Summary: This review was created a few hours after I got Madden 11 for the sake of getting crucial info out to consumers as quickly as possible. It will be edited and maintained as the game changes and more information becomes clear as I increase my familiarity with the product. ****ORIGINAL REVIEW BEGINS HERE: As a professional software tester and avid (read: hardcore) Madden gamer, I feel that there are some things that Amazon customers should be aware of before making the...
Summary: A few years ago you could choose from several publishers of NFL licensed games. Then EA signed an exclusive deal with the NFL and now no other publisher can make a licensed NFL game. This is called a monopoly and has resulted in very little innovation year after year. Why should EA invest anymore time/money than it has to when it has the market cornered? This is why Madden is not really making any major leaps year after year.
Summary: Madden 11 is still a good, authentic football game, however, it is just another version of Madden 10. If you have been playing this series for a while, then Madden 11 is not much of an improvement. The new gameflow system is, to me, just an enhanced version of the "Ask Madden" option. If you are looking for an improved Franchise Mode or Be a Pro mode, then you are out of luck because there isn't any difference between Madden 10's and Madden 11's career modes.
Summary: I've been playing madden a long time and a lot of the changes they made this year were geared towards people that are just starting to play the game. The new play calling feature, "gamegflow" is cool if you don't know much about football, but its nice that you can change it back to conventional playcalling and take full control of the team. I got used to the no sprint button very quickly and don't miss it at all now, you can focus on other moves.
Summary: I know no one needs this review, you are probably like me and every year you complain about the game and then go right out and buy it again the next year. I mean seriously, if you want NFL football what other choice do you have? None. However, I feel like I have to vent a bit on the fact that yet again, Franchise Mode goes without any attention.
Another year of motion shifting, morphing, suction, or tumbleweeds
18 August 2010
Summary: Gameplay Positives Gameplay is a lot better than Madden 10', especially running the ball. Running the ball never felt so good. The running animations are new. In addition, the new auto-sprint makes the player feel as if he is really running the ball. This feature can be turned off. While running, the weight and acceleration of the player can be felt, while running.