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
Good Game for PS2
It's a great game but if you have Madden 07 or 09 don't bother buying it. Graphics are pretty much the same as 09, 07, and 06. They added 1 feature that I never even play. The whole Madden franchise is the best games, and any PS2 owner should feature at least 1 in his/her collection. From the graphics, to the gameplay, to the greatest commentary duo of all time (John Madden and Al Micheals) Madden is a great game. I enjoy passing time playing sports games on my PS2, and this game provides hours of fun for a good cheap used game price. Realistic graphics make it feel like you're in the stadium or even better, watching your favorite NFL team on a 50 inch hd tv. Except in my opinion it's better because you control the fate of your team. Madden is a great game game. Buy it!
the best by far
this is the first madden game i have ever had for the playstation 2 and it was perfect!! it has a really good storyline if you could call it that but what was the best was that the apartment had pretty much all u needed and i liked the simpleness of the calander. when in a game, the controls can get confusing with the right analog stick because you cant run and juke at the same time which would be very nice. their were also many camera angles to chose from so you can have full view of the field or just your player. but the thing that i mostly didnt like was that its hard to get an agent that is actually good. but other than those couple of problems, the game is great. i would recomend this to anyone who is debating on buying it. out of all my games that i own this is by far my favorite.
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.
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.
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!!!
Madden at it's Best
Madden 08 i think will be the best madden ever if the graphics get better, and the new features will be good, and the snow and rain will be a little more realistic, the game will be great cause bottom line, it's madden, the greatest football game ver created on the earth, so u know what 2 expect, and even though a couple people r saying this game is gonna be a bust, there prpobably gonna get it anyway, cause if u don't have 360 or PS3, then this is the only football game out there, so if u like football, it's either get Madden, or get a 360 which costs alot
OK needs some improvement
the problem with this game is its the exact same as the other maddens. All they changed was who plays for which team madden 09 looks much better with the many modes you can play in. I mean come on backyard football looks more fun than this What they need to do is put in some playoff modes where you can pick a team and drive them to the Superbowl. Now that would be fun. Or make some Insert where you can have an NFL draft with players from A college football game that you own that way your players can go from college to the NFL and get drafted.Another cool thing in this game is the fantasy draft the one thing bad about it is you never know who will get the number one pick thus making it hard the should have a mode where your team gets the first draft pick no matter what.