Summary: Parents need to know that Madden NFL 11 is an E-rated football simulation game. The game is appropriate for players of all ages, but parents should know that the Wii, Xbox 360, and PS3 versions of the game let you play on the Internet -- and with the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions, you can also chat while playing. This means kids could potentiallyhear profanity or interact verbally with complete strangers.
Excerpt: on the Wii consisted of new stylized graphics, a few new multiplayer-focused modes and the removal (or "lock-up") of traditional modes. While some of these items seemed like a good idea, the whole package was lacking.
Pros: Franchise mode., Accessible gameplay., New additions.
Cons: Occasional control issues., Occasional online issues., Commentary is a bit limited.
A solid offering that fails to bring anything truly impressive.
11 August 2010
Conclusion: At the end of the day, Madden NFL 11 doesn't bring enough new worthwhile content to the table to bring it beyond the bar set by last year's game. It's still a very functional and enjoyable game of football at its core, but the franchise mode isn't the big step forward that anyone who was excited about the addition was hoping for. Five-on-five is fun enough, but again, it doesn't really add much.
Conclusion: While it’s by no means the defining game, Madden NFL 11 on the Wii is simply solid—nothing more and nothing less. The game is a joy to play, and the new Franchise Mode is something that should keep armchair quarterbacks busy for a little while. And because it’ll only keep players busy for a little while, it’s easy to see that the game still suffers from being overly casual. It’s a point that was made against last year’s game—there’s no reason why EA shouldn’t be...
Excerpt: In all honesty, I don’t spend as much time with my Wii as I do with the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. I don’t consider myself a Nintendo “power user”, but there are games that have a certain appeal to me. This is especially true when taking the Wii motion controls into account, and while the Nintendo-branded games all deserve my attention, I have a particular interest in sport games.