posted by porters821 (FARMINGTON, MI) Aug 16, 2009
Member since Jul 2009
gamers (83%) found this review helpful
Let me start off by saying that I am a HUGE fan of 2K Sports and I've been upset with EA for the last 5 years ...but I am also a HUGE American Football fan so I can't seem to stay away from Madden.
Every year I compare Madden to NFL 2K5 and every year I'm disappointed because Madden seems to never improve anything...until this year. I still think that NFL 2K5 is the best American Football game I've ever played (and I've played the last 10 Madden games), but this year I didn't find myself wishing that EA Sports would just go away.
I really enjoyed the slower gameplay, it makes the game look and feel much more realistic. The graphics are amazing and EA Sports added a new halftime show which isn't half bad. A lot of people have been complaining about the gameplay being slower - they say that they can't start their run before getting tackled or that they can't get the QB to release the ball before getting sacked ...my suggestion to them is that they play on an easier mode until they get use to the new gameplay. You have to approach playing this Madden as if you were playing in an actual football game. You have to read the opposing defense/offense so that you know what to expect. If you're not football savvy or a "gamer" then you'll probably have tough time with this year's Madden. (BTW: I don't consider myself a "gamer" but I do like to think that I am football savvy.)
I think the new "fight for every yard" thing is my favorite feature though. It's not a walk in the park, but it definitely makes the game more enjoyable because the fate of the game is truly in your hands. It's no longer all about trying to run straight through the defense in order to break a tackle, now you can actually get into a bit of a shoving match and "fight for every yard".
Let me first and foremost state my affiliation..... I am a Madden hardcore fanatic. I've been playing madden football since its first entry on the Super Nintendo. What hurts me the most is the fact that they hyped this game up as the end all be all of madden, and its not! You will here all the hype about how great the presentation is, its not. All the players on the sideling wear 00 jerseys, the crowd is focused elsewhere in the stadium vs the action, and coaches and players yell at the wrong players! The halftime show is extremely vanilla, and the commentary is putrid! Can someone explain to me how the madden released in 2004 can have better situational commentary then a game released in 2009?
The gameplay is average as well. I had a guy run goal line sweep the entire game. Any one who says this game is realistic is highly dillusional. I tried a wr screen, and my wideout was sucked into the defensive line.
It saddens me that I defended the release of this title. In my opinion, the series best was 2004 and 2005, and was on the road to a comeback in 2008. Ea sports needs to step their game up, because this years madden is unacceptable!
gamers (78%) found this review helpful
First off I would like to say that I have been playing Madden since it was on the Sega and I am able to compare this Madden to others. Madden 2010 is truly the best one yet from the presentation to the gameplay it does not let down.
The graphics are just as detailed as last year but tiburon took it a step further by adding authintic Jerseys and QB movements that means when you play as Eli Manning the animation when you throw the ball mirrors the real Eli Manning.
The game play is where tiburon concentrated on the most. You all remember in 2009 when a person would just hike the ball and drop back 30 yards to throw a 60 yard bomb or just immediatly roll outside the pocket? Well that is no more pocket pressence is key in the passing game if you do not stay in it you are done!! Running the ball is now very realistic big backs take more than one person to bring down and the gang tackles look like you are watching the real thing. There are no more magnet tackles and "super" dive tackles. The game speed has been slowed down a lot from last year which is a big improvement. The game now feels much more realistic and it does not look like the players are skating on ice.
I would talk about game modes but we all know that gamers only really care about the graphics and the game play. So I hope that I have coverd enough for you all. So stop reading my review and go get the game!!!