Excerpt: Last week, I had the opportunity to give Madden NFL 09 for the Xbox 360 a spin and I was impressed. The new features, enhanced visuals, slick presentation, and stellar gameplay all contributed to arguably the best Madden football game to date.
Summary: Ah, August. The month where kids have to go back to school. When it’s far too hot to venture outside for too long, yet all of the excitement of summer has passed. Yes, August is the black sheep of the summer months.
Excerpt: This year Madden celebrates 20 years and while the joke in recent years has been that the annual release was merely just last year's version with a few minor upgrades, Madden NFL 09 hits what could be considered some of the series' biggest changes.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Football fans have been buying Madden games for 20 years now. Come to think about it, there has to be a good solid reason for that. Other than buying out the competition at times, Madden must have been doing something right for all those years.
Excerpt: The NFL is getting ready for the season to begin, so that can mean only one thing: it’s Madden time. A yearly release, the new Madden installment is easily one of the highlights of each year for many gamers, as it continues to sell huge quantities.
Conclusion: EA Sports has, year after year, put out a Madden title that made playing professional football that much more real to the millions who will never get a chance. Madden NFL '09 is no exception.
Excerpt: Two decades of one game: no matter how you slice it that’s impressive. You could chalk it up to the overall success of the NFL, of EA’s great job at marketing and PR, and the love and admiration of millions of sports gaming fans through the good, bad, and ugly that this game has released year after...