Excerpt: While the Madden series is well-known amongst sports gamers as being a serious NFL simulation on both consoles and PCs, the series has a weak reputation as far as handheld releases are concerned. Though I am relatively new to the series, a glance at GameRankings quickly shows that, year after year, handheld editions of this award-winning franchise are frequently the most poorly received of the bunch.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Many people didn’t even know that Madden NFL comes out for the DS every year. Well I did, but due to the dreadful reviews they seem to get all the time I didn’t bother to check any of them out before. I truly believe that every sport game needs a powerful graphics engine for it to look exciting and capture the experience of the real time game. It’s no secret that games on the DS have a limit when it comes to the graphics performance.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: It's nice to know the incredible levels of pure evil that EA stoop to still exist, and this yearly update of an ancient series goes to show that the bastards haven't lost their touch. It serves as nothing more than a requiem for Sony's aged system, whilst the real new blood surges forward on the NEXT GEN consoles. It's a good game, but it doesn't come highly recommended. Oh, and EA aren't actually any of the things I said, that was merely for comic effect!!!
Conclusion: Finally it feels like the DS version of Madden lives up to scrutiny and churns out an enjoyable experience. The Weapon System, the on field assistance, the mini games, and the stylus support all come together to make for a solid experience on the road. This edition is by no means a substitute for the real thing but if you're looking for football while away from home, there isn't a better alternative.
Excerpt: In this year�s rendition of Madden, EA seeks to improve what many consider to be an average franchise for the DS. Since the 2005 version, Madden has never felt spectacular on the DS and its flaws outweighed the strengths more often than not each year. In Madden 08, the presentation has been improved somewhat, but obviously doesn�t compare to the console versions.
Excerpt: LA JOUABILITE LA PLUS RÉALISTE DE TOUS LES MADDEN NFL Des nouveaux mouvements, des nouvelles animations, une IA aux détails améliorés ainsi qu'une jouabilité ultra souple à 60 images par seconde : tous ces ingrédients réunis pour une expérience de la NFL plus que réaliste, sans...
Conclusion: <break>In der hiesigen Sportlandschaft dominiert der Fussball und das Eishockey. Während Baseball sich noch nicht so richtig durchsetzen konnte und in der TV-Landschaft komplett unberücksichtigt bleibt, so erfreut sich das American Football immer grösserer Beliebtheit. Nicht nur dank der Rugby-WM, sondern und vor allem wegen der jährlichen Übertragung der Super Bowl interessieren sich immer mehr Menschen für das Spiel mit dem zugespitzten Fussball.
Pros: Einfache Steuerung, Viele Spielmodi, Online-Mehrspieler
Cons: Kleine Grafik- und CPU-Fehler, Schwerer Einstieg für Neulinge, Nur englische Sprache