Excerpt: They say that we’re wasting our time playing games: rotting our brains away, ruining our eyes, straining our joints and not learning a single thing of any real importance. Hang on a moment though, gaining a knowledge of the glorified game of Rugby that the American’s oddly call Football is something that the Madden series has gave us in recent years.
Conclusion: All in all, Madden is a fantastic game with several small problems that hold it back from being legendary. However, there's no way you are not going to have long-term fun with it. This is one of those packages where you will get your $50's worth. With all the single player modes to experience, and the vast amount of multiplayer goodies thrown in, you're going to be playing this game right up until next August, when you're lining up at the store at midnight again, decked...
Excerpt: If the dog days of summer are nearing an end and kids are heading back to school, it can only mean one thing in the world of videogames: the new Madden is about to come out. The annual football release from EA has become a staple of the gaming calendar—the one week of the year when hardcore fans and guys who buy one game a year all wind up at the local Gamestop to get their fix. I have to admit, I've never been the hugest videogame football fan.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: It's nice to know the incredible levels of pure evil that EA stoop to still exist, and this yearly update of an ancient series goes to show that the bastards haven't lost their touch. It serves as nothing more than a requiem for Sony's aged system, whilst the real new blood surges forward on the NEXT GEN consoles. It's a good game, but it doesn't come highly recommended. Oh, and EA aren't actually any of the things I said, that was merely for comic effect!!!
Conclusion: for the Wii, as it offers an outstanding blend of deep game modes and player involvement, with the Wii controls bringing you as close to the NFL as you will likely ever come. While there are certainly improvements to the presentation that could and should be made to the series, as an actual gaming experience, it's tremendous fun, and the addition of an easy-to-use online mode and enjoyable party modes make it a football game that fits the Wii mold of fun for all.
Conclusion: use, the Wii naturally uses the Wiimote and Nunchuk as Madden’s main controlling mechanism. It does take a lot of getting used to using the Wiimote/Nunchuk while playing Madden, particularly for grizzled Madden veteran gamers from previous/current consoles. Family Play, however, is an option for the Wii households with younger players (or older players that aren’t quite adept at gaming) that simplifies the controls by eliminating the Nunchuk from the control equation, so...
Excerpt: Madden NFL 08 review Game Over Online - http://www.game-over.com In last year's debut of Madden on the Nintendo Wii, Madden 07 actually made a decent splash onto the scene, with surprisingly tight controls with the remote and the same reliable Madden formula. It by no means looked like a next-gen game, but the controls were innovative and fun, making for a good overall game.