Madden 10 was released and it was praised. I got my copy of Madden and played till I couldn’t feel my fingers. In honesty, after playing Madden 09 and Madden 10, you could tell there’s was a difference. The slowed down and slightly improved graphics of the players were noticeable. But if you really looked hard enough and looked past the additions of a couple of presentation styles made to the game, you could say that guys at Madden 10 didn’t put a lot into this game.
I’m not saying they didn’t do a good job but rather that Madden has much more potential to be a better game, in both presentation and gameplay.
If you’ve seen what’s upcoming in NCAA Basketball 10, you could wonder: Why the hell can’t EA incorporate a presentation style like that in Madden?? Last time I checked, they have the ESPN license.
If EA doesn’t include better features in Madden 11, it will not be on my shopping list next year.
What The People Want:
1. Better Broadcast Elements
There needs to be more television elements in Madden. EA actually put in a good effort this year with Madden but it seemed a little minimal. The Extra Point segment needs to be refined and the commentary needs a LOT of work. A little more television broadcast style is needed. It would be nice to see a little ESPN integration. How about more conversational commentary when playing a game? Is that too much to ask?
2. Better Commentary
I think it’s ok to say that the commentary in Madden 10 SUCKED out loud. I don’t even listen to the commentary anymore when I play Madden. This needs work FAST. Like yesterday
3. Better Be A Pro Mode
All sports like FIFA and NHL all seem to have this nailed down but Madden seems to be lacking a bit. In all honesty, there doesn’t seem to be enough incentive to play this mode. EA needs to re-create this and make it more appealing
4. Customized Plays
I know that this will be a hit for hardcore players. I checked out FIFA 10 and they have an option where you can customize plays for free kicks. How about some customized plays for Madden 11. The option to change plays is cool during live plays by using audibles but I think it would be more fun if you could make your own playbook.
5. Keep Working On Online Play
How about penalizing people who quit abruptly when they are taking a whopping? Don’t you hate it when you’re winning an online game and the other player just quits or “pulls the plug” and they don’t even get the W? The Madden team need to penalize people for hurting other players play experience.
If EA put these features and fix others in Madden 11, it could really make Madden a better game experience.
Check out IGN’s take on Madden 11.