gamers (79%) found this review helpful
The big changes for Madden 13 are connected careers (replacement for franchise and superstar modes) and the new physics engine.
Many people are missing features like create a player and franchise draft that no longer exist. I honestly don't miss them, but something to be aware of.
I really enjoy the connected careers mode as it has a new practice mode which allows you to gain XP and upgrade your players. The XP thing has really hooked me as it is like playing an online shooter or RPG in terms of a progression system. Ultimately this is what sold this version for me. The physics engine makes things feel more realistic too.
I'm keeping the rented copy (so worth a buy to me).
1) Connected Careers Mode (XP for the RPG/shooter fan)
2) new physics engine (gives more realistic feel)
3) I like the new menu system too
1) some wonky fall downs with the new physics engine
2) noticed a few bugs (particular crazy one is in preseason games in connected careers the AI punter couldn't kick more than 10 yards)
gamers (80%) found this review helpful
I have been playing Madden since day 1. Its the one franchise that I have bought every year without fail. Sad to say my streak is about to be broken. All I like to do is play franchise mode. Thats it. I do the same thing with NHL. I just want to play a full season with the correct rosters and have fun. Dont care about online play. Dont care about trading cards. Dont care about boosting a players attributes so he can make arcade like stats. That being said, I know alot of people do like all those things and if I had one thing to say to the people at EA....Don't forget the people who helped make this franchise what it is (WAS) today. STOP MESSING WITH STUFF!!!!!!!!!
I have been playing Madden since 1989. This is, by FAR, the worst Madden I have ever played. The new graphics engine is horrible and it is very "clunky". NCAA Football is much smoother. It is so slow on Madden in comparison.