The gameplay is still far from perfect, and I’d be interested to see how FIFA develops its machine-learning AI and if that would be accessible for Madden in the future. Hits can be brutally nasty using the Hit Stick and seeing different tackles, catches or sack-evading animations will leave you impressed.
Surprise, it’s the same game as every year. Everyone who rates it 0 stars should maybe become a developer and think of new ideas. Last time I checked, the NFL hasn’t really changed at all since last year, so why should the game?
What they need to do is bring back NFL Street. Until then, it is a solid game.
When everything's working as intended, Madden 22 marks a recent high point for the series. The gameplay doesn't move the needle much mechanically, but changes to the AI make for a more interesting and varied challenge, while Gameday Atmosphere and Momentum brings every team's fans to life to palpable effect. With Franchise making the moments between these games more engaging, it's relatively easy to sink hours into building a team to challenge for the Super Bowl. It's just unfortunate that this comes with the caveat that technical problems might prove to be the biggest obstacle standing in your way.
With those yearly grievances aired, Madden NFL 22 is still a worthwhile pickup if you were on the fence. There's nothing that's painstakingly new in this year's release. However, next-gen technology elevates gameplay with more realistic player movements, while home field advantage is, finally, exactly that. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go draft Tim Tebow as my starting tight end.
Madden 22 is not a huge step forward in a series that needs to shift gears to return to its former glory. There is no shortage of interesting ideas, too bad that there are quite a few gameplay issues and that some game modes (Face to the Franchise, for example) are way too boring and uninteresting.
A new year, a new part, but it is not really groundbreaking. The game has too few innovations and improvements compared to the previous part and the game also suffers from technical defects. In addition, the performance isn’t optimal on PS5. But credits where credit’s due, the improved Franchise mode is a great step forward, but corrupt savefiles are a shame though.
May i say omg next gen is where its at ok like wow im so love the homefield advantage you have to try i never seen q football game implement something so sensual like no bs try it its a beast feature and the moving feels better a lil wierd but you'll get use to it madden really stepped up with this one played both versions and they are both great but next generation is beautiful
It's really fun... but could certainly be improved in a number of ways. Little things like the same defensive coordinator guy on both teams.. collision detection... replays often don't show what the most important part (where the feet are etc)
Overall this game is pretty awesome. I like some of the new features like "Home Field Advantage" and though it was implemented previously, "The Yard" is entertaining. Wouldn't go to great lengths to say that the yard is amazing by any account and I don't love all the pay to play features, but when you want something different to play outside of standard football, it's fun and a great way to kill some time.
This game isn't without its shortcomings however, and there are some things that I would love to see handled better such as overall player likeness (more face scan inclusions, updated body types, better/more realistic equipment, etc.). I would also like to see legend players included in offline rosters much like how NBA 2K or MLB the Show handles their legend players. Only being able to play with legendary players in MUT is frustrating.
Overall, from a gameplay stand point it's one of the best Madden games yet
SummaryThere will be more detailed staff management and skill tree progression systems, with comprehensive weekly game strategy that integrates into your gameplan. Through the regular season and off-season, new scenarios will keep things fresh as you weigh various risks and rewards to make the right decisions for your team. Plus, Franchise will...