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GamerCentric has the scoop.
"Electronic Arts' April 15 deadline for new information on Madden NFL 2006 is only a few days away, but it looks like some tidbits are slowly sneaking out about the game thanks to the latest issue of Game Informer. According to reports from the new mag, the game will feature a new addition to the passing game known as Vision Passing. With it, the quarterback's head will now swivel along with a corresponding cone representing the direction they are looking, which will affect their accuracy. Improved graphics, animation, and online play for both the Playstation 2 and Xbox will also be incorporated."

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# 1 cliburn @ 04/10/05 10:22 PM
I can't wait for the fifteenth for some NCAA news; thanks for the info.
 
# 2 SPTO @ 04/10/05 10:38 PM
Yeesh even more gimmicks!

Me no like this gimmick
 
# 3 mgoblue @ 04/11/05 12:34 AM
that NCAA Legend mode sounds awesome! I hope they get the gameplay back to what it was, big downer this year
 
# 4 BSos32 @ 04/11/05 02:28 AM
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Originally Posted by mgoblue
that NCAA Legend mode sounds awesome! I hope they get the gameplay back to what it was, big downer this year

especially for a xbox user.. the wr catching was horrendous and the framerate DEAR LORDY!!!!!! ncaa football 2004 best game ever IMO i still play that with the boys
 
# 5 Jistic @ 04/11/05 08:04 AM
...and so let the Madden bashing begin, 5 months before release...
 
# 6 LBzrule @ 04/11/05 08:14 AM
This all sounds good, but actually I don't want them to get NCAA back to what it was, I want them to make it better than it's ever been. Tiburon's games really need to work on collision/player interactions. It's too stiff. Like I said in another thread, the EA Rugby game is a perfect example of what the game should do collision wise. They need true gang tackling too.
 
# 7 mgoblue @ 04/11/05 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by LBzrule
This all sounds good, but actually I don't want them to get NCAA back to what it was, I want them to make it better than it's ever been. Tiburon's games really need to work on collision/player interactions. It's too stiff. Like I said in another thread, the EA Rugby game is a perfect example of what the game should do collision wise. They need true gang tackling too.
I agree with you, I want it to be a whole lot better, but at least make it fun to play, just didn't enjoy it as much last year.
 
# 8 Shaver @ 04/11/05 09:49 AM
Gimmicks???

Every year I see people in the Football Forums clamouring for some type of "line of sight" addition to the titles. Now they try one and it's a gimmick????
 
# 9 coogrfan @ 04/11/05 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by scamden311
Great...... another gimmick.
Why is it that some people deride any new features in Madden as "gimmicks", but those same people are the first to praise VC's new features as "innovative"?

If EA had annouced that everyone who bought the game would get a free "NFL cheerleaders gone wild" dvd, some people would still find a reason to complain about it.
 
# 10 PdiddyPop @ 04/11/05 10:28 AM
Sounds intriguing. I'd be interested to see this in a video, and see how it looks.
 
# 11 aukevin @ 04/11/05 10:46 AM
so I guess the become a legend is a 4-year mode on NCAA (possible shorter if you are real good). I'll try it out. I haven't bought Madden in 3 years, if I like this mode I might have to get it this year to continue my guy's career.

I think I will still spend most of my time in dynasty mode on NCAA though.
 
# 12 fossen @ 04/11/05 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Jistic
...and so let the Madden bashing begin, 5 months before release...
"having an opinion" <> "bashing"
 
# 13 fossen @ 04/11/05 02:05 PM
Personally, they jury's still out on this.

Based on the title of 'Vision Passing", I was expecting something more signifigant, like Fever's "Read-n-Lead". This sounds like better animation. The amout it actually affects accuracy will determine if it's a gimmick or a solid adition.
 
# 14 Spear @ 04/11/05 03:35 PM
The Become a legend feature sounds amazing, I'm also looking forward to Madden this year the concept of vision passing is really appealing.
 
# 15 Nivek @ 04/11/05 03:58 PM
This sounds like EA is trying to prevent ppl from droping back 20 yards and throwing off their opposite foot. Sounds interesting...just hope they fix the runninig game.
 
# 16 koolbubbaice @ 04/11/05 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by coogrfan
Why is it that some people deride any new features in Madden as "gimmicks", but those same people are the first to praise VC's new features as "innovative"?

If EA had annouced that everyone who bought the game would get a free "NFL cheerleaders gone wild" dvd, some people would still find a reason to complain about it.
VIP is innovative.. Much better then the playmaker & hit stick.. This new feature will probally have tons of problems like all of EA's first yr features. The Haymaker. HFA in NCAA05. Composure in NCAA05. Freestyle in NBA live 03. Hop step in 04.. EA seems to just release a new feature without really testing it, then upgrade it the following yr after tons of ppl complain that its too easy & is easy to abuse..
 
# 17 LBzrule @ 04/11/05 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by koolbubbaice
VIP is innovative.. Much better then the playmaker & hit stick.. This new feature will probally have tons of problems like all of EA's first yr features. The Haymaker. HFA in NCAA05. Composure in NCAA05. Freestyle in NBA live 03. Hop step in 04.. EA seems to just release a new feature without really testing it, then upgrade it the following yr after tons of ppl complain that its too easy & is easy to abuse..
And other people test their features???? I notice your example does one thing. It compares a non-gameplay feature to gameplay features. Is this an adequate comparison? I'll let you answer that question.
 
# 18 coogrfan @ 04/11/05 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by koolbubbaice
VIP is innovative.. Much better then the playmaker & hit stick.. This new feature will probally have tons of problems like all of EA's first yr features. The Haymaker. HFA in NCAA05. Composure in NCAA05. Freestyle in NBA live 03. Hop step in 04.. EA seems to just release a new feature without really testing it, then upgrade it the following yr after tons of ppl complain that its too easy & is easy to abuse..
A VC fan is complaining about a product being inadequately playtested? Ohhhh-kay...

Seriously, what exactly does any of this have to do with my point? Until we've seen some actual details on how vision passing works (or doesn't work), to simply dismiss it out of hand is just plain ignorant.
 
# 19 koolbubbaice @ 04/11/05 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by coogrfan
A VC fan is complaining about a product being inadequately playtested? Ohhhh-kay...

Seriously, what exactly does any of this have to do with my point? Until we've seen some actual details on how vision passing works (or doesn't work), to simply dismiss it out of hand is just plain ignorant.
VC has franchise bugs.. & there QA is much worse then EA's. We are talking about features here. Every first yr 'innovative' feature in a EA sports game is a disaster.. I sited my IE's & you can't dispute the facts. Haymaker.. All reward no risk. Freestyle in 03. Too easy to drive to the hoop & score. Hop step 04. etc.. Maybe these could have been over looked if EA didn't cram them down our throat with their marketing scheme..

EA usually does a pretty good job fixing these problems in later additions. The Freestyle/hop step features are less dominant & can't be abused anymore..
 
# 20 koolbubbaice @ 04/11/05 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by LBzrule
And other people test their features???? I notice your example does one thing. It compares a non-gameplay feature to gameplay features. Is this an adequate comparison? I'll let you answer that question.
You said innovative.. I didn't get the, it must be an innovative gameplay feature part..Sorry..
 

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