Rated 0 out of 10 by Funk Doctor Spock Refuse to set myself up for disappointment...
Every year I have high hopes this game and I only end up disappointed. Everyone knows Madden 08 has the potential to be not only the best football game, but one of the greatest games ever made. Next-Gen Maddens have been so incomplete and to not include subtle things such as a player editor, which has come a standard in sports games, is absurd. Maybe these details which are missing wouldn't be so big of a deal if the gameplay compensated for it. I thought this was Next-Gen? Why does it feel like I've played Madden 07 5 years ago? It seems as if everyone is basing their optimism on fact that the only way from the bottom, in terms of quality and content, is up. Madden 08 will be "better", but don't expect a drastic make-over. EA is known for taking baby steps when creating a new edition of Madden. But hey, at least we our rosters will be updated and I can have Brady Quinn as my QB. I will buy this game because I am an EA tool/sheep, but I will only be expecting mediocrity....
Rated 0 out of 10 by Redman Better Graphics
Madden 07 was a real cool detailed game but the only problem i have with it is that the players look too small and frail. EA sports needs too make the players look big like NFL 2k was from the dreamcast. They also need to show just a little more realism like making blood show on a opponent face when you knock their running backs helmet off and show doctors come on the field when a player is seriously injured. madden 08 also needs to have more powerful in air hits like making a opponent do a full flip in the air when you press the hit stick when a receiver is trying to catch a in air pass. If EA sports puts all this in madden 08 then it will be the best football game ever created,bigger more realistic looking players,more powerful hits,and make the players on the sideline look more lively then just standing their like statues,plus show a better longer championship ceremony and include a halftime show then madden 08 will be a long way from madden 07.
Rated 0 out of 10 by A Customer Best Madden ever or just average
Hopefully this new Madden will be worth the money, if it's anything like the past titles then the answer is no. I like games that are close to being real i know it's a video game but how can you throw a bomb with three defenders on you & still catch it that's crazy. There's a list of problems madden needs to address i just don't have that long of a life span to write them down. Now that 2k is back they're not trying to half step anymore like they did in the past. It shouldn't take another company to motivate EA to make the best game possible, when you do your best you let your consumers know that you care about your product & them also. Year after year we shell out the cash hoping to get the best gaming experience. If you can't handle the NFL license give 2k a chance, I'm sure they're up to it. I like football i just want to see EA get serious about their product, so i really do hope that 08 will be the one everyone will talk about, in a good way.
Rated 0 out of 10 by a customer can,t catch up
I am a big Madden game fan but one of the things that i can not satnd is when a runningback, fullback, widereciever or tightend has the ball after a big catch or run and you can never catch up to him. It could be a slow running back like corey dillon, jamal lewis and many others who are powerbacks and are not the fastest on the feild but they can somehow out run a fast conerback or a fast linebacker all the way to the endzone and they keep gaining more yards on you while you are holding the so called turbo butten. You seem to slow down while they continue to speed up. I mean say you have a conerback with a speed ratting of 94 and a runnigback or tightend with a speed ratting rangeing from 82 - 87 and you cant catch up to them when they are not that far ahead of you, and when you try to dive for them they seen to get a little 3speed burst to avoid the dive. That is just one of the things that thay do to rip you off in this game.
Rated 0 out of 10 by was a customer Dissapointed
Man I'm so mad with ea sports this year till its a shame... They got the graphics lookin so pretty but the gameplay and features are so wack.If i was ea i would listen and read all of these complaints on thier product.for num 1 im a big fan in the franchise create a players mode.we cant create a player in franchise mode come on and what bout changing ur players num.i think that when u create a player u should be able to make him as good as u want him to be..Im threw with madden though im going to start playing 2kfootball.i know im just one out of a billion customers ea lostbut they will loose more with that ridiculas game they put out there..i wish i could have my money back cause ive been a fan of ea since 1999 and never have i seen this game play so wack,,im out just please try to put back on some of the things o and why cant the computer play against each other this game overall was stupid. holla New Orleans Boy
Rated 1 out of 10 by bmf78 Madden Not so good
I went from a regular xbox playing madden 07 which I thought was excellent. I finally thought they had all the kinks out of the system. Then I bought a 360 and bought madden 08 which I thought would be better. However only the graphics are better. The load times are really slow. The game freezes up sometimes and you cannot clear cap penalties during franchise so you are forced to get rid of some of your players. I know that sounds good because the real NFL does that but for a die hard fan of one team why would I want to dump good players? I only play this game because it is the only one out there but 07 madden for the regular xbox was better. I am not buying madden 09 because this game is not that great. I don't play online so I don't know how good that is. I guess when you don't have any options on football games you have to go with this. You would think after 20 years they would get it right.
Rated 0 out of 10 by yomynameismike1 QB Vision
First off for PS2 last year qb vision wasn't even optional on all madden. either that needs to be gone all together, or optional for all levels. just make all-madden level harder in general without qb vision being mandatory. and it would be better if you could get more info on college players during the year so you know who is doing what and what their stats are, and who is the heisman and stuff like that. make injuries more of an unspecified timetable instead of an injury being exactly 4 weeks make it like 4-6 weeks. and if you could make more unhappy players that want to be traded like real life now, and sometimes some big offseason deals. sunday night football should have al and john, and the monday night crew should be kornheiser, tirico, and now ron jaworski. and there should be more halftime shows or interviews, especially in the superbowl because thats been pretty weak for years now.
Rated 0 out of 10 by A Customer the game needs madden
well, couple of things while the graphics are great--madden is not madden without John himself and the game needs commentary which was taken away--i enjoyed a good al michaels and john madden call of the game--the other thing they did was take away the ability to watch other games--i like the fact that if i didn't make the playoffs or super bowl you can watch the game and see what happens--i enjoyed that aspect, plus if i was scouting a game i was going to play, then watching helped--now it simulates out--also, i like to see them incorporate EA sport game break and highlights of games--the game can ask you if you want a game break and see a highlight and have em at the 1/2 and end of game and maybe save them--they did that in the old madden games--i also like to have the ability to re-align the leagues, maybe add more games instead of pre-season--make it more fun than just graphics--
Rated 0 out of 10 by A Customer madden 08
i agree completely. since ea has bought all the rights to nfl games they have had no pressure to make a good game. i started playin madden in 03 and it was great until the last couple of years. 07 was probably the worst madden game ive ever played. they need to add more features and make franchise mode at least as good as it used to be. superstar mode sucks so they need 2 quit worrying bout makin dat better and just make franchise mode good. they need to bring back all the pre snap audibles that they took out too. plus in 07 the defenses sucked and the most interceptions a qb ever had n a seson was 10 and a good defensive year was 20 ppg. i really wish they would go back to a game similar to 05 where it is like the nfl where defenses dominate. also they need 2 quit makin the players look like ppl instead of being so huge. if ea will just do something like this the game will be awesome
Rated 0 out of 10 by Big Will Un Bias opion.
Madden. I have played madden since the 80's. I bought my 360 based on how well the game looked on reviews and previews with video. But when i played Madden 07. I was disappointed on the way the game was made from the ground up. The game hesitates at times. The graphics are good. But it still has a cartoon feel to it. Lets put some life into the players during the game play. Get rid of the jumbo tron scenes after every play and the window during play selection Ea-sports you have a new next Gen console. We can do without the bad frame rates and mediocre graphics and game play. Lets step it up. Cuz 2k sports is not just knocking at your door. They are bashing it down with All Pro Football 2k8 this year. They may win me back with this one. Yes, I like Espn 2k5. I prefer that over Madden 06, 07. But i still can be won over if Madden steps up to the plate with 08. Time will only tell.