Excerpt: 21 years and EA’s Madden series is still going strong and somehow they still manage to come up with some brand new features for each annual release. This year, the Wii is once again treated to a more specialised game, introducing features such as Point and Pass as well as a distinct visual style. Firstly, let’s stay with the visuals. Like EA’s very own Grand Slam Tennis, Madden NFL 10 on the Wii exaggerates the world a little, making the graphics more cartoon-like.
Conclusion: Concept: EA Tiburon produces its most playable and exciting version of Madden in years
Graphics: The animations are impressive and plentiful, but at times there are jerky transitions between them
Sound: Player sounds from the field are just one part of a greatly improved presentation package
Playability: The new optional fumble minigame is a lot of fun.
Excerpt: Every year the football loving gamers of the nation wait with baited breath for that special day in August. In fact, many businesses lose a few workers for a day due to the launch of this one game. Only one title has the power to diminish the workforce, and sell millions of copies of essentially the same thing, every single year. Do I even need to name it? Not really, but fine...for the sake of the noobie to the game world, it's none other than Madden.
Excerpt: I having been playing Madden games for a very long time now. They have been one of the constants in the video game industry that I have always appreciated and enjoyed. To be honest Madden NFL video games have become a warm blankee to me. They are comfortable, and always there for me. As John Madden ages I realize that as great as this franchise has been, a day is coming where there will be major change.
Excellent football game for players of all ages, skills.
Common Sense Media
24 September 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this football simulation game is appropriate for players of all ages, but if you deem football too violent, then you won't want your kids playing this. Overall, though, it's a great footbal game for kids to play and might encourage kids to play the real sport with their friends. Parents of younger children should be cautious of playing online with a headset because children may hear language that is inappropriate.
Summary: Finally, a Madden game I can see myself throwing hundreds of hours into just like the golden years. With the addition of online franchise (which supports 32 players), television style presentation (including weekly wrap-up shows), and a ton of fine-tuning to the gameplay, Madden finally feels worthy of the NFL license.
Excerpt: Madden has a long and storied history of being the definitive football experience. It sure helps though that there is no other football game on the market given EA’s exclusivity of the NFL and NFLPA licence. Regardless of business practices, Madden is a game that football fans look forward to every season and this year is no different. EA Sports has tried to tailor their sports games on the Wii for a large and diverse audience to enjoy.
Excerpt: Reviewing the Madden games is a tricky prospect for most people in Australia. With NFL barely beeping on the radar, it has always been a trial to not only learn a videogame, but also to understand the basic concepts of the game it is fashioned on. Thankfully, however, Madden for Wii does an excellent job of making the game accessible for those unfamiliar with American football.