Excerpt: Fairly decent. This year, Electronic Arts has switched to a polygon engine, which was basically a necessity since GameDay had it last year. The sound and play-by-play commentary is acceptable, but the player animations are stiff and unrealistic. While the motion-captured movements are nice, they hamper the game’s speed by taking too long to finish the animation, and the players just seem to move “wrong.
Excerpt: I've been a Madden fan since the halcyon days of the Amiga, when the game didn't even have a year in the title. It was simply John Madden Football back then. The gameplay was quite a bit different too. There were no NFL licenses -- just player numbers, no NFL team names -- just city names, passing windows, and a generic set of playing fields (snowy, dry, rainy, etc). It looks primitive today, but it was the best game of its kind in 1992.