Excerpt: EA has an interesting and unique challenge in front of them each year. They’ve got to put out a Madden game that does not deviate from the proven method of success, but that also contains enough improvements and new features to keep gamers happy and willing to shell out new money.
Excerpt: Sports video games have been my passion and hobby for decades now. I enjoy finding sports games on clearance, purchasing them, and running them through the wringer. I even find games with no instructions and figure out how to play them.
Excerpt: In Madden 12 , EA has focused on making a big leap forward in gameplay performance, visual appeal, and realism. The result is that some gamers will be dissatisfied with the lack of new gameplay modes, a laundry list of new “features,” or additional game modes.
Excerpt: American football, represented by the National Football League or NFL, is not a big sport in South Africa or the rest of the world since it’s only played in the United States, but somehow it attracts fans from all over the world.
Conclusion: A fun game with very few major flaws, but by the same token it brings absolutely nothing new to the table other than the welcome online community option and enhanced player traits and consistency.
Review: "Madden NFL 12" Is - For Better Or Worse - A Fleshed Out Iteration
6 September 2011
Excerpt: We know it’s cool to bash Madden and praise NFL 2K5 , but guess what? Much like a good, new Lauryn Hill song or a Greg Oden comeback, the chances are slim to none that 2K Sports will be making an NFL game anytime soon. Get over it and check out our highs and lows of Madden 12 .
Excerpt: Imagine this: There is a box. Inside is a chessboard, a deck of Pokémon cards, the yellow grid from a Connect Four set, a handful of Monopoly pieces, a Dungeons & Dragons Player’s Handbook with the index and glossary torn out, a NOW That’s What I Call Music!
Excerpt: My passion for the NFL goes back 25-30 years, so I have to admit I was absolutely sickened with the thought of not having a football season this year. I was just disgusted with both the players and the owners as they bickered over trivial issues for what seemed like months on end.
Excerpt: Be honest, you already have preconceived notions about this game. That’s fine, I get it. After all, it is an annual sports franchise that, for the most part, takes an incremental approach year in and year out. However, last year was no such year with the introduction of GameFlow and Game Planning.