Summary: Let me first begin by saying that I have played both football games. I bought Madden the first day it came out and was hooked out. Owner mode turned me into Jerry Jones. But about 4 months later, I found ESPN foootball for a measly $8. I called up my best friend and we got hooked. I love the openning to sequence with an aerial view of the stadium, watching the players get pumped, and the commentary. My jaw dropped. Gameplay - The best I have ever seen.
Summary: I own both EA Sports College Football 2003 & ESPN NFL Football 2003 (Sega's 2K-series). In fact, I've been purchasing these two titles for the last three years. The reason I'm pointing this out is because I know what both EA and ESPN have to offer, so I can offer a fair assessment. The main thing I want to point out is that BOTH EA & ESPN offer top notch games...period. There is a lot of entertainment, depth, and value in the games that these companies produce.
Summary: After playing the 'ESPN Football',it reminded me of the early 1990's 'Sega games'. You have unlimited ability to 'create player' and 'edit player',meaning you can give your player's 100% superior ability. It's not limited like 'Madden Football',where you get a certain amount of points to 'create a player'. One flaw I noticed about this game is 'overtime',the A.I.
Summary: This game is insanely fun. I never thought I'd find a football game equal to Madden, but Espn Football Quickly shattered that thought. Controls and Graphics: If you have ever played Madden you will be right at home here. The controls are almost identical and are very simple to learn. The graphics are excellent. The ESPN look and feel really add a lot to the game. It really enhances the feeling that you are controlling a real game. Gameplay: The gameplay is very fun.
Summary: I've played some 'football game' video games,and this thing is 'user friendly'. I noticed in a lot of other video games,you have to press alot of buttons to make the 'football player' spin,tackle,run,speed burst which confuses you after awhile. In this game,all you have to do is manuevre the 'player',the computer tackles,runs,catches(when your the reciever),computer releases ball at right time(when your the quarterback),which makes it easier to play this game.
Summary: You can make most the tweaks yourself using the many options in the game. Franchise mode. Lots of stuff to unlock. Online play with stat tracking OnLine. Next years game with be much better like it always is.
Summary: This game, ESPN Football, is an amazing game. It has amazing graphics, especially the parts of the face. Also, it has a fun place called the Crib where you can play Airhockey and even paper football; it's unbelieveable. You have to get this game. It's the best playstation football game ever, guaranteed. Go Colts.