Excerpt: Sure as the sun rising every day, you can count on another edition of EA’s Madden NFL hitting shelves every August. Some will say the game is nothing more than a roster update of the game they played a year ago, while others will tout each year being the best ever.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Love it or hate it we have another Madden game on our hands. One of the best selling games year in and year out, Madden NFL 10 features two superstars from last year’s super bowl on the cover. 21 years is a lifetime, and that is exactly how old this franchise is. EA Sports promises a whole bunch of new features, online modes and improved graphics. But isn’t that what publishers say every year? Read on for more details.
Summary: On-field authenticity and emotion is taken to another level in Madden NFL 10. With more control over the outcome of the play than ever before, players can drag defenders towards the first down marker, fight for a fumble at the bottom of the pile, and avoid the rush by stepping up into the pocket.
Excerpt: franchise to go downhill after EA acquired exclusive rights to the NFL and its players. I mean, history has proved to us many times over, that when there is no competition, there is no reason to try.
Excerpt: John Madden may have retired but you can rest assured that his best-selling videogame franchise never will. For better or worse, Madden 10 is here and there is nothing you can do about it but sit back and enjoy the proceedings. As with all yearly sports titles, there are a number of updates to Madden, and this year they do more than just fill out the back of the box.
Excerpt: Year over year Madden catches flak for recycling previous content into a repackaged roster update. Madden NFL 10 makes a concerted effort to change that perception with a suite of changes but don't freak out: this is still the same Madden you've come to adore. However, there's a noticeable focus on keeping you actively involved in the game and it's an effort that succeeds in spades.