Madden NFL 25
Draft Risers and Fallers/Combine/Analysts
Ok i wasnt too happy with Madden 13, although it's always a great game. What i would love for you guys to do with this game is bring back the combine. now the whole points a week you use to scout players is good but how come we cant have about 5-7 combine a week and about 7-10 a year for each prospect so we can see if they live up to the numbers the get and see if they can rise up the charts or if their over hyped players. Lets get creative people! its the 21st century for god's sake! where are the REAL NFL Draft analyst in these games? Mayock? Kiper? Clayton? Rapoport? Brooks? lets get REALLY intune with the NFL.
Possibly the best sports game!
All of the past madden games made it near impossible for a running back to get 100 rushing yards in a game. Also, returning a kick for a TD was never seen in the game. Madden 25 solved these problems and still kept the good ole' passing game as well. Now, instead of focusing the team on receivers and a quarterback, the half back and run blockers are equally important. The Ultimate Team mode is infinitely playable and Connected Franchise lets you and your friends battle it out for a whole season instead of one game. The only setback for this game is the in-game purchasing. You will sometimes get matched up with all-star teams online as they spend hundreds of dollars on the game. This does not make them unbeatable though! All in all Madden 25 is most likely my favorite sports game I have ever played and I haven't even tried all of the modes.
Oh yeah, there are several training camp things to do to learn all of the moves and tricks in the game. Plus, you get rewarded for completing them.
This game cheats.
Context: I was playing franchise with my friend and I had a 9-1 record. We were in the same division and we had the same record, but I held first place in the division. It was a very intense season... The Problem: It was week 11 and I was playing against the Patriots for my 10th win. The game had gotten to be tied at 31-31 with 2 minutes left. I had possession of the ball and managed to get it to the 19 yard line with a minute in the clock to spare. To ensure the win, I ran the ball to get rid of the Patriots' timeouts and score a field goal to win the game. However, when the Patriots ran out of timeouts with 30 seconds to spare and it still being second down, the game automatically went into simulation and denied me the opportunity to score a field goal. A GAME WINNING FIELD GOAL. Instead it immediately went into overtime, where I lost with the Pats scoring a field goal.This game cheats. It lies. I feel betrayed. This is by far the worst Madden ever created.
I would love to see NCAA imports come back! If any one reading this is like me, one of my favorite things about the two games was importing players from NCAA into Madden. Seeing players progress while in college then move into the NFL; watching some players become legends, others first round flops was the best! Recognising players you see from college in the NFL and being able to draft, play as or against them was awesome! Bottom line they need to bring back the imports.
The running game is way better than years past and the physics engine runs much smoother...the connected careers mode is also an improvement! Graphics are very good and the gameplay in general is very realistic.
Not that impressed
I have played Madden 25 on both PS3 and 360, and the PS3 version blows the 360 one out of the water. The graphics on the 360 version are bad, the contrast is bad and the lighting is really bad. I can't see the ball ring when I throw it, words and plays look blurry, as do the colors on the players' jerseys. The sound isn't that great either, you can barely hear the stadium music like you could on the PS3 version. Overall, it's still a pretty decent game. Madden is Madden, you know what you're getting and it's fun, I was just shocked at how bad the 360 version was compared to the PS3 version.
I miss the old Madden
I miss Madden 07, here's why: I miss how you could control your whole organization in franchise mode. I miss the mini games like: two-minute drill. I miss fantasy draft. I miss superstar mode. If madden is able to bring all of those features back, it will be the greatest sports game of all time. Bring back the classic Madden!!!
The best madden of the 25 years of the game runs smoothly there are no issues with the online play nor the career mode or ultimate team.
Good but sometimes annoying
I find the game itself fun to play but i am not a big fan of the menu layout. This is my first ever Madden game, but i would definitely say it is designed for playing with friends not alone. The biggest appeals of the game all require gold memberships so i would not get it if you do not have live
Can't wait... BUT..
Don't get me wrong, I love my Madden games. I love all my sports games. But I really hope that Madden 25 is nothing like Madden 13. I do NOT like 13's Connected Careers.
I don't like how you have to be the coach, I wish you could stick with being the GM and hiring your own coaching staff.
Also, there was no Pro Bowl... What's up with that? Then the offseason was very limited. You couldn't remodel your stadium or relocate... In my opinion, Madden 13 was the worst! And the only reason I still own it is because of Ultimate Team.
In conclusion, Madden 25 will hopefully be better overall that Madden 13. Or I'll go rebuy Madden 12