There are many things that i enjoy about Madden 13. One of them is more realistic blocking. I can't tell you how irritating it is to run with 99 ovr Adrian Peterson in Madden 12 and get stopped time and time again because of defensive linemen breaking off blocks instantly. the offensive linemen hit the d line and block for about .01 seconds before the d line just broke off magically. Thankfully, they have fixed this in 13 and the blocking seems very real. In addition, the graphics including movement and tackling have been much improved. As for some other issues, thats a different story. Your defensive backs still can't cover a reciever to save their lives, even if the wide reciever is a 70 overall. As for presentation, they do a decent job overall in menus making it look realistic and have a fake twitter feed that tries to make it look better, which it does. The announcers are much better as well, even if they do repeat the same stuff.
Overall, the Madden franchise still has work to do, notably in game with the AI but i think that they are defintely on the right path.
Madden 2013 stunned me with the all new Physics engine, but what didn't make me happy was that there is no "Create a Team" option and a lot other futures that were in Madden 12 and 11 are now gone. Other than the lack of features the Game Face feature was awesome, being able to play yourself actually in the game! The graphics are improved, the rosters are accurate, and the difficulty has changed to a better setting. Overall I would give this game a 8/10, mainly not because of the game play but lack of features in the game.
posted by FauxRealGamer (AUBURNDALE, FL) Sep 15, 2012
Member since Sep 2012
I have been playing Madden every year for the last 5 or 6 years and was use to the let down we get every year so I was very surprised this year. They completely revamped the entire game. Like one game designer said, "Every pixel and every mode has been completely re-done." First off, the new Infinity Physics Engine is the biggest improvement. Of course it is not perfect, however it is much better then being warped into tackles and having a pass intercepted when a player flies through the air 10 yards. Ultimate Team is my favorite game mode this year. The fantasy football like feel to it is addicting. My only complaint is the connected careers. After being so use to Franchise mode, it was a little awkward not seeing it there. I think now is the time to get back into Madden with EA.