posted by MissDahkme (Murfreesboro, TN) Jan 26, 2009
Member since Mar 2008
gamers (33%) found this review helpful
Ok so maybe I should not be comparing PS2 to PSP, but having played and owned EVERY Madden since its conception, this game needs work. John Madden scolds you for being behind when you are actually ahead. I had a 17 play, 86 yard drive and it told me to run my QB some more.
The advice does not sync with what is happening in game. I do like the way they have the X button to be used for everything (passing, juke moves etc...), this helps me teach my 7 yr old grandson how to play without really understand football. I play on the advance.
PSP has a superstar mode, but its simply different game situations and goals you have to achieve. Like kick a FG with 3 seconds remaining, and then win the game in OT. I beat all of them in less than an hour.
There is no create a player/team. You can edit players on a roster (just not their name). There is franchise mode.
Practice is relatively the same. Game play is the same. Graphics could improve (see below)
Music-I am not a big fan of today's music, but soundtrack was fine.
Graphics, could use a zoom feature so that you can see who has the ball in a pile. Numbers on backs of jerseys are hard to distinguish. I played Seatle v Vikes and Vikes were in their all white w/purple numbers-Seahawks all white w/blue-green numbers and it was hard at times to tell which player was on which team.
I do not play online, so can't comment on that.
Overall it has replayability, which is a must in my household. Also be advised this review is by the oldest female member of most gamer boards. I am 50. I give it a 7/10
posted by KMACLegend (FORT LAUDERDALE, FL) Jun 5, 2009
Member since Dec 2008
If you get joy from playing Franchise Mode, and feeling like your favorite team is strong and powerful, this is not the title or should I say Platform for you, and here's why...
Games on the PSP seem to have a hard time saving correctly if the save file is of large size and grows to even larger size, thus with EA Sports Titles, so when you save your franchise mode, if you don't have an ever-growing memory card, your save file gets terribly corrupted, as I had the personal experience of only being able to "Simulate" my franchise, only ONE game into the pre-season, as the file size grew from 1.4kb to 3.5kb after the second save and corrupted (i'm assuming/best guess) the save information, making Franchise Mode, impossible for me to play correctly...
If you want a quick, highly editable matchup for say Watching the same game on TV and playing it as well with virtually the same timing, then this is for you, or if you want some quick Football fun while at the Doctor's office or something, then this is the game, I gave it a 7 out of 10 becuase I do like the fantasy aspect and at a doctor's office would like to just pick up my save and continue feeling like I rule the field. But that was lost so I personally am choosing to go with something with a lighter save size and if that drops no big deal, and I have chosen NFL Street 3, as my next choice for rental on Gamefly.
I should mention I have a great understanding of Football, but am not an NFL nut who lives and breathes the draft pick. But I do like all sports video games and football is one of my best known, and Madden of course is the leader in that field, that is why I went a grabbed this. So its up to you depending on how you like to play...