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's been just over a year since Ninja Gaiden 3 left me awash in despair. The series I've followed since I was a child of the 80's let me down for the second time ever (the first time was when Ninja Gaiden Black added a controllable camera and killed the fun). To put it as plainly as I can, I have to say the game just sucked. It didn't live up to the Ninja Gaiden pedigree and it wasn't even a decent action game independent of the franchise.
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: 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. The changes made with Madden 08 are very noticeable and you'll feel how they affect the flow of the game. It feels somehow tighter and more refined, yet familiar and user-friendly.
Conclusion: The one remarkable thing about this year’s Madden is its incredible depth in comparison to the previous games in the series. This is the first time this generation that we’ve seen any kind of owner mode, create-a-team, create-a-stadium, or even mini-games. All of these features are a sight for sore eyes, as it’s been three long years since we‘ve seen them.
Summary: It's taken two and a half years and three releases, but Madden is finally back to form. In Madden NFL 08 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, EA Tiburon has put together the most complete version of Madden seen on either console to date. The gameplay is tight, practically every old feature that had been previously missing is back in some form or another, and new additions have been made that significantly change how you play the game--for the better.
Pros: The new "weapons" feature is a terrific addition, A complex but fully manageable control scheme, Much deeper franchise mode with owner mode features, Excellent animations, Much more challenging game than last year
Cons: Fumbles pop up more than they ought to, Audio design is lackluster, Still no significant additions to the online play, PlayStation 3 version's frame rate is much lower than the 360's
Summary: Without a doubt, the Madden franchise is one of the most beloved and scorned titles ever created in video game history. “Hardcore” gamers tend to shun the series because of the lack of innovation, while millions of rabid pigskin fans eat up the title in droves year after year. All you hardcore gamers better grab a tissue to dry your eyes, because Madden is back for another run—and it’s one of the best entries in the series since it made the jump to next-generation...
Pros: Tremendous animations, Great sound effects, Superstar mode is surprsingly fun
Cons: Graphics are generally average, Way too many turnovers, Needs a new announcer