A look at whether early reports as to worry over Madden 11 sales carry much validity and thoughts as to how the game stands in the current marketplace.
Hopefully people are catching on to what been going on for the last 7-10 years.
they blame tiger for lack of sales. so whats the excuse now ?its the code thing .
They're even giving copies away with new SI subscriptions. I'd say they're having a tough time selling as they did in previous years.
The worst part is... this is actually the first Madden game worth buying for the past several years! I have hated Madden games for a long time and it hurts for me to say that I actually like one of these games. But right when the game gets good enough to buy, EA puts the code thing in place to make people think twice about buying it!
when does the EA exclusive deal end?
the license currently runs through Madden 13.
Good choice using a pic with the Seahawks in it. GO HAWKS!!!!
Go Raiders... another note.. there is a bar called the zeitgeist.. with the most hipster douchebag bartenders I have ever seen... just a note.
I miss Rich Gannon.
Where is the bar?
it certainly is a much better game than 07...but it makes me feel like "this is all they've managed to do in 4 years?" i miss my 2K :) with the warren sapp on the cover goin hard lol
I hate having to worry about my ultimate team has to sign up contracts...thats so dumb...at least the idea of having a player hurt and using one of those cards is a valid issue..but worrying who on your team need a contract extension ruins the fun.
I can see why the novelty wore off.
...I am really enjoying Backbreaker after the Greathouse patch. If you haven't seen it (with the NFL teams mod), check it out (see link below) Still a waaaaaaaaays away from the glory days of 2K5 but at least there is an alternative for football again.
nice link...at least people are trying to bring something new to the football franchise
That's pretty tight. When I heard about the create a team aspect, I said if the tools were good enough, talented people could re-create every NFL team. The logos look pretty spot on. That said, are the rosters accurate and can everything be shared amongst the community?
you need to go to the website in the info section of the video...it has a downloadable roster of all 32 nfl teams, at least thats what it says...i havent downloaded it since i dont have the game
and I love it now. Backbreaker is NOT perfect. It has it's flaws. But, the visceral experience with the physics is second to none. I have never physically reacted to more hits in a game in my life (actually cringing at times). What I can say is that 505 Games and Natural Motion are dedicated to making this a great game. The patch was put together with input from the forums and some of the YouTube guys that are on a mission to get the best out of video game football. They actually flew some of them to San Francisco to help get the particulars correct. This is their FIRST attempt at a sports game and football is not an easy game to tackle. (no pun) There are elements to it that just can't be understood by watching tape. These guys are from England...so they went to the source and got what they needed. Support like this deserves support from gamers. I'll say again...Backbreaker isn't perfect in it's current state. But, the potential that it has shown in one year on the market has me excited. Especially considering that Madden has had 3 games this gen and still haven't progressed past their best game Madden 04 or NFL 2K5.
lol @ Madden 13. So did u reserve ur NFL 2K14?(sounds dumb) ANyway, Madden 04 was the last time i enjoyed the series.
That's what happens when you put Obama in the game.
I just read the comments from the link and this is my favs "The reality in all of this is Madden's performance this generation has been poor. The game has received little improvements in how it renders simulation football, and and any improvements made are just not creating a "wow" moment for buyers. They continue to dance around proper physics in the game. Tackling is still subject to non-consecutive tackles. The game still runs very jittery with its robotic animations and horrible player to field response." Well said as Madden this gen(all sports games)is not getting the job done. Call me a fanboy if u want as i dont like the 360 influence of madden as EA should atleast tune the PS3 version. Here is another qoute i found interesting "Hey, you can't fault the guy for trying out new ideas. Sure they may have been bad but I am not going to fault him for trying. Create a fan was OK but it wasn't anything to build a marketing strategy around. The much maligned "vision cone" was another failure but I can see why he went there. He wanted to make playing QB a bit more realistic. It didn't work, he moved on, no foul. Madden I.Q. I happened to like. I like the fact that the game rated my performance and self adjusted the difficulty. Its like and auto slider. That is one feature I will give Phil credit for if in deed he came up with it." COne vision was just stupid plain and simple.
Hell, i'd settle for ten-yard fight....My local gamestop here in chicago had a midnight launch party for it and two people showed up......that's pretty sad for a big city like chicago......I won't touch madden.....hell, if I wanted to play it I would pick up '08 for like five bucks and update the rosters.....EA even screwed themselves by saying that the feature where you get to take a player through his career won't even be fully capable until next years game (2012).....wtf?
You can complain and cuss but the only thing that will happen is there will still be lines of morons picking up madden 12....until someone organizes a boycott and show electronic arts we are tired of all their sports titles with no new innovations....then nothing will be solved.....its disgusting too see the same animation from last year where both referees come together and chat and put their hands up to signal a touchdown...i think the major"upgrade' from last year is that there is no "turbo" button...
that the NFL is a powerful beast. There are millions of people all over that can't live without their yearly fix of video game football. Since the license is tied up for another couple of years...unless someone challenges it's validity with that American Needle decision...people will settle for Madden and somehow convince themselves that they have a great product. Madden needs a reboot. Just scrap the engine, which seems to be a adapted engine from last gen. Then, they need to start listening to the vocal masses that actually know what they want in a football game. There are many. Stop bullet pointing football and just give us a complete game on the field. Don't give me one feature this year and then another next year. Finally, give up the license. Look at what has finally happened with FIFA, NHL, and NBA Elite. The competition made those games better. While lack of competition made Madden a revolution...and by that I mean running around in circles trying to figure itself out. Madden fans will say that I am a hater. I just say that I want the best NFL football game possible from whoever decides to step up to the plate and make it.
You have valid points and I agree with each one of them......having the nfl license has made EA lazy in their yearly updates.
It's a Madden game we have only see what about 30 of them before?
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