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. I have been a long time supporter of the Madden franchise and have seen many ups and downs. As with all sports franchise games, the owness has always been to try and improve the way the game is played and to also...
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
specific situation. Though limited in script,
it’s a nice touch that gives you that extra NFL
Excerpt: Well it’s that time of year again, when I start prepping for a glut of NFL fantasy drafts and start mapping out plans for my Washington Huskies/Seattle Seahawks sports weekends; it’s also that time of the year when I hunker down with EA Sports latest installment in the Madden NFL franchise. This point in time always feels like Christmas Eve as I am filled with anticipation with Week One of the National Football League only a few weeks away.
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. The gameplay is as good as it’s been in years, online mode is great, and there’s a lot to do, no matter what your preference is.
Excerpt: First off, the presentation of the Madden NFL 11 on iPhone and iPod Touch is better than last year. Some of the animations are still a little stilted, especially when players collide together to get a pass but in a lot of the other areas things have been spruced up. I liked the fact that stadia were authentic and the fans in the back weren’t simply a 2D picture. This is something Electronic Arts always has a leg up on its competitors and this year is no different.
Excerpt: The release of EA’s flagship football title is somewhat similar to the annual Hall of Fame game at Canton, Ohio – it rings in the beginning of gridiron season. And like the beginning of any new season, fans will come into the game wondering what the new surprises are, what’s dropped and what’s looking rough around the edges. First off, the presentation of the Madden NFL 11 on iPhone and iPod Touch is better than last year.
Conclusion: As ever the latest Madden offers the best NFL experiences available on consoles... but it did the same last year, and the year before that. So the actual progression seems minimal to be honest and the new features are probably not enough to lure in any new converts, or satisfy the old guard that played last year's title. It is good fun, but not really a must own.