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Submitted by maverick0110 642d ago | opinion piece

Editorial: Is Madden 13 a Game of the Year Contender?

GamerHusbands writes: "Would you put Madden 13 in your top 5 for Game of the year? I'm having a hard time doing that, although i've spent more time playing this game than many others i would vote on. Why is that? does a top game have to present something new to win our favor." (Madden 13, PS Vita, PS3, Xbox 360)

Godchild1020  +   643d ago
I don't think so. The new infinite engine makes the game better, but not game of the year better. It will be a contender for best Sports game.
MariaHelFutura  +   642d ago
It is basically impossible for a sports game or racing game to win GOTY, no matter how good it or it`s ratings are.
ikkokucrisis  +   642d ago
This is a bait article. look at how happy everyone is about it on amazon.
OneAboveAll  +   643d ago
lol... no.
maverick0110  +   642d ago
it's one of those games where I play it all of the time, but have a hard time placing it in my game of the year category
GuruStarr78  +   642d ago
maybe sports GOTY....

Then again.... when you think about it, GOTY is not a universal thing.. it's up to the specific blog which game wins, so there's many GOTYs every year...

Personally, I don't care who 'wins' GOTY...
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MostJadedGamer  +   642d ago
Actually thats totally false. There is 1 official GOTY.

The AIAS is the only offical GOTY. It is voted on by your own in your industry. So other developers decide which game is GOTY.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
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Sp1d3ynut  +   642d ago
"periods"? I'm guessing you meant peers....

EDIT: LOL...I guess you confused yourself, and in the process left out a word, in an attempt to edit. ;)
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NYC_Gamer  +   642d ago
Nope,it's not even a GOTY contender when it comes to the sports genre
rpd123   642d ago | Bad language | show
maverick0110  +   642d ago
No, defnitely not high..haha...I'm mostly basing this on fun. We can go through the mechanics, and yes, it has many flaws. But, it's solid, and for a football fan with little choices in the genre, i'm happy.
rpd123  +   642d ago
Don't get me wrong, I love the game and it's loads of fun. The new physics engine is awesome. I just don't think it stands a chance. No sports games do. Now if there were a sports game of the year then it would definitely win.
Belking  +   642d ago
Hell no!..lol
IIC0mPLeXII  +   642d ago
Was this seriously an article?
Der_Kommandant  +   642d ago
No
3-4-5  +   642d ago
When Fifa is much better than it.....No..

Not to mention there are about 15+ games more worthy of GOTY than Madden.

EA must have paid this guy.
Qrphe  +   642d ago
Let's see if it even beats MLB The Show as Sports GOTY lol
josephayal  +   642d ago
Goty contenda? .... meh!
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   642d ago
Madden GOTY contender? It's not even sports GOTY. Hell, it isn't even better than NFL2K5.. an 8 year old game...
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Psychotica  +   642d ago
I just traded mine in a few hours ago to reserve Hitman Absolution..
StrawHatPatriot  +   641d ago
Quote from another thread:
"Madden STILL lacks weight, momentum, foot planting, realistic looking sideline player models, enough penalties (is illegal contact or PI ever called in Madden?), good A.I, realistic attempts at tackles (the IE tackles really don't resemble tackles in real-life that much at all), a good and actual working challenge system, realistic pursuit on the ball, (players zooming to pick it off or sliding), receivers that aren't passive and actually try to move to get the ball, good CPU play, etc. They screwed the offline gamer with no roster edit, CO-OP PLAY, or watching the CPU play for those gamers who are either tired of blowing out the CPU on all-madden and want a challenge by building a great team and simulating it, or for the gamers that are physically impaired.

Apparently they couldn't even get uniforms correct: http://www.operationsports....

This is an example of why people hate Madden.

Oh yeah, they added Total Control Passing.

TCP was in a game made 8 years ago called "NFL 2K5", which was actually really good, for its time. That game let you talk to trainers to see if a player was injured or ready to go, they let you check your e-mail from your staff, and let you prepare your team for a game (by simulating film watching), something a coach ACTUALLY DOES, no, a coach DOESN'T "buy XP packages" or players DON'T "earn XP" and get better by putting up good stats Look at Aaron Rodgers, he got better by the coaching staff helping him out on the bench and fixing any flaws he had coming out of college (whether it was accuracy, mechanics etc.), not by letting Aaron Rodgers magically get great 500 yard passing games that will somehow magically make him a better player, which is EA's logic. Hey they let you practice by doing scenarios, but they take a long time to do, every week, just to earn a little xp, for a broken ratings system, etc.
Yet IGN gives Madden NFL 13, a 9/10. "
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