Summary: I bought this game while I was in the Navy stationed in Japan. I've never really been a Madden fan, but decided to buy it because I've heard good things about the Madden series. I tried the game out and actually enjoyed it. Especially the historic teams. Definatly an addition to any Madden fans collection.
Summary: I've been playing Madden for almost a decade now, and it seems to get better every year. I follow the real season every week in franchise mode and usually have a good time (if the Steelers win). It's hard to not have high expectations with this franchise, especially when you've purchased the latest version every year. This year has been a bit tough. First off, let me establish that I have no interest in the financial side of football.
Summary: OK i'm gonna sound picky here and i think theres enough reviews already on this game but i wanted to post one anyhow. This is Madden and it goes without saying that it's fun and in depth. The gameplay and graphics are as always,very good. This year,Ea and Madden attempted to make the franchise mode more in depth and 'extravagent' than before. They do this with the newspapers on the teams,Tony Bruno talking during his radio show and so forth.
Summary: This is an awesome game. Not a surprise I know. I love the option of letting the players battle for the starting job. I also love the fact that players choose what team they sign with based on not only money, but prestige and etc. The one thing I do wish I could do is update the roster. Unfortunately Ricky Williams retired, Quincy Carter was cut, and Deion Sanders may return, but it doesnt reflect on the game.
Summary: This game definately has its high points, especially all the audible calls at the line of scrimmage. You now can dictate anything you want any player to do on defense with the playmaker function. For instance, if you come out in a man-to-man passing formation you can tell your safeties and cornerbacks to align themselfs with their players that they are covering and to either give them room or play them close.
Summary: I bought the Collectors Edition Madden 2005 and my buddies bought the regular Madden 2005. Well, I go to my buddies house to drop the whoopin on him and lo and behold? My memory card shows to files on it? After my befuddlement subsided, I found that THE USER PROFILES ARE NOT COMPATIBLE! The bottom line? If you own the collectors edition you cannot import your profile into regular Madden 2005 and vice-versa.
Summary: From Madden 2003 to Madden 2004 I felt like very little changed, and in 2004 we got Franchise Mode. That was fun with all its bells and whistles, but for those of us who only buy one game a year, and play it anxiously for 12 months and awaiting the next installment, it truly only provided for about 9 months worth of fun. So here I was awaiting 2005. With all its bells and whistles, and claims of a better defense, I was excited.
Summary: I have been a Madden Fan since the Sega Genesis days and after buying this year's release, I still am. The last Madden I played was 2003 but never touched 2004 b/c I heard there wasn't much of difference. I mainly bought this game for the updated rosters and updated Franchise Mode. The new storyline portion, player morale, and in-depth offseason makes this game quite fun. The game play seems better and more realistic.
Summary: Here we go again. Time to sink your hard-earned money in another installment of the Madden series. But hey, I'm not complaining. I love football till it hurts and the Madden games have proven year after year to be nothing short of spectacular. But this year is little different. With no competition other than ESPN 2K5, the Madden series is beginning to show its age.