like the smell of fresh roasted mediocrity in the morning, and the latest
incarnation of the popular football franchise that’s outlived most Asian
canines, is chock full of it. I could say I was shocked or disappointed at
Madden’s failure to deliver what might truly qualify as a new football title,
but then I’d have to run for office. As with LOTR, EA has sucked dry the teat
of the NFL license and put out a game so similar to its predecessors that it is
discernable only by the cover. Madden and Tolkien undoubtedly never envisioned
going down as casualties of a soulless corporation.
The perceived quality of the game and its
content relies solely on a dichotomy of the expectations of the
one scenario, a consumer might be a long time fan of the series
gameplay mechanics and features in which case the outcome would be
disappointment. In another scenario, a consumer might be either new to
series or simply a Madden groupie with the attention span of a dead
and be satisfied with what might be called mostly superficial changes.
case both would be deeply satisfied like Craig Roffman at a Barney
convention--impressed with the superb gameplay, robust multiplayer, and
everything the Madden series is loved with a fanatical devotion for.