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  • Summary: Madden NFL 17 Franchise = Take your team all the way and put yourself at the center of your team’s Championship run in Franchise mode, delivering new ways to play and more decisions to make. Added features include the practice squad, full-player editing, and the in-game ticker that keeps youMadden NFL 17 Franchise = Take your team all the way and put yourself at the center of your team’s Championship run in Franchise mode, delivering new ways to play and more decisions to make. Added features include the practice squad, full-player editing, and the in-game ticker that keeps you updated with scores from around the league. Know your opponents’ tendencies every week, then pick the right drills to attack and counter those tendencies in game. This new level of strategy promises to deliver more variety and more fun when preparing for your next opponent, whether it’s a user or a computer simulated player. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Oct 27, 2016
    90
    Best combo of ideas and execution the NFL has seen. [Issue#179, p.79]
  2. Aug 25, 2016
    88
    Madden NFL 17 turned a corner. While it hasn't overhauled its entire system to the point that it looks like a game-changer, the little aspects make the follow-up more polished. Kudos to EA Sports to stepping up its game.
  3. Sep 9, 2016
    85
    Madden NFL 17 is more immediate, more accessible and funner. Franchise Mode is deeper and really complete now. Madden NFL 17 is a turning point for the saga.
  4. Aug 24, 2016
    80
    If Franchise mode is your bag, then yes, you’ll want the new model. The upgraded run mechanics and countless small improvements certainly keep it a step ahead of Madden 16. But those looking for a game-changing, highlight-reel play should hold off. EA has moved the needle again, but not the final score.
  5. Sep 18, 2016
    80
    If you love NFL this will be a great addition to your collection with the depth available and the control given.
  6. Sep 1, 2016
    80
    Madden NFL 17 is an incredible game of football, however it feels like the safest step forward in a while.
  7. Sep 1, 2016
    70
    Madden NFL 17 isn’t leaps and bounds ahead of what EA Tiburon was able to accomplish last year, but it builds on a very solid foundation with only a few hiccups and annoyances to speak of.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 58
  2. Negative: 34 out of 58
  1. Aug 25, 2016
    10
    Holy Sh*t, i just played a game. I threw a touchdown pass... like is this real life. I thought i was an nfl QB for a second. Mind blown.Holy Sh*t, i just played a game. I threw a touchdown pass... like is this real life. I thought i was an nfl QB for a second. Mind blown. Genius. You did it EA, take my money! Expand
  2. Dec 23, 2016
    9
    my rating is based on three criteria 1) I have not played a Madden game since Madden 10. 2) I typically play the offline franchise mode andmy rating is based on three criteria 1) I have not played a Madden game since Madden 10. 2) I typically play the offline franchise mode and don't play Mut or online Franchise. and 3) I use minimul user imputs so I don't cheese the CPU and i am an avid slider user. with that being said Madden NFL 17 is one of the best madden games that I have ever played. I used to play NCAA and avoid madden like the plague. But this year I have enjoyed and will continue to enjoy madden. The presentation is great feels like a real NFL broadcast. the gameplay is fluid and dynamic anything can happen. and the Franchise mode is deep and robust. If you play the game like me I highly recommend this years game. Expand
  3. Feb 13, 2017
    8
    PROS
    -Zone plays better than Madden 16
    -Playmaker has been toned down CONS -The “wide open” elite receiver dropped passes percentage is
    PROS
    -Zone plays better than Madden 16
    -Playmaker has been toned down

    CONS
    -The “wide open” elite receiver dropped passes percentage is just way too high.
    -Run pass glitch.

    The Madden franchise is back again, just like every other year, and with a new year means new bugs. First off, there’s a new glitch known as the run and pass glitch. The Run and Pass glitch is pretty much where you are playing an opponent that knows exactly what play you are running therefor he is able to defend it. I will say, it’s extremely hard to beat an opponent that knows what you are doing. Second off, the fact that elite receivers are dropping wide open passes is just ridiculous, this percentage is way too high and most likely will be fixed. Some good changes to the game are the fact that the “Playmaker” function has been toned down to a reasonable rate. Last year, using playmaker was just “OP” (overpowered) you were able to control multiple receivers while in the pocket . This year, you are only allowed to control the nearest receiver to you.

    When I first bought Madden 17 for the PS4 I was extremely excited to see what this season’s edition had to offer. Little did i know, i was in or a big disappointment. This year was just like every other year, same game, same teams, just tweaked some things here and there. Honestly, it took me a little while to find something new that’s been implemented into the game, but now that i have found just a few things i really feel that this year’s edition of Madden has a chance to be different from all the others. Overall, I think that Madden is developing and with the right updates and tweaks the game can be a much better product. I would recommend this game to somebody that doesn’t get mad easily, because it is a very rage inducing game. Also, if you are looking for a game to just play with your friends, I would stick to Call of Duty or even the NBA franchise.
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  4. Nov 15, 2016
    3
    this years game is awful. my franchises never save. I wont play for maybe a week, ill come back to play just for it to reset. Too many brokenthis years game is awful. my franchises never save. I wont play for maybe a week, ill come back to play just for it to reset. Too many broken plays user offense is way too easy on any difficulty user run defense is too easy on any sliders. Sliders don't fix anything either. Too many user completed passes, and too many big cpu passes. The blocked kicks are scripted and the cpu always completes a 3rd down conversion. Not to mention the game overall is way too easy. My player is god awful as well.Very disappointing. Expand
  5. Aug 27, 2016
    1
    Wow, this game sucks. I haven't played an EA Football game since they discontinued NCAA. I bought this to try to scratch the football itch,Wow, this game sucks. I haven't played an EA Football game since they discontinued NCAA. I bought this to try to scratch the football itch, and I regret it.

    Where to start?

    1. There is SOOOO much presentation, that it completely interferes with, dominates, and overshadows gameplay. It's immediately overwhelming and annoying. I don't need nor want to watch a replay and/or the coach picking his nose after every single play. Then, trying to "X" out of all of the BS fluff and presentation just so that I can call my next play, there is lag, which of course leads to you calling whatever play was on the screen for the X button.

    2. 6 minute quarters don't lead to enough plays, probably bc so much time is wasted watching presentations. In NCAA football, I could play 5 minute quarters and you could run a solid amount of plays in that time, not here.

    3. Passing is ridiculously easy.

    4. Rushing is almost impossible. I get it, the NFL is a passing league, but wow, at least let people who want to run the ball have SOME success.

    5. Players get tired WAY too quickly.

    6. Players get injured WAY too frequently.

    7. The cpu automatically substitutes backups in WAY too often.

    Overall, I feel like I'm being forced to watch a presentation of an NFL game and have very little control of the actual game. When I do actually have control of the game, I'm being forced to be a pass happy team and get punished for even attempting a running play.
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  6. Dec 10, 2016
    0
    Worse than madden 17. Many mechanics need to be changed and Draft Champions is worse. They also are charging way to much for their packs inWorse than madden 17. Many mechanics need to be changed and Draft Champions is worse. They also are charging way to much for their packs in the store. Bad job on EA's part of this game. Expand
  7. Aug 28, 2016
    0
    2nd review, it gets worse. I gave it a 1 the first time only to realize later that the game is broken. I just painfully completed my first2nd review, it gets worse. I gave it a 1 the first time only to realize later that the game is broken. I just painfully completed my first season and I was for some stupid reason optimistic about the games offseason mode. Then I got to the draft and the game broke. The draft order went completely crazy and auto picked or traded my draft picks. An entire year of my franchise was totally wasted because EA is to busy counting their money to even test this crap!!!. What is good about the game is a new commentary team and additions to the running game. Bad about the game, soundtrack sucks, player development is pointless because it is so slow, the draft breaks the game. Player ratings are not accurate, during the season unless you scroll through the tabs you have no idea what is going on in the rest of the league. Why can't we see highlights of other games during halftime (like you could with 2k 10 years ago!!!). Between games practice is a huge waste of time. Each week the game acts surprised that you don't want to do it. Why would I want to waste 15 min (6 of which are loading screens) to get an extra 200 xp which is worth NOTHING. I like the idea of improving my players but not if its done in some fee to play Clash of Clans Grind. God I wish there was another option for football but there isn't. Expand

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