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IGN has posted a article called Five Madden Features We Miss.

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"20 years of Madden have seen some features, good and bad, come and go with varying levels of fanfare. Some, like the passing cone, have been pushed to the backburner or removed altogether with the support of the majority of the community; other features and in-game happenings, though, are gone and should make their return to the game."

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# 1 Scott @ 07/10/08 11:13 PM
Ugly list...no chain gang on the list? Main reason they listed Ambulance was because it ran over ppl, typical IGN answer.
 
# 2 SoxFan01605 @ 07/11/08 02:11 AM
Well...I'm with them on the game updates and the expansion drafts. The ambulance was fun/funny, but nothing I'd want in a football sim and Pat Summerall?!?...not a huge loss, IMO (I'd rather see a radio show ala Tony Bruno reinstated). It's an odd combination of arcade goofiness and simulation features on this list.
 
# 3 Ian_Cummings @ 07/11/08 05:42 AM
I kind of have to agree with you all...this list is pretty weak.

In-game cut-ins is cool...but I mean realistically that hasn't been around for like 10 years. Expansion draft, meh, not an ultra-high priority for me personally given all the other stuff that needs to be added to in Franchise first (and the fact that the NFL won't be expanding for quite some time). Of course I love the ambulance but we all know it's never going to come back and run everyone over...and Pat Summerall??!?!?!

I'd probably put in-game saves, refs, chain gang, accelerated clock, and def assignments over all 5 of theirs.
 
# 4 Exonerated @ 07/11/08 07:45 AM
I think for the most part it the article was tryin to be funny or somethin
 
# 5 Exonerated @ 07/11/08 07:52 AM
The instant injury thing was meant to be an emulation of the original next gen ad in 06 (the cgi one). I think ea wanted to copy that with instant injury reports.

And its funny when my dude is lying on the ground motionless and it says on the injury report : sprained finger, will return soon. Thats always good for a laugh.
 
# 6 Axeler @ 07/11/08 09:52 AM
Actually, In-game cuts does sound like a really good idea. I always loved the weekly wrap-up in 2k5 and hoping madden would implement it sometime. It's one of the presentation features I never skip, because it adds so much flavor to the franchise. Getting an update on how teams are doing, star player injuries and key plays at half-time would really help the immersion. It would make you feel more like you are part of a league, not just an individual team doing your thing.
 
# 7 twflawless @ 07/11/08 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by TheFuture15
I kind of have to agree with you all...this list is pretty weak.

In-game cut-ins is cool...but I mean realistically that hasn't been around for like 10 years. Expansion draft, meh, not an ultra-high priority for me personally given all the other stuff that needs to be added to in Franchise first (and the fact that the NFL won't be expanding for quite some time). Of course I love the ambulance but we all know it's never going to come back and run everyone over...and Pat Summerall??!?!?!

I'd probably put in-game saves, refs, chain gang, accelerated clock, and def assignments over all 5 of theirs.
First off It is amazing to have a response like this from you guys. It is truly a blessing knowing that all of our impressions and thoughts on madden are finally heard. Enough sunshine blowing and down to business. I am speaking for the masses when I say that while it may have been 10 years on the cut-ins, it is a feature of presentation that is sorely missed. Gameplay aside, emersing us in the franchise is something that this does even more than stat overlays. It gives the impression that these other games are going on and could effect the game your currently playing if it is late in the year. It would be cool to emphasize updates from more within your division and teams you are fighting with for the last wild card spot. Not a top 5 but definately a top 10.
Thanks again for all your hard work on the boards.
 
# 8 JBucc @ 07/11/08 11:39 AM
I too would really really like in game cut-ins of big plays in other games. With Madden's new play calling window thing it could be done in there without interrupting the flow of the game. Especially when you're getting close to the playoffs and something happens with a division rival or competitor for your playoff spot it adds a lot of immersion to the franchise as well as the presentation.

It would be doubly great if it would be part of a studio team that does pre-game, halftime, and post-game shows talking about all the games and showing highlights. Then they could say "Now we'll send you back to Greg Gumbel (or whoever) in the studio for an update in the X vs. Y game" like they do in real life.
 
# 9 Rules @ 07/11/08 09:20 PM
Yea, the instant injuries need to go. I always prefered having to wait and see what the sideline reporter had to say and then how soon he could return if at all. Now with the instant update, it is much like in baseball.........you don't want to know if it is a homerun until after it is over. You lose the suspense and I prefer the added stress of whether or not it was a season ending injury.
 
# 10 g2thecore @ 07/11/08 09:34 PM
I think the things I miss the most are the Tony Bruno show, Madden cards and the old scouting system. I just want Franchise mode to be what it used to.
 
# 11 Ian_Cummings @ 07/11/08 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted by g2thecore
I think the things I miss the most are the Tony Bruno show, Madden cards and the old scouting system. I just want Franchise mode to be what it used to.

Wow...Madden Cards?!?!?

Sirens just went off at our studio I believe.
 
# 12 SoxFan01605 @ 07/11/08 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted by TheFuture15
Wow...Madden Cards?!?!?

Sirens just went off at our studio I believe.
lol...
 
# 13 XtremeDunkz @ 07/11/08 10:06 PM
haha madden cards?

pre game/halftime show

in game cut ins

weekly wrap up

franchise menu radio show (tony bruno)

roster cut downs (make the preseason worth something besides simulation injuries)

trading future draft picks

make the draft feel more like an event then just a menu filled with text.

harder to get free agents

player hold outs/ demanding trades

team chemistry

owner mode

getting fired and forced to move to another team if you dont do well

equals AMAZING FRANCHISE
 
# 14 SoxFan01605 @ 07/11/08 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by xtremedunkz
haha madden cards?

pre game/halftime show

in game cut ins

weekly wrap up

franchise menu radio show (tony bruno)

roster cut downs (make the preseason worth something besides simulation injuries)

trading future draft picks

make the draft feel more like an event then just a menu filled with text.

harder to get free agents

player hold outs/ demanding trades

team chemistry

owner mode

getting fired and forced to move to another team if you dont do well

equals AMAZING FRANCHISE
lol...I think that's more than 5

As someone who is also a franchise junkie, I would add practice squads, dynamic player personalities, more special teams focus, etc.

NFL Head coach is really intriguing me right now. My dream would be for Ian and crew to get gameplay tight for Madden, and Josh and crew get management tight for Head Coach and have them become fully integrated....ahh, dreams
 
# 15 broncos24 @ 07/12/08 12:33 AM
i miss create a fan.
 
# 16 callmetaternuts @ 07/12/08 08:48 AM
Sure, those things might be missed, but alot of their list isnt integral to the game
 
# 17 stoncold32 @ 07/12/08 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by mike75
Speaking of the ambulance for next year when someone gets injured it should take at least a few mins before reporting what the injurer was. In real life they don't know what the injurer is right away like in all the Madden games.

Also it would be cool to see the ambulance when a player gets really really hurt but not for every injurer.

Also can't wait for in-game saves, refs, chain gang, accelerated clock And lets not forget Cheerleaders
If I remember correctly, even back on like Madden 95, when someone got hurt, it took a few mins to find out what teh injury was. If you went into the injury screen, it would say "player being examined" or something like that.

My problem with that is that nowadays people want to use their superstars as much as possible, so we really want to know off the bat. I don't want to wait 3 mins to find out a guy is out for the game, it might screw up my game plan.

I don't need an ambulance....I just don't need the game to stop to stop for 15-20 secs to show an injured player on the ground.
 
# 18 Man-O-Goat @ 07/12/08 03:23 PM
I want min-camp back forget that training crap before the game
 

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