This Madden is by far the best one in the series by offering an immersive experience. Multiple new camera angles mimic a t.v. broadcast and also pregame warmups that feature star players kicking throwing and running. Graphics are solid with player movements more realistic than ever before thanks to the new game engine that allows multiple players to tackle and the movement of players seems to be more realisticly based on the size and weight of players. Online franchise is very cool even though I did not spend a lot of time on it. Now lets get to the not so good things about Madden. I mentioned the graphics above and dont get me wrong they are good but when it comes to some of the cut scenes player detail diminishes such as when the coaches shake hands at the end of the game or when the quarterback stops for an interview. The graphics just look sloppy and when you see the crowd in the background they look flat. When your the quarterback talks on the phone or to himself he almost looks horse-like with his gums and teeth protruding haha. Although these are not important aspect of gameplay I felt they could ahve been better and not so sloppy. The announcers become repetitive during the game saying the same phrases many times in one game. Despite all of this, I dont play Madden for all the extra goodies. I play Madden to get my game on! I give this game a 8.5 out of 10 and is worth a rental. Enjoy!
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I've been really mad at EA sports since madden 08 came out and i got really mad this time... 1. its the SAME THING AS MADDEN 09 just the graphics are better and roster updates... its just a rip off, you have to pay for almost every game mode, you have to pay for franchise online... better linesmen, EA is just trying to rip there fans off... this is just a bunch of BS... i would rather but madden 09 for 8 dollars then pay 60 bucks for madden 10... i am returning it NOW!!
I'll start with the good: this game is much better than last year's version. The problem is, that isn't saying much. The same glitches still exist that have existed for several years. Your return man does not let the ball drop on punts that will land inside the 10 and tries to bring kicks out that would land 9 yards deep in the endzone. The computer controlled team's AI blows the user controlled team's AI out of the water. Computer DBs seem to literally have eyes in the back of their heads and super glue on their gloves. My defense can't catch a cold and wouldn't react to a ball not thrown to their man if their lives depended on it. Computer controlled players seem to be much more highly skilled than user's players. For example, Vincent Jackson (83 ovr) toasted Cortland Finnegan (92) for an entire game. In the same game, Calvin Johnson (92) was shut down by Dunta Robinson (85). The big, new thing is this gang tacking. I have had little success. It has actually been essentially counterproductive. Sort of like when they first introduced the hit stick and warned that flying in with it while a teammate was making a tackle, the gang tackling results in more big than run stops. Speaking of big plays, that is apparently the only way the computer can score. I have given up more 60 yrd + plays than a care to admit and have only given up a few TDs on actual drives. Overall, the game is fun for a few days with buddies, but I quickly got tired of the same old routine. Oh, and Chris Collinsworth, who I think is a very good announcer in real life, says the same 3 or 4 lines over and over. He actually makes Madden's old one liners sound good. Game was on mute by the 3rd time I played.