07:47 AM - July 27, 2007 by Steve_OS
GameInformer has posted their hands-on impressions of Madden NFL 08, including some movie clips.
"The main new features of the gameplay fall into the player weapons system, which highlight exceptional players’ abilities using an icon-based system. By selecting or using a certain weapon during a play you may be able to pull off a finesse move, possession catch in traffic, press a receiver, read a play, boom a kick, or let a bullet pass fly. Prior to the snap you can pull back and see how your weapons match-up and sometimes even notice a mismatch on receivers and take advantage of it. For the casual crowd this is great because you know who you should be targeting or using. We also like it because with a quick glance you know what your team is up against, most importantly if you’re testing out a team you don’t frequently play with."