Endsights: Madden NFL 09 Review - 6/10

Endsights writes:

"The online is lag-free, the graphics are updated and look good, and the gameplay, while unchanged, still plays great. But fundamentally, can the new additions justify purchasing the new edition of Madden? As a causal football and Madden fan, no, they're not. The new elements to the game were high in concept and poor in execution, leaving you with a game that is without a purpose for existing. (Besides a huge paycheck) Hardcore Madden fans can justify purchasing it with the inclusion of online leagues–but for the rest of you that don't care about that, stick with Madden NFL 08."

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GiantEnemyCrab3808d ago

Wow, this scored lower than the Fable 2 pub games. I guess Madden is a flop then?


dannyhinote_133808d ago

"Madden" and "flop" can never be used in the same sentence. Maybe in terms of quality, but never in terms of sales.

GiantEnemyCrab3808d ago (Edited 3808d ago )

"Madden" and "flop" can never be used in the same sentence. Maybe in terms of quality"

So which is it? Can they never be used in the same sentence or can I use it in terms of quality? How do you know I wasn't saying flop in terms of quality?


lsujester3808d ago

Don't consider a game a flop based off one review. IGN gave it like an 8.8, I think. I don't think that's flop material.

Granted, no year-to-year Madden is a big revolution in the way we play video game football, but for me this is the best version in a few years.

NegativeCreep4273808d ago (Edited 3808d ago )

It may get totally defamed to the point of being on par to Scott Baio's acting career, but in terms of revenue-accumulation its nothing but a corporate honey-pot.

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Farsendor13808d ago

i hate this madden im happy i just rented it lag-free are they serious? every ea game i have bought or played on ps3 lags like hell. but before the bad connections come in i would just like to say cod4 resistance ridge racer fear none of those lag on me.

GiantEnemyCrab3808d ago

Yes for Madden I believe you are using EA servers on PSN and XBL. This person is talking about the 360 version so maybe PSN has more lag issues. I think they are probably about the same.

Going to rent it because I need an american football fix.

Xbox is the BEST3808d ago

happened to the roster update?

ozsman3808d ago

im guessing we have to pay for them =/

LeonSKennedy4Life3808d ago



When it has as much LAG as RFOM, I'll buy it... the way, Insomniac's never even heard of the word LAG.

Larry Fine3808d ago

have lag issues. I have NCAA on 360 and Madden on both and they lag it's EA and EA is terrible just get used to it.

krakdol3807d ago (Edited 3807d ago )

We have dedicated servers on PSN and it's completely lag free, unlike the crappy Xbox Live P2P...

Plus, it's free.

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