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This year I was very excited to get my hands on Madden NFL 07 for the Playstation 3. It has been the best sports game around since the start of the Playstation gaming era. But to my dismay, in this year’s version, it didn't seem to flow like the previous Madden's. To start off, where did John Madden and Al Michaels go? The game just doesn't feel the same when you’re missing your two favorite announcers you once had. Complete button switch? Why after having the same button scheme for the past 5 years, switch it to something completely foreign to Madden gamers. It's a difficult pickup and play, and doesn't make any sense. One Frame Per Second? Any player you run with looks like they have a stick up there you know what. Their slow and sluggish and don't seem to have any running technique whatsoever. Meaning every player basically runs and moves in the same ugly old fashion. If you want to play Madden on a HDTV, EA almost forces you to buy this year’s version because of the 720p resolution it carries. (1080p is the greatest resolution, so this game having a 720p resolution is a joke in itself). It's not all bad though, there are a few pluses like the live NFL, NBA and MLB scores you get or the live roster updates you occasionally receive through online mode. But other than that, there’s nothing special in this one, and I would DEFINETLY suggest waiting for next years version.
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I thought it was an okay game, the graphics are stunning and beautiful, as I expected. The gameplay was choppy and weak, the camera angles were terrible. The interface for the game menu I found to be pretty annoying to get around to what I wanted to find. While I usually adore Madden games, this one I didn't at all, I'm glad I didn't buy and decided to rent. I played this for two days and was already sick of it.
I'm so disappointed in EA Sports to have exclusive rights to this title and produced a bunch of mess. The game always freezes up in the franchise mode after your 4th year in, and freezes up in the training before the games alot of times. I have had to start my franchise over twice running 2 teams... do the math. I have been faithful at buying everyone of the EA Madden football games since 97 or 98. I'm so mad at the fact that they wait til they have a platform like playstation 3 before they go down hill with the game in title. I really don't even want to give them another chance at taking my money for such a incomplete game. I even called the help line to see what was going on and all they could say is, " oh, download the online roster and it shouldn't happen again. What if I didn't have online services? What about heads up about the situation instead of letting people find out on their own? Mind you, this was after my PS3 just lost power while playing it only for 1 1/2 hours, with my game stuck in it. It took over 1 1/2 months to ship and receive another. Boy was I mad, that has never happened to me and I've had every playstation they ever came out with. They may have lost a loyal customer... some days I wish I could get my money back and be done with gaming all together.