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Very Good

Takes getting used 2!

posted by Raymet (HIALEAH, FL) Aug 15, 2008

Member since Jul 2008

9 out of 9 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This is the Game weve been waiting for. or is it?...

Game starts by making you do a virtual reality Madden Test. This was really fun... but it also showed what to expect from a Flawed defensive game... Well the new "my skill" is really awesome. I can happily have any of my friends over, and have a competitive game. The games Menu's feel like a refurbished Madden 08... but honestly i can careless about menu's, lets go to Game play.

Graphics are above par. Simply said this game looks great... Animations have gotten so much better,You can be half way to the ground and Stiff arm (X) and your player will still be trying to release of the tackle and the best part is, he does. The controls are free. If you feel it you can do it. OFFENSE!! Now the reason i was frustrated. DEFENSE. Camera angles, ridiculous missed tackles, Drop int's when they hit u square in the hands, all continue to b frustrating part of madden. With that said I love how the Screen shakes when you lay a solid hit... Problem is getting an angle to lay that hit... Madden 09 offensive play with madden 05 defense???? o0o0 to DREAM!...

The play by play calling is pretty good, though it gets boring i think the best part is when they show you what u did wrong and how u can beat it next time.

Pretty much everything else is worthless in this game. Superstar and Franchise are the same as they've always been. and the new rewind system? Is Garbage. Just a new thing added for noobs! Online gaming is a non stop lag on the ps3, so that pretty much goes out the window.

Overall You will enjoy this madden, just give it some time to get used to.

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Best Madden game to date.

posted by jcbball55 (BALTIMORE, MD) Jan 31, 2009

Member since Feb 2006

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Honestly, this is the best game I have ever played. I have been playing this game since the year 2000, and have seen it go through the progression. I was extremely disappointed in the '08 venison because of the ridiculous "abilities" that specifically wide receivers had. That has now been scaled back and the defense is much more realistic than last year. Also, the game plays better and looks amazing. The fields and the stadiums are great. The control over the players is great. The running game is something that many have to get use to, but is more realistic to the game. I am a person that likes to see the realism of the NFL to be in the Madden game, and this game does that more than any other game yet to come out of the Madden collection.

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i dont even like football games......

posted by MrMunk (KENDALLVILLE, IN) Aug 20, 2008

Member since Oct 2004

5 out of 6 gamers (83%) found this review helpful

ill have to admit that this is probably the most complete Madden game to date. the Madden IQ, imho, is one of the most ingenious additions. i used to have to go in and edit all the settings so i could get a decent game, but now the IQ does that for me. i had a little trouble with the mini-game training, so after a few times, i avoided them. i havent been able to enjoy a Madden game since EA monopolized the NFL franchising in games, yet i found this one very enjoyable to play from all aspects. like i said, i dont like football games anymore, and i was almost thinking about buying this one. this is definitely worth the buy for a fan or just your average gamer who wants a solid football game.

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