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Madden NFL 13 gets serious on Wii U | Destructoid

Destructroid: "When one thinks of buying the latest installment of John Madden football, one typically goes the route of either the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 version, instantly shrugging off even the thought of playing a year of pigskin on a Nintendo platform.

If Madden NFL 13 on the Wii U is any indication, the aforementioned way of thinking may change, as EA is providing a serious effort to Nintendo consumers this time around." (Madden 13, Wii U)

DEZn00ts  +   637d ago
Nobody cares.
Bluenuts9  +   637d ago
I think a lot of people care, but you're entitled to your opinion. I personally think this game is going to sell like gangbusters, and I'll happily be one of those people enjoying it :).
WiiUalpha  +   637d ago
Nobody cares? Except you right since you rushed to the article to be the first to comment showing just how much you do indeed care?
ninjabake  +   637d ago
Another rushed port. Hopefully they add everything back in next year.
jmc8888  +   637d ago
As a person who bought basically every version from '92-06 I can tell you that indeed the game is pretty much the same version year after year.

It used to have some significant upgrades every couple of years, and you saw measurable improvement every years.

Sadly over the last decade, innovation has slowed big time. Them getting rid of the PC version had the obvious effect of slowing down upgrades as they gave themselves an excuse that the hardware was the same and thus they 'couldn't' make a better one. Of course they bought that excuse by gaining the monopoly on NFL licensing by paying the NFL.

During this last decade the only real improvement besides the slight upgrades is that they add a feature like QB vision, or truck stick, etc....before usually abandoning alot of these a year or two later. That's your 'different' experience. A new gimmick every couple of years.

Now I'm not entirely against Madden, I just think it's something you should buy every FEW years. If your team sucks and suddenly gets good, that's a good time to purchase it as well.

While the Wii U version will be hands down the best NEXT YEAR, when it arrives in August, this year's version is severely rushed to get it out the door.

It sports improved visuals, but still nothing groundbreaking. Stuff that should have been in a PC version 5 years ago.

The play diagramming is a great feature. When two gamepads are available people will be able to pick plays and not give any hint to those they are playing against. So yeah there's some good uses for the gamepad.

But the physics system WAS the big reason to supposedly buy Madden, so without it's inclusion, well, it's like an older version of madden with better visuals.

Worse yet (and the author didn't mention this) there is no online multiplayer. So yeah, you can't play against anyone unless they are sitting next to you. That's a pretty big drawback.

Not sure about franchise mode. The other version didn't have them, but have patched them in I believe, so the Wii U version should get them too.

But still...no infinity engine, no online multiplayer is two big striking points, and even then I'd like confirmation that the Wii U version will have franchise mode, otherwise that's three big things missing.

Wait until next year's, which should finally be worth getting, if you have a Wii U.
swansong  +   637d ago
You can draw plays on the Vita version and it works good. I guess this is the Vita version with a graphics update. I cannot wait to buy a wii u when it drops to 99.99.
quantae06  +   637d ago
Unfortunately this version has been rushed so the Infinity Engine won't make the Wii U version. They should have gotten it right like 2K sports has gotten NBA 2K13 1st Wii U version right. I'm expecting Madden 14 on Wii U to be bad ass though.
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