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Joystiq has posted their Madden NFL 11 preview.

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"Offensive and defensive shifts also have a new control input: the d-pad. When doing coverage audibles and moving your defensive line around pre-snap, you initiate these last-minute changes by hitting the corresponding direction on the d-pad, streamlining the whole process. While that's all well and good, for somebody who's been playing Madden since, like, forever, it took a bit getting used to. Suffice to say, I couldn't set up my defense with the proficiency I could in previous games. It's just something new I'm going to have to get used to and hardly a deal breaker.

Regardless of which side of the line you're on, the new Game Flow system also offers a new dynamic to the game. By taking into account a player's behavior, it'll select plays based on your play style and a set of parameters you provide. EA promised that players would be able to calibrate it once the final game launches, but in my time with the game it was little more than a random play selector. After passing it several times in a row, I then went to Game Flow only to have the game select a play-action pass for me. That's not something most coaches would do, you know?

EA also promised quicker games this time around and I definitely felt that in the demo. In around ten-to-fifteen minutes, I almost sped through two quarters of play. For online enthusiasts who don't want to spend the 40 minutes it took to get through a game before, this will surely be an improvement."

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# 1 PantherBeast_OS @ 06/16/10 09:53 PM
Nice write up by joystick.com. But nothing new we ain't already herd before. But feels the same as madden 10. That's their opinion.LOL. Until I've played the demo. I will hold off final judgement.
 
# 2 RedZoneD25 @ 06/16/10 10:51 PM
Could have sworn Ian tweeted he was adding in the new presentation...Where is it?
 
# 3 davep @ 06/16/10 11:42 PM
Last year I thought he said the halftime show would be built on quite a bit...and I actually believe him. Is it enough to make me drop $70? Not likely.
 
# 4 Bgamer90 @ 06/16/10 11:47 PM
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Originally Posted by [email protected]_WiZaRD
The "new" presentation was:
- Gus Johnson
- Drew Brees' Pep Rally
- Locker Room scenes + Random Fan Cameos
- More Sideline chatter

I use the word "new" facetiously of course, because none of the additions are really new, just expanded alterations of what we already had. Pretty sure they didn't do anything to the half-time show (since none of the E3 invitees have commented about it).
I heard that the halftime show in the E3 build is just highlights... no commentary or overlays. So yeah... guessing that they really can't say anything about it since it seems like it's still being worked on.
 
# 5 at23steelers @ 06/17/10 12:18 AM
Don't forget the team chants and the specific stadium music!
 
# 6 Outkizast @ 06/17/10 12:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Bgamer90
I heard that the halftime show in the E3 build is just highlights... no commentary or overlays. So yeah... guessing that they really can't say anything about it since it seems like it's still being worked on.
We had highlights at halftime last year too with no commentary... sounds like nothing has changed on this front..
 
# 7 Maelstrom-XIII @ 06/17/10 12:31 AM
I was going to say...I think that IS finished...sadly. I thought they worked on gameplay/presentation all this cycle? I'm not seeing the presentation part of it...at least not yet.

Gameplay does look much improved though, so kudos to them on that...
 
# 8 Bgamer90 @ 06/17/10 12:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Outkizast
We had highlights at halftime last year too with no commentary... sounds like nothing has changed on this front..
There were banners last year though. So yeah, seems like they still aren't finished with it yet.
 
# 9 kennyacid @ 06/17/10 01:03 AM
i wish EA would make the d-adjustments more like 2k had. You dont have enough time to really adust must. In 2k you just hold a button and select the player that correspond with the face button and then adjust from there. It made double teaming wideouts a heck of alot easier and it all could be done before the ball was snapped
 
# 10 jmurphy31 @ 06/17/10 06:52 AM
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Originally Posted by sois
Don't forget the Ray Lewis dance. (Unless it was there last year)
It was in the game last year
 
# 11 STLRams @ 06/17/10 08:12 AM
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Originally Posted by davep
Last year I thought he said the halftime show would be built on quite a bit...and I actually believe him. Is it enough to make me drop $70? Not likely.

Damn, I forgot he did say that last year, that the halftime show and the Extra Point Show will have a better highlight show and alot more of our request and things added to it for Madden11. I haven't seen any videos of this yet though...
 
# 12 econoodle @ 06/17/10 09:58 AM
all it takes is a few seconds for Ian to come here and set the record straight on it.
was he scared away last year by some of us?
 
# 13 Shawnj86 @ 06/17/10 10:49 AM
cool
 

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