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G4 has posted their first look at Madden NFL 11.

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"The first thing I noticed about Madden NFL 11 was that it took me inside the game of football in a way that no other Madden has since the classic 2005 game, when the Hitstick combined with the Playmaker tool for a football nerdís game nirvana. As the game begins, youíll see the quarterback stoically leading your team off the bus and into an imposing stadium. And, yeah, theyíre dressed in suits. ďItís the first time ever in any game that an NFL player has worn a suit,Ē adds Young. But they have their game faces on.

That cut-scene leads into wide angle, pre-game view where you ogle a stadium thatís not full of fans but, as you watch, will be filled by game time. Showing a stadium in various stages of attendance is just a tweak. Itís also further evidence that EA is serious about revamping the game to make it more like the genuine event."

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# 1 moneal2001 @ 04/27/10 10:54 AM
Decent preview, The Superbowl mode is just play now with the Superbowl feel. Not really exciting or anything. But the pregame presentation sounds really cool.
 
# 2 thudias @ 04/27/10 11:12 AM
Showing a stadium in various stages of attendance
 
# 3 mavfan21 @ 04/27/10 11:38 AM
"But itís the gameplay thatís really changed. First, youíre asked to don a headset, almost as if youíre playing Modern Warfare 2 . Itís unsettling and weird, at first. But then you get it. Youíre the quarterback and whatís coming through the headset is similar to what comes through the helmet of, say, Jets phenom Mark Sanchez. The offensive coordinator is suggesting a play given the situation on the field.

Heís not only suggesting a play; heís briefly explaining why heís calling the play. And that clarity is something thatís always been lacking in Madden. Youíll also see the same words pop up at the bottom of your TV screen with keywords highlighted in yellow. After you hear the play called, you might hear the play-by-play announcers offering up color commentary. The whole experience has moments that are so immersive and so different, itís evocative of movies like Any Given Sunday. "


This could be REALLY cool and go a long way towards making Franchise Mode an immersive experience. I know it's unlikely for this year, but if they added comments from your OC and DC that were relevant to what was going on in real time....wow. For example, if your running game is just struggling hearing the OC say, "Let's air it out some more, we're not running well", or if your QB is just sucking it up or if you're up big hearing the OC say, "Let's pull this guy" would be awesome.

In off-season, getting suggestions from scouts a la Head Coach would be sweet as well.
 
# 4 Gossennator @ 04/27/10 12:00 PM
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One modification that’s kind of sad (but understandable) is the fact that John Madden’s voice is no longer present.
Didn't know this..nothing more annoying than playing a friend and they ask Madden
 
# 5 ehh @ 04/27/10 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by mavfan21
"But it’s the gameplay that’s really changed. First, you’re asked to don a headset, almost as if you’re playing Modern Warfare 2 . It’s unsettling and weird, at first. But then you get it. You’re the quarterback and what’s coming through the headset is similar to what comes through the helmet of, say, Jets phenom Mark Sanchez. The offensive coordinator is suggesting a play given the situation on the field.

He’s not only suggesting a play; he’s briefly explaining why he’s calling the play. And that clarity is something that’s always been lacking in Madden. You’ll also see the same words pop up at the bottom of your TV screen with keywords highlighted in yellow. After you hear the play called, you might hear the play-by-play announcers offering up color commentary. The whole experience has moments that are so immersive and so different, it’s evocative of movies like Any Given Sunday. "


This could be REALLY cool and go a long way towards making Franchise Mode an immersive experience. I know it's unlikely for this year, but if they added comments from your OC and DC that were relevant to what was going on in real time....wow. For example, if your running game is just struggling hearing the OC say, "Let's air it out some more, we're not running well", or if your QB is just sucking it up or if you're up big hearing the OC say, "Let's pull this guy" would be awesome.
Or it could be similar dialog from "Ask Madden" in the past just coming through a headset.
 
# 6 lolfalconsbeatu @ 04/27/10 12:41 PM
Great preview, I wonder how Gameflow will work when your playing your friend at your house though? Can that be done because of the play art shown on the field?
 

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