I never had more than a passing interest in football before listening to The Rookie. I actually got more enjoyment out of watching people play football video games than from watching actual games. That got me thinking, how freaking cool would a GFL game for consoles be?!? So I asked myself what a GFL game should be like.
Scott if you're reading this, just remember that I get a creative credit in the game and a reasonable percentage of the profits. Much respect for the FDO & all, but a sista gots to get paid, you know what I'm sayin?
So, like most football VGs out there, you have several options for play. You can pick a pre-made team from any Tier and play against any other team in that Tier, which also has an online play option so you can get pick-up games or play in organized tournaments, or just scrimmage (no stats are recorded from scrimmage play). "Tournament Mode" lets you start with a Tier 3 team and work your way up, either with a pre-existing team or one you build yourself. You can also do a "Story Mode", which incorporates some kind of crime / underworld storyline in with the football games, played in a third-person view. Perhaps this part of the game will be something like the Grand Theft Auto games, I dunno. If Gen. Siglerisimo is involved though, I can imagine that we will see a little of the old ultra-violence.
The character modeling and physics will be very important, because each different race should have in-game abilities that are accurate to their descriptions in the book. There should also be a "Dream Team" option where you can custom build your team, choosing from all the players from a particular Tier or custom build your players individually by starting with a blank species template and a set number of points to divide among attributes like speed, strength, vertical leap, etc. One cool thing about "Dream Team" play is that you can assign any species to any position. You want a 500Lb Heavy-G Human at QB? No problem! Quyth Warriors for defensive linemen? You got it! Heck, you could field a team made of nothing but Ki if you want to.
For the record, I do not like sports games, but I would TOTALLY play that game.