Summary: The tree leaves change colors, stores stock pumpkin pies en masse, San Francisco finally starts getting its belated summer, and another Madden game releases; such are the harbingers of fall. It gets harder and harder to remember a time when there wasn’t an annual Madden as the years go by.
Excerpt: Trent Richardson is hurting. The Browns’ rookie, fresh off an NCAA championship at Alabama, has gotten a painful introduction to life in the NFL. Somewhere in the midst of being tackled by several Philadelphia Eagles, his head was forcefully twisted one direction while his body continued forward in...
Pros: Infinity Engine physics, Fun, deep Connected Careers, Total Control Passing rocks
Cons: Post-play awkwardness, Many legends locked away, Menus can be confusing
Summary: Madden NFL 13 trots out the same basic experience one more time, creating an enjoyable game without any major improvements.
Pros: Connected Careers offers a healthy variety of ways to play Jim Nantz and Phil Simms provide solid commentary Competitive play is great fun Roster of retired coaches and players brings back fond memories
Cons: Little difference on the field from previous years Old issues are still present
Summary: Madden NFL 13 makes a few nice changes, but offers roughly the same experience that each game in the series does. That being said, the experience is an enjoyable one. There are several modes to tackle, plenty of options to tinker with, and more than enough content to keep the disc in your system for...
Excerpt: games since they first premiered nearly a quarter-century ago. The fact that I haven’t really become immersed in one since 2004 doesn’t necessarily mean I’ve sworn off the franchise; it just means my interests have altered and I have less time.