I have played every Madden game since madden 2000 and this one takes the cake as one of the worst maddens i have ever played this game seems like it was made fast like they were in a hurry, some features i wish they had they didn't. although i did like how they made the superstar mode everything else disappointed me
For all of y'all who said this game was trash, you were just to impatient to figure out how to do anything on the game! To play franchise mode all you had to do was create a coach on connected careers! And if you want to do a fantasy draft, just create a private online league and from there you can have a fantasy draft and it will be the exact same thing! Because you didn't invite anyone to your league! The only con about this game is that if you don't have Xbox live then you can't do a fantasy draft but other than that this game was a huge improvement from past maddens!
posted by Jguy2015 (NORTH JACKSON, OH) Jul 6, 2013
Member since Jul 2013
All things accounted for I think the ideas were good. They just couldn't quite execute. I absolutely hate that they took the fantasy draft out. And the other reviewers are right, there is no franchise mode. But that's because they gave it a new name, Connected Careers. If you play as a coach, it is pretty much the same thing, except for a few touch ups that I do not approve of. For example, I liked the potential system of past Maddens. Now, sitting your 1st round pick behind your veteran for a year does absolutely nothing. It is simply a wasted year. The new skill points do not accumulate fast enough to really do anything with, and as I said, young guys who do not produce a whole lot will not earn hardly any. Another smaller pet peeve of mine is the lack of mobile quarterbacks available in the drafts. Over 20 seasons of dreadful, arduous and bland of being a coach, I encountered only 3 quarterbacks with a speed of 80+ worth drafting, one of which had an agility rating of 68 and acceleration rating of 79. How does that happen? TODAY'S NFL quarterbacks are evolving into mobile playmakers, but Madden 13 contains, usually 1 per year, a surefire top pick at QB with a speed below 60... -.- Also, as I said before, I endured 20 seasons as a coach, simply because Madden is the only game I own worth a hoot. It feels like the same thing every day. On All-Pro difficulty, I constantly bully the AI, winning by a margin of no less than 50... On All-Madden, your RB with a carry rating of 99 fumbles 3 or 4 times a game and their 180 lb. RB with a trucking rating of 50 suddenly can't be brought down. With an entire offensive line of pro bowlers, you have exactly 2-2.5 seconds to throw the ball. Doesn't matter how bad the opposing D-line is.
This game leaves me saying, "Come on...seriously?". Unfortunately I wasted $60 on it too... So please, rent it, judge it for yourself, because some people do like it. But coming from a guy who plays madden all day, please, don't waste your mone