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6.0

102 ratings

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Football on the DS....not!

posted by shevenden (CLEVELAND, NC) Aug 14, 2008

Member since Jan 2006

2 out of 9 gamers (22%) found this review helpful

Madden on the DS is just not a good sell. First because it is too hyped up on the console systems and second because it is just plain not good. If you like Madden on the home consoles don't think about this game cause you'll be disappointed. Graphically, we need the 21st century now! DS is for the not so graphically intense gamer. Go PSP if your thinking on the game football.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Same old story

posted by zeppray (SURRY, VA) Aug 20, 2008

Member since Jul 2008

2 out of 5 gamers (40%) found this review helpful

Same old story same old song and dance. The same game with different names and a different menu...big deal. Stick with 08!

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GF Rating
7

Good

Decent Madden

posted by Andr00 (POMPANO BEACH, FL) Aug 14, 2008

Member since Aug 2008

4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I haven't tried the previous madden games on DS, so I have nothing but the console counterparts to compare to... Madden 09 has what you would in general, expect from the Madden adaption on DS. The graphics have good 3-D textures, run smoothly and rarely appeare pixelized. No stylus controls here, which to me, are nice of EA to stick to more traditional controls. Sound is respectable as you listen to the quarterback, crowd chants and various chatting, and varied music played at the main menu. The online would seem that it would be good, but after waiting 10 minutes, I simply turned off my DS, frustrated that no one was online... But you can play locally with friends even if you together only have one copy of the game; which is a nice feature to the game. This game just can't get me hooked though, it's not really that fun. I would suggest using a space in your GameQ for the console versions of this game.

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