Average User Score: 6.1Jan 28, 2015I will preface this review to say I am 32 and have owned every madden from 93 on except madden 25.This review is mainly about online play asI will preface this review to say I am 32 and have owned every madden from 93 on except madden 25.This review is mainly about online play as who cant beat the cpu on all pro with little difficulty by now?
Well another year and another Madden. This year like most years has me starting off liking the game a lot but the more games I play the more fault I find with it. I bought this game at the end of october and it was the sole reason I purchased a ps4 so I basically dropped down 900.00 to play this years madden.
The Graphics look pretty good next gen I found I was impressed at first but realized I didnt care much about the game looking sharp as I do about it playing sharp. After 500 online ranked matches and being within the top 3.5% on the leaderboard I feel I can accurately depict my feelings for this game in one word;FRUSTRATING. I am frustrated because many of the same bugs that were in the game ranging all the way back from madden 93 are still here. Magnetic tackling is still a problem. Come on EA you cant be bothered to fix a problem that existed way back in the super nintendo days.
Money plays Still are very much still in the game. No matter how great I am on Defense it doesnt matter when it comes to play action corner routes or a deep bomb. Opponents will constantly spam the same route over and over for over half of their plays. They know you will block most of them but they know no matter how good you play you wont block all of them the game doesnt let you. For instance for years now I find that sometimes when I am pursuing a scrambling qb out of the pocket my defender cant go past a certain point and it just allows the qb right on by for the first or most often times more. Even in a qb contain it doesnt do what you ask it to. After 25 years of Madden there just isnt any excuse EA can give for this disgraceful treatment of its fans. EA needs to bring back fair play. No more stopping opponents on 3 downs only to have them go for it on 4th and 17 or 4th and 13 and make it almost everytime because of the aforementioned money plays. If a football team wouldnt go for it in real life in the given situation then players shouldnt even be allowed because you know they are gonna abuse it. Another issue is punting and kickoffs. A new thing people do is do such a intentionally short punt that the ai doesnt have time to get to field the ball and you dont have time to call fair catch and so the ai lets the ball bounce adding another 35 or 45 yards to the punt. On kickoffs the opponent playing mindgames with the onside or squib picking one of those 2 options and seeing how you are lined up and if it is in the correct formation they will call a timeout and keep everything the same but hope you change formation so they can get the ball back very easily. A lot of times opponents will hold down a key so that in kickoff you cant switch it to onside once you see they went onside.
Defense. What can I say here EA hasnt got rid of the superlinebacker who is somehow able to bat a pass down that is intended to be to a receiver deep down field. That ball trajectory should be to high for anyone to bat it or intercept it from the linebacker spot. Linebackers shouldnt be able to stop a deep thrown ball in their base area of coverage. Corners controlled by the cpu almost always is somehow able to make a break on the ball even if they arent even aware that the ball is in the air and coming to their receiver they still magically get into position.
The Screen pass is to much of a money play to the point where almost everyone uses and abuses it. I play fair and dont really use it because of course I could cheat like others but no im not going to I shouldnt have to and EA shouldnt allow this to happen by eliminating the money plays altogether. No matter how much attention I pay to obvious formation lineups and despite knowing what the play is likely to be and almost always ends up being and despite calling it out loud to anyone sitting near me to witness the bs some plays just cant be stopped constantly.
Anyways, I have used almost all of the characters up I felt I had to write this review even though pretty much everyone who would buy madden has don so due to such a short lifespan for sports titles. If you play honest and want a real challenge friend me on the ps4 and we can play madden. username: smokerjoesteelers and to all of the cheaters who make the game even less fun then it is get a life you are all grown men who have to cheat in a videogame to even be able to compete. It is pathetic that you would pay money to play a game to ruin other peoples play. Until most of these issues are fixed if you have friends who play the best way is in person.
p.s where the heck is the pass interference penalties? People are bashing receivers and illegal pick glitching interceptions. Until these issues are fixed Madden is done for me. I bought a new system hoping this would make it different and it didnt… Expand
Average User Score: 6.4Feb 29, 2012I been a ssx fan for a long time now and I will first say this isnt ssx tricky as I hoped it would be but it is a lot better then ssx on tourI been a ssx fan for a long time now and I will first say this isnt ssx tricky as I hoped it would be but it is a lot better then ssx on tour or ssx 3. The tricks are even more insane then tricky which I actually didn't want because I thought they were just right back then. The different boards have varied stats and there are items you can buy with in game currency that will change your attributes which is all fine but the added extra items I dislike except the wingsuit which allows you to clear massive gaps(short bursts of flight) The amount of courses is very impressive and the added competitiveness of beating your friends ghost times or trick scores is very fun. All in all I would reccomend this for anyone who loves ssx,snowboarding or any type of arcade game where you can rack up points doing insane things. It seems a lot easier then ever before which will cater to casual players but with the sheer number of courses and all the fun that is offered here it isn't much of a detractor.Enjoy! xbox360 gamertag solsunforge. Look me up I need the competition.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.9Jun 4, 2011The caddie is sort of annoying as I found there are many situations he doesnt have a answer for. Even most initial drives he has nothing andThe caddie is sort of annoying as I found there are many situations he doesnt have a answer for. Even most initial drives he has nothing and following his advice on greens will net you 2 or 3 putts and thats just unacceptable. The graphics are great although compared to madden these announcers are great in the past its just a shame they are rarely in this game. Bottom line I absolutely crush the ball 280 yards or more each shot from the fairway but 2 or 3 putts on the green and thats not due to skill its due to the camera angle and its just not fun nor fair at the green.… Expand
Average User Score: 3.7May 31, 2011This is not missions in the sense of mass effect so dont go in expecting that. the people who rated this low(users and publications) obviouslyThis is not missions in the sense of mass effect so dont go in expecting that. the people who rated this low(users and publications) obviously went in thinking this would be 4 or 5 hours of missions and they are retarded and I appologize for them. What this dlc is is some time trial and surviov type scenarios which put shep and crew in vr. It is a lot of fun and wil lhelp you build your skill with the combat portion of the game. I know it works because before this dlc I could barely beat this on hard the whole way and after the dlc I can now clear it on insane relatively easy. Bottom line don't expect any missions and enjoy it for what its worth.… Expand
Average User Score: 9.0May 28, 2011With limited time and at least 12 unopened games yet to be played I just can't bring myself to waste any more time on this game. The dialougeWith limited time and at least 12 unopened games yet to be played I just can't bring myself to waste any more time on this game. The dialouge is only ok the combat is easy the quests are repetitive and I just cant shake the feeling that im playing gta:wild west. The minigames are probably the only marginal bit of fun to be found in this game. This just goes to show that they always sneak a few overhyped games in that just flat out dont deserve it. The boredom and sheer disappointment of this game is almost as obvious as 9/11 being a inside job or that flouride in your water and toothpaste is poision. Please dont buy this but maybe rent it if there is nothing else you would rather play.The graphics are good and thats the only reason I gave this game a 3. The lowest scored game ive rated so far.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.8May 17, 2011I just bought this game at the midnight release and after 5 hours I beat it. I wont give any spoilers but this game sure is a beauty. TheI just bought this game at the midnight release and after 5 hours I beat it. I wont give any spoilers but this game sure is a beauty. The characters and story are spectaculor the songs building styles and cars capture that generation. This game is easily worth the price of admission. It is a bit short though for such a hyped game but in all the hype was well justified.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.4Apr 9, 2011I will try to keep this review strictly about the game and not about the people in it or the length of time I personally have been playing asI will try to keep this review strictly about the game and not about the people in it or the length of time I personally have been playing as I find that to be nothing more then a epeen issue.
Cataclysm is a effort from blizzard to breath a bit of life into a game slowly crushing from its own weight. Since the beggining of world of warcraft the game has taken blizzard by surprise and in my opinion made them greedy as seeing big dollar signs can do to many developers. A lot of mechanics have been simplified such as talent trees and the inner workings of character progression. The added mastery in many character builds is very stale but in others is very useful. You can reforge your gear which is taking half of your secondary stas and changing that to another secondary stat which isnt on the gear. Reforging is incredibly more useful then mastery however. Since Blizzard didnt know how to deal with people who had 45% or more crit chance they nerfed it by a drastic amount. They could of made it that the bosses had extra health to compensate which would in effect give players the exact same effect but they also wouldnt feel like they have been universally nerfed. The phasing system is very cool but it is also very aggravating to go to a ore to mine it and have it disappear bewcause its in a different phase. I believe they should make all resource nodes either show up on every phase or make only obtainable nodes show up for seperate phases. The new zones are a nice change of pace but all in all I feel the time it takes to get from 80-85 is very disappointing in how short it is to get to max level. Heroic dungeons feel heroic again but from what I have experienced raids seem rather easy comparitively to burning crusade or vanilla. I feel that having the end cataclysm boss being just a rehash of a boss already defeated is a huge slight to the playerbase. The precense of a blizzard store that sells non combat pets is okay except thats not all they sell. You can purchase a mount which is essentially just a reskin of a mount you most likely already have it even uses the same skeleton. The amount of daily quests is mind boggling considering blizzard has expressed numerous concerns about there being to much gold in game. All in all I would say it probably is worth it for old veteran players to come back to try it out at least. While there is faults it still is a enjoyabble experience and at the very least will save you money from buying numerous games that may only last a few hours.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.6Apr 9, 2011While this is not my favorite game of all time nor is it my favorite shooter its not without its enjoyment. I found the Skillshot to be veryWhile this is not my favorite game of all time nor is it my favorite shooter its not without its enjoyment. I found the Skillshot to be very enjoyable and the fact that you can remap all your buttons a added bonus so any review that complains about the controls needs to be marked down. I did find the story to perhaps be a little bit thin as if made out of crackers but that was made up for with the amount of action presented almost right away. I did feel a little to overpowered sometimes like I was on a playground hitting little kids with golfclubs while they were throwing balls of cotton at me. All in all this game is worth the price of admission.
To easy most of the time
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