Summary: Like a lot of other reviewers, my main interest in purchasing this particular game was the Sunday Ticket. After some initial problems week one and part of week two, the ticket has not disappointed, thus the two stars. Regarding Madden however... ugh! What a let down. The game is awful. The menus alone prompted me to sell thus game within a week of buying it. Couple that with gameplay that hasn't improved in years, in my opinion, and its just time to give up on Madden.
Summary: . plus the game always has my guy toss the ball behind him, i have ran punts and kicks back so many times, then all of a sudden, with just holding up on just the left joy stick, my RB or WR will toss the ball behind him.
Summary: One word: Disappointing Thought this year could have been the year Madden broke the mold and finally became innovative but instead we were left with the same shell of a game with a few minor tweaks in an attempt to get us excited in video previews. It worked and I was suckered into buying it yet again and almost immediately regretted my decision. Madden is perennially the most disappointing game on the market and this year is no different.
Summary: I knew beforehand there were some changes made to the Madden franchise, but I bought this anyway due to wanting to play friends. The gameplay and graphics are what I expect from the madden franchise, and I also like the the training aspect in the latest version. I also like the option of playing my favorite team's game each week. That being said I would caution anyone buying this game for anything other than a one year play.
Summary: I bought this game for the NFL Ticket offer. I will probably sell the game on eBay. It's really two products combined, so it's worth separate reviews: NFL Ticket - $100 for access to the Ticket is a hell of a deal, even if it's oversold a bit. "Every NFL game" really means about two-thirds of the games. There is no coverage of Thursday nights, Sunday nights, Monday nights, games being shown locally, and games subject to blackouts.
Summary: Many have reviewed the game, however, this is the anniversary edition, and I purchased this only to have access to Sunday Ticket. I live in an apartment and DirecTV is not an option for me. The only way I have access to watch games is online. Normally this package is $300, so when I saw this deal, I jumped at it. Registration was simple on Directv's website and I have been excited about catching all the games.
Summary: I'll admit, I haven't played Madden in years so I can't compare it to the previous iterations. I was motivated to buy this version partially because my PS3 was gathering dust and I wanted a new game but also because of NFL Sunday Ticket. I have no complaints there. It work fine for me. As for the game, I'm extremely unimpressed. Being the 25 year anniversary edition, I will not be purchasing any other Madden releases if this is the future of the way Madden is going.