible for taking the incredible George RR Martin Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones universe and making a poorly done strategy game out of it"
My take: I don't see the words: "blood","bowl" or "warhammer" there. I'm sorry, personal vendettas are not welcomed here.
Well those where my 2 cents. A good game, definitely if you get it on sale. I won't bother with the last of the list since. This game has not crashed once, you can only get a limited amount of players because of BALANCE issues, so you can't spam a team of "ogre class" players, because it is a remake of the boardgame to the letter.
Fun GameShykon | May 24, 2013 | See all Shykon's reviews »
i really enjoyed the game it was fun ! :)
ADDICTIVE!chivshiv | March 5, 2013 | See all chivshiv's reviews »
Although the game still does not compete with the board game (this may partially relate to nostalgia and camaraderie from playing the board game growing up), the legendary version makes great improvements. I particularly enjoyed the story mode which sets up scenarios you must complete. This forces novice players to work all facets of the game, even those they may not be used to.
Of course the different races allowed brings the game closer to the board game. I enjoy playing teams I hadn't had a chance to play before.
Great upgrade over the 'standard edition' or the 'dark elves edition'. The upgraded rule set and additional rules really make the game much more fun. I highly recommend this game if your on the fence. There is a learning curve and its not as intuitive as just sitting and playing. But once you get the hang of things, its really alot of fun.
The game may not be for everyone, but those that liked the original, or those that enjoy turn based strategy games, or those that enjoy a bit of gore in their games, will enjoy this one.