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. Madden NFL 09 All-Play is a lot of fun to play, and easy for any family member to pick up and play. Electronic Arts knows what they are doing, and they have targeted the Wii audience perfectly.
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. Parents will welcome the new adaptive features that help set the skill level at an appropriate level so that all players can have a positive experience.
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. As much success as EA has had on the Wii, though, All-Play is a mild disappointment with its lack of upgrades within the Franchise and Superstar modes.
Excerpt: Seriously? It has been twenty years since Madden first began. Madden NFL 09 marks the twentieth anniversary of the first Madden. The franchise has been through its ups and downs, but still manages to be one of the top selling games each year. Many people own consoles just to play the latest version. For many years it had some decent competition, but since the buyout of exclusive NFL licensing, Madden has been unchallenged since the 2006 edition.
Excerpt: I\’m an AFL fan through-and-through, and I have about as much knowledge of American Football as I do advanced algebra. I know some of the basics of the game, such as how the Quarterback is generally one of the most important players who is responsible for making most of the plays. I also know that the general idea is to pass the ball around to teammates as you make your way to the touchdown line, all the time trying to avoid the brutal tackles from the opposing team.
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. Anyone who has been following the development of EA Sports 09 series of games for the Nintendo Wii should know that they are implementing an All-Play mode which allows for casual gamers to “get into the game”. So how does the Wii version of Madden NFL 09 play?
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. This is for the kid that wants a simple game of football, your girlfriend that wants to learn about the game, or even those casual fans.
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 enthralling aspects, like lower-powered graphics and a under-featured online mode.
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.