Excerpt: Madden. One word sums up the most dominating franchise in video game history. Forget Mario, forget Sonic and to hell with Crash. The sheer scale of Madden has obliterated every other series to become the largest phenomenon the gaming world has ever seen. Don’t believe me? Take these three facts into consideration: 1.) The recent announcement of more than 1.35 million (that’s right, million) copies of Madden NFL 2005 were sold in the first week alone.
Excerpt: Last year’s Madden, while great, had a few balance issues that some players took exception to. Most notably was the over-emphasis towards the offensive side of the ball, which allowed for a number of rampant offenses and incredibly high scores, even on high difficulty levels. “Jetpacking,” or the quirk that let players consistently leap over defenders while making incredible catches all the time, infuriated opponents.
Excerpt: Traditionen tro opdaterer Electronic Arts deres sportsserier på denne tid af året. NFL Sæsonen er lige startet, så spillet alle Zulu-elskere og NFL-fans venter på, dukker naturligvis også op så det kan lukrere på sæsonstarten. Madden NFL 2005 er præcis som man kunne forvente det – en smule forbedret her og der, men der er generelt ikke rokket ved fundamentet. “Har man spillet et Madden spil til Playstation 2, så har man spillet dem alle”.