Average User Score: 5.5Aug 27, 2013Madden 25 is one of those games that you love to hate, or hate to love, because most gamers are afraid of getting burnt by what they dislikedMadden 25 is one of those games that you love to hate, or hate to love, because most gamers are afraid of getting burnt by what they disliked about past installments. There is no denying that the Madden Franchise has failed at a few things, but they have also hit on others There was such a vast improvement on the offensive side of the ball this year with the all new "Run Free" emphases taking center stage of the game. With that being said I also feel defenses is lacking in so many areas, and coverage being the worst can make the game at times for me very frustrating, but hopefully some of these issues can be fixed with tuner updates. I would also recommend to look into adding more defensive strategy to tell players to not just watch the outside or play inside coverage, but watch the fade, slant, or screen pass that sort of chess match that seems to be missing in online head to head.
I do feel like EA SPORTS had the right intentions with the additions, but came up a little short to what I was anticipating for the full game when it came to both sides of the ball.
1.) The Infinity Engine 2.0 physics, and new foot planting mechanics that allow Run Free in Madden this year is the best addition to Madden since the Hit Stick
2.) The New Connected Franchise Mode is by far the best this Generation Console has seen, and sadly it was it's last, but better late than never!
3.) Madden Ultimate Team nothing but good things about this mode, and new face lift. The Reward system that is in place that gives you coins for previous Madden NFL games played is a very nice touch.
1.) Defense, defense, defense... I see to often when you take control of a player he slows down, or seems to stiff, and unresponsive to command that it makes playing against even the cpu a crap shoot.
2.) Zone coverage needs a lot of help.
3.) A lot of minor stuff like Fantasy Draft takes to long, WR/DB interaction is better, but still needs help.
1.) Why have we not gotten to the point of being able to play with a created player online like NHL, FIFA, and even NBA 2K. I get to play with Romo, Brady and whoever else all the time, it's time to allow created players for Online Team Play.
Well with all that could be and still can be improved upon I do still believe this is the best Madden to date during this gen. There is always room for improvement, and Madden has continued to improve every year, but not as fast as we would have liked. Overall game play is fun, and enjoyable, but defense is not where it needs to be in my opinion.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.8Jul 9, 2013NCAA Football 14 not only set the bar for football games this year they raised it up 2 notches... This is truly the best football game on thisNCAA Football 14 not only set the bar for football games this year they raised it up 2 notches... This is truly the best football game on this Gen and possibly ever. Ultimate Team coming to NCAA was one of the biggest and boldest decisions that the team at EA SPORTS made, and by far one of the best, and could make a run at big brother Madden in my opinion.
With Physics in the fold powering the all new running game in NCAA 14 it has never been more fun and exciting to run different offences like the Spread and Option. Truly I'm excited to see what the New Gen holds for the series down the road!
With all the positive there also comes negative like Road To Glory not getting love this year or seeing OTP come to the series, or full commentary/halftime show is disappointing, but the rest makes the negative not seem as big a deal anymore. Enjoy!!!… Expand