gamers (73%) found this review helpful
The fact they want more money from me for an activation code to open up some feature to play online and to open up madden mode is insane. EA's marketing decision here is the straw that broke my back. I for one will not be buying any other EA game till they stop this kind of markiting on the gaming community. It is great to have game addons but you dont release a game with half of the content gone and offer the other half on opening day as addons, That's ripping us all off.
posted by sheehanje (SCHENECTADY, NY) Aug 17, 2009
Member since Mar 2009
gamers (60%) found this review helpful
I was in a quandary. Should I buy Madden or not? I have issues with EA, and the fact they cut the PC version of the game. It used to be nice to bring my laptop around to play with other people, and I don't have that option anymore. I also don't like the fact that EA has an exclusive NFL license. In fact, I think exclusive licensing hurts consumers most of all and should be illegal in any form. I'm still stuck with NFL Sunday Ticket on DirectTV, and I hate DirectTV lately and have no other options but to stick with their sub par customer service and equipment if I want to watch my team play on Sunday....
Anyways, with my pet peeves taking a backseat to my enjoyment of playing a good NFL football game, I didn't wait for Gamefly and bought the game the first day it was available. I swore I wouldn't do it this year because I've been disappointed with most of the Maddens released this past decade. But I'm a video game addict, and one of the biggest addictions is to football games. I remember staying up for days at a time playing Front Page Sports Football back in the day.
Well, after a whole weekend playing the game, I must say that I am very impressed with the game play. I feel like I'm actually controlling an NFL game. The past few years have felt like the game was a cross between the older Maddens and NFL Blitz. I was sick an tired of playing against people that had no clue what good football was, and could beat people with 2 or 3 plays. No more of that, because this game gets football right. The Pro-Tak system is more than it sounds. The running game is more realistic than any other football game I've played.
The commentary is horrible, as is the half time show. But with such good gameplay, it doesn't really matter. My biggest complaint is EA's nickle and diming everyone for extras. Online Franchise, extra if you don't buy the game new. Cheat codes (they don't call them this), extra. Very tacky. With that said, the base game is worth it.
Madden 2010 is not a good game. To me it feel like the same game as the last 2 years. To me it seems that this game was made so anyone could pick it up and play good
Pros- D-lines moves, i like how you use the right stick to do speed or power moves.
Franchise mode- the franchise mode is ALOT better then last years. half time and weekly shows are pretty good not great but good.
Cons-Run blocking- there is ZERO run blocking in the game your o-line just lets the d-line go right when you get to them
The deep pass- You can not pass it deep, the DB will just jump up and defend the pass and tackle the WR at the same time. needs alot of work.
PRO TAK- Alot of people may THINK its good but it really not. You cant jump in and try to make the tackle you'll either fly right past the guy or bounce off the players.pretty much when the tackle starts you cant do anything.
man and zone coverage-both are broken you can pass all day vs the cpu or human player and cant really stop the passing game either it need alot of work.
the cpu running game- The cpu just cant run the ball for some reason. I guess if you work on sliders for a while they might be able to.
The GLITCHES- The glitches are really the only things thats "in the game" way to many glitches you'd think they could fix them but i guess thats to much for EA.