View Full Version : NFL Fever 2003 to be patched?
08-12-2002, 07:21 AM
So I've read a bunch of things saying that NFL Fever 2003 for Xbox has a lot of issues and there may be a patch for it. Is this true? Is it going to be the first console game bugfixed by patching? Anyone playing it?
08-12-2002, 09:13 AM
I read those comments at Gone Gold, and most of them seemed like complaints about the game design, not bugs. Not sure why it's being blown all out of proportion.
If Morrowind for the can miraculously get by without a patch, I seriously doubt any Xbox game will need one.
08-12-2002, 02:19 PM
From what I've heard, the game has some serious problems. Does it work? Yes. Does it have all sorts of odd things going on in it? Yes. I guess if the GameDay games weren't ever patched, I don't expect NFL Fever to see one :)
And it's being "blown out of proportion" because if the allegations are true, NFL Fever won't be worth purchasing.
And "design decisions" such as creating a sim engine that allows teams to score 100s of points if 15 minute quarters are used is walking a fine line between decision and broken.
08-12-2002, 02:27 PM
Dave, you are like the first peasent in line with a pitchfork when it comes to killing Bill "Frankenstein" Gates's monster Xbox.
08-12-2002, 06:08 PM
Hey, nice to hear from you Rob! You act like I make this stuff up. It's right out there in plain view on world famous sites like Gone Gold. In addition to knowing what Rich LaPorte ate for Breakfast this morning, and what appointments he had today along with how often he chats with his kids and wife, there's often these little tidbits about games.
If it bothers you so much to see the system getting gems like this one, sell your Xbox. Constantly berating me isn't going to make the system's problems go away.
08-12-2002, 09:21 PM
I'm just waiting for that Dead or Alive Extreme Volleyball game to turn my Xbox into a SeXbox. I've got the fever, and it ain't NFL!
08-13-2002, 12:25 AM
I read the Gamepsot and IGN reviews. While both felt the game was mediocre(basically not any improvement over the 2002 version), I don't see where they saw any 'big problems', or bugs. They just didn't think the game was good as NFL2K3 or Madden.
08-13-2002, 07:53 AM
People that have purchased the game are returning it if the fan forums are to be believed. Some people are having problems getting it to run on the Xbox and the sim engine is broken. So yes, that's pretty mediocre. If they didn't see the sim engine problems - well, you did write that they were Gamespot and IGN reviews so I'm not surprised. Unless there's a mass smear campaign going on against NFL Fever, visit forums like Operation Sports' football forum and read the "Who returned NFL Fever thread?".
08-13-2002, 05:22 PM
Personally, I am getting NFL2k3 this year. It seems to have made the most strides in the "offseason". I also like the gameplay better than Madden, especially on defense, which is more important to me than offense actually. I'll grant that Madden has more depth as far as modes go, but I prefer superior gameplay during the games, and I think THIS year that 2k3 provides that. Of course, Madden has the bigger name and will almost certainly win in sales, but Deer Hunter has shown us all how much THAT means :).
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