First things first. I've been playing madden for as long as I can remember, back when I first got it for my gamecube nearly ten years ago, so I pretty much know what I'm talking about when I say: I WANT TO LOVE IT, but i can't. I find it hard to like a game where I can't even complete a simple slant pass because a linebacker magically teleported from five yards away, especially when they were moving in a totally different direction from where the pass was being thrown. I freaking hate when i position my safety or corner for a perfect interception, only to have the ball go STRAIGHT THROUGH his hands. Also, if you play ps3 (idk about xbox players, i have a ps3) you can expect your whole system to freeze after every two or three games in superstar mode (don't really know about franchise, i usually play one game of that then go to something else. i'm a superstar mode kinda guy, and TRY to play five or six games at a time, only to have it freeze my system). I feel like every year, EA is just basically releasing a roster update with a few minor tweaks and charging a full retail price for it. They need to release a newly redesigned game every other year, and just release roster updates for the in-between years, and charge $20 for those updates. Put the updates as DLC and charge 15 to 20 bucks for them, because i'm sick of paying a full $60 for a game that constantly freezes my system, and where the AI and the physics of the game are horrible. I'm not paying full price again for a game where the ball goes through my corner or receiver's hands, where a linebacker will swat a ball down from up to six yards away from the play, and (i know i keep coming back to this but it really sticks in my craw) where my ps3 gets frozen every hour or two during a loading screen. EA, get your stuff together because you are about to lose a customer.
I don't even know where to start. I put off buying this game for awhile, but I saw a deal on it and decided to get it. Boy, do I regret it. The first thing I want to address is that EA perpetuates the fact that this g... Read Full Review
This years rendition fails to live up to the brand. It's glitch ridden, the game play is unnecessarily burdened with unrealistic changes, it's repetitive in an annoying way, and easy to bore with. What would have suff... Read Full Review