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Submitted by Kevin26385 172d ago | article

Madden NFL 15 vs Madden NFL 25: The Difference a Year Makes

GoodGameBro writes, "EA SPORTS recently released the first batch of official screenshots for Madden NFL 15 and we wanted to directly compare a handful of them to Madden NFL 25. Player models, player faces, skin tone and lighting will immediately jump out as the biggest adjustments between titles. However, we will point out some other differences that might not be as noticeable." (Madden NFL 15, Madden NFL 25, PS4, Xbox One)

texag2011  +   173d ago
I'm not really an NFL fan so Madden games don't appeal to me. I only care to watch/play college football. It was a poor move by EA to cancel the NCAA series. (I know much of the reason was due to licensing but I don't think they put up much of a fight.) It had consistent gameplay & I could always count on it releasing annually. I'm sad that my only Football option now is Madden. I'd really like to see 2K make a football game. I'd prefer a college series but either one would be great since EA has a corner on the market. A little competition is always a good thing.
Kevin26385  +   173d ago
They cancelled NCAA Football because they were getting sued...

"In a statement, EA cited ongoing legal disputes with ex-athletes as the reason for the cancellation."

Read more: http://www.businessinsider....
texag2011  +   173d ago
I'm still sad that it went away. I'm sure the NCAA got a nice chunk of change off the game. Its just sad for the consumers.
crxss  +   172d ago
I normally don't get Madden unless something about it really impresses me. So far I like what I see graphically.
mhunterjr  +   173d ago
There really was no fight to put up... They were previously able to make NCAA games, because NCAA negotiated on behalf of all member colleges. The court rulings and pending litigation would have made it so that EA would have to negotiate with individual schools and potentially compensate individual players... The cost of licensing the game would quickly exceed the money it brings in ... Fighting wasn't an option.
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InTheZoneAC  +   172d ago
if the schools actually paid their players, like they should, none of this would've happened.

Instead colleges keep the millions they get from tuition and all the games, then try to justify to some of the players a scholarship when they should be getting A LOT more...
mhunterjr  +   172d ago
@inthezoneac

Perhaps you are right. But in terms of EAs effort to make NCAA games, it's neither here nor there... EA has no control over that. It's pretty silly that folks are blaming EA for this mess...
frostypants  +   172d ago
Doesn't really matter. The NCAA series, much like Madden, had become insufferably stale. You played any of 'em since 2001, you've played 'em all.
Bleucrunch  +   172d ago
I used to be one hell of a madden addict until I realized what you just posted @frostypants. Its the same shit every single year and since they have no competition their is no reason for them to do anything else. Who still plays this game is beyond me but more power to you. Madden is NOT what it used to be....its sucks now and I wont support it until competition comes back.
Maddens Raiders  +   172d ago
@texag

^^ how about being sad for the athletes that get diddly squat from all the exploits? I gues they don't count. Anyway EA has ruined one of my favorite games ever by being perennial under achievers and moochers.
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thegame2531  +   172d ago
2k used to make football games until EA copyrighted all NFL and football games like the greedy bastards they are.
azure1990  +   172d ago
Ugh I'm gonna miss those NCAA games
GhostTurtle  +   172d ago
You and me both brother.
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Slick81  +   172d ago
Impressive
leemo19  +   172d ago
So the models look good big deal how about they work on the tackling mechanics and fix the robotic O-linemen who still can't block correctly.
johny5  +   172d ago
Let me guess? Next year there be cloud simulation....
WitWolfy  +   172d ago
I'll believe it when I play it.
Darkstares  +   172d ago
This. Each time they show us shots that aren't really what we will see while playing. The details they are showing us are zoomed in. I want to see video of the real action when the camera is pulled back and all the players are there. The animations, collision detection, A.I. and all of that are more important to me and this is why I look at gameplay videos instead.

The big issue with sports games is the rushed development cycle. This is why there is usually a huge change from the first installment to the second then the third. The third year is when we really see what the new hardware can do and features that should have been there in the first place.
larrysdirtydrawss  +   172d ago
could care less about replay graphics,,i wanna see in-game graphics...

and they need a massive improvement in animations as much as graphics... 2k needs to make another proper nfl game and light a fire under ea's asses
GoPanthers999  +   172d ago
Wow! Now, if the game is not a bug and glitchy mess, I might have to pick it up.
Revengeance  +   172d ago
Still waiting on NFL2K to come back. THOSE are proper NFL games.
gedden7  +   172d ago
VERY PROPER!!!
elhebbo16  +   172d ago
not this sh*t again, yes we all want a new nfl2k... for the 500th time now.
NYC_Gamer  +   172d ago
What about the basic fundamentals?i checked out some videos and some of those still seem to be missing.
Feldman9000  +   172d ago
Played this at E3 and I can back up the in-game graphics. The lighting is ridiculous, the animations are much improved, and the presentation is to die for.
gedden7  +   172d ago
Graphics.. Hmmpphh Well you know this should have been M25 jump. lol EA is a year behind the game again!!
KontryBoy706  +   172d ago
they just better keep getting on their knees praying 2K will never be able to make football games again.
Thomaticus  +   172d ago
Here we go AGAIN....You can't judge Madden off visuals. Every year, the game gets a fresh coat of paint, however the gameplay remains broken.
RDR  +   172d ago
Completely agree. No improvements to the core game play and no work on new game modes. If they were to roll out a mode like 2K did with MyCareer in NBA 2K14 for PS4/X1, then I'd be completely on board to give it a go. I just want something new from them.
60FramesPerSecond  +   172d ago
i buy a madden game once a console generation. ill buy madden 2018 probably
raptorjacob  +   172d ago
It won't be hard for the new Madden to beat last one graphically. It had terrible graphics. I too am sad about ncaa
AnEwGuY  +   172d ago
So it NOW has close to the graphics it should have had LAST year? Lame. I guarantee I'll still be able to win every game using the same 2 offensive and defensive plays, like I have for over a decade now, and the final scores will largely be identical.
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iliimaster  +   172d ago
screw madden i want gameday 99,blitz especially the powerhouse NFL 2k series espn 2k5 still is better than any madden since
jnemesh  +   172d ago
Hmmm Let's see...

EA logo on the box? Check!

Ridiculous amounts of DLC needed to purchase to be competitive online? Check!

Free-to-play mechanics in a game that sells for full price? Check!

Monopoly on NFL games? Check!

Yup, looks like I won't be buying this turd, even with Sherman on the cover!
Infamazdre  +   172d ago
Nobody should buy this Madden let Madden die
Izzy408  +   172d ago
I never realized how crappy M25 looked until now.
marcofdeath  +   172d ago
they need to go with a 2 year game cycle like COD.
RDR  +   172d ago
I actually don't think that would be a bad idea, at least on the gamer side of things. A long dev cycle would give them more time to add/innovate and it's not like much changes in two years that you can't patch in through updates.
keegamer80  +   172d ago
At first I thought it said Madden 15 compared to nfl 2k5. I need to slow it down.
RELIGHT  +   172d ago
Same goddamn shit over and over.
Shineon  +   172d ago
NFL 2k >.....Madden
BillytheBarbarian  +   172d ago
Give us 2k or give us death
Scumdog  +   172d ago
Madden 08 PS2 version is best console football game ever created period ( While still missing some real rules from actual 'ahem football as most football games do - like when someone goes for too long of a field-goal & misses short & it stays in-bounds, it's a live ball & can be returned even from endzone, & needing a few legacy problems addressed aswell as the addition of the newer animations & physics & animations for gangtackles & blocking & slap the pretty paint grafx on & add the stupid pitch everyone wants & keep refining that til it's perfect, the much simpler 3 box play calling & easier to set defensive doubles & shifts is superior.
Illusive_Man  +   172d ago
That screenshot looks more interesting than World Cup.
Scumdog  +   172d ago
Every madden since has gotten overly complex at the before snap play & it absolutely killed it, thd amount of control you had as just the QB alone in PS2 Madden 08 compared to today's lame game is embarrassing, the only thing for offensive pre-snap control scheme that needed change ( wich is the only thing they've actually fixed in new madden's gameplay wise at pre-snap ha! ) the problem was if you wanted a player like WR or TE on the line but not between tackles to block you had to motion him behind line & while player is between tackles hit his button then L2 or R2 block left/right if they are not between tackles that same sequence is a slant route left/right, you guessed it the opposite was true aswell, to make a RB or TE behind line & between tackles change his route from blocking in backfield or from his current route in the pass play to that slant route L2/R2 you had to motion them outside the tackles hit the sequence & then set them back to original position, that & pitch was all it needed
Scumdog  +   171d ago
Two of the most impressive features i've ever seen in a football game sadly rest in Madden 08 PS2, i don't have enough room to explain how realistic QB Vision made this game it just needed a few small adjustments to implementation when online (go fu 'n play it) Another feature for QB was ability to punch R3 during play & change the direction of WR nearest you, think you're rolling slightly right, the rightside WR is on a shallow drag route left- you see DB jump inside hard, he bit - you punch R3 hit R analogue right- WR gets second step on DB as he nears sideline you quickly punch R3 & this time up on R analogue,& because you used your eyes to bait safeties to slide left- the DB has no top cover you take a step, plant-first down...ah football.

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