This is the first Madden I have bought. This is worth the extra mile to buy because you just don't have enough time to play every mode if you rent it the only thing wrong with this game is you don't get pick the time of each quarter or the difficulty during Superstar Mode. Although they entered the new system where you can pick a Rookie to be your superstar eliminating the need to create a character. Overall this game rocks go out and buy it now.
posted by saintzFAN (WEST PALM BEACH, FL) Sep 24, 2007
Member since Jul 2006
gamers (62%) found this review helpful
Here it is again, another year, another Madden game. I've gotten to the point where it's not how innovative Madden's become, it's more like how much did they rehash into another game this year? I thought things would be nicer with the slight competition of All Pro Football 2k8 being out there, but that only encouraged Madden to actually work on their game, and what did they do? Well they changed the menu so you knew it was 08 and not 07, but they practically left the gameplay alone. Sure they did add more pre-snap commands, now they've got enough to even confuse Peyton Manning, congrats! There's pretty much no turbo button now which is JUST what a football game needs, no turbo! They replaced 'turbo' with 'sprint' sounds the same right? Well it's not, apparently 'sprinting' is covering the ball with both hands and running slower, wow, now THAT'S an upgrade. They did tweak the Super Star mode camera so you can see more, but ever since they changed it from when they originally put it in, it's never been as good. Also with this, again, new camera angle, as you close into a ball carrier on defense, the camera will rotate like a kid on pixie sticks, causing you to miss your tackle almost always. Most of the interface looks identical to last years model, that's cuz most of it is taken from 07. Super Star mode is basically the same again, doing the combine and draft and stuff to get your player 'stat pts' to get better with. Nothing you haven't already seen. The sole shining achievement, is the achievements. They're all in game, no need to spend 4 weeks strait of your life getting them all, as they're all 'in-game' ach's. A good/bad, depending on who you are, you can get all of the ach's with 2 players playing, so you can easily "help yourself". Real innovative EA, glad you got that license, now we can have vanilla-only flavored football. Thanks for yours simple ach's, but other than that don't bother me again.