11:30 AM - July 11, 2007 by Steve_OS
We have received a copy of All Pro Football 2K8 and we are taking questions in the All Pro Football Forum, for those interested. Throughout the day, I'll update the All Pro Football 2K8 page with some answers. Update #1 is up now, FYI.
Rainey: Do most of the legends feel the same, or are they unique?
Operation Sports: I didn't play around with too many legends just yet. I created three teams so far, just to get a feel for what we'll be looking at. I first created a very offensive minded team, Aikman, Emmitt, Novacek, Harper, Ismail, you get the picture (Go Cowboys!) I didn't select any players for the defense, all offense. When I hit the field, I lit up the AI on offense, but in turn, the AI lit me up, as my defense was horrible, taking bad angles, slow as molasses, frustrating really. Then I went out and created a team with a great defense, selecting no offensive players, just to get a feel for that. Well, all my concerns quickly went away. The defense reacted to the ball extremely well, which is what you would expect "Legendary" defense to react. No longer were they slow, no longer were they taking bad angles. They were ball hawks, in every sense of the word, creating turnovers, big hits over the middle and stripping ball carriers. That's not to say the AI offensive legends didn't get their own on my defense, because after all, I'm playing against some legends as well. So a gold star player would get the better of my gold star DB once, then vice versa. It felt like football, if my gold DB was covering a scrub player, he would be blanketed and if the QB made a mistake and threw his way, it was picked or knocked down. However, there were a few passes that were caught in zones, but man to man, you need to look somewhere else Mr. CPU. My third team was a mix of offensive and defensive Legends and a balanced attack. I think most people are going to play like this, but there are so many ways to configure your team. I think we are going to have some classic online battles, in a chess like gridiron matchup. I was disappointed at first, but now that I know the "Legends" play like legends, I no longer need to worry about the bad angles, which worried me to death."