Average User Score: 8.0Jan 22, 2014Surprisingly strategic, deep, and engaging for a solitaire game. Much more a football game with a card-play mechanic. Wonderful risk/rewardSurprisingly strategic, deep, and engaging for a solitaire game. Much more a football game with a card-play mechanic. Wonderful risk/reward with the potentially drive extending (or ending!) big play button. Haven't had this many shout out loud, fist-pumping moments in a game in ages. So many great moments of tension throughout each game and a full post-season team building franchise mode to boot.
Summed up well by the ending of a recent game:
6 minutes to go, down 18-21, CPU driving and on 3rd down I blaze through my last 6 big play presses to keep them out of FG range and force a punt. I'm not going to need those anymore since it's a 1-possession game at this point, right?
Ball on my own 35... All I have to do is get within FG range myself and at worst it's a tie, and maybe I'll even get a TD out of it. 1st down, no matches. With all the restraint I can muster, I don't hit the big play button because I'm the Maine Lobsters, and I suck at pretty much everything. End play, 2nd down, 1 match then dead. Uh oh. That's okay, 4-down territory here at the end of the game, so I bravely end play again. 3rd down, good run, 4 yards to go, good tableau, let's risk a big play press... Fumble. $&@#. Turnover of course. CPU merrily marches down the field without a damn thing I can do about it.
Perhaps I should have let the potential field goal go and saved a few big play presses? Perhaps I'm just the Maine Lobsters and it's my destiny to lose for most of the near future while we angle for good draft picks? Whatever. Next game. On any given Sunday, right? :-)… Expand