Fever 2003 is the latest American football game from Microsoft
game studios and allows you to play the entire NFL season from
draft day to the legendary Superbowl. The competition between game
studios is fierce when it comes to NFL but NFL Fever 2003 have
raised the stakes with stunningly realistic graphics and even
better multiplayer options.
- Players 1-4
- XBox System Link
- Memory Unit
- Dolby Digital
NFL games in Australia are fairly popular, they lack the fan
frenzy of Americans when it comes to American football. Fortunately
for Australian gamers, they can appreciate a game when it's good.
But where does NFL fit into this equation? NFL Fever 2003 is
primarily an arcade/simulation sports game and also features some
basic managerial capabilities of the team you select to play.
Unlike Australian Rules Football, NFL is basically a stop start
sports game and whenever the opponent tackles you to a halt, you
must a select
new of tactic for your next gaming manoeuvre. The basics of NFL is
that you must get the ball into the goals by any means possible,
either by kicking or scoring a touch down. The game features many
offensive and defensive tactics that help keep the game moving at
a fairly good pace.
game controls are quite easy to master and your team has a variety
of different moves they can perform such as pass, tackle, kick,
block and run to name a few. NFL Fever 2003 also supports 4-player
multiplayer action for some great gaming fun. Personally, I
believe sport games are made for multiplayer action because they
can become rather dull when you are playing solo.
NFL Fever 2003 features some amazing ingame graphics that will
literally leave your jaw open. The players look quite realistic
and feature authentic uniforms and some great facial expressions.
The players are well animated but sometimes suffer from poor
collision detection that may make the gameplay frustrating. Another
problem of the game is that many of animations are repeated such
as tackles and running.
from the well animated players, the teams feature their own
cheerleaders that helps add to the atmosphere of the NFL season
and there is also some realistic crowd effects, unlike the flat
textures that many games portray as crowds. While NFL Fever 2003
features some amazing graphics, it is let down by the repetitive
nature of the animations.