Those of us who love pro football games are tired of having scorn heaped upon us, and we're not going to take it anymore. While the rest of the video gaming world makes fun of us for blindly buying Madden every year (and often nothing else), we're quite content to ignore them and restart our NFL fantasies each summer.
Sure, the first couple of games for the next-generation consoles have been kinda middling, but the promise of a true event horizon has been building with each release. Happily,
Like the career arcs of many promising first-round draft picks, Madden’s next-generation games have steadily improved from unwatchable embarrassment to veteran excellence. Perhaps, then, we were expecting too much - or (more likely) the short development cycle allotted to Madden 09’s crew didn’t allow enough time for all their ideas to get fully implemented.
Cómo ocurre a veces en las carreras de algunos novatos meritorios, los juegos nuevo-generacion de Madden han mejorado calladamente desde una basura inaguantable a una veterania excelente. Quizás esperabamos demasiado, o (mas probable) el corto ciclo de desarrollo asignado a la pandilla del Madden 09 no les dio tiempo suficiente para poner en orden todas sus ideas. No importa.
The NFL has long prided itself on parity. Each new season has little, if anything, to do with the year that preceded it; players come and go with astonishing speed as 5-11 teams become Super Bowl competitors and champions fall apart. In many ways, the Madden games of the PS360 generation mirror this erratic arc.
The annual August release of Madden is a day of celebration for sporting types across the country. Classes are skipped, sick days are called in, and a whole lot of people geek out in delight. This season, most of us who participate in Maddenoliday will be happy; Madden 11 delivers another solid gridiron experience, stuffed with new features, old favorites, and some serious work under the hood. All that heavy lifting leaves the final presentation feeling a little unpolished, though, and a couple yards short of greatness...
had a rough game, and it shows. A paint-scarred helmet and a grass-stained
uniform bear the scars of an afternoon being abused by the Packers’ defense at
Lambeau Field. Between the half-dozen sacks and countless other knockdowns, the
Philly QB looks weary as he steps to the line. Despite the beating he and the
Eagles have taken, they’ve dished it out pretty well too and trail by four
points with a few ticks left on the clock. The call is for a pass out of a
shotgun formation, hoping to open up the field for Vick to make one last dash
for the goal line...
Madden NFL 13 promises plenty, from an RPG-like experience in Connected Careers mode, to a totally revamped physics engine. Do the sum of its parts add up to a great game?
The long-awaited “off-the-screen” play-calling and route-drawing capabilities that the GamePad enables five the Wii U version a leg up. Unfortunately, gameplay isn't as crisp on Nintendo's console...
Madden NFL is back and better than ever this year...