I found this year's Madden a little disappointing...I guess it's because the next generation consoles have all the extras, like the signature running. I thought this Madden for the Xbox could've had the signature running, but your left with the same type of running as previous years..but other than the running, it's decent. While some of the new features can be kind of fun, it gets old rather quick. Hopefully EA will bring the same type of gameplay for the Xbox as the Xbox 360 next year.
posted by Whitesox11 (CAROL STREAM, IL) Aug 22, 2006
Member since Aug 2006
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Madden 2007 is a great football game if you exclude previous knowledge of other Madden's. It has everything gameplay wise, but some of it's other features were left out of the Xbox's version. I.E, Editing a players ratings, Owners mode to name the main two.
The new running stick and lead blocking features are sweet, but the lack of a passing cone makes it a lot easier to pass then to run. You have the option to turn it on( and get bonuses for it), but it is not mandatory.
The various glitches have been fixed, ranging from FG blocking to fumbiling on punt returns. Weather DOES affect fumbles now so be careful running the ball in the snow of Denver or New England.
Madden's gameplay is unmatched by any other game out there, but it lacks that powerful punch it once had.
As you can see from my title.. I was very dissapointed in this version of Madden. The running game was WAY to easy. What is up with the defense anyway. Nobody gets 700 yards of offense in a game. I had to put the game on the hardest difficulty just to have a good challenge. The NFL superstar mode is horrible and way too time consuming and the controls in the game sometimes can be really unresponsive.
I know it sounds like I am a Madden hater but i have been playing for years. I just dont like having my hopes and dreams in virtual football dashed by an inferior product.
To me it just feels like ever since EA got the exclusive license to the NFL they dont have the passion or the desire to make a superior product.
EA.....please stop sitting on you laurels and actually try like you do have a little competion because...you mailed this years game IN!!!