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Teamxbox has posted their hands-on preview of Madden NFL 10.

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"In terms of executing a play, Madden NFL 10 feels similar to last year’s game. Those who have played the last few Madden games will have no troubles jumping in and running an offense or defense. The results of these plays in Madden NFL 10, however, are often different than in its predecessor. Here’s a tip—or more like fair warning—when setting up a running play: Don’t try and run that speedster back into the pile. We learned that first hand with Willie Parker: Pittsburgh’s resident “scat” back. Willie has blinding speed and razor-sharp cuts, but he’s not the most bullish back in the NFL. Madden NFL 10’s new Pro-Tak system forces users to know the player (and that player’s role) much more intimately than in games prior; no more physics-defying 160 pounders taking on an entire front three or four."

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# 1 Reggie16 @ 05/18/09 08:37 PM
i wanna hear ians or any of the games developers thoughts on what these game sites say about it being similar to last year
 
# 2 LBzrule @ 05/18/09 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Derrville
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This one is contextual though. You can't simply parse out "feeling the same" from, "in terms of executing play." It doesn't make sense for him to say the entire game feels the same when in the rest of that same paragraph he describes the game as different.
 
# 3 djp34 @ 05/18/09 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Derrville
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Ya but the way he made it sound was that the controls are familiar but the outcome of the play is going to differ based on the pro-tak and ratings now. At least i hope so .
 
# 4 LBzrule @ 05/18/09 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by djp34
Ya but the way he made it sound was that the controls are familiar but the outcome of the play is going to differ based on the pro-tak and ratings now. At least i hope so .

That's how I read it and experienced it. Controls are the same. Results, that is how things play out, is different from previous madden games.
 
# 5 MattIntellect @ 05/18/09 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Derrville
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That tells me that play calling is similar to Madden 09.
 
# 6 StevieTheD @ 05/18/09 08:49 PM
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In terms of executing a play, Madden NFL 10 feels similar to last year’s game. Those who have played the last few Madden games will have no troubles jumping in and running an offense or defense.
...and then the reviewer proceeds to spend the next few paragraphs telling us how Pro-tak has completely changed the running game.
 
# 7 PantherBeast_OS @ 05/18/09 08:50 PM
I think that was a decent review on their part. Not bad but not good neither. But a ok reveiw.
 
# 8 Valdarez @ 05/18/09 08:55 PM
The videos make it look different to me, but these previews sure are making it sound as though the changes don't make that big of a difference. I honestly wasn't expecting a lot, but the previews are disheartening, even to me.
 
# 9 Da Bears @ 05/18/09 09:01 PM
Now let me see,this is the second site that said the game feels the same.I not worried just yet,but I'm a little lost tho.With all of the blogs and info that came out.What is the deal how could the game feel the same?I think Ian or someone from the CD should let us know what's the deal?
 
# 10 Danimal @ 05/18/09 09:07 PM
"Madden NFL 10 feels similar to last year’s game."

Take this one line however you want it, to me it's nothing more then a crutch for reviewers. Most of these reviews then go on to talk about the difference tackling, the pocket or injury system make. Also i gather that these people got a very limited demo build of only Madden moments at this point and probably haven't spent enough time to form a valid opinion on game play.

To me it seems like "hey we played the demo for 30-45 minutes, lets spit out some marketing jargon that has been written down for us"

It's a little too early to say the game is or isn't improved. I'll reserve that judgment to I start seeing long game play clips and actually trying the game.

I might ask what people were expecting, something along the liens of "madden plays like a whole new game" and if that is your expectation you're not going to get it from a review off of these sites or maybe at all, because it probably is very similar to every other madden. The things that I would expect to notice aren't going to be found in a limited demo build at this point in my opinion you have to read the specifics and not the generalities. But that's just me.
 
# 11 Captain Obvious @ 05/18/09 09:11 PM
seriously, if these muther****ers dont play it on all pro or all madden i dont give a flying **** what they have to say about gameplay. every reviewer has praised pro tak and presentation so i think it will be fine.

thats a shame that not even the demo can tell me how the game is gonna play. i will never bring myself to play on pro.. NEVER
 
# 12 Valdarez @ 05/18/09 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by DSpezzano
I might ask what people were expecting, something along the liens of "madden plays like a whole new game" and if that is your expectation you're not going to get it from a review off of these sites or maybe at all, because it probably is very similar to every other madden.
That's exactly what I was expecting... to some extent at least. When I start reading it's the same old Madden, that does not bode well, not in the slightest.
 
# 13 Lodeus @ 05/18/09 09:12 PM
I never expected M10 to feel like a hole new game. I'm fine as long as they fix the problems.
 
# 14 kjcheezhead @ 05/18/09 09:13 PM
The reviewer talks about a single madden moment drive and how he failed. Doesn't describe playing a single down of defense. How accurate can this review be? Most people were raving about 09 for the first couple weeks. Bottom line, I gotta play it myself, period.
 
# 15 Smoke316 @ 05/18/09 09:15 PM
These generic websites dont always give the best insight on certain games. Usually what I do is take my core opinions from sites like OS and IGN, where they give detailed analysis on the game.Othersites like 1up and such i read just to see if there were any small details they noticed that maybe the OS guys or IGN guys didnt mention. Welcould probably give a better preview of the game then these guys and we havent even played it becuase weare so locked in on a daily basis. what i wouldnt mind seeing is some of the CD guys there there full impressions on the game that they played. Now iknow there maybe some things they cant touch on just wait.However once E3 comes around and most the info is released i would like to see what the CDs think.
 
# 16 NYyankz225 @ 05/18/09 09:18 PM
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the results of these plays in Madden NFL 10, however, are often different than in its predecessor
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Madden NFL 10’s new Pro-Tak system forces users to know the player (and that player’s role) much more intimately than in games prior; no more physics-defying 160 pounders taking on an entire front three or four.
Reading is key.

Sure you press the same buttons to throw the ball but the results are what we care about.
 
# 17 rckabillyRaider @ 05/18/09 09:19 PM
It means that how you call a play is the same as last year, controls wise. That's fine with me.
 
# 18 Danimal @ 05/18/09 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Valdarez
That's exactly what I was expecting... to some extent at least. When I start reading it's the same old Madden, that does not bode well, not in the slightest.
It's a fair expectation but do you expect it at this point from what I gather based on one of those reviews is a very limited demo?

Whats a whole new game mean to you?

Is it a new tackling system, line play, wr/db interactions, game play enhancements etc.

or

Is it new modes, new controls and a new engine.

To me most reviews aren't going to say much about #1 above because they are looking for #2. Would they even notice #1 without extended play? Would they notice it if the build they have is 3 madden moments with short play time.

Look I am not sticking up for the game, it could suck, I doubt it but it could. But most of these reviews read exactly the same and I don't think there is enough play time to offer a valid opinion that it plays exactly the same.

As always this is just my thought process, I could be completely wrong.
 
# 19 Da Bears @ 05/18/09 09:22 PM
I hope E3 can clear up these issue for us.
 
# 20 Bgamer90 @ 05/18/09 09:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Derrville
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In terms of executing a play, Madden NFL 10 feels similar to last year’s game. Those who have played the last few Madden games will have no troubles jumping in and running an offense or defense.
Am I the only one to interpret that as "executing plays are the same"? You still pick the plays in the same manner and tap a (or x) to start them.

Like when you just take that statement out of context, yeah it sounds like he's saying the game overall is exactly the same, but when reading it, all he's saying is that it's easy to get into if you played previous maddens which is something that Ian wanted.

So yeah... I don't see why people are getting worried over that statement. I guess it's just people misinterpreting it...
 

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