A side by side comparisons between the 2 next NFL games that will be available this summer.
Best nfl game. Beats out all pro football, and madden series.
IS owned by MS studios. So I doubt they will bring it back. Specially with EA owning the NFL License.
Maybe next year 2K. 8] GEAUX SAINTS!
games are always better than EAs. I hope once EA's licensing is up with the NFL that they aren't able to renegotiate a contract.
Having no competition will only lead to poorer games.
EA....oh where, oh where has the inner ambition gone? Oh I know, it's in your multimillion dollar licensing contract with the NFL. *sigh* ...So I guess this is it huh? I know it's not your fault John. You'll always be the Hall of Fame coach of the Oakland Raiders. You will be missed 'ol friend.
Irony with your name and all lol. I honestly though think Madden looks much much better and I hate EA
I know...believe me man...you don't know how much it hurts to turn away from something I've been playing since I was in High School man. I mean I literally cut my adolescent teeth in video games on Madden back in the day. Boy was it fun. Hell we'd skip school to play all the time ~ but not practice, coach would whip our a$$!lol
But since the new form took place coinciding with the launch of the PS2 back in 2000 it seems that the franchise has just continued to lose its luster as far as I'm concerned. 1st it was the goal - line glitch in the game where no one could be stopped on offense in that formation back on 2003's edition. The arrow glitch, the "lead recv'r" glitch (that I killed people with), the good 'ol "L2" glitch and the onsides kick glitches of '04 and '05. There are many other little nuances of the game that I could throw in there, but don't want to give away all unknown cheats.lol Hell I remember back on Maddens '91, '92 '93 if you picked the 49ers, the Giants, the Redskins, or Cowboys you could damn near win the Super Bowl by running one play on offense and the same on defense. Ronnie Lott, Emmitt Smith, Jerry Rice, Lawrence Taylor, and Otis Anderson were damn near untouchable, and Jay Novacek was just silly.
I was able to overlook all of that because I am a fan of Madden. That's John Madden. The guy is an absolute legend ~ he's classy, he's an NFL Hall of Famer, he coached my favorite team to absolute dominance and fear back in the day, but above all, HE RESPECTS THE GAME.
Now, I can't expect the guy to live forever, but the removal of his signature voice from the game (Madden and Summerall were magnifique!), along with the status quo - minimal upgrades every year since 2000 is just making me turn away from the series I love so much more and more. I've been saying these things since 2001: Where are the player's towels ~ there are towels EVERYWHERE in football!? Where's the bench - fans w/ mist to keep the players cool ? Where's the security, the vendors, the towel boy? Where's all the debris on the field on a windy day in Cleveland or Tampa, or Chicago, or Oakland? Is there not debris or wind in those stadiums especially? All stadiums?
They used to bring the ambulance onto the field and run over all the players (not realistic, but hilarious!) - they don't even bring the ambulance (or cart) when the player gets hurt now. He just holds some random part of his body and the scene is over. Where are the trainers?
a/w - it seems like 2K is at least giving them a run for their money in the graphics department, but that elusive NFL license will keep 2K on the sidelines for a while. Somehow I think when they get it though ~ they won't take it for granted as the people that have hi-jacked this OUTSTANDING, OUTSTANDING franchise that was John Madden Football. RIP. Just my thoughts. Carry on.
Man I couldn't agree more. Haha reading your reminisces of back in the day Madden made me remember all that. I have been playing Madden since my PS1 and I remember being the Lions, sweep to the right with Sanders and all the way to the goal line baby, nearly everytime. Back when it atleast used to be fun, now their so much realism they sapped all any realism out of it. Your right their is never any updates besides shinier stadiums. It's just frustrating now, the game controls always who wins. ahhh I could go on forever complaining...I always watch the Madden videos and they seem so impressive but once you insert the game it feels so hollow, their is no technique or talent involved anymore. You can't even throw the ball over the middle EVER. Dang back in the man, back in the day...
xbox, Barry Sanders was one of those guys too, that really was untouchable. Back then it was you against your friend with the other controller and his favorite player. You knew what he was going to do, the person he was going to do it with and the direction. Now, it's so technical that you almost need an enginner to figure out some of theplays, but that is all a part of football The complexities are abound, but EA has seemed to just let the game be the "game" without adding anything to the experience besides the knowledge that your playing an "NFL" licensed product. Someone needs to come along an immerse the video game player back onto that gridiron, because the guys at EA just don't seem to care that much anymore and honestly, why should they?
War - the old days.
everytime I see a football game it's just seem more like clay filled jersey. A new art direction would be great to the genre.
2K does do it better than EA, NFL Fever thats one I forgot.
funky, you can acutally design your own symbol and colors and the strips in APF 2k8 i love the way 2k is going here with the legends its gunna be great. madden's models are so Fukin huge its crazy.
2k8 looks like true to life football madden looks fake ,where is the action of the field in madden the refs,sideline refs,the line of scrim .field goal net.they might as well left out the nfl .madden sucks..
and I'd like to think it's for good reason, but I'm not even gonna kid myself here...BOTH of these games look sub-par. With Madden on it's third next-gen release, it should have player models like FNR3 or better, and same with 2K.
I understand that this is their first outing, but they've been on hiatus enough so that they should have been able to figure out the technology of both these machines by now. I think these games look decent, and I'm pretty disappointed. Nitpick at the barely there differences if you must, but I'd rather play a good game than have a pissing contest over two mediocre ones.
nit picking are you kiddin me .!!!! go pick up madden on the 360 from the 06-07 or even i go as far and say 08 .then go pick up ESPN NFL 2K5 for the xbox .play both games THEN U TELL ME WHO"S PUTTING OUT SUBPAR SPORTS GAMES, MY FRIEND.those halfazz programmers sold me an collectors edtion that i brought for $75 that only added an dvd that ESPN was showing on TV for free and forgot to throw in..hmmm.... lets say the REFS,SIDELINE REFS'ballmarkers',line of scrim,field goal nets ,field action on the wack azz 8bit jumbotron.then to top every thing off like a sundae,THEY FORGOT CONTROL.so in all my friend ,i could go much deeper in the subject but who cares right .RIGHT.
and I do still own and LOVE NFL 2K5 by the way, remember I'm a 2K head myself. 2K5 is a stellar game and IMO was the BENCHMARK for what a football game should be.
That was three years ago.
My beef with 2K8 is that it doesn't look to be making the next-gen leap, ESPECIALLY with a three year hiatus. Wouldn't you agree that those three years should have given them the edge they needed to put forth something truly spectacular? All I'm seeing is traditional 2K gameplay with visuals slightly above Madden, and to top it all off they're struggling with framerates? Like I said, I love 2K as much as the next guy, but frankly, I was expecting better.
I will purchase this game to support the dev team at the very least, because I remember the huge leap that was NBA 2K7 and MLB 2K7 over their previous years...so all hope is not lost, this is a very competent dev house, but I'm just not seeing it for this year. I'm hoping beyond hope that the game will prove me wrong, though.
I been playing madden pretty much forever but when 2k started coming out i was a big fan cause the i thought gameplay was just more fun. Now madden is alone with the exclusive right and is the winner by default but they let the fans down by making mediocre games. I think this is bigger than just madden vs. 2k8 but EA vs. 2ksports EA is on the decline as we can see with baseball and especially basketball live is garbage it's only a matter of time before 2k outshine in football. AS for i'll probably get both
This video favored 2k8 but I don't see much different graphically except that the contrast was higher. In my opinion, the football players seem more alive/real movement wise. I like the idea of creating my team using past all-stars.
If 2K holds true to having great play mechanics I won't have to look any further. Not that I have - look that is. I haven't bought a Madden game since Madden 2005 because after playing 2006 and 2007 a few times on my buddies xbox 360 - I passed.
Come to think of it. I don't own any EA game.
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