Working on a review

Gary Gorski, over at Wolverine Studios ( was nice enough to send me a review copy of their recent Draft Day Sports: Pro Football 2020. I’ll be posting a full review in a couple days , but right now, here’s some quick hits:

I love the 2D Field concept: It’s easy to see when your player misses in coverage, or your Running Back manages to squeeze through the whole and breaks free for a big game.

There are some ways it could be improved (such as having the name of skill players above their representation on the field, or at least their number instead of just their position).

Some text commentary would go a LONG way towards helping you understand the action on the field (short passes, it’s hard to know if it’s complete and instantly tackled, incomplete, etcetera).

One thing I really like about the setup is that there’s a good amount of immersion (for example, there’s a panel of “experts” who will single out one game and give their predictions on it, something you’d see like on a pregame show. Heck, I’d love a pregame graphic with the helmets popping up like they do on the pregame shows in real life.

More to come as I put it through its paces. There are some things I’m not sure about, but I’m going to check them out thoroughly before I report on them.