Conclusion: A few things I feel that I repeat release after release but year after year Madden delivers a great product while keeping the game up to date in terms of players and the their ratings and stats.
Excerpt: Madden NFL 08 is one of the most disappointing football games I have played in a few years It has taken me quite some time to narrow down the main issue I have with this Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and Playstation 2 video game (editor: other versions exist, but are not clumped into his awesome review).
Conclusion: When it’s time to take Madden NFL 08 online, you’ll likely find a smooth, lag-free experience. The games run flawlessly over Xbox Live, and it’s got many of the bells and whistles (lobbies, stats, etc.) that we’ve come to expect.
Conclusion: Overall, Big Bang Mini is an extremely polished product. It is one of those rare games that anyone can get into. Newcomers to classic shoot’em-ups should have no trouble learning the controls, and there is enough variation and innovation to appeal to experienced, more hardcore gamers.
Excerpt: Madden. The name brings up two images to many people’s minds: a rather large, obnoxious sports broadcaster with bushy eyebrows, or hordes of football-hungry gamers, looking for a way to spend the next months of their lives, away from work and family. Well, okay, that’s an exaggeration.
Excerpt: It was late in the 4th quarter; the Saints, pacing nervously along the red line, were down by a single touchdown with mere seconds left. The ball is hiked, the clock reaches zero, Reggie Bush gingerly accepts the hand-off and propels himself forward through a crack in the D, on his way to a...
Conclusion: This is the Madden that hardcore footballers have been waiting for. The rest of us should be sure to tone down the difficulty.
Pros: Because of the retooled fatigue system, long, grueling drives down the field will turn defenders' legs to Silly Putty, which makes it easier to trundle in for a score once you're in the red zone.
Cons: The linebackers will occasionally bend space and time to make impossible interceptions, and after a few too many turnovers, your throat will constrict when you drop back to pass.