Feature after feature, tweak after tweak, and play after play, NFL 2K2
outdoes the rest. I never thought I'd see the day, but NFL 2K2
may even outdo long-time number one Madden
. (Did I just say that?) That's what my brother-in-law said, and I have to agree. This year's Sega Sports incantation includes tons of game modes: Practice, Exhibition, Tourney, Season, Playoffs, Franchise, Fantasy, Quick Start (random teams), and the Tutorial for learning all about NFL 2K2
Whether you want to play a single season or build up your franchise, NFL 2K2 will deliver non-stop action at a fast pace. If you've never felt the pressure of a 350-pound lineman in your face, you will now! Blitzing defenses will create almost no run opportunity (maybe almost too hard to run), while leaving the field wide open for the big pass play. It's so real, you won't be able to wait to take the field!
Also included in NFL 2K2's features is the Fantasy Draft. If you love your franchise team but hate the players they're stuck with, just start over and join the other 31 teams in a full draft. This is a great way to start a new Franchise, but also makes for a cool party game to have a Fantasy Draft Tournament. When you really, really hate your players, bust on over to the create-a-player and make your own. Don't like any of the teams? Create your own. You can even create your own plays from scratch! The play editor does feel somewhat clunky, but you really do have nearly unlimited options when you modify plays.
Oh, yeah. I bet you're wondering about network play. Well, it's here. Unfortunately, at least with my experiences, it's not worth playing. Multiple times I tried to play, but you'll have better luck chatting with people in the game lobbies than getting them to play! I know this has nothing to do with NFL 2K2's gameplay, but it does let you know what you may have to deal with. When I finally did attempt to play some games, the connection was horrible every time and we had to quit the game. Lag time was terrible, which makes for some very sluggish online gameplay. I would suggest that you definitely give it a try, but don't get your hopes up.