Madden NFL 15
big improvements from last year
this game is significantly better than last years version which seemed very "last generation" even though it was supposed to be "next generation". this years version definitely is next generation in regard to graphics which are excellent and to me the foundation for the quality of any game. also definitely improved are defensive tactics and play like targeted tackling and pass defense. there is also improved defensive line play allowing for d-lineman to make moves to get past the o-line. this element has been very neglected in past madden games. the offense is essentially the same but with a couple improvements like reading and exploiting mismatches. the overall game play (physics, AI, etc) is slightly better but has always been a strength of madden games so there was not much to improve in my opinion. it looks like they also brought back the ability to play an offline season and control all 32 teams which i really missed last year. overall a noticeably improved version over last year and i look forward to wasting many an hour playing!
This game blew my mind. First off I am not a hardcore Madden fan. I've played a few games over the years, but have always been an NCAA fan. Unfortunately this year I didn't have a choice, but due to Madden 15 I'm sure to fill my football craving. I've always been a huge Dynasty and Franchise mode player and in the last few years sports titled have slowly edged away from my favorite game mode. Now I know why. After starting a My Ultimate Team I instantly became hooked in the game mode. MUT has to be one of the most addicting modes I've ever played. The structure to the challenges is great, completing sets is extremely exciting and opening up a new pack brings me back to my days as a kid just hoping to find another jersey card. My only two complaints is like every sports game the commentary gets old and I can't say I respect Richard Sherman all that much. But the graphics are amazing and the game play is great! This game is amazing, appropriate for all ages and overall just a great time. It's one of the few games I can say that I wish I would have preordered so I would have got the Ultimate Edition. I just can't get enough.
Still getting burned..
First off, I am a veteran Madden player and I don't believe that I am that bad of a player. Just an FYI for anyone that wants to hate on me.
Ok, Madden 15, Defense is the only thing that I am hating on. I STILL can't play defense, just like in Madden 25. I can't stop the run, my defenders leave receivers wide open, and I dislike the new pass rush moves.
Why make me press more buttons to get to the QB, I liked using the right stick to swim and bull rush. But now I have to time a X or an A PEFECTLY depending on my players rush or swim stat, or I won't get off the lineman...
Now that I've hated on Defense I'll throw a little praise to the game. I like the new way to develop players, but, I still don't have a practice squad to put the young guys on. (Now back to the hate) Instead, after the preseason I have to cut the young ones that won't play. Allow me to still develop my young players while they still within my practice squad... Is that so hard to achieve...
I am totally disappointed (again) about the defensive side of this game. I've already found this game not fun because I am giving up so much to opposing offenses...
I picked this game up yesterday (ultimate edition) I really like it so far the graphics are AMAZING, the soundtrack is pretty good. And overall the game plays really well. You should be able to get at least two months out of this game.
Very Upset and Dissapointed
This review is made just as a warning to any people wanting to buy this game for the reasons i did which is to Play with friends in Team Play or Community mode. After watching IGN's review of the game and looking up the details i assumed TEAM PLAY is in Madden 15 which it is not so i just bought the Xbox One and Madden 15 for no reason i am returning this game immediately as it is of no use to me i hope i helped someone not waste 60 dollars like myself. It just blows my mind that EA would not include such a popular gamemode that has beeen in the series for years. But beyond that, the graphics are good but that is the only improvement just stick to Madden 25 i know i will.
Perfect upgrade to next generation
I was very disappointed in EA Sports when they released Madden 25 on the next generation consoles. I was expecting this big upgrade from 360, but all I got was basically the same game, with a different cover. Madden 15 was (in my opinion) the first real sports game that made me feel like I was there in the game. The graphics are phenomenal, it literally looks like I'm looking at the real life players. The only thing I don't like is I think that defense (preferably the d-line) is a little OP. Don't get me wrong, I love the defensive upgrade, now I can actually play defense with out wanting to shoot my brains out, but I think EA overpowered it a little too much.
Crazy over Madden
I've probably played every Madden there is and have owned half of them. I do believe this is one of the best ones to date. I played all day yesterday and it' s pretty much on point. The only complaint I have is that the online game play is alittle sticky and the clock jumps around and it froze a couple of times but nothing crazy and couldve been my internet. I like the way the game is laid out and i find it much easier to navigate on the home screen. Overall a huge football fan and i think this game is true to the game.
great game, new cameras are awesome
I wasn't going to buy the new madden, but really glad i did. This game is great on the xbox one. Playing on the defensive side of the ball with new new cameras is awesome. just like watching a game on tv. Graphics are amazing. Definitely pick up this game if you are a football fan. Great job EA sports you came through this year.
Hope it will keep getting better!
i think they need to make the scouting like fifa! send your scouts out to find people with specific instructions and send you reports. they need to bring back the different color visors too! clear, smoke and black are just boring! Make the people on the sidelines more realistic and add cheerleaders and mascots! Make it as real as possible! fifa 14 is an awesome game and very real! do it with madden!!! more stuff to do and more customizable options! maybe make it to were the rain/snow starts or stops in the middle of a game? that would be cool! i have high hopes for this game! Gotta rely on this game cuz there isnt a baseball game this year :(
Please upgrade it!
I really don't want to get started on Madden so I'm just going to suggest a few additions that need to be added IMO.
=Practice Squad for rookies that aren't quite good enough for the roster
=All Madden difficulty fixed the right way so it is still playable..
=Ability to play the Pro Bowl again
=Special Teams depth chart (Gunners and up back on punt squad)
=Improved Team jersey customization for teams (Create own for relocating teams!)
I always look forward to Madden but it has really depressed me lately. Although, I will still probably play it when I am an old man!