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: 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: 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.
Excerpt: According to the founders of EA, the John Madden NFL(gridiron) video games series concept was founded way back in 1986 aboard an interstate American train trip when one of these originators of EA met John Madden who happened to be on his way to cover an NFL match.
Excerpt: Though Madden was never in danger of losing its virtual season to the real-life NFL lockout, we’re thrilled the pros are going to play because it means one key thing for Xbox fans: roster updates! No longer will Cardinals fans be required to make do with Derek Anderson under center.
Pros: + Looks really good, plays even better; play-calling is both smart and streamlined for casuals and diehards alike.
Cons: - Slow, annoying menus; stilted commentary, ? Who thought the new Season Ticket program was a good idea?
Excerpt: really feels like a game that can't decide what it wants to be. On one hand, the game strives for realistic results, while on the other it cuts several corners with realism to get there. This is the crux of