Conclusion: While the game is fun and all, I just didn't feel connected to the experience. Playing with my friends is fun, but I wouldn't dare play online and face the wrath of some uber-competitive online player.
Excerpt: Well, this Thursday marks the start of the new NFL season. The bad news is that I have to endure another rollercoaster season supporting the Raiders. The good news is that I get my yearly fix of Madden to try and turn the negative tide that surrounds my team.
Excerpt: The Madden NFL series has been around for more than 20 years now. This year’s feature-filled game is one of the best ever. Madden NFL 11 certainly speeds up the game. Gone is the one-hour mode. Games now last 30 minutes—or even 20. That speed is exciting, and it’s made even faster through GameFlow.
Excerpt: If I had to identify the Madden series’ biggest asset, it would be the loyalty of its fans. Each year, Electronic Arts sells a plethora (that’s a lot) of copies of the hit game to gamers around the country and around the world.
Excerpt: The original Söldner-X was truly a gift to old-school Gradius -type shooter fans: The blistering and pristine 2D action had you weaving through a maze of bullets, enemies and other obstacles as you moved inexorably towards the end of the level, where the scrolling only stopped to scare you with...
Conclusion: I had almost given up on Madden, and then Madden NFL 11 dropped into my mailbox, completely rejuvenating the franchise. A warning should be printed on this box, saying “You will be in love with the fat man again, your girlfriend won’t see you for another six months and your face will feature a...
Summary: How much you get out of Madden NFL ’11 depends on what you want out of it. If you only care about the play on the field, play a lot online, or haven’t bought Madden in a few years, this is an outstanding purchase.
Conclusion: On the upside, the presentation is impressive!
Character animation is relatively smooth and
Madden uses excellent lighting effects. The
ambience in the game mimics authentic stadium
experience. There is also a “coach” style audio
where you’ll hear play suggestion for each