Average User Score: 3.9Aug 28, 2013After playing Madden 25 for a bit I am happy to see that the graphics are where they should be on the current console. Being able to use custom playbooks in online CC mode and in online ranked games is something that I am really enjoying as well. This year it seems that many of the problems from last year were addressed and are no longer present gameplay wise (keep in mind I play online only).
The addition of Run Free is very nice as well as the blocking receiving much needed attention running has been alot more fun for me than ever before ,with that being said the offense is very overpowered in this years version of Madden. You may find yourself setting in the pocket for 4-5 seconds while facing a 4 man rush many times which is fun while you on offense ,when your on defense it is a headache as it seems that players in a zone will watch the opponent run right through there zone with little to no reaction to the player in there zone, while in man coverage there is so much time for your opponent to throw the ball that the coverage simply breaks down. While i'm glad that the blocking received a much needed overhaul ,it is also overpowering elite pass rushers seems to get little to no pressure in a base 4-3 defense and you it really does not matter to much who your running back is ,they will gain alot of yardage more times than not. The defense just can't keep up with the offense in this years version so in many cases while playing a friend or online ranked you the game may end up being a score fest with no defense as the defensive players just do not react to the plays like they should.
I am a defensive guy who like to play defense and watching the other defenders have little to reaction to manyy plays is very disappointing. With that said EA has done a great job with the sliders in communitiesand online CC mode so if those are tweaked some it does become alot more fun and has for me and many friends of mine as well as the leagues I play in so you can get the sliders to create a more realistic feeling gameplay experience. I only wish these sliders could be used in ranked online games as I love playing ranked and after using the sliders we have set ,it is a different game online.
The addition of owner mode is a very nice addition you can relocate your team rebuild stadiums set prices and try to keep your fans happy which in online CC mode gives you more to you can do while waiting for your league to advance and it has been alot of fun (this applies to offline as well).
Being the online player that I am ,the toughest thing is going from what seems to be a more realistic slider set to an offensive scoring fest where the defense needs to be more aware when I plat ranked.
I do like the sharing options as well it is nice if you want to create an all-time team using Madden Share you can ,you may also share these files with your friends the same goes for custom playbooks as well. If you are in need of a custom roster or playbook you will find many created by users that you may download which is a very nice option for the users who may not have the time to create a playbook or roster.
All in all there are many great options added to this game that gives it a breath of fresh air the main thing for me is that the defense seems to almost non-existant which is very huge for me.
If you can grab some sliders using Madden Share and do not play ranked than its alot of fun ,if you are ranked player only than it may a frustrating experience for you.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.5Jul 9, 2013I have to say NCAA 14 is the best one so far on the ps3 The new engine makes for very smooth gameplay along with the new blocking AI and running moves that can be strung together ,it does not let me down.
NCAA 14 has brought in a new game mode as well with Ultimate team which gives you the chance to use some of best college players to step on the field rather its online head to head or doing one of many challenges versus the cpu.
The nike skills trainer allows for all users to have a place to polish up your skills learn the controls passing,running along with some hot routes not to mention if you do well doing these drills you are rewarded for doing so. This is a great tool for all users old and new.
This game actually feels like a football game its very smooth and with game modes such as dynasty road to glory ultimate team along with playing head to head online.
When I look at games I go look at them to see if I will have alot of fun as well as spend enough time playing the game to warrant a purchase with NCAA 14 EA has met both of those needs this year as I know I will spend plenty of time having fun with this game and have recommended it to friends which is something I don't do very often with games.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.8Aug 30, 2012I would like to start by saying Connected careers has everything and MORE than franchise mode , you still have a draft,free agents, progression etc. but it now has many more additions which makes this a groundbreaking Madden for me. You can now create a coach,player or use any coach you want that is active. You now have scouting,salary caps , and the removal of potential is great as you now earn XP towards each player through practice,pre-season and there play and can choose how to progress them which is much better than waiting to see how the cpu will progress your players. I could go on and on with this but it is truly amazing and having much more control over your team is welcomed. The new engine is alot better than previous Madden titles , for those who have noticed in the past players seemed to morph through the defense ,that is now gone ,when running if you run into the o-line it is known so you have to hit your holes which is what happens on sundays. Leading WR's into open space is another thing that is welcomed and makes the passing much more realistic along with the graphics being alot better. MUT (Madden Ultimate Team) has new additions which gives you something to work towards with goals so for the first time I can now play that feature. I am very pleased with Madden 13 and it won't be leaving my system for a very longtime as the replay value is very high , I can't express how happy I am with Madden 13. This is by far the Madden in many years , the waiting is finally over and i'm very excited to see what the future holds as this series is now on the right track. I have never given a game a 10 rating but with howmuch time i've spent on this game with all the additions and the time I will be playing it ,giving it a 9 would seem to low.… Expand