This game is fucking hard, I must say. Just playing on the rom before i brought it home, I felt some of that difficulty. I played 3 games all with different teams (Saints, Chiefs, 49ers) and I was feeling where all 3 of those teams had a weakness instantly. This is a good thing cause Tecmo deserves to make it hard on us who play it constantly. The harder the better, bring it on Dallas...
I started off playing the 1992 season, in a 3 year mode. I haven't had as much time as I wanted to, but in 3 weeks I've come to some quick first impressions.
Cincinnati makes me want to scream, especially at the wide receivers! 1 loss thanks to a game winning drop, and 3 picks from Boomer where 2 of them were catchable. Poor Boomer, reminds me of TSB III with the Jets, cause he has barely any help at all.
The Browns suck. They are scrubbier than I expected. Michael Jackson in only 3 games has caught 3 passes for 43 yards. His back up (McCardell) has 4 catches for 102 yards and a Touchdown...That's something to think about. This is the first time I've ever had a game where my Cleveland offense was shut down to just scoring 7 points (against Miami) in a hopeless loss where they only gained 130 yards total.
Tampa Bay is scrubby too, but it don't help with Vinny Testeverde who flat out sucks so bad, that when De Berg comes into the picture, people actually catch the ball and Mark Carrier is a beast if you use him correctly, and constantly alternate him so he don't get hurt.
Chiefs run game is quite disappointing but a real challenge to play with, since Krieg loves his picks more than QB Chiefs did. Their defense is one of the best. Niel Smith and Derrick Thomas are as deadly as they ever were, and even more roleplayers that help them get pressure get involved.
The Cowboys are going to the Super Bowl! Um...that's if I can't stop it, which I will be trying everything to do. They are probably the best team in the entire game. A top 5 offense, top 3 defense...and on top of that, never having to rely on just one thing(run or pass) to move the ball while their defense is a turnover and sack machine.
Saints defense is the best in the game so far, and my best performances, already 2 shut outs. but their offense totally is crap. Bobby Hebert has little to no help when he's accurate, and the run game tends to really fall hard hoping Hilliard don't fumble, or if Heyward isn't going to go down hard.
Dolphins are a really good team...I think you could make a case that they are equal with Buffalo almost all the way down the board. It's nice seeing Clayton, and even his back up is not that bad.
Houston's offense, is a top 3, as I expected. Moon easily one of the most accurate bomb throwers in this particular season. Defense is good too but lacking. luckily their good defensive line works, and the back field gets picks every now and then. Is this the best team in the AFC? So far I think so.
Buffalo reeks depression. Their offense can tear it up, we know that. But that defense, you have to really use Bruce Smith for everything. To push a hole and help the other guy get pressure, to sack, and to pat down the ball, cause these cornerbacks get absolutely shredded to pieces if you aren't pass rushing and give the guy enough time to make a play. Good offense yes, but I'm really not all that impressed, like I am with Houston who looks to be the ceonteder of the AFC.
Pittsburgh . That defense is simply out standing. 4 turnover shut out against the Jets It will be interesting to see how high up they rank at the end of the year, I already predict at the least, they will be in the top 10. Of course Niel O'Donnell is average at best, but not a surprise. More a surprise how good Dwight Stone and Eric Green are. Even their RBs are good,this is a damn good team. I think they are better than the actual Super Bowl team on TSB III.
Green Bay - the one team I actually have had the most fun with so far. Their defense don't have Reggie White yet, but still interesting. One game against Minnesota, they intercepted the game winning pass in the back of the endzone as time expired, that was incredible. Favre is not in his full form on this game, which is good, cause it's challenging. I still can average 200-300 yards a game with him. I think that's what makes it so fun, the offense and defense is good but lack luster. I will start out 10-0 and give up 2 TDs and then the game is on. Despite ranking Number 1 overall on defense, I can only count 3 total turnovers with them.
This game is awesome! I haven't even played with the Eagles yet, or seen how many bombs I can throw to defensive backs with Jeff George, this game sure is a blast!
Edited by TecmoNightmare, 18 July 2012 - 05:43 AM.