posted by Steelhead (BONNEY LAKE, WA) Apr 13, 2013
Member since Jan 2006
Hard to believe that this series is getting worse.
Graphics are worse than 2010 , game play is just awful the new collision detection is disgusting and now the players have no weight again on top of the flopping around literally every other play is the Jets "butt fumble" it's that bad.
Connected careers are wasted change change to franchise and nothing more , they could have made franchise mode better and deeper in a thousand different ways instead they chose to dumb it down and rename it.
There is literally no reason to own this game unless you love the terrible online play and updated rosters or are a huge Detroit Lions/CJ fan.
Truly pathetic that NCAA 11 stomps this game in every way.
I use to play Madden pretty often as a kid, every year I would get the new one for Xbox or whatever system I had PS2 at the time, as far back as I could remember I was playing Madden and if I remember correctly they had it on N64, if I am correct that's when the great Madden was. Madden has toned up the graphics, redid some things they needed to change and finally after 7 years have corrected Soldiers Field, while in return screwing up the Bears away pants.
I've been a long time player of FIFA now and comparing the two together Madden has become more and more like arcade then ever. It's hard to play the game when it's more predictable. Many people have had issues with online play and although I do have XBL I do not play online, so I play the offline Career and it seems just like the previous ones, this time around you can play as a legend. I prefer to play as the coach and do whatever I want. It's fun, been a long time since I've played it. I wouldn't buy a Madden game anymore, they just don't appeal to me anymore as much as I love watching football. I wish they would go back to the old formats, I don't know when they changed it all since I haven't played Madden since 2006, but I am assuming it's been a pain in everyone's side. I give this a 7 because I do like the graphics, the updated Soldiers Field and pure fun of playing football, other than that it's not perfect and its not that great.