Excerpt: It has to be tough being an annual sports-game developer. If they make a really great game they’re faced with the challenge of making it even better next year. If they change too much they could potentially turn off fans of the last game, but if they don’t change enough they could be criticized for shipping the same game with a roster update. It’s a real “damned if they do, damned if they don’t” situation.
Pros: Solid football gameplay, Large amount of content
Cons: No enthusiasm to be found, Several graphical issues, Poor sound design, New addition diminish experience
Summary: The Madden series is as dependable as the calendar when it comes to marking time. This year's edition is better in some ways, but not as good in many others, as its predecessor. The end result is a surprisingly hollow version of the normally outstanding football simulation.
Pros: Solid, dependable Madden experience remains mostly unchanged, Improvements like Cut Days and customizable playbooks are nods to fans, New collision system makes hits look vicious
Cons: Game presentation is a little off from previous iterations, Online play has some lag issues, Too much extra content without attention being paid to the game itself
Conclusion: Pas vraiment innovant au regard de la mouture précédente, Madden NFL 12 n'en reste pas moins une simulation de qualité qui contentera aisément les amateurs. Avec une gestion des impacts et des graphismes peaufinés, cette version reste une mise à jour honnête de la franchise EA Sports sans cependant être un achat vraiment justifier pour les possesseurs du 11.