Madden NFL 08
Madden needs some changes..
I think the one thing that is wrong with madden is that it is not realistic enough...for example...in NCAA Football the running is more realistic because you don't cut so heavily and you kind of glide and it makes it better because you can actually find the hole easier going up the gut....also the players dont look very real at all! they look way to fake and again i think NCAA is better at making the players look more realistic...other than that besides some other small things i still enjoy playing madden...one other thing is players get in trouble in real life and not everything is perfect..so maybe there could be some sort of thing where is your players morale is down they get like arrested or something...i just think the game needs to be realistic...thats my main point if you couldnt tell but i think they have done a great job improving the game over time...also you should let the gamer control more of what the player does..like how they run and cutbacks and like stuff like that
This game is good expect that it is very easy I know that I hate when they make games so hard that it frustats you so much that you just want to break the cd in half and throw it away but this game is the exact opposite because it is just so easy for example I average about 45 points a game and give up about 10 thats a 35 point difference and to tell you the truth I don't see many teams in the NFL winning their games by 35 points. Also the superstar mode is not as good as it was in previous Maddens when you could control every player even when your superstar was on the field because Madden 08 you can only control every player if you want when your off field which makes it much eaiser that way when you can see the whole compared to seeing just your superstar in the screen and just basically guess what players are opened for you throw it to them This game needs to become more challenging first and for most and then needs to get an improved superstar mode but other than that all the other options are perfectly fine with me
some needed changes
For one thing the scouting combine has to go. Either go back to the old way or make it easier to get a scouting report on the rookies. It is ridiculus to have to do mini camps when you could not only not get a feel for the player, but also not get a scouting report. You then have to try again and waste one of your precious few chances to do a mini camp drill. The next thing is simple: allow the trading of draft picks from the next year. Many deals in real life only happen because of the ability to trade your 2nd rounder from the current year and the next year. The blocking can be ridiculus, mainly on punt returns, but during offence also. It angers me so much when I have a blocker in front of me and he just bounces of the defender doing absolutely nothing. It happens in the open field and in the trenches. This never happens in real life and it shouldn't in the game. At least make the defender pull a move on the blocker to get passed him.
I HOPE EA reads this
I know they are done making the game but for madden 09, if not in 08...they need to make superstar more like an actualy living experience...i know its hard, but have like interactive parties at your CUSTOMIZABLE crib. also I was a 99 ovr rookie(NCAA legend) and i was drafted in the 3rd round...that's a glitch. They also kcik the ball too high...make it more like NCAA where you can actually block the kicks. Add more tackle types and mak the dives more realistic. Moderate rookies skill levels as well. Playoff victories and superbowl victories have terrible celebrations, let us into the lockerroom and have champagne, then take it a step further and have the city's celebration and the dropping of the banner at next year's opening home game, and maybe toss in a GM Mode. I know this can't all happen in one year's game, but get it all in there eventually.You guys should hire me as an adviser. I'd be a very useful tool in the great EA team.
Not a fan of this one
Madden 08 was an okay game I guess.The gameplay is decent,the graphics are fair,the music is very annoying,and the game is kinda replayable.In my opinion,I think this just might be the worst Madden game for the 2.I mean,this game went wrong when they for some odd reason chose Vince Young to be on the cover.I think the only real reason to play this game is for the superstar mode.I actually liked that mode.Other than that,its not worth playing.I would take any other Madden from 06 and up to now over 08.It hurts how poorly made this game was because im a HUGE Madden fan and I didnt know that EA could just screw up a game like this.Even Madden 07 blew it away.(Madden 07 is my favorite Madden for the PS2)If you took out the superstar mode,I would have given this game a 1 or 2.But since it does have a superstar mode and a good one at that,this game gets a 4 out of a 10.Not a big fan!!!
Much easier than the PS3 version
I have played this game for a long time and must say that the PS2 version is easier to play than the PS3 version. Controls are easier to execute, graphics run smooth and you get to hear the commentary from Madden and Al Michaels. However, there are some drawbacks: crowd animation is poor, the sound effects are repetitive and Madden tends to say "boom!" too much. When you play classic teams, the players names are not on the jerseys and the announcers refer to them as #1, #2, #3 etc. The Madden Cards are useful especially if you get the cheat cards. To get the cards, you must earn points in the Madden Challenge, where you are rewarded for executing good plays. I've done so well in this game: once I returned an interception 99 yards for a touchdown and another time I played as the Falcons and beat the Patriots by an unheard of score of 213-10. I scored so many points that the stadium scoreboards misread the score as 13 because it doesn't go over 99. (The on-screen information bar showed the correct score, however). Even though the game is outdated, it would be a must-have for any Madden fan and the price is a bargain.
I think that Madden 08 is going to be great but there do need to be some changes. For starters, the pictures of the rookies need to be actual pics, not those computer generated images, also, incorporate the NCAA playbook into Madden so that there could be a wider variety of plays, option with Vick and Young, imagine the possibilites. Also, have a pre-game show before the game that would highlight the season so far and focus on the key players of each team. Then have a half time show that would go over the stats so far and the keys to the next half. Then after the games for the day are over, have like the NFL Primetime show that would show some highlights of the days games and as the season goes on, have the sportscasters describe the playoff picture for the contenders and start focusing on the needs of the teams that are out of the playoff hunt. Just my .02
i think one of the major things needed is real-life issues. like in madden 07 the only way players cant play is by injury. there should be times where players get in trouble with the law. not just injuries and i think u should be able to make your own contracts not just have 4 choices. you should be able to go to difrent teams and make deals. also oyu hsould be able to control your money better and buy difrent things like cars and houses. and the jukes need to be more real instead of hopping 2yards to the side u should be able to juke depending on the pressure u put on the analog stick. (if u push lightly u hop a couple inches, push hard u hop 2 yards)and they should put super bowl decals on the jerseys. like in NCAA 07 they have decals for whatevr bowl your in. and more accesories in difrent places. and MORE REALISTIC CATHES PLZ!!!
MADDEN NEEDS SOME CHANGES
What i didn't like about madden 07 was that when you play on all-madden you can't take the QB vision off and i really don't like that because the person you are playimg against knows who you are throwing the ball to and i like to throw the ball to whoever i want to,and the graphics need to be a little better,and you should be able to do stuff like fight with other players on the field like they do in real football,andbe able to do some the stuff that the real players be doing. And the players need to be little bit more dirty when there out on the field when it's raining and stuff. And at halftime there should be a little bit more something like some some people telling you what they think about the game and stuff like that.And these are some changes that i think should be made to madden everything else is alright.
madden 07 was better but they need to start having gang tackles on defense, being able to hit the receiver or ball carrier in the air, also we should have a create a cheerleader(that would be so sweet) also for a goaline they should make a button where you would jump over the pile to score a touchdown, also they should update the hair styles, equipment, and make the legend teams have the real players.. it would b also sweet if we could lateral the ball when your about to get hit. and also make sure you have every players picture because those fake ones are getting annoying and get room to fit in t.j. houshmanzadeh's name to fit on the jerseys, and make sure every players name is said because im sick of hearing madden sayin "number 56 on the tackle" its really stupid..but yeah thats pretty much it