Summary: Perhaps because I purchased NCAA Football 2004 first, I was disappointed with this game. Maybe if I had bought it first, I would have liked it more. The first time I played it, I really wanted my $30.00 back. The second and third time, I at least tolerated it. The game is like the NFL in a lot of ways. Unfortunately. It does, like someone else said, seem "sterile." I like the real college game more also.
Summary: I like Madden 2004 but am very disappointed with the historic teams option. When you select a team ex: Redskins '83' they don't use the players names. You would expect to see the players names since that is why your probably playing in that option...to see some of your old favorites like John Riggins etc. However, they only use numbers, worst of all, the teams don't even have the real player jersey numbers being used.
Summary: Sega/ESPN vs. EA/Madden, the ultimate debate. Madden's got better graphics, better extras, and better stats. Not to mention you can build your own stadium and even set the price the fans pay for a burger. As a guy who bought his first EA game in 1990, it actually pains me to say it but, ESPN is just the better game. Why? If only EA had spent as much time on the game play as it did at the concession stand.
Summary: Played Madden NFL 2004 for the PS2 online while on holiday in the USA and purchased this game when I returned to continue to play online with friends around the world, only to find the UK or Pal version doesn't support online gaming ( How disappointing EA ) but decided to keep the game as I’m now hooked!
Summary: I would have given this game a 5 star rating normally because it's the most gorgeous, most detailed American football game out there. The animations are superb, the games themselves play like a dream, the learning curve is gradual and playing with a friend or 3 is a great laugh. However, the only downfall I can think off, and it's a BIG one, hence the 2 star drop down, is that erach game takes AGES to complete.
Summary: Von der Grafik her, bin ich begeistert von dem Spiel. Leider ist das komplette Spiel nur auf Englisch, welches gerade für nicht so bewanderte Englisch Kenner nicht gerade der Knaller ist.... Das mein erstes Madden Game ist wusste ich das vorher nicht und wurde auch zu keinen Moment hier, beim Kauf, erwähnt.