posted by Kleintime7 (COLORADO SPRINGS, CO) Aug 16, 2007
Member since Mar 2004
gamers (60%) found this review helpful
I have been a Madden fan for years. I own every one of the games. This year's game on PS3 is way better than the 07, however it still feels incomplete.
The menus are easy to navigate, and the game is pretty straight forward if you have played past Madden games.
Up Sides: 1. The game looks great, and while it is not as fast or smooth as the Xbox version, the speed issues do not really hold the game back. 2. The franchise mode is great in this version with the addition of Hall of Fame players, ability to remove caps, and Fantasy draft. (At last Tampa Bay got a decent QB in Carson Palmer). 3. The in game trash talking and post play reactions of players is very life like.
Down Sides: 1 Create a Superstar is lacking once again this year. Quite sad, because the Create a Legend in NCAA is wicked. This game seems to want you to play with all players, not just a player you want to create. 2. Faulk calling the plays leaves something to be desired. I miss the old days with Madden and Al calling the plays. 3. If you play on the All-Madden setting, it is almost like the game knows exactly what you are going to run, before you even pick the play. All-Pro seems to be the best setting for a fair game.
All in all, I think this is a great game if you like to be able to control everything on the field. If you are looking for a game where you are in control of a "Superstar" get NCAA 08. I say rent both and then decide on which game meets your fun requirements.
The game looks pretty good but thats where the good things end! Playing as a runnig back in superstar mode I have no sprint, I have assigned sprint to every button on the pad and my player will not sprint in fact he looks like he goes slower so I cant even come close to a big gain cause I get outrun way to easy, the offencive line NEVER create an opening for you and you fumble nearly every tackle even on rookie setting! and If I try the runblock feature my running back get tackled anyway. This is without a doubt the worst Madden I have ever seen, I'd have more fun being a Ball Boy lol! Either get it right EA or dont make anymore Football games!
Pros: Itz a solid game, graphics are great, more options, online gameplay is fun, players look real, the beginning to the game is probably the most intense ever, game speed is fine even though itz slower than xbox, and tackling motions are cool, plus the td celebs are funnie...
Cons: Players open field running motions are awkward, play book is still not amazing (although the pre play motion helps), you can run right up the gut of teams like the ravens even if you call the same hb dive like 4 times. no precision passing no concept of hitting quick routes n' recievers in strides, but i do like the fact that hitting the deep ball is harder against good cb's
Overall itz not perfect but itz still fun to play and that is the point of the game