posted by stickdude (JAMAICA PLAIN, MA) May 1, 2006
Member since Dec 2004
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
I love the new passing feature and the truck stick is the best. The full field view is excellent for finding a perfect WR.I had to go on april vacation with out it and with 2k3 instead it was relief when I got back I was so so happy.
Madden has stepped it up in it's first year as the sole benefactors of the NFL license with the new QB precision passing feature. Gone are the days of having your route set up to throw to Glenn on the right side of the field and then launching it without changing your target to the other side of the field to Keyshawn with superb accuracy. Now you must have your target inside your vision cone, size determined by the QB's stats, for an accurate pass.
The Superstar mode is a nice touch. You randomly generate the stats of two parent's to make up your character and while some like to put themselves into the game, that is hard for me to do with a black QB, being that I'm white. Unfortunately you cannot change the appearance of your character so if you are looking to put yourself in the game in superstar mode you will find yourself randomly generating until you find a character that matches your stat wants, ideal position wants, and look wants.
On top of creating a superstar you could also import your NCAA football 2006 Race for the Heisman player into your Madden 06 and have him drafted in the Superstar mode.
Presentation could use a little more than a pregame huddle, a coin toss and a victory celebration after games. I personally would like to see some in game interviews with the super star if you are playing Superstar mode to help develop his character, and maybe some more sideline cut scenes in game between plays than just the looking miserable near the end of a blow out defeat, and maybe some better commentary, but that is nitpicking on what I feel was a nice offering from EA Sports.
posted by BigPapi (JOHNSON CREEK, WI) Apr 16, 2006
Member since Sep 2005
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
This is without a doubt the best Madden game ever. With the new Precision Passing and QB Vision Madden is a must buy if you love football. You can create your team, stadium, playbook, and fan. If you love football and are looking for a quality football game this one is a must have.