Summary: I have long felt that EA Sports is indifferent to making good games. Having played this one, I wonder if they aren't actively trying to make bad games. The AI is simply terrible. The menu navigation is complicated and incredibly sluggish. even by EA standards the game is riddled with bugs. The new features are a mix of bad ideas and poorly executed good ideas. The old features have all the problems they did the year before. A football game has no business being bad.
Summary: Wulp, as I read most of these reviews, most people are right on. I like the game, mainly beacuse it is football and the only one available for the 360. With all the HYPE with the Madden 07 Pay Per Views, and such, this game is real let down. My Biggest Cons: There is no Owner Mode in Franchise Mode available! This was one of the better things about the game in my opinion.
Summary: I grew up with Madden. I had it on the Sega Genesis, on the Playstation, the Playstation 2, and now on the XBox 360. This series is close to my heart. So that's why i'm so disapointed in this years version. This is the first real Madden game on a next gen counsel. 2006 was on the 360, but that doesn't count.
Once again(and for the last time) Madden dissapoints
David Benfield, Amazon
29 September 2006
Summary: Every year Madden dissapoints, and we are led back to the slaughter this year. But, EA Sports topped themselves this year. Because as an XBOX 360 user, we get an extra treat. We pay $20 more and GET LESS FEATURES. Missing is the fantasy draft. YOU CAN NOT DRAFT YOUR OWN TEAM. On top of that there is a fatigue glitch, which means NO ONE GETS TIRED.
Summary: Okay this game sucks. No way around it, I don't care what any of you fan boys out there are saying... I (thankfully) rented this game first so at least I didn't drop 60 bucks on this pile. I'll start with the two good things about this title... well sort of. You see even what this game does good it at the same time sucks at. Superstar mode is a nice idea but is not executed very well. I started off as a halfback which I thought was going to be a blast.
Summary: The graphics are amazing. Yes that I will give the lastest version of madden. But where the Graphics win the game play suffers. I personally think EA's lock on football is going to turn a lot of people off the game. I just think EA if you have a lock you should do better and not offer up something like 07. Give us proof you wanna make quality and not a fast buck. Keep trying because this one isn;t cutting it.
Summary: I have loved the Madden series since the PS1 days and have loved every release, with the exception of some of the "NFL Gameday" franchise which I thought competed with the Madden's op the times. However, these last two years with "next gen" have been inexcusable. While I will admit that the graphics blow away the old gen games the game play is terrible.
Summary: So you plopped down four hundred bucks to get the state of the art, high-def, dolby digital game-playing machine. You rushed out and picked up Madden 06 and were awed by the field effects, the stitches on the players unis and, umm, the stitches on the unis. You wondered what happened to mini-games, training camp, create a player, and for that matter, Madden. You write it off to a rush to get it released with the console and wait.
Summary: In November 2005, I ended my review of Madden NFL 2006 for the Xbox 360 by saying, "Hopefully next season EA Sports can throw in some of the gameplay modes that made Madden so different while improving on a few of the annoyances." Now, nine months later, I'm sitting in my gamer chair rocking back and forth with those new gameplay modes I wanted, but all of the same annoyances and a few more that ultimately make the sophomore next-gen Madden experience a very sour one...
Summary: It pains me to write this review, since I have been playing Madden since the days of 8-bit consoles and the series' humble beginnings. Madden could always be counted on for 1 thing: innovation without sacrificing the great core gameplay. That's why gimmicky buttons and animations and minigames never really detracted too much from the overall Madden experience: the core game was solid and reliably fun and addictive. No longer.