Loved this game when it first came out, not so much now.
Nick K "Nick K", Amazon
21 December 2009
Summary: I remember LOVING this game when it first came out, especially because it seemed you could run the ball more successfully then in the newer ones. I lost the game a while ago, and got into the newer madden games since. I decided to buy this just for old times sake, and I didn't remember the graphics being so TERRIBLE! i mean I know its an older game, but its still a 360 game.
Summary: Another year, another Madden that thousands of football fans will mindlessly run out and buy. This is what EA Sports counts on every year, and this is what I did...again. First off, let me ask you - is it just me, or do these games actually get WORSE ever year? I enjoyed Madden 05, but not as much as 04. And when I bought 08, it was decidedly worse than 05. The worst aspects of this game are by far the presentation. The sound is basically non-existent.
Summary: I bought game a couple of days ago and was impressed with the gameplay and the grafics in exhibition mode but once i began franchise mode it all went down hill. along with managing rosters there were minor freezes where i played around with the button and reconnected the controller and some how got it to work but by the time i made it to year 2 the game froze in before i could get the opening kickoff.
Summary: I hate this game. Someday I will learn that the professional reviewers are nothing but shills for EA sports and the NFL. Now I have reverted back to playing Madden NFL 06 on my trusty Xbox, which is a far superior product to either Madden NFL 07 or Madden NFL 08 Xbox 360 versions. My review will be a comparison between Xbox NFL06 and NFL 08 Xbox 360. Features Xbox NFL 06 has that Xbox 360 doesn't have: Substitutions for each formation.
Summary: The Madden on the psp is better than the 360 for the second year in the row. Its unbelieveable that precision passers throw 2-5 a game in 08 for 360. This game is not offense minded at all. Randy Moss, Lavereneus Coles and even Devin Hester can be caught up in this game. Its a d@mn shame. This game looks great though, But until Madden relases its stranglehold on the NFL rights and have some competition, these are going to be some lean years for EA.
Summary: This game had a lot of potential. Improvements include new animations for things like spins, deeper franchise mode, and a better superstar mode (mostly because the camera is pulled back more). So, basically, EA tried to add some content to a bare bones 07 game. Unfortunately, I found the game to be basically unplayable in franchise mode--or at least hard to enjoy. I'm a casual madden player, but I'm usually half decent.
Summary: This game is okay, and could have been a lot better! For instance, the ratings, the one thing that have been making me the most mad. They are completely inaccurate, not just teams overall ratings, but players ratings as well. Not saying anything, but they go by last years stats, which means that the vikings had the number 1 run defence in all NFL.
Summary: To start, I have been playing Madden since the series started and have been pleased with its progress. That is until it came out on the next-gen systems! Now it seems EA is more concerned with looks and graphics then gameplay. Example - Madden 07 for regular Xbox was GREAT, I still play it. Madden 07 for 360 was a lot more confusing and had a lot more problems. Now, Madden 08... been waiting months and was hoping not to be dissappointed. Well... EA Sports did it again.
Summary: Off the top, yes, I am a huge fan of the 2K series of football. That said, I still own Madden 07 for the XBOX 360. I am new to the 360 and bought it mainly because 2K football was coming back with All Pro Football. While initially disappointed with the graphics in All Pro 2K8, its game play is simply awesome. I then found a good price on Madden 07 and it was better than expected and it gives me my NFL fix. So, I decided to buy into the hype and try Madden 08. The result?
Summary: The highly anticipated Madden 08 is a big disappointment. Very frustrating gameplay even at the Pro level. Never again will you score 45 pts in a game due to High turnovers (I had 6 in my 1st game played), passing is basically not an option. Even if your receiver is wide open, the miraculous cb or s will get over and almost pick it with a laser beam throw. Even running is an issue, you highlight stick is not a factor and good luck trying to get a run over 20 yards.