I personally have been playing Madden since the Sega Genesis days. I have seen the game evolve and improve over time, giving me a unique perspective many people don’t have that grew up with only on Nex Gen Systems. While the game has visually improved, the mechanics and skill of the game have diminished. The fun factor that made the game exciting to play is gone.
Back in the day, everyone could had the potential of winning in a head to head game on
In today’s game, the game is almost automated on all levels. Forcing a style of play EA Sports deems acceptable. Running QB’s were essentially nerfed to oblivion, Speed Receivers are useless in deep routes, and the CPU rarely ever makes a mistake in your favor.
Don’t get me wrong, the game has improved in other levels such as blocking on the o-line, but these few improvements are seriously negated by many of the major issues found in the game. It makes you wonder how some of the games even got out of the QA process.
I honestly turned on Arcade Mode only in
Also, QB’s in the game are
The game has visually improved over the years, but the mechanics are so extremely heavily animated and pre-determined it makes the game very boring. Nothing in the game is authentic anymore in regards to what is happening. It lost the flare that the NFL has where at any moment you can have a big breakout game.
It EA has turned this game into another farming game for money through card packs while the rest of the game was neglected in favor of it. Even the new storyline was watered down for the second year which was a huge disappointment. Just deeply saddened how bad the game has gotten from its original inception.
One last thing that may just be from original players from Madden is missing John Madden’s “Boom” commentary. I feel EA has still yet to truly replace John Madden in the game when it comes to the great commentary in the game.