Summary: Though the feature set is identical to the 360, the drop to an unstable 30 frames per second hurts the game a lot. If you are a hardcore football fan - then buy this game. If not it's a renter at best.
Pros: Animations and textures have been slightly improved., AI has been improved, a bit., Better camera positions.
Cons: Madden gameplay is mediocre at best., Does not present anything different or innovative., 30 frames per second.
Excerpt: It was late in the 4th quarter; the Saints, pacing nervously along the red line, were down by a single touchdown with mere seconds left. The ball is hiked, the clock reaches zero, Reggie Bush gingerly accepts the hand-off and propels himself forward through a crack in the D, on his way to a...
Excerpt: Madden 's transition to "next-gen" hasn't been the smoothest. While the visuals have managed to show off what the new systems can do, some of the gameplay was left behind. With this year's appearance, EA Sports has managed to make up for past deficiencies, resulting in the most complete version of...
Excerpt: Third time must be the charm, because EA Sports' Tiburon team has finally given next-generation HD-ready console owners a fantastic game of football. For its second incarnation on the PlayStation 3, Madden serves up gameplay that's tight as a drum, new animations and new controls -- like the ability...
Conclusion: I didn't see too many new additions here, but I'm sure I missed some. Madden 2008 looks the same to me and the game play is pretty much the same, except with the new 500 new pre-play options and those special icons your players have.
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.
Summary: Feel what it's like to be a field general making key personnel decisions on both sides of the ball during the game's biggest moments in Madden NFL 08. Play to your team's strengths by reading your opponent's schemes and reacting to the action as soon as the ball is snapped.
Conclusion: As popular as it is with the gaming community the Madden franchise is very polarizing. People dislike the EA machine and the fact that yearly incarnations often feature minimal improvements doesn't help the matter.
Beyond a roster update and a couple of small additions, there's little to Madden NFL 08 on the PC to make it worthwhile to anyone who bought last year's game.
21 August 2007
Summary: It's probably not a surprise to anyone that Madden on the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube this year would essentially be on autopilot. The life span for these consoles are rapidly coming to a close, and the likelihood is that most players have probably pushed forward to the 360, Wii, and...
Pros: Enjoyable gameplay, New defensive control upgrades are worthwhile additions
Cons: Skill drills are kind of lame, and fantasy challenge is missing from this version, A lot like last year's game across the board, Franchise mode is actually missing some features from last year's game, Presentation is stale
Excerpt: For an average Madden junkie like myself, I’m always flustered with one big decision each and every year: do I buy this year’s edition of Madden or do I not? Of course, I always end up at least renting the newest Madden, but spending that extra $60 is a big decision.