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MaddenIQ has posted an article entitled, Features That Would Push Madden Into The Future.

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"Since the advent of “next-gen” Madden in late 2005, the new version of the game has been met with nearly universal disappointment. Whether its due to EA eliminating its competition, sheer laziness by the dev team, or all of the above…it doesn’t take an expert to look at Madden 06-09 on ps3/360 and say…..where has the innovation gone?

On the flip side though, PS2 Madden is often remembered with rose colored glasses. Even though its pre-snap features and options are superior to the newer versions, it was still easily exploitable because of a number of limitations. One being technical limits with the hardware at the time, and the other being that even in the so called “glory days” the A.I. in the game was largely shut off from the user. It was created at a “medium” that the dev team felt was appropriate for the game.

People spout on boards all the time that “Madden will always have dominant tactics that throw the balance of the game off”. They say that “it will be this way forever”. They will continue to be right until EA realizes that the key to making the best A.I. possible is by letting the user have full access to it. Make it customizable in every way. Here are some features tied to that, and also a few others that I feel would push video game football into the “football simulation” realm."

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Member Comments
# 1 Scott @ 08/02/09 09:16 PM
Thanks Steve
 
# 2 Smoke316 @ 08/02/09 09:22 PM
Thx Steve
 
# 3 DirtyJerz32 @ 08/02/09 09:27 PM
Nice write up.
 
# 4 canes21 @ 08/02/09 09:31 PM
Don't thank Steve, thank me.
 
# 5 AnArtofWar @ 08/02/09 09:43 PM
My dude Deloz! I saw it before..it is pretty good, I remember disagreeing with one and I have some others to add personally.
 
# 6 adembroski @ 08/03/09 02:14 AM
 
# 7 PantherBeast_OS @ 08/03/09 02:39 AM
Thanks alot steve. And nice right up on things that can make madden better. But I think madden 10 is still going to be real good.
 
# 8 bigsmallwood @ 08/03/09 12:21 PM
Oh EA...When will we step up to the plate and Live up to the expectations!!! Great Article!!!
 
# 9 bigfnjoe96 @ 08/03/09 12:25 PM
The feature that will push Madden into the future is the use of a REAL Physics Engine...

EUPHORIA any-1
 
# 10 Steadtler @ 08/03/09 01:47 PM
"Since the advent of “next-gen” Madden in late 2005, the new version of the game has been met with nearly universal disappointment"

You can`t be taken seriously when you begin an article like this, especially when you dont even bother to back it up. The game has been a critical (metacritic of 85), popular (see daily users online) *and* commercial (see NPD sales) success. Elitist pricks on forums will always complain that the game is sub-par. But hey, people love to think they game development better than game developpers, just like they think they know coaching better than the coaches, and team management better than the managers.
 
# 11 Netherscourge @ 08/03/09 02:14 PM
It's hard to innovate with a 12-month development cycle.

They need more time in the "lab".
 
# 12 deloz @ 08/03/09 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Steadtler
"Since the advent of “next-gen” Madden in late 2005, the new version of the game has been met with nearly universal disappointment"

You can`t be taken seriously when you begin an article like this, especially when you dont even bother to back it up. The game has been a critical (metacritic of 85), popular (see daily users online) *and* commercial (see NPD sales) success. Elitist pricks on forums will always complain that the game is sub-par. But hey, people love to think they game development better than game developpers, just like they think they know coaching better than the coaches, and team management better than the managers.
Youre joking right?! Ian Cummings had done a great job trying to get things back on track, but the Ortiz led team before him tried to strip the game down as much as possible....and see what people actually noticed was gone. No excuse for the absolute JOKE that was Madden 06 and 07 on ng....08 was a step forward but still pretty bad....and 09 was pretty good besides the RC and FB dive.

I realize the game has gotten OK reviews the past few years, but most of those scores come from casual players who dont appreciate the little things like the hardcore audience does.

Anyway, Im glad you guys like my article and more will come.
 
# 13 Steadtler @ 08/03/09 05:29 PM
So a minority of self-titling "hardcores" qualify for "nearly universal" ? Oh I get it, you meant universal among people who agree with you! Well duh.

I just can't stand people who accuse developers of laziness when these guys are spending every summer indoors, away from friends and family, working (probably unpaid) overtime evening and weekends to deliver the game on time.
 
# 14 BIGD419 @ 08/03/09 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Steadtler
So a minority of self-titling "hardcores" qualify for "nearly universal" ? Oh I get it, you meant universal among people who agree with you! Well duh.

I just can't stand people who accuse developers of laziness when these guys are spending every summer indoors, away from friends and family, working (probably unpaid) overtime evening and weekends to deliver the game on time.
Are you serous? EA has fixed hardly anything over the last few years. And lol at the Devolpers living a grueling life. sure they probably put lots of hours in, probably more than me, probably more than you. But I highly doubt Ian is getting paid to sit on his computer and read things on OS, our tweet. And if he is, get to work Ian, no wonder why Madden has been such a let down lately.
 
# 15 Yo-Yo @ 08/05/09 03:05 PM
YOu know what would really make madden THE GAME TO OWN?? Authenticity to EVERY single player in the NFL. LIke RAndy Moss's long stride runing style, shawne merriman's light's out dance after he gets a sack, and stuff like that not just presentation animations at the begining
 

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