posted by lilybird11 (VICTORVILLE, CA) Sep 13, 2012
Member since Feb 2012
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This is quite possible the worst Madden game ive ever played way toooooooooooo much emphasis on online play graphics not muc of an improvement from last years and the tackling physics made me feel like i was playing tecmo bowl or 10 yard fight on the NES
don't get me wrong - it's still a fun game. Graphics are decent and gameplay is relatively smooth and realistic. However, one crucial thing is missing: Franchise Mode.
Yes, you can do something called "Connected Career" and pick Coach Mode and it's pretty much like franchise mode except you have so much more responsibilities and decisions to make. Another drawback is your can't use custom rosters in this mode. I used to love to create myself as a QB for the Cowboys and then take them thru season by season. Now I have to do this Connected Career Coach Mode game with Tony Romo. Sigh.
Also, the officiating is awful. I get called for facemasks when I can clearly see on the replay that my defender NEVER put his hands near the opponents helmet. I also get a lot of out of bound/in bounds discrepencies. Even after challenging and CLEARLY seeing that the opponent caught the pass out of bounds, the officials will rule it inbounds and I'll lose a timeout. Half of the time, I can't even call challenge. It just disappears as an option.
Again, it's overall still a very entertaining game. But after all the things I've listed, I'm ready to return it.