Madden NFL 13
This is a good buy!
I think that this game will be completely sold out. there is nothing better than the experience of superstar mode. Oh and also get this game for the Vita where you can take the game with you!
Looking foward to it.
As a madden fan for years, I've never been so impatient for this madden to hit the stores. Last year, EA Sports did a decent job to deliver '12 for hardcore Madden fans. In- Depth charts and injury updates have always kept players up to speed, which it always has. But I'm liking the new realistic commentary presentation. From the looks of the screenshots, it looks like I just turned turned CBS Network, ready for a clash between the New England Patriots facing it's rivals, the New York Jets. Detroit Lions Wide Receiver, Calvin Johnson a.k.a Megatron, is the Cover Boy for Madden NFL 13, so look for all the media and the buzz to be around him. Madden 13 will hopefully deliver.In late August, let's see if EA Sports can win the Super Bowl.
Madden 13 Preview
*This is my review based on the Madden NFL 13 Demo After playing the Madden NFL 13 demo for the 27th time I realized that this Madden game will be unlike any of the others and its all because of the new physics engine that EA sports has so long needed but then again... were talking about EA. Last years Madden 12 focused on "presentation" but honestly the presentation in Madden 13 so far seems so much more realistic and better than the one Madden 12 worked so hard hard on. But I believe the presentation in Madden 13 is better because of the new engine. The opening to each game feels like your watching a live game each time and the new soundtrack and look make me feel like i am watching the NFL on CBS. I especially so far like the soundtrack a lot better in Madden 13 than that in Madden 12. The game/stadium soundtrack makes the game a lot more better unlike Madden 12 where after every play is over you just here "Ghetto Ghetto Dreams" playing which doesn't really seem to fit. One thing I want to Thank EA sports for doing is changing the commentary. The Commentary in Madden 13 is fresh and is so much better with the legendary duo of Nantz and Simms. They wipe the sleight clean coming into Madden 13 bring fresh and new material each game. If you had Madden 12 like me you know how bad it was last year. BUT beside all of those new features there is just one key that will makes Madden 13 the best Madden in over a Decade and it could very likely be the best Madden in the series... and it's all because of the INFINITY ENGINE. The new engine makes every hike, pass, run , break, dodge, juke, catch, interception, block and most importantly tackle the most realistic one to date. In this game you really do have to fight for every yard because be warned every tackle that should be made will be made every catch that should be incomplete will be incomplete and though there are still times where a safety should get an interception and he doesn't EA has improved it and almost every bad pass or bad read you deserve to be picked off for you will be. I could go on about how the game engine is amazing but I won't I will tell you though that if you are giving up on Madden because your tired of disappointment you will want to stay for Madden 13. Every game feels real every play feels real and I swear after every play is over and all the guys are running back to the huddle or subbing out it looks like I'm watching a real NFL game. I fully believe there will be people who will hate on this game and they may have there reasons for it or not but unfortunately poor reviews do bigger damage than all of the good reviews, but I fully believe this Madden will be the first to get 9.0 and maybe even a little bit higher. So please every Madden fan, and every NFL fan do yourself a favor and get the demo of Madden 12 and play it then get the Madden 13 demo and see what I'm talking about.
in my opinion the cover should be the Arroon Rodgers Eli Manning Turell Suggs or Cam newton or as much as i hate it Tim Tebow hopefully it is not some random guy from a horrible team (cough) (Madden 12, Payton Hillis, Clevland Browns) but i got to admit the gameplay for that game was pretty good gameinformer rated it a 8.5 i think watch the cover be an offensive linemen from the rams or a defensife linemen from the dolphins anything is possible with some noobs vothe for the worst player on there team like a 100,000,000,000,000 times. OH yea and its for kinect now hopfully it has voice command
Should You Buy This Game?
I've heard tons of stuff about this game, and I've watched tons of videos. I am betting that half of you who are writing these reviews dont have xbox live. If you have not heard, they heard about all of the stuff on youtube with the bad looking models, and when the run the ball it dosnt look realistic, they are fixing it. So calm down and stop giving the game 1's and 2's. I can see from the videos and stuff and it looks like a fun game, an yes. they took out the fanasty and everything. But heres a fun fact. In california 1.5 million people bought the game yesterday. Guess what. 560,000 of them returned it. They all participated in a survey and they put down the stuff you are all talking about, such as no fantasy and bad graphics. EA LOOKED AT THOSE SURVEYS! So after reading all of those guess what they are doing? Fixing it. Most likely there will be a fantasy and a major update of the game. Realize how i said most likely. I am not certain they will add fantasy but it is likely, but i am certain that they will have a major update. So for you guys who do not like the game im telling you hold on to it for a lil longer. You have like a 30 day return warranty or something like that so don't worry. I promise you when the update comes out you will love the game, just as much as you all loved madden 12 when the major updates started to come for those who play live. Do i Recommend this game? Yes. Its just like how it was for NASCAR 12 (whatever the newest one is i dont remember if its that year) It was garbage. the online was terrible and it was the just sketchiest thing that i ever played. i waited a week and boom. New update. I downloaded it and guess what. The game was 100% better. So im telling you, before you return the game, atleast wait for one update. For all you people who dont have live, your just going to have to do one of the 3 things. 1, deal with it. 2, get live. or 3, return the game. Thank you all for your time, good luck with the game~MaddenFever
bad ratings because of unknowledged gamers.
A lot of people are going to rate this game poorly because they in general are sick of madden and just want to express bad about the game so people can get discouraged. I will be honest a big step up from madden 12, the passing is very good the best quarterbacks are very accurate. The physics engine is real sweet makes tackling a ton more realistic and especially running the ball, if a player is on the ground you have to leap or jump over them because if you run into them you will trip up or stumble and that will slow you down leading to being tackled. Receivers make great catches from time to time but not unrealistics ones, chances are if a receiver gets hit hard as trying to hold onto the ball the reciever will drop it. The only concerns i have is the game is to easy, i play on all madden and win by 48 and i could never win on all madden. also no offline fantasy draft for franchise mode. overall pretty good game, keep in mind no game is perfect but this game feels like a broadcasted NFL football game and i do like it.
Madden Franchise/"Coach" Mode Ruined
Obviously EA was too focused on Madden's online play. They completely ruined franchise mode(now called "coach legacy" or something). First the entire hands on approach to building a team is dumbed down to 6 different options to work on your team. Its not enough. There's so much missing. I want to look up who the top overall rated player is to think about trading for him; can't. I want to try and shoot a couple of trades at a team; now i have to exit out of the trade screen go to my actions and look to see if it was excepted, and if it wasn't then i have to move back over to trades and repeat. Why cant you just instantly tell me. Also, and this is the most ridiculous part of the destroyed franchise mode, you cant see your schedule. I cant see who I'm playing. as if in 'coach legacy' thats more realistic. It's so limited like. C'mon, franchise mode was the only reason I played. I guess I'll return it and get NCAA.
Typical Madden: Average
A typical madden game. they did make it a little better than last years though. if you haven't bought a Madden in a while and are thinking about buying this one assuming there will be a drastic change, don't!!! unless you want the updated rosters. the only reason I buy a Madden every year is for the new rookies because they don't change anything else. the tackling is a bit better and the game is more realistic even though tripping over your own guys can be pretty annoying. I just wish Madden didn't have a contract with the NFL so that 2k sports could come out with some competition. also the DB's in this game are ridiculousness. they will drop wide open catches one play and then levitate in front of a wideout to get a pick the next. developers should consider making the DB's more realistic. they should make them get confused on some plays like in real life. instead they won't be looking at the play and they will still deflect it or pick it. THE DB'S NEED TO BE MADE MORE REALISTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Best Madden for awhile with some issues
Overall this Madden is the best one to come out of EA for awhile. To get the Negatives out of the way, if you are looking to purchase this game for multiplayer franchise with someone in your home...stick with 12. This year they left it out. Now it is Connected Careers and you can only have 1 person on the console so it is now all online. That is by far the biggest set back of this game. Other than that the new engine is amazing. You can run the same play back to back to back and each time it will be different. Some issues with the engine though are they ragdoll sometimes and if you run into the back of your linemen while rushing, well you may just fall over like a wet noodle. The hip hop and rock music is gone. It now features orchestral music for the menus. A much needed improvement. New commentators were definitely a must and they improved them so that is nice. Chris Collinsworth didn't work out for me. I usually shut him off. Other than that, plenty of players online and its a good overall game.
Almost nailed it
The game is fun. The new graphics engine is spectacular. There are a couple of bugs in it, but that's to be expected with anything new. The gameplay is improved because of it anyways. I have 2 big issues with it that keep it from become a great game. The first is that All-Pro teams are easy to pick apart and result in scores and stats that are nowhere near realistic, however if you decide to up the difficulty to All-Madden, suddenly their linebackers and halfbacks have the Hulk's powers and your players would have difficulty against some of the better high school teams. There's no middle ground. The second problem is they put all the effort into making gameface and allowing you to customize your team and coach, but you can't use a custom playbook that you made in a franchise mode. Why make everything superficial about the coach able to be customized, but not how you would actually coach the game? None-the-less, it is still my favorite Madden that has come out, and I'm looking forward to the next one.