Madden '12. If you still have an old Madden, don't buy this one.
6 November 2011
Summary: Same old Madden that EA puts out every year. They pretend to have made improvements (like every year), but they're not noticeable or not there. And, same as always, Madden finds a few ways to drive you nuts. You can't change the difficulty for the "Madden Moments" game mode (it's too easy).
Summary: I typically wait three or more years between releases of Madden since they very rarely improve significantly. As an avid Browns fan, I had to get it mainly for the cover. Beyond that, this year is once again a mess of a game filled with bugs and the same old game.
Summary: I have been playing Madden football regularly since 2002. Every summer I get pumped that Madden is coming out. The new additions to franchise mode are cool. The expanded rosters is great because you can now manage your team and decide who to keep and who to cut.
Summary: While this used to be a fun NFL game to play (I think NCAA 12 is way better football game), the experience in Madden 12 is ruined by all of the bugs you'll encounter. I don't know if the EA dev team is just lazy or inept, or both.
Summary: Meh, the commentary was repetitive and not designed to their self-professed most popular mode: Franchise... I couldn't stomach hearing those two guys talk about Calvin Johnson and Suh for the 20th time. Also, Madden Ultimate team has such a promising core mechanic.
Summary: This game really lacks the polish you'd expect from the Madden series. They tout the new "features" that were asked for by players, but this game doesn't really know what it is. It tries to be everything to everyone - a jack of all trades, and master of none.
Summary: I will start by saying that i have been a loyal madden fan since about '95. I buy this game every year, and often times buy it for more than one console. Every year I anticipate the release of madden like christmas morning to a 5-year old.
Summary: I think Madden 12 has made some progress....I think. However, Madden 11 was so bad that it's hard to tell. I'm unsure if I like it more because Madden 11 was garbage, or if it has some actually quality to it. Here is as list of things I consider to be pro's & con's of Madden 12.
Summary: I'm sick of them remaking the same game every year. It's insulting that they have in-game ads for Gatorade and they try to make me pay to boost my stats and get legends. I kept this for a week and I'm selling it. I'm done with Madden. Seriously, EA, you should be ashamed of yourselves.
Summary: Madden 12 is so-so. I see it like this: The football. The football is okay. It isnt great, but it is good, and on par with recent releases of Madden. There are things which are interesting, and things that will drive you nuts.