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Fix The Madden Franchise: How EA Could Improve NFL Games - PSU

We dive into the history of Madden and how the NFL exclusivity deal with EA led to a lack in innovation & features in future games. #FixMaddenFranchise

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Knightofelemia69d ago (Edited 69d ago )

It's EA wash, rinse, repeat change the roster, change a team logo possibly add a new team, change the cover art. NFL and NHL should just pull the license and offer the license to someone else.

Jpinter69d ago

I'm hoping the 2K NFL game in 2023 ends up being amazing.

thorstein68d ago

The last great NFL game was NFL2K5. It is still better than the trash that comes out today.

Smok9168d ago (Edited 68d ago )

Why? It’s going to be a non-simulation arcade experience which won’t compare to Madden. Supposed to be different enough from real football it doesn’t compete with Madden. Not that it won’t be amazing. It’s just that if it is it still won’t be anything like Madden anyways. Game won’t fill a hole for me I was really disappointed when I read it wasn’t going to be anything like their old games.

medman69d ago

EA can fix by stop making. Let somebody else (anybody else) take over.

sourOG69d ago (Edited 69d ago )

Just do what the real nfl did to fix itself. Play the black national anthem before games and wear the names of black victims of police officers on your helmet.

sourOG68d ago (Edited 68d ago )

No I don’t even watch NFL. If they want to fix madden and attract more sales then do what the NFL is doing to attract more sales.

I know a ton of sports fans and if there’s one thing I know about them, they love getting pelted with pander politics while they watch their games. It’s like peanut butter and jelly.

dmonee69d ago (Edited 69d ago )

One thing that is flawed in madden games, are in season stats when playing franchise or season mode against the cpu. In NBA 2k, you can choose stats based off of the simulated minutes your playing. For example, your league leading scorer may only have 16ppg when playing the game on the default game time setting. Even though the numbers seem down at least there is an option to have the CPU’s simulated game stats on par with your stats. As far as I know, I haven’t seen a Madden game do this yet. 6 minute quarters in Madden, your QB stats, WR stats and defensive stats are going to be half of what the computer is putting up. It’s flawed. Also, NFL 2k5 was really good but I wouldn’t call it phenomenal lol.

BrainSyphoned69d ago

The last NFL game I purchased was on the Dreamcast with Straight Cash Homie on the front. When EA took over I didn't wait for the rot to seep in.

Popsicle68d ago

“Straight Cash Homie”

I see what you did. Lol

Seraphim68d ago

From the inception of Madden I was an avid fan up until 2005. Guess you could say I got sick of the stagnant game. Which is funny because 2005 they added the hit hit stick, if I recall, and it was the first Madden defensively focused. But that's all they ever really did. Balance the game slightly different from year to year. Sure there would be some upgrades graphics eventually once a new generation came but the core system always remained, basically the same. The last and only Madden I played since then was when Drew Brees was on the cover; think 2011. Which, despite being just another Madden was actually a dam good game; I thought.

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