Summary: I thought this game would be great like everyone says it was but superstar gets a bit boring and I'll tell you why. They need a NFL Combine workout and all you do is during a seasonis practice. You do a few movies but why just memorize. Have they heard of headsts?
A Step Backwards for the EA Sports Madden Franchise
C. Ewing, Amazon
2 November 2005
Summary: Most of the previous reviews of Madden '06 are spot on, and I wish I had read them before I bought the game. The latest version is basically the same as '04 and '05 only they added stuff I don't need and took away things I like. The Truck Stick feature is nice, but overall there are too many awkward control combinations to worry about. I don't use any of the new features like QB Vision Control and Superstar Mode. To me they are just a bunch of bells and whistles.
Summary: Last year, PS2 NFL football fans had it easy with ESPN NFL 2K5. At a great price, it was truly a great game. Well sports fans, get ready to sling out the big bucks for more Madden-talk. EA now has a monopoly on the NFL video game world and we have no choice but to pay their heavy price Madden 2006. It's more of what you've seen from the previous Madden entries with the addition of a superstar mode (which I have ignored) and a new QB vision system.
Summary: While overal this is a good game their are some major things that I dislike. The new QB Vision mode is a fantastic idea, it falls drastically short of its promise. It makes overcompinsates for the unrealsim of former products. You are sacked way to much and it is way to easy to throw an interception. Another problem is that there are no changes at all in the franchise mode. The only difference from last year is updated rosters.
Summary: Very poorly thought out game from the creators of the best football series. I've enjoyed all Madden games from 94 up to 05, but this one is horrible. QB Vision: Good idea, but the lazy asses at EA didn't think it through to the level that it'd need to be for players to enjoy(Haven't yet turned the crap off, at the cost of 2 controllers). Not all QB's have the awareness of a Farve or Manning, so the cone for most is so small it's pitiful.
Summary: When I found out last year that EA Games had bought exclusive license with the NFL, eliminating their competition from the NFL2K series from Sega, I was upset. I mean, what a cheap shot! Rather than go all out and spend the money and energy to make the game better than the competition, they basically eliminated the competition by being the only choice for the gaming public. Thanks a lot, EA. My opinion is that NFL2K5 was better than Madden 2005, at least for the PS2.
Summary: Basically the game play and graphics are equivalent to 2005. The quarterback vision mode is terrible. Who has time to hit ten buttons when the blitz is on????? The rosters, playbook, and additional defensive/offensive controls are cool. I really expected a lot more. At least better graphics would have been nice. Overall, very disappointed...