Summary: The running game is traditional, and NFL enthusiasts will dig into the experience with a gridiron fist. The common issues with past Madden games still linger, but the pros are beginning to outweigh the cons for the first time in a while.
Pros: Ignite Engine rekindles gridiron running game, More natural coverage reactions, Faster menu navigation
Cons: Madden issues of old return, Automation, Unnatural AI block shedding
Excerpt: In examining this year's sports titles, one fact has become painfully evident to me: The interactive sports world requires the next generation of consoles if it's to take the next step in regards to immersion, realism and innovation.
Summary: Take my review of last year's Madden 13 . Give it a roster update. Associate any players I named who've been swapped around like pogs with whatever their new team is. Axe a missed dangling participle or two. Tighten up the mechanics of writing. Maybe there was a misused em dash.
Conclusion: Concept: The game features the second iteration of the Infinity physics engine and the return of owners mode
Graphics: There’s not a lot new to see, and the faces and bodies of coaches and owners look odd and out of proportion
Sound: Nantz and Sims are great to listen to, even if their comments and...
What Do You Get John Madden For His Silver Anniversary?
27 August 2013
Conclusion: We're at the point in the generation where sports games are refining rather than innovating and have been for years. Thus we have the most polished Madden game so far, but one with only a few new features.
Madden 25 Review: stark, but flawed, emulation to PS4's anticipated Ignite engine
23 August 2013
Summary: Madden 25 is what Madden fans want: updated rosters, controls, and schemes, but it's not a game changer. Consider this more of a preview for what's coming in the next generation rather than an equated version.
Pros: Precision Modifier intensifies the game, The most realistic defense in Madden yet., Players feel more like actual NFL players
Cons: Major loading times; more than normal, Windows 8-esque menus, Simplified gameplay contradicts new control additions