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  • Summary: With the exclusive video game license of the NFL and its players, and currently in its 17th installment, Madden NFL 07 puts you in control the running game like never before. For the first time ever, step up as the lead blocker to create a hole, and then take control of the tailback andWith the exclusive video game license of the NFL and its players, and currently in its 17th installment, Madden NFL 07 puts you in control the running game like never before. For the first time ever, step up as the lead blocker to create a hole, and then take control of the tailback and smash through, overpower, or slash away from would-be tacklers as you fight for every yard. Innovative rushing controls give you a game-breaking ground attack featuring all-new jukes, cutbacks, and the distinct running styles of your favorite backs. Conceived as an entirely original football experience on the Wii, the game puts players on the field like never before. Using the console’s unique remote to pass, kick, snap, throw, catch and run, players interact with the game in an entirely new way. Boasting massive gameplay innovations inspired by the motion sensor of the remote, Madden NFL 07 maximizes the power and unique design of the game system. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 30 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. 90
    On its own merits, Madden 07 for the Wii is as exciting a development in sports games as I've seen in a long time, and should be experienced by anyone with even a passing interest in a good game of football.
  2. In many ways, it treads the same ground as previous titles in the series, but the new control method is like a little mini-revolution for sports games.
  3. Scoring a field goal by flicking the Wii Remote feels genuinely satisfying. [Christmas 2006, p.74]
  4. If you own a Wii and you are a sports fan, this is one game that utilizes both controllers and shows off why the Wii is so innovative.
  5. I actually found myself enjoying it a lot more than other Madden games in the past.
  6. Having been playing the series since its early heydays in the 90s, I can honestly say I haven't had this much fun with a football game in decades.
  7. The developers should have spent more time fine-tuning the controls. [Jan. 2007, p.60]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. NeilT.
    Feb 27, 2007
    10
    I used to enjoy playing Madden on the PS2, but it was difficult to get the hang of it (I only played at a buddy's house, so I never got I used to enjoy playing Madden on the PS2, but it was difficult to get the hang of it (I only played at a buddy's house, so I never got to spend a few hours just learning it). It literally took the first offensive & defensive series on the Wii before I felt like a pro - what used to take a five-button combo you can accomplish with the Wii controller very easily. It might frustrate me if I spent the past 10 years learning the ins and outs of Madden, but as a casual player this new system rocks. Some of the moves definately take practice (it's far easier to Power Hit then manually intercept for example), but that's going to happen with any game. It's easy enough to pick up & play, and plenty room to get good. I'd recommend this game to anyone looking for a football game on the Wii. Expand
  2. JohnA.
    Jan 3, 2007
    9
    This is the best Madden game I have ever played. Makes good use of the Wii-mote. Spent hours just messing around on it. Awesome multiplayer, This is the best Madden game I have ever played. Makes good use of the Wii-mote. Spent hours just messing around on it. Awesome multiplayer, loads of extra, and just plain fun. Collapse
  3. Sep 16, 2010
    9
    This game was truly amazing my favorite madden of them all. too bad the madden curse totally screwed up shaun alexzanders life. Plus my copyThis game was truly amazing my favorite madden of them all. too bad the madden curse totally screwed up shaun alexzanders life. Plus my copy broke so I'm really sad. Expand
  4. AaronH.
    Nov 21, 2006
    8
    Overall, the controls work very well. It does take some getting used to, as I found myself mistakingly pressing buttons while trying to pass, Overall, the controls work very well. It does take some getting used to, as I found myself mistakingly pressing buttons while trying to pass, juke, stiff-arm, etc. Expand
  5. MaxS.
    Dec 1, 2006
    8
    The passing game is amazing and makes you think and see te field like a real QB. However, the pass defense is very difficult with the remote The passing game is amazing and makes you think and see te field like a real QB. However, the pass defense is very difficult with the remote and I often find myself out of position. This is the ultimate football game when it comes to everything you can control. Expand
  6. LawrenceP.
    Nov 24, 2006
    8
    After training and a game or two this version of madden becomes very fun and gives you a new way to play. Make sure to play the game with the After training and a game or two this version of madden becomes very fun and gives you a new way to play. Make sure to play the game with the hd cables because the the only down point here is the outdated graphics. Expand
  7. NathanH.
    Aug 3, 2008
    4
    The interactive gaming of the wii has made alot of the games that i have played alot better. But not this one. The wii controls work well and The interactive gaming of the wii has made alot of the games that i have played alot better. But not this one. The wii controls work well and all, but it wasnt nearly as fun as madden 06. I would suggest madden 08 over this game any day. Expand

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