I particularly like this game over Madden 2002 for N64! The latter features 50 historic scenarios to complete as well as an option to design new challenges. Acclaim has included a plethora of options to keep players coming back for more. As the ball reaches the players, they all jump up to catch it, in what looks like synchronized volleyball. Because of this hang time, defenders have way too much time to close in. Contributing to this is the computer's inability to adjust to a thing that you're doing on offense or defense. Quarterback Club '98 has just about the same game play as Madden 2002 does. Not a bad experience, but not superb either.
Sometimes players get entangled with one another, particularly on the sidelines. A year ago people would have laughed at the idea of Acclaim releasing a football game with high quality standards anywhere near that of a Madden title. Critics had claimed that a hi-res mode wasn't possible; that it would slow any N64 game down so that it was virtually unplayable. In 5 years or so no one could come up with a better game play? For example, when you tackle a player, it often happens comically fast. You will have fun playing this game. Let's just say it rocks! Marv Albert's stale play-by-play commentary would have been even blander were it not for his personal escapades. Don't get us started on the instant replay feature or this review will turn into a book.
This site is not affiliated in any way with Microsoft, Sony, Sega, Nintendo or any video game publishers. Getting right down to business, is the best-looking football game yet. Although some of the 3D player models look disproportionate huge arms, small torsos , there isn't a sharper-looking sports game on the market. But, as any veteran gamer knows, gameplay and not graphics is the most important ingredient in a game, especially when it comes to sports. Quarterback Club's graphics are just about as good as advertised. I mean the graphics made it more fun for me.
Does this sound like a good simulation? There are an abundance of plays that consistently work for big gains, making it easy to rip off large chunks of yardage with little or no problem. Running in hi-res 640x480 mode, everything from the field to the players has a polished look to it. It really seems like the ball is filled with helium, or you're playing football on Mars. The ball often drops down in the middle of about three defenders that shouldn't have been there, and one wide receiver that should have been wide open. One of the best older football games out there! They could have just switched the controls or something just to spice things up a bit. Check out the profiles off all your favorite quarterbacks in their profiler menu, go straight to the cheat menu or manage the rosters.
This is in my opinion the best Football game on the Nintendo 64 gaming system. Player models could have used some work. The whaps, hits, and other on-field sounds are adequate, but fail to generate any excitement. Player animation is fluid and realistic, though the 3D models in the game aren't quite as well built as those found in Madden 64. Sound- 5 The sound isn't great. These are not usually tested by us because there are so many , so please use them at your own risk. Players have realtime shadows, noticeable breath in frigid weather, and detailed uniforms and helmets.
Sports franchises are usually known for their year-to-year stagnicity, and not for being innovative. This happens so often that it seems like it was done on purpose to compensate for the game engine's shortcomings. This game has about the same game play but better then Madden! Players collide with each other or dive for the ball and the controllers will give off a small rumble. But this game for the year 1998 is very good. It's very rewarding and a blast to watch. The biggest difference between the two games is in their artificial intelligence.
Super Cheats is an unofficial resource with submissions provided by members of the public. Believe me this is a good game mostly graphic wise, though is good in a lot of other areas too. These graphics seem to have come at a cost, however. I give this game an 8 for the time being 1998. What's sure to impress seasoned football gurus, however, is the ability to re-play historic simulations. The motion-captured player animations aren't quite as superb, however.
Players animate well and you can see the ball catch right in a player's hands on a successful pass. Each team's playbook features 1000 offensive plays, many of which were designed with the help of cover star Brett Favre, and 500 defensive plays. The game play is similar to Madden 02 and the Graphics are even better! Graphics- 9 The graphics for this game are very good. This bug is annoying, especially when that's the guy you wanted to throw to. The mundane crowd lulls you to sleep and rarely gets excited at any time of the game. This comes in handy for football maniacs who won't even consider a game of this type unless it includes all of the up-to-date statistics.
The most glaring flaw is the bad passing physics - the football floats in the air for a ridiculous amount of time during long passes even when you hold down the button to bullet pass. Of course, Acclaim has enlisted the help of premiere developer , the same team responsible for Turok: Dinosaur Hunter. Throwing to receivers running crossing patterns will move you from one end of the field to the other with ease for the entire game. Compared to the time I'm writing this review it would be about a 2 compared to Madden 2007. It is clear that a better frame-rate and smoother animations were in order here. If you skeptical then just play it first. Once again, it's an added enhancement we're better off for the having, but probably wouldn't have missed it were it gone.
I mean the graphics for this game are better then Madden 2002. To be fair, some gamers will enjoy Quarterback Club despite its shortcomings - but only if they don't know or care about realistic football. Marv Albert, who recently got off on all charges, is doing the play-by-play voice-overs and boy, are they dull. And gameplay is smooth, fun, and for the most part runs along at good speeds. The simulation starts the Bengals off in the third quarter and gives players a chance to re-claim the Superbowl title.