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EA Sports Madden 08 In-depth Review

Ripten.com cuts through the hype and gives you their review of Madden 08 for the 360 and PS3.

They promise you won't confuse this with the hype-laden reviews better suited for the back of the box.

Update:

Updated to include quote from EA EA Tiburon's Senior Product Manager regarding the PS3 frame rate issue.

"What we do is we make great games for all of our systems and all of our partners, and so we try and give people the best experiences that they can have. So what we focused on was gameplay this year, so as you see that you'll see how good the animations are, you'll see all the gameplay improvements on the PS3 and the Xbox 360. We think a lot of people will really enjoy both of them as they get the opportunity to play. - EA Senior Product Manager, Jerrold Smith"

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FCOLitsjustagame3664d ago

Without having played the game this review seemed to be decent and well balanced. They noted what they liked about the game and what they didnt and scored it accordingly. In the end they did beleive APF had the better gameplay and pinged EA for having the exclusive license and limiting choice so some could say this was an APF fanboy review. However they did give this game a slightly higher rating then APF and again gave the reasons why.

I have never heard of the site but the review seemed reasonable. The Yahoo 5 out of 5 review seemed a little less so since they gave it 5 out of 5 while noting issues like the lame announcer and no online leagues. If its not perfect, why does it get a perfect score?

Nostradavis3664d ago

I am glad that unbiased people get this review. It's not bashing Madden and it is not praising APF. It gives gamers a comparison and talks about what EA did and did not do. It is funny because EA fanboys overlook the positive in the review and focus on the negative that is said and then they complain.

killercam193664d ago (Edited 3664d ago )

choppy choppy choppy....wats new?

BIadestarX3664d ago

"Both versions scored lower on the PS3 due to frame rate issues."...
How the heck, can the PS3 version have "frame rate issues" running only at 30FPS.... and not the xbox 360 at 60FPS?
9 months after the released on the PS3 and probably more than 1 year with the SDKs and developers are still having problem with the PS3.
Yeah, Yeah we know... developers are lazy and they make the PS3 version suck on purpose... bla bla bla... Maybe Sony should have done a better job at making their SDK easier to develope for, base on the developers that were going to use their tools. Anyways, regarless of who's fault it is. The fact is, if a game is released on the XBox 360 and the PS3 at the same time; expect the XBox 360 version to be better. That's already Proven.

Nostradavis3664d ago (Edited 3664d ago )

Not only that, but when they asked them why there was a difference in frame rate all the guy said was...

"What we do is we make great games for all of our systems and all of our partners, and so we try and give people the best experiences that they can have. So what we focused on was gameplay this year, so as you see that you'll see how good the animations are, you'll see all the gameplay improvements on the PS3 and the Xbox 360. We think a lot of people will really enjoy both of them as they get the opportunity to play. - EA Senior Product Manager, Jerrold Smith"

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DrPirate3664d ago

You know, I definitely see your point, but why insult us?

You think we like this? How is it my fault, that Madden only runs at 30 FPS on the PS3? Did PS3 fans develop this stupid title? Instead of insulting us and "Rubbing it in the wounds of PS3 fanboys" mocking us for a 600$ dollar investment (which isn't all that expensive considering it's the price of a new phone, or a bloody goddam handbag) why can't you just not keep it to yourself?

Did I rape your sister? Murder your effing parents? Did I burn down your house or blame you for cheating in school? I really don't see a point to any of it.

khellendros13664d ago

I have NCAA Football on the PS3 and I don't notice much choppiness. My friend has it on the 360 and he claims that it's very choppy. He's going to bring his 360 over so we can each play the other versions to see if there is a difference.

gnothe13664d ago

you guys really need to realize that developers arent gimping there games in favor of another console. its a known fact that the PS2 made EA way more cash than the xbox 1 but the xbox 1 versions of the same game differently looked better on xbox 1 than they did on PS2, why? because the xbox 1 allowed for that to happen. it had more power. but whats different this time around, do you guys REALLY feel that the PS3 is way more powerful than the 360. I dont think the PS3 is at all more powerful than the 360 because there games aint showing it.

ask yourself this!! how can a game designed on the 360 first( running on 360 system specs) not look as good or run as good running on a supposedly more powerful system (PS3) but you can take a game built for the PS3 first(running on PS3 specs) an make it run an look better on a supposidly WEAKER system(360). now how do you explain that!! simple, because the 360 allows for more GAMING POWER than the PS3.

VF5 was built with the PS3 in mind, has it not been said that the 360 version looks better than the PS3 version. how!! I guess SEGA was being lazy when they made the PS3 version.

95% of all multiplat games look better an run better on the 360, so I guess 95% of all developers get lazy when it comes to the PS3. guys just listen to yourselves. PITYFUL!!

majority of all the new next gen multiplat games been showed is being showed on the 360. AC,Stranglehold,GTA,COD4. WHY? being a developer I want to show of my BEST work, an so far their BEST WORK comes from the 360. hate it all you want but its the truth!!

I have a PS3 an I havent turned it on in a few weeks now!! I wonder why.

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