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Madden NFL 18 Gameplay Videos From E3 (Off-Camera)

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Madden NFL 18 Gameplay Videos From E3 (Off-Camera)

DonOver9000 has posted some Madden NFL 18 gameplay footage between the Washington Redskins and Carolina Panthers, taken from the alpha version at E3. As always, these types of off-camera videos, do not do the game justice, but you can pick out a few things here and there.

Unfortunately, these types of videos will have to do, until the EA Sports Game Changers are allowed to post their direct feed videos. Those will obviously be of better quality and show much better gameplay. Until then, watch these, puke at all of the Hail Mary’s, and post your thoughts.

UPDATE: (6-19) Just added a couple of more videos.

 

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  1. It's hard to tell without actually playing the game but the players look like they have more weight to them. Like they actually have their cleats in the grass/turf rather than floating on it.
    Okay ill be the first to say it
    There is already a thread for this. What's the point in wasting space on this forum to single out 2 E3 videos. If any of us did this it's be closed and merged in minutes
    #doublestandard
    Interesting that it seems only Carolina and Washington were the only teams available makes me wonder how far along the ea play build was. Liking the broadcast camera views on replays. Looked good.
    jbd345
    Interesting that it seems only Carolina and Washington were the only teams available makes me wonder how far along the ea play build was. Liking the broadcast camera views on replays. Looked good.

    I think I heard someone say that this build was 3 or 4 weeks old.
    83evans
    Okay ill be the first to say it
    There is already a thread for this. What's the point in wasting space on this forum to single out 2 E3 videos. If any of us did this it's be closed and merged in minutes
    #doublestandard

    Because he owns the site and can do what he wants? Just saying.
    Cowboy008
    I think I heard someone say that this build was 3 or 4 weeks old.

    That was me.
    Demo builds are generally a month old, yes. You have to create the demo off a stable build, so you have to decide in advance when you're going to branch off to build the demo, then it takes a couple weeks to build it.
    Brooklynbks4
    Second video though the players on the stick skills sucked I liked the field and grass stains on the jerseys
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    They look like they were specifically testing aggressive catches on 4 verts. Relax.
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    PVarck31

    Good stuff here. Close look at some nice line play. Great breakdown by this guy.

    I like the Center strafing around to pick up blocks and then pancaking a DT who was being blocked by another lineman. My question is, was it AI or usered?
    Also, has anyone heard if we can control an OL when playing against the CPU and allow the AI to control the QB ? It would be nice to be the lead pulling guard; plus it would open up some really great moments of "The User" having the control in key situations.
    Looks pretty similar to me so far. I hope it feels much better than last year.
    Also, I don't know why they don't just tweak the menus and overlays a little bit each year. This was a subtle thing that was done for years in all sports games and it's gone away. Giving the surface of the game a little bit of a tweak is a very nice, and I would hope, simple way to give gamer's a feeling like their next $60 was warranted and not that you just updated rosters on last year's game. Just my opinion.
    83evans
    Okay ill be the first to say it
    There is already a thread for this. What's the point in wasting space on this forum to single out 2 E3 videos. If any of us did this it's be closed and merged in minutes
    #doublestandard

    Speaking of pointless posts....move along if you don't like it
    droopizzle34
    Is it just me or do the players look very muscular? Bulky?

    I like that they have more chest/muscle. The majority of guys today are physical freaks...not saying that in a bad way.
    l8knight1
    I like that they have more chest/muscle. The majority of guys today are physical freaks...not saying that in a bad way.

    I noticed Greg Olsen looks much more realistic than M17. They seem to have a 'slender muscular' body type this year as opposed to just 'slender' or just 'muscular'. Lol. But, either way, every player is looking much more unique, now, which is great. In FIFA with frostbite last year, this was something that stood out to me. Fifa has, maybe, always been better than madden in this regard, but really, every body type u can think of is in there. I can easily tell DIEGO costa from Ronaldo from Messi from Hazard from anyone else. Instantly. They all look like they're supposed to look.
    Madden looks to be closer to that this year.
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    CubFan23
    Im just surprised that these are even posted here at OS let alone by the owner of the site when everyone knows EA wanted no off camera videos.

    Operation Sports is a media outlet, they don't work for EA.
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    They don't need to reinvent every graphical aspect every year. That's ridiculous. There's nothing wrong with the scoreboard so no need to change.
    Granted it was only two plays, I like what I saw with press coverage in the second video (the play at 1:35 and the play right after).
    Press coverage looked good, no one got absurdly burned. The second play, Benjamin beat his CB at the line but there was safety help over the top.
    That is my biggest issue with '17, if they can fix press coverage and eliminate the easy, long TDs that happen far too often then I will be playing '18 into next summer.
    ODogg
    I'm liking the errant throws I'm seeing..hope that EA keeps them in after people complain and don't tune them out.

    I don't think they will tune them out. Well at least not for the simulation game play style. They may tune them out for Arcade and Competitive.
    ODogg
    I'm liking the errant throws I'm seeing..hope that EA keeps them in after people complain and don't tune them out.

    This is the one of my favorite features in 18, they can tune it out for the competitive crowd but leave it this way for simulation mode.
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    Cowboy008
    I don't think they will tune them out. Well at least not for the simulation game play style. They may tune them out for Arcade and Competitive.

    Yeah I just recall how much I loved the sack/strip in Madden 17 and then because people complained so much they got rid of it and made it very rare.
    Makes me worry whenever I see simulation type things happen that we may get what we want and then because the arcade/competitive people complain we lose those features.
    I'm hoping the three new modes of play allow for them to keep in one mode and eliminate in another like you guys say.
    ODogg
    Yeah I just recall how much I loved the sack/strip in Madden 17 and then because people complained so much they got rid of it and made it very rare.
    Makes me worry whenever I see simulation type things happen that we may get what we want and then because the arcade/competitive people complain we lose those features.
    I'm hoping the three new modes of play allow for them to keep in one mode and eliminate in another like you guys say.

    That's how it works, they will tune each mode separate from the other.
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    bodean
    Looks just like '17 version IMO

    Most years, for most sports games I would agree with you, and everyone would get super defensive about how much "better game looks". But this year I have to disagree with anyone who says it "looks" the same. I'm speaking strictly aesthetics. Lighting and player models look much, much better. Even jersey materials look better. I hope they can work on some of the animations a bit. But I'm very excited to see what frostbite has been able to do.
    bodean
    Looks just like '17 version IMO

    Even with a grainy youtube off screen capture you can see differences in lighting and color. Cant wait to see it on a HDR TV myself
    ODogg
    I'm liking the errant throws I'm seeing..hope that EA keeps them in after people complain and don't tune them out.
    Yep, seeing the errant throws is a joy to watch. My fingers are double crossed in hopes that the Qb acc ratings are in full force for 18 playing sim mode.
    There's some improvements but it's still looking like clones of varying sizes all running around exactly the same  with different  timings meant to represent speed.  
      I'll keep an open mind because it's still early but  this guy has been here since year one and to these veteran eyes, looks a lot like even more Tiburon-ball. 
    I was hoping Frostbite would deliver a more realistic environment but it still seems that players stand on the sidelines staring ahead like zombies, celebrations are still mostly individual players doing their thing. But obviously I can only go off of the few clips shown here.
    skinnybonez
    The pre-snap animations and the knees bent on the player models are such an eyesore

    Horsewalk (bent knees). They didn't scrap the player models. Maybe they couldn't change everything in one year in the Frostbite transition. They need to talk to the FIFA guys for new player models.
    seasprite
    Even with a grainy youtube off screen capture you can see differences in lighting and color. Cant wait to see it on a HDR TV myself

    We have no confirmation that Madden 18 will support HDR, only that it will be in 4k on Xbox X. That would be awesome though.
    pimpycraig
    We have no confirmation that Madden 18 will support HDR, only that it will be in 4k on Xbox X. That would be awesome though.

    EA has stated that all of their fall sports games this year would support HDR.
    And no, to answer your next question, I don't have the link to that direct quote. I have looked for it but haven't been able to find it. I remember getting very excited about it when I read that would be the case since I just purchased a new 4K HDR ready TV earlier this year.
    If I run across the link though I will certainly post it.
    ODogg
    EA has stated that all of their fall sports games this year would support HDR.......
    .....If I run across the link though I will certainly post it.

    I hope so, HDR would be awesome. Rex's tweet didn't have the HDR logo:
    https://twitter.com/RexDEAFootball/status/875492060614217728
    Apparently all HDR games will have the logo:
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2017/6/12/15780976/microsoft-xbox-one-x-enhanced-games-logos-4k-hdr-support
    I haven't seen anything saying there will be no HDR support... But your word is the only I've heard/read about it possibly being included.
    pimpycraig
    I hope so, HDR would be awesome. Rex's tweet didn't have the HDR logo:
    https://twitter.com/RexDEAFootball/status/875492060614217728
    Apparently all HDR games will have the logo:
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2017/6/12/15780976/microsoft-xbox-one-x-enhanced-games-logos-4k-hdr-support
    I haven't seen anything saying there will be no HDR support... But your word is the only I've heard/read about it possibly being included.

    I will keep searching, I imagine this will be addressed by the start of July (hopefully) in an official manner..
    RogerDodger
    I was hoping Frostbite would deliver a more realistic environment but it still seems that players stand on the sidelines staring ahead like zombies, celebrations are still mostly individual players doing their thing. But obviously I can only go off of the few clips shown here.

    Not to mention sideline players STILL don't have names on the back of their jerseys & player models are still generic SMH. Not a deal breaker but it does kill immersion every time i see it.
    I too was hoping that Frostbite would at least give them the ability to upgrade the sidelines / Living Worlds. They said the sidelines are interactive this year which is a nice touch but why are we still dealing with generic sideline player models in 2017? Not a good look at all for Madden especially when a game that came out over a decade & 2 generations ago (APF2K8) was able to have names on the sideline players jerseys.
    Also where are the cheerleaders? It may sound trivial but cheerleaders are a huge part of the NFL experience. I know gameplay is most important but the point is these things were done in previous football games so there's no reason that Madden should continue to neglect these areas year after year. EA has never been able to nail the "little things" that keep you immersed. Guess we're going to have to wait for the PS5 to get real sidelines 😕
    ODogg
    EA has stated that all of their fall sports games this year would support HDR.
    And no, to answer your next question, I don't have the link to that direct quote. I have looked for it but haven't been able to find it. I remember getting very excited about it when I read that would be the case since I just purchased a new 4K HDR ready TV earlier this year.
    If I run across the link though I will certainly post it.

    I have read the same. Most AAA titles coming out have it, and many previous had it patched in. I highly doubt I will fire up Madden on my Xbox One-S and not see HDR.
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    therealsmallville
    I have read the same. Most AAA titles coming out have it, and many previous had it patched in. I highly doubt I will fire up Madden on my Xbox One-S and not see HDR.
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    Thanks, I knew I wasn't crazy, well in that respect anyways, LOL!!
    ODogg
    Thanks, I knew I wasn't crazy, well in that respect anyways, LOL!!

    LOL I hear you!
    I could have sworn I saw Rex say it somewhere, actually. I want to say it was a while back, maybe around the time of the last big '17 patch? I think someone asked him if they could patch in HDR because the X1-S had it & PS4 had just gotten it (along with PS4 Pro), and he said "not for '17, but Madden 18 will have it for sure." Or words to that effect.
    Granted, my brain could be making this entire thing up and I have no links. But I'm not sure I'm that creative! LOL
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    therealsmallville
    LOL I hear you!
    I could have sworn I saw Rex say it somewhere, actually. I want to say it was a while back, maybe around the time of the last big '17 patch? I think someone asked him if they could patch in HDR because the X1-S had it & PS4 had just gotten it (along with PS4 Pro), and he said "not for '17, but Madden 18 will have it for sure." Or words to that effect.
    Granted, my brain could be making this entire thing up and I have no links. But I'm not sure I'm that creative! LOL
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    That's exactly the statement I recall too...yes exactly and I'm not even sure if it was in print either, which is why a Google search won't find it. It may have been in a Youtube interview or something audio wise. Anyways, I know 100% for sure that it was said because even though I'm old and don't always remember things right that really stuck out to me as getting me hyped for the sports games in general this fall but especially Madden 18!!

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