Excerpt: I was not sure if I would approve of how EA Sports changed Madden NFL when All-Play was announced. I was so hesitant that I did not jump on Madden NFL 09 All-Play when it was first released. When I saw the game on clearance at Target I picked it up. I am very glad that I did.
Conclusion: In the end, the Madden Franchise has been a tremendous success for all involved. EA has done a great job in Madden All-Play 2009 for the Wii by taking the motion controls and skillfully bringing that element into Madden football.
Summary: Parents need to know that there's no inappropriate content in this video game – unless you consider professional football too violent a sport. While some sports games have a soundtrack with off-color lyrics, this game doesn't.
Summary: Ultimately, this Madden is compatible on the field with the other versions. However, if you own a XBOX 360 or PS3 to be honest I would stick to that. Using the Wii Remote to play this game is not for everyone, especially those hardcore Madden players that play a couple of games every day.
Excerpt: Madden is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and what a good time as any to produce some of the best Madden games on home consoles yet. I had the chance to play the Wii version of Madden NFL 09.
Conclusion: Madden '09 on the Wii is a pretty solid example of the pros and cons of being a Wii owner, as the game takes huge advantage of the console's unique controller set-up and diverse fan base to offer up a variety of gameplay options and innovative game experiences, while suffering from the system's less...
Summary: Madden NFL 09 marks the 20th anniversary of the franchises, and the game will feature adaptable gameplay tailored to every type of gamer, online enhancements and a broadcast style presentation delivering an authentic NFL experience.
Excerpt: Twenty years of Madden? Twenty years since Trip Hawkins and John Madden hammered out the idea on a train to Oakland, and Electronic Arts made skinny fans feel like a little bit like self-confident, football-playing Masters of the Universe?
Summary: Madden NFL 09: All-Play for the Wii is for the person who thinks "Bump and Run" is an R. Kelly song. It's for your girlfriend who thinks the tight end is the player that looks best in his uniform pants.
Pros: Designing new plays at the line is useful and fun, Simplified play calling and controls, Online play works well, Solid, time-tested gameplay
Cons: Playing Five-on-Five has limited appeal, Superstar, Franchise, and Party modes have received almost no attention, Too much old, recycled content, "Celebrating" after a TD mostly involves waving your arms like a nut