August 15, 2007

Madden 08!

by Dan Bilicki In: Football, Video Games

If there was one thing that I ever forgot to mention about the release of Madden any year, It was the fact that it has the potential to ruin lives. As addictive as games like the Sims or World of Warcraft or some of the other online multiplayer games are, this is just as bad. The thrill of running an NFL franchise can be intensive and rather consuming; hours of your time are needed to finely sculpt a team to be proud of.

This year I’ve found that this year the game is a bit harder to pick up and play, although it may be because I’m switching platforms. Some of the changes to game play, especially on defense, are a lot harder to adapt to.

Another negative to the game I’ve found is that some menus, especially when trading in franchise mode, load a bit on the slow side on my Xbox360. My theory is that it has to do with the massive headshots that take up nearly half the screen.

While I haven’t really utilized the weapons system to its fullest yet I’m sure, it is apparent that those players do have advantages in the game.

While I’d still give Madden 08 a solid rating after limited time playing, I’d still think that whatever grade I’d give it would rise over time, especially after I get my ‘Boys assembled and rolling, that’s when the fun begins.

1 Comment

  1. Does someone know when Eat LEad for Xbox360 will be released?

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