If you love sport games , PlayStation Is the console to own.Not only are there multiple brands and franchises for each sport ,but most can be found used and sometimes brand new for under 5 bucks!Not all games are playable today ,but for the price ,they're at least worth picking up for a test drive.Seriously,you can walk into a used game shoppe with 10 bucks and easily walk out of there with 3 to 5 decent PS sports games .Enough to curb that adult attention deficit disorder for a good couple of hours.
NFL QB Club 97 was an impulse buy.I wasn't about to pass up on that .99 cent price tag.
I'm always taken by the box art and screen shots on the backs of jewel cases .Game company's do a good job of making a game look better than what It actually was. I remembered playing QB Club all the way back when It was on the Genesis and Super Nintendo.One of my favorite aspects of the franchise was the QB challenge mode,which Is mysteriously omitted from the PlayStation version.There are a few other knocks against this game ,like season mode.You see down there under the "Gridiron Gameplay" heading where It says that you can track your own team and player stats ?Well,It means exactly that.You can only track YOUR stats ,so there's no league leaders or league stats for you to look at during season mode.Oh,and you can only check your players stats in game by pausing It and scrolling down to player stats.Also ,there's no coin toss at the beginning of games.WTF!?!?I like the graphics ,though.The players are small but chunky and while the animations are less than stellar,the stadiums are vibrant and the sound is pretty solid.
Is It playable ,today?
I think so.On the pro level with realistic player stamina It can be pretty even stevens as far as the AI opponent goes.A human opponent might be a better experience.You'll fumble a lot In this game so be prepared for lots of late game losses when your fatigued running back decides to cough It up at the very last minute. Like a lot of other football video games,there Is always that fail safe pass or running play that comes In handy late In the game . Once you find yours,It's pretty much anybody's game.Another positive is the length of time It takes to finish a game.With the game clock set to accelerated you can get through a game In less than 20 minutes.Having less time on my hands these days,that always comes In handy. The one glaring disappointment Is the lack of a QB challenge mode.Other than that,for the price,you could do a lot worst.