Excerpt: Is it just me or does every new console launch seem to come with an �updated� version of the Madden franchise? Each year things are tried to evolve the series to new levels, and in the case of the PS3 title, the SIXAXIS controller is integrated into gameplay in a somewhat clumsy way.
Excerpt: Madden NFL 0 7 for the PlayStation 3 is, more or less, a direct port of the same title on the 360 that came out a few weeks ago. This means that like the others, most of the upgrades you’ll notice come from the jump from 06 to 07 , not 360 to 3.
Excerpt: It's no secret that Madden hasn't been reinventing itself much lately. In fact, after four years the series probably peaked with 2005, as the deepest Madden title ever. But despite drastic changes in the defense game, the differences between 2004 and 2005 weren't instantly recognizable.
Excerpt: eagerly plunk down cash ever 12 or so months to get a few minor upgrades and yet, here I am, playing the game yet again because we're committed to reviewing every launch game on the PlayStation 3. And EA is laughing all the way to the bank. So who has the last laugh now? Yeah, it's EA.
Conclusion: I am surprised to sit here and basically write an identical review to what we saw on the 360 game, mainly because I didn’t think they would just port the 360 game over. However with that being said, if you don’t own the 360 version of Madden and managed to get your hands on the PS3, then what are...
Excerpt: A console launch without Madden is like a glitzy party without Paris Hilton – it just doesn’t happen. Madden NFL 07 is a complete port of the 360 version, so if you already have the game you’re not missing much.
Madden NFL 07 delivers a very good game of football in the series' PlayStation 3 debut.
17 November 2006
Summary: It just wouldn't be a system launch without a Madden game to go with it, and lo and behold, Madden NFL 07 is on hand for the launch of the PlayStation 3. Feature-for-feature, this version of Madden 07 takes after the Xbox 360 version from earlier in the year, so if you already bought the game on the...
Pros: A number of key features missing in Madden 06 have returned, Highlight stick, lead-blocker controls are useful gameplay additions, Superstar mode is reasonably compelling this year, Having the Hall of Fame players is a nice addition, A few bugs from the 360 version are fixed here
Cons: Game still lacks features available in other console versions of Madden, A few awkward design issues, Defensive-back artificial intelligence is easy to exploit on the default difficulty, Some animations look rather awkward
Excerpt: I know this may come as a shock to you, but the #1 third-party publisher in the world is bringing its #1 franchise to the PS3 at launch in the form of
Madden NFL 07
. Some of you may be wondering why EA would even bother with a PS3 (and Wii for that matter) version of
this year when the NFL...