With Ign recently reviewing the game for the 360, PS3 and Wii, it's been a little chaotic here on System Wars.
Given that the 360 version scored 8.7, the Wii version 8.5 and the PS3 version a 7.9 (?), many people, particularly the Wii fanboys, have been going around saying the PS3 version is the worst one. Just by looking at the scores, you might agree with them, but these scores shouldn't be taken at face value.
Unlike last-gen where all the consoles were pretty much similar in power, this gen is very different. Whereas the 360 and PS3 do pretty much have the same specs, the Wii is in a different league of its own. This is the reason why, when scoring games, the 360/PS3 use a different standard system than the one used for the Wii. There is no debating this - the reviewers themselves have stated this. Now with that out of the way, it's time for the serious poop.
The Wii version scored higher than the PS3 version but does that mean it's better than the PS3 version? Not necessarily. In fact, the answer is a big NO. No one can deny that the Xbox360 version is the superior version, the one recommended by IGN for serious Madden fans. Now, for those that say the PS3 version is the suckiest of the three, how could that be trueif it is pretty much identical to the 360 version (the superior version), which the Wii version is less identical to? IGN didn't say the PS3 version was inferior to the Wii version, so how is it inferior? Using thatlogic, if the PS3 version is inferior to the Wii version, then so is the Xbox 360 version. The truth is that the Wii version is most likely the worst of the three (IGN had a lot of complaints), but because it is scored using lower standards, its score was inflated. As a matter fact, because of its lower standards, all Wii scores are inflated when compared to the 360/PS3. To use the scores at face value is pretty unfair to the 360/PS3 games, which are graded harder. An 8.5 score on the Wii is not an 8.5 score on the 360/PS3 - it's will be lower. Here is something to think about:
An 8 year-old gets an A on his grade three exam, but a 25 year old scores a B on his college exam and another one scores an A -- just by looking at the test scores and the difficulty of the tests, rank the smartness of the three individuals.
To say the Wii version is superior to the PS3 version is to say it's also superior to the Xbox 360 version, if not equal.
Stop taking scores at face value. This is not last-gen when it made more sense. For this gen, it only makes more sense if you do so for the 360, PS3, and even PC. But the Wii is very far from being on par when it comes to standards.