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Madden NFL 08

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GF Rating
7.1

1282 ratings

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Madden 08 Fails to deliver for the Wii

posted by MasterD (SAN DIEGO, CA) Aug 27, 2007

Member since Jun 2007

First of all I love madden but madden 08 for the Wii has many problems, The kicking will drive you insane, the passing will make you curse and the on line lag will make you not want to play. Other than that same ol madden EA you disappoint me. the Wii has so many abilities and functions that madden 08 trys to use but just scratches the outer crust. Maybe next year they'll get it (I hope so)

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Still Needs Work

posted by oLderSKooL (APPLETON, WI) Aug 26, 2007

Member since Mar 2007

I'm a madden veteran since way back on the SNES and wow, this is my first time playing Madden on Wii. It has potential, but there are a few annoying bugs I've found so far. The controls are a bit too touchy. pushing a button on the directional sometimes registers twice, so a line audible suddenly gets you into a coverage or LB audible. When playing franchise mode, sometimes after a game it boots you out to the main menu without saving the game or mini-camp drill you just dominated in, forcing you to repeat it. Also teh game forgets you set it for formation play calling every time you get back on offense. I am impressed with the Wii's first online game, not bad implementation. Also some of the two player games are silly, the telestrator is completly pointless, but it would be nice if you could use it in a regular instant replay in the game. I miss some of the ability's of hot routes from last years PS2 version such as fade routes and that shallow route. If you have a Wii and are a Madden vet, check this out. Rent it for the Wii and buy it for your other system if you must.

Pluses - Online, family play, downloadable rosters

minuses- too touchy controls, minor but annoying bugs in saved game modes, also no ability to save game in the middle of a game.

Shows promise, more impressive for a second installment then last years 360 version. Hopefully next year will iron out the remaining bugs.

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GF Rating
7

Good

the wii madden was better last year

posted by mars188 (BRISTOW, OK) Aug 14, 2007

Member since Dec 2003

i know madden 08 has more modes then 07, i am going by graphics this year. last year it did not seem to be a big deal, but this year its like yuck. and the game has bugs in it, last year i did not notice graphic bugs, one time in the game the players where gone, no joke gone then they came back, the men on the field seem so small, the game plays well has that wii remote feel, but i cant stand the graphics, nintendo better beef up the wii are somthing, i think there is a gamecube in the wii case, looks so out dated, 360 looks great

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