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For the Achievement Hunters

posted by tweakster (ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL) Jul 22, 2010

Member since Jul 2010

5 out of 6 gamers (83%) found this review helpful

For the complete 1000G, the 30 seasons achievement will drain your afternoon. It's slow and daunting. The rest of the achievements can be gained through menus or one single game.

Set your CPU toggles down and PLAYER toggles up, place the game on 15 min quarters, difficulty on Starter, and have at it.

I wasn't able to sit through those seasons in one sitting so I'd say you can get all achievements in a solid weekend at best. To break up the monotony, rent another 06 achievement game like NBA or NHL so you can knock those horrible games out in one swoop.

What more can I say?

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Same old, Same old

posted by NightRaven (BENTON, AR) Apr 24, 2006

Member since Apr 2006

13 out of 17 gamers (76%) found this review helpful

Oh look, a football game on the new next-gen console. Be prepared to be blown away... by the suckage.

First, we'll start with the gameplay. It's the same old thing. Not that there's anything wrong with that of course, there's not much that can be further done with the genre as far as control is concerned. Don't fix it if it ain't broken.

But that's the thing. It's not broken. This is just a revamp of Madden '05 with the new rosters. Unless you're going to do something amazing and spectacular, don't do anything at all. Would we buy Half-life every year if it were the same levels/gameplay, only the main character's name was Jerry this year instead of Gordon?

Then again, there are some things that *are* broken that have never been fixed. Why does my player have to turn a huge 5ft radius circle and run the wrong way just to turn around instead of just turning around?! Why do my blockers run *right* in front of the QB and trip him up when there are no defenders coming?

The Xbox live achievements are a joke. "Get a touchdown", "get a first down", "win an offline game", and they're all for like 100 points each. Seems like they were all a last minute decision when they found out they needed to have achievements online.

Oh, and there's online play and Franchise mode, same as usual.

All in all there is absolutely no need to play this game other than to see what it looks like on the 360. And did I mention that it really doesn't look much better on the 360 than on anything else? If you've never played a football game on a console, please rent this game. If you have, pick something else.

Oh, and the perfect offensive play? Hail mary. But don't waste time throwing the ball; all the defense pulls back, and your QB can run a good 15-20 yards before they realize what's happening. Sometimes the defenders will run *past* the QB to lock up with one of the linemen.

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Save your $

posted by Nicholas (CLEVELAND, OH) Apr 12, 2006

Member since Apr 2005

9 out of 13 gamers (69%) found this review helpful

Graphically, this game is AMAZING! However, I was very dissapointed in the fact that a ton of features were left out. For one reason or another EA was not finished with this game when Microsoft wanted it realeased, which for the record was on the 360 launch date. Gameplay is just, ok, nothing spectacular. Stick with the PS2 or Xbox version. Come August we will see a much needed change and a much better, complete game from EA in Madden NFL '07.

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