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Madden NFL 19 Presentation Details

Madden NFL 19 Sr. Game Designer, Greg Heddlesten, has posted a new blog covering what’s new in Madden NFL 19 presentation. Including expanding stadium exteriors for some of the teams, 3D broadcast graphics, updated broadcast package, pregame and halftime flows (including an updated halftime show) with real-time visuals, 2 additional replay cameras, commentary call-back stories and much more. Read the entire article here and post your thoughts.

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  1. Nothing groundbreaking, but overall a good step forward. They laid the foundation to build on a lot of aspects of presentation. Now we have to hope that EA breaks from past habits and actually does build on these features in future games.
    Obviously the half time show being the way it is now sets up the real possibility for a weekly recap show. It's nailing down what most of us want from that type of deal. I really don't see an excuse as to why that shouldn't be built next year from what they have shown now.
    The call back feature for the commentary is one I think can really be beneficial. If it can call back on past games and seasons then it is truly something that can be built on greatly. If they can get the system to where it can save key plays/drives at some point and reference those we'd all be ecstatic. I'd be happy if it even just showed the score of the last time I played the Cowboys that year and talked about the way the game went and what may change this time around. It would also be neat if they could build off of it and maybe reference that the team I am playing is the team that eliminated me from the playoffs last year or the last 2 years in a row and now there is a bit of a rivalry being built.
    Can we get dynamic rivalries, EA? Please! NBA 2k does it ;)
    These are some impactful changes. 2 little things I'm excited about.
    1. They're building on the pregame sequences they built last year. Glad to see this with any feature.
    2. The tech they're using enables live content. This alone makes me optimistic for the future. Keep building on features and slowly but steadily we'll have great presentation.
    People are upset about the scorebug, but it is a lot cleaner than what they had in the past. And if it's still working and not changing this allows them to make a more comprehensive presentation package then I'm for it
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    scitychamps87
    These are some impactful changes. 2 little things I'm excited about.
    1. They're building on the pregame sequences they built last year. Glad to see this with any feature.
    2. The tech they're using enables live content. This alone makes me optimistic for the future. Keep building on features and slowly but steadily we'll have great presentation.
    People are upset about the scorebug, but it is a lot cleaner than what they had in the past. And if it's still working and not changing this allows them to make a more comprehensive presentation package then I'm for it
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    Yea I feel better about it now that Mills said "it'll look more in appropriate with all these new wipes etc."
    I like the halftime show. Now they just need to take the halftime show and just do the same thing an make a post game show showing all the games that have went final or are almost final. I don't need any highlights. I'm also hoping the commentary call backs talk about award winners from the year before and the current defending super bowl winner.
    Cowboy008
    I like the halftime show. Now they just need to take the halftime show and just do the same thing an make a post game show showing all the games that have went final or are almost final. I don't need any highlights. I'm also hoping the commentary call backs talk about award winners from the year before and the current defending super bowl winner.
    My guess is that the halftime show this year is kind of a test run for if they want to turn this into a weekly wrap up or post game show depending on feedback
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    Randomly generated screenshots would a solid start if they can't get highlights.
    Great start. Presentation needs to take big steps like this every year. Progress is all the community wants. Keep building!
    Hopefully they can keep recording during the season, and instead of adding a ton of storylines from this season, give is additional dialigue that will be used in years to come.
    The ONLY thing I wish we would have gotten in the blog post was maybe a video showcasing the new stuff. Mostly becuase THIS EXCITES ME. I love the halftime show stuff and now, take that and build it out to a weekly recap show for next year. LAWD YES.
    The commentary call backs sound nice too. I hope there are actually ways to call back to old games in your season as well. Overall EA Sports, nice job with this. Just keep on building on this is all I ask!
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    Not really interested in the exterior shots, they look pretty though I guess
    Halftime show is kinda meh for those of us who do 32 team , but good for the one team guys and hopefully is the precursor to a weekly wrap up type thing, which would be a nice touch definitely .
    Anything whuch places the user In his 'own league environment during the game is fine with me , so the improvements to commentary will help there also
    Not a lot of stuff in MY mind but generally good and offering more for the future
    Now back to gripeing about CFM .......
    Wow I'm surprised, I didn't think there would be this much. Really excited for the halftime show, showing the other games and stats is great to finally have in the game. No more skipping halftime show. The new stadium graphics look amazing. And I like the new commentary feature. Still a long way to go but solid additions!
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    Nice work EA. This will definitely add to the Offline CFM immersion. Madden 19 cant get here soon enough. Long overdue with this type of Presentation though. I haven't been this excited for a Madden in a long, long time.
    What they added is solid but it's just not enough. 3D logos should not even be a highlighted feature, really no changes to presentation during the game beside celebrations, it's obvious that the Madden team is small and needs to grow, (maybe add an interior and exterior stadium presentation team,) they seem to only be able to get a little done every year, so they skimp in a lot of areas that end up going untouched for years, if it's not broke they won't bother updating or fixing it.
    Americas Team
    What they added is solid but it's just not enough. 3D logos should not even be a highlighted feature, really no changes to presentation during the game beside celebrations, it's obvious that the Madden team is small and needs to grow, (maybe add an interior and exterior stadium presentation team,) they seem to only be able to get a little every year, so they skimp in a lot of areas that end up going untouched for years, if it's not broke they won't bother updating or fixing it.

    I think they just wanted to showcase what is new. Its still a nice addition over last yr. Plus they said they can add new things throughout the year now. I think thats great building throughout the yr.
    What do you guys think they will release during the graphics blog next week? Hopefully they show updated graphics with fixes/improvements to player builds/shoulder pads from E3..
    I’m just mind blown how that there was an agreement to invest time/resources into the Replay Cam, but absolutely no effort at all in the Broadcast Cam or an optional User Defined Cam, the option that every other sports title provides its gamers.
    Replay Cam, really!!!
    dvdsaba
    What do you guys think they will release during the graphics blog next week? Hopefully they show updated graphics with fixes/improvements to player builds/shoulder pads from E3..

    Man, thats a good question. Hopefully its something that hasn't been shown yet.
    Good stuff. Not extremely exciting. But I’m happy that they made the effort. This is good. Seeing effort being made. Now, keep working on it yearly. Improve. From what i read they seem to want too. So that’s good.
    What does this mean (50+ Expansion Teams)?
    At 1st glance, I thought it was referencing uniforms, but it said teams.
    - has to be a misprint because there was some info put out noting that nothing was done in the Expansion Team aspect and I don’t think there was over 50 Expansion Teams (maybe wrong though)
    khaliib
    I’m just mind blown how that there was an agreement to invest time/resources into the Replay Cam, but absolutely no effort at all in the Broadcast Cam or an optional User Defined Cam, the option that every other sports title provides its gamers.
    Replay Cam, really!!!
    And the Madden community doesn't seem to bothered by this, smh.
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    khaliib
    I’m just mind blown how that there was an agreement to invest time/resources into the Replay Cam, but absolutely no effort at all in the Broadcast Cam or an optional User Defined Cam, the option that every other sports title provides its gamers.
    Replay Cam, really!!!

    I would take a custom cam, but I think different replay cams are always needed, it gets pretty stale with the ones they have yr after yr. Really never used a broadcast cam in any sports game.
    khaliib
    What does this mean (50+ Expansion Teams)?
    At 1st glance, I thought it was referencing uniforms, but it said teams.
    - has to be a misprint because there was some info put out noting that nothing was done in the Expansion Team aspect and I don’t think there was over 50 Expansion Teams (maybe wrong though)

    I think it's in reference to the relocation teams, 3 per city I think? So not true expansion just relocation. I could have sworn I read it somewhere as well.
    DaReal Milticket
    I think they just wanted to showcase what is new. Its still a nice addition over last yr. Plus they said they can add new things throughout the year now. I think thats great building throughout the yr.

    While I agree, they’ve been saying they can add stuff during the season for past couple years now. Hasn’t gotten that far though. Still solid steps in right direction.
    KillerFart
    While I agree, they’ve been saying they can add stuff during the season for past couple years now. Hasn’t gotten that far though. Still solid steps in right direction.

    Well, not totally true. They have been adding weekly commentary updates. Im sure these wont be as frequent though.
    DaReal Milticket
    I would take a custom cam, but I think different replay cams are always needed, it gets pretty stale with the ones they have yr after yr. Really never used a broadcast cam in any sports game.

    The issue I’m having is that if this new added camera will provide a unique perspective in seeing the blocking holes, why not extend it as an option during regular gameplay?
    What gamer wouldn’t want to see holes in blocking in a more defined way?
    I'm glad the halftime show is there. Definitely a step in the right direction as far as immersion goes.
    In-game presentation, minus the commentary, is still complete junk. From the old score ticker to the terrible, wholy unrealistic replay shots, to the way the players interact after a play. From the games at EA play, I didn't expect it to change but a small dash of my hopes were up.
    Don't get me wrong, I liked the additions that were made but presentation across the board needed a rebuild. Maybe next year.
    Sphinx
    I think it's in reference to the relocation teams, 3 per city I think? So not true expansion just relocation. I could have sworn I read it somewhere as well.

    I never counted, but there where 50+?
    - maybe it was some of those “ugly” color schemes I just quickly skipped over. lol
    I really liked the half-time showcase. I liked the new stadium images. I am a fan of maps, so having the 3D map system to scroll to games for highlights was really nice.
    The 3D helmets, icons and logos leading into each matchup is going to add to the immersion and excitement. Colors and "flash" aid in attracting people's focus.
    The disappointing part of the reveal was the beta give away codes. LMAO..I am too old and my fingers too slow to put that many numbers and letters in fast enough...lol...I felt the same as I do trying to make defensive adjustments prior to the CPU snapping the ball on normal speed.
    khaliib
    I never counted, but there where 50+?
    - maybe it was some of those “ugly” color schemes I just quickly skipped over. lol

    I never really counted them up either. Expansion teams would be really fun but this is the nfl we're talking about. They probably won't allow that.
    I like the improvements IMO it can really add to the immersion CFM
    Random thoughts about Presentation since these most likely impact CFM the most
    But based on the reviews Madden will NEVER satisfy everyone
    They go backwards on CFM to please the online guys then the offline guys will be livid
    They make strides towards sim then Online guys will be livid
    They make improvements to Offline CFM now the Online CFM wont really be satisfied ..
    Moral of the story is Madden has too many aspects going on to please everyone evenly
    Was there any comment in the stream about the developers adding to franchise commentary after release? They announced last year that they would but I never heard anything new in franchise; only in H2H games.
    EAGLESFAN10
    I like the improvements IMO it can really add to the immersion CFM
    Random thoughts about Presentation since these most likely impact CFM the most
    But based on the reviews Madden will NEVER satisfy everyone
    They go backwards on CFM to please the online guys then the offline guys will be livid
    They make strides towards sim then Online guys will be livid
    They make improvements to Offline CFM now the Online CFM wont really be satisfied ..
    Moral of the story is Madden has too many aspects going on to please everyone evenly

    well that seems to be the reason they created the 3 separate arcade/sim/competition modes.
    Jr.
    Was there any comment in the stream about the developers adding to franchise commentary after release? They announced last year that they would but I never heard anything new in franchise; only in H2H games.

    They did add new commentary in Franchise last year, most of if was saying more and more of the drafted players names as the the year went on.
    jfsolo
    They did add new commentary in Franchise last year, most of if was saying more and more of the drafted players names as the the year went on.

    Oh ok. I didn't realize that wasn't in at the start
    Jr.
    Oh ok. I didn't realize that wasn't in at the start

    Hopefully they have it for M19 but for created players/edited names. This is a must for custom draft classes if creating realistic college draft classes. In the past when edited a name this stopped commentary from saying their last name...
    I like the improvements for presentation.
    They need to keep going in the same direction.
    EA isn't the type of company to blow everything up and out. If they continue to add 4 or 5 great things across the every mode, (game play, CFM, presentation, graphics, etc...), Madden will improve a lot.
    dvdsaba
    Hopefully they have it for M19 but for created players/edited names. This is a must for custom draft classes if creating realistic college draft classes. In the past when edited a name this stopped commentary from saying their last name...

    This 100%! Really hurts the value and immersion of custom classes and player editing if they don't do vocal matches for at least current and common names.
    DaReal Milticket
    I would take a custom cam, but I think different replay cams are always needed, it gets pretty stale with the ones they have yr after yr. Really never used a broadcast cam in any sports game.

    What gets stale is the same camera angles we are forced to play in for years. I rather they update the cameras we have to use every down oppose to a replay cam.
    I am looking to get more immersed all the way around and this was a good step forward.
    CFM has been dull and boring.
    Immersion is a good thing.
    khaliib
    The issue I’m having is that if this new added camera will provide a unique perspective in seeing the blocking holes, why not extend it as an option during regular gameplay?
    What gamer wouldn’t want to see holes in blocking in a more defined way?

    The crazy thing is that the camera angle I want is already in the game but it's only in the CMF Player mode, it's basically the Standard Camera lowered down a few notches.
    This is a great step!
    I really hope they build upon the "call back" feature for previous games, seasons, and championships.
    It bothers me that we cannot even view any of that from the season before, but that is a different conversation entirely....
    EAGLESFAN10
    I like the improvements IMO it can really add to the immersion CFM
    Random thoughts about Presentation since these most likely impact CFM the most
    But based on the reviews Madden will NEVER satisfy everyone
    They go backwards on CFM to please the online guys then the offline guys will be livid
    They make strides towards sim then Online guys will be livid
    They make improvements to Offline CFM now the Online CFM wont really be satisfied ..
    Moral of the story is Madden has too many aspects going on to please everyone evenly

    I think a weekly wrap up show and improved "in menu" news tab would be welcomed by online and offline CFM guys, maybe they're building towards that.
    Best thing to me is the commentary call back. The deeper they can take that the better franchise will be.
    I want it to eventually be more layered than the pass near your own endzone example. And like another user said, expand it so that it doesn't just call back on a single play from the same game. If I had the #1 defense last year, reference that in comparison to the current season. Stuff like that would be awesome
    khaliib
    What does this mean (50+ Expansion Teams)?
    At 1st glance, I thought it was referencing uniforms, but it said teams.
    - has to be a misprint because there was some info put out noting that nothing was done in the Expansion Team aspect and I don’t think there was over 50 Expansion Teams (maybe wrong though)

    I’m with you. I find interesting (and most likely a nice way to call it) they are calling them “expansion teams” and not relocation. I can totally deal with a team called San Antonio Express or London Bulldogs, at the very least let us customize that uniform and team colors, maybe?!? Asking too much from the NFL.
    As for the offline CFM nice changes are welcomed, and I’m hoping for more teams with the exterior show cases.
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    ggsimmonds
    Best thing to me is the commentary call back. The deeper they can take that the better franchise will be.
    I want it to eventually be more layered than the pass near your own endzone example. And like another user said, expand it so that it doesn't just call back on a single play from the same game. If I had the #1 defense last year, reference that in comparison to the current season. Stuff like that would be awesome

    Yep, this. I'm also hoping it eventually mentions things like "and here come the defending champions onto the field".
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    therealsmallville
    Yep, this. I'm also hoping it eventually mentions things like "and here come the defending champions onto the field".
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    Same here. Kicking off a new season after winning the conference or the Super Bowl and it's like it never happened really pulls you out of the franchise and feels like a bunch of play now games strung together.
    ggsimmonds
    Best thing to me is the commentary call back. The deeper they can take that the better franchise will be.
    I want it to eventually be more layered than the pass near your own endzone example. And like another user said, expand it so that it doesn't just call back on a single play from the same game. If I had the #1 defense last year, reference that in comparison to the current season. Stuff like that would be awesome

    It would be but I have a feeling it wont be just by the record of how EA implements things. They will probably use the same call backs at the same time stamp and it get old within 3 games...but we will see....
    I will say as excited as I was about the halftime show my enthusiasm is diminishing because I would rather have the final scores vs 2nd qt scores. But at least it is something. Too bad that is the mentality some of the community has to take.
    The 50 expansion teams that are mentioned, how will they be incorporated in the game? For example can I play as one of them in a quick game or in a franchise or how will they be used? Thanks..
    So how does the halftime show work now?
    They talk about games in progress and stats from those games? What about your own game and highlights from that?
    Anything on Injury notification and a sideline reporter?
    Anything?
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    Armor and Sword
    So how does the halftime show work now?
    They talk about games in progress and stats from those games? What about your own game and highlights from that?
    Anything on Injury notification and a sideline reporter?
    Anything?
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    They did show that after the stats and scores from other games, then it brings you back to your own game and shows you highlights from that.
    Nothing on sideline reporter and I don't know if they talk about injuries during the halftime show or not. The only thing I've seen about injuries is them showing a player running with the medical staff to the locker room.
    So , the way i understand it, the presentation people are separate from gameplay and cfm devs , so they need something to work on . While all this stuff isnt for me (an online guy), or even some others in online leagues. I think its good things they are adding ( as a start) and really hope they continue to add to them going forward not just leave them as is .
    I keep hoping for a custom camera one day. I personally play with the d camera ( and not always on dline) . But id prefer if it was just a tad bit lower and alittle bit back from player. Id really just love the ability to " look around" my player with one of the sticks ( maybe with an additional button pressed) when using d camera so i can look beside me or behind me better.
    If anyone is interested, I think that one surprise might be the inclusion of Migos in some kind of Music-Related Presentation Element for this year's Madden. I noticed they were getting Face Scans during the same time period that NFL Players were being scanned - it could be for another game, but just throwing it out there.
    howboutdat
    So , the way i understand it, the presentation people are separate from gameplay and cfm devs , so they need something to work on . While all this stuff isnt for me (an online guy), or even some others in online leagues. I think its good things they are adding ( as a start) and really hope they continue to add to them going forward not just leave them as is .
    I keep hoping for a custom camera one day. I personally play with the d camera ( and not always on dline) . But id prefer if it was just a tad bit lower and alittle bit back from player. Id really just love the ability to " look around" my player with one of the sticks ( maybe with an additional button pressed) when using d camera so i can look beside me or behind me better.

    Madden has always been the game that follows.
    Even though he’s not my cup of tea, Moody said something in an interview that hit home dealing with Madden.
    I think across the board, everyone has had this vision/thought at some point, that Madden would be the leader in innovation dealing with sports games.
    To his point, Madden has not produced a feature/mechanism that other sports games have been chomping at the bit to incorporate into their game.
    When I read suggestions, all of it usually reads “Madden should incorporate this like in this/that other sports game”.
    Looking at the Tech Sharing concept, what game is in the most desperate need of this concept?
    - Madden!!!
    I am so jealous of PC gamers because of the liberty that they will have to tweak Madden to their liking.
    Something as minuscule as additional “Camera Options” will at least be viable to them.
    I have to invest in a PC anyway so...
    The Commentary Call Back:
    This feature has So. Much. Potential.
    For starters, it can enable more of a dynamic-like commentary when speaking on different Teams/Players/situatuons.
    If they overhaul the Injury system, this call back feature could integrate quite well with that.
    ***Example with Mack Bryant, a Generated RB from my M18 Franchise:
    • Mack tries to power his way right over the Center, gets tackled and sustains an injury.
    Brandon Gaudin - "We got a man down.....it's Bryant. He appears to be clutching his leg, and I hope it's not that knee because remember Charles, he went down last season with that Partial ACL tear."
    Charles Davis - Agreed. If there is one thing you don't want to see from your Running Back - it's multiple leg injuries; you'll notice over time they'll tend to lose the explosiveness they once had and that can really hamper their game.
    It can also tie in with Drafted Rookies:
    *Camera Pans over to the Rookie CB on the defense, also displaying his stats on the season which is 2 INTs in 2 games*
    Gaudin - "As we take a look at the rookie's numbers here Charles; two games in a row with an Interception......perhaps looking to grab his 3rd one here today."
    Davis - "You know Brandon its funny.....this guy was the 19th selection of the 3rd Round, and I gotta be honest with you - people didnt think he was going to amount to much (Slow/Normal Dev trait) - but he's out there proving that he's got what it takes to compete at the NFL level."
    EA - make the immersion happen.
    I'm a little disappointed. I like the changes to the 3D elements and commentary, but the rest was pretty lackluster.
    I'm still waiting on a good halftime/postgame show, complete with highlights from around the league. I know it's taboo to mention the other game, but it's been a decade and two console generations, and we still don't have a game with presentation that comes close to it.
    On the replay front, they need to stop trying to make the game look like a movie. Nobody wants a movie; we want broadcast presentation. It's incredibly immersion-breaking when a replay has a camera angle that isn't possible in real life, or that would never be seen in an actual broadcast.
    I would still love for them to implement fixed replay angles in the manual replay mode as well. Being able to go into a replay of choice and view it from a broadcast camera, wirecam, etc. without the need to manually move it as the play progresses would be fantastic. Or even better, implement a camera system similar to what was in the Skate games, with key frames, tripod, and follow cameras to create custom highlights.
    Is the Madden dev team still living in 2005? Honestly.
    We had all this stuff, if not a better version of it, WAY back then. I am lost at how they took features out of the game that were fantastic (halftime show, weekly show), had nothing, and now replaced it with a less detailed version.
    It's 20 freaking 18 and we STILL do not have commentary smart enough to recall whether or not your star RB missed the first 3 weeks of the season with a leg injury and how that might affect whether or not he's playing well right now!?
    It's 20 freaking 18 and we STILL do not have popup stats during the freaking game detailing what Aaron Rodgers did last week against the Cowboys?
    It's 20 freaking 18 and we STILL do not have the option of hearing COMPUTER GENERATED PLAYER'S LAST NAMES IN THE GAME!?
    It's 20 freaking 18 and we STILL do not have STADIUM ATTENDANCE THAT GROWS OR DECREASES BASED ON HOW YOUR FREAKING FRANCHISE IS DOING!?
    I'm this close to done. | | THIS FREAKING CLOSE!
    saintrules
    Is the Madden dev team still living in 2005? Honestly.
    We had all this stuff, if not a better version of it, WAY back then. I am lost at how they took features out of the game that were fantastic (halftime show, weekly show), had nothing, and now replaced it with a less detailed version.
    It's 20 freaking 18 and we STILL do not have commentary smart enough to recall whether or not your star RB missed the first 3 weeks of the season with a leg injury and how that might affect whether or not he's playing well right now!?
    It's 20 freaking 18 and we STILL do not have popup stats during the freaking game detailing what Aaron Rodgers did last week against the Cowboys?
    It's 20 freaking 18 and we STILL do not have the option of hearing COMPUTER GENERATED PLAYER'S LAST NAMES IN THE GAME!?
    It's 20 freaking 18 and we STILL do not have STADIUM ATTENDANCE THAT GROWS OR DECREASES BASED ON HOW YOUR FREAKING FRANCHISE IS DOING!?
    I'm this close to done. | | THIS FREAKING CLOSE!

    To your point on stadium attendance, I believe that's an NFL thing, not an EA thing.
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    We still haven't seen images on graphics overlay (EA Play beta version stuff doesn't count) - but Mills seemed to allude to the fact that there will be more stat swipes this year....curious if that will be shown in more detail in the graphics blog next week.
    The commentary "callback" thing, or whatever they are referring to it as, could be a super nice addition. MLB The Show did something similar with the branched storylines this year and it does add extra flavor to things....it's one of those things that when you get it you go "ok, whatever" but when you go back to an earlier version of the game, you go "man, I miss that".
    Speaking-of, I got bored last night and decided to fire-up Madden 16 to test a slider-related theory. My lord, it's utterly amazing how many things (some big, some minor) they've added to both in-game and franchise assets between M16 and M18. Even things like UI layout aren't nearly as good (and don't even get me started on M16's menu speed....). I was playing my game on M16 and was having a blast...but a little part of me kept thinking, "What else is going on across the league; am I alone?" Amazing how something as minor as a scorebug adds to the overall feel. Point is...every little change, no matter how small it may seem, is something to be happy about. Don't get me wrong, there is still a lot more to do but I love the direction this series has gone in and I think M19 will just add even more to the puzzle.
    El_Poopador

    On the replay front, they need to stop trying to make the game look like a movie. Nobody wants a movie; we want broadcast presentation. It's incredibly immersion-breaking when a replay has a camera angle that isn't possible in real life, or that would never be seen in an actual broadcast.
    I would still love for them to implement fixed replay angles in the manual replay mode as well. Being able to go into a replay of choice and view it from a broadcast camera, wirecam, etc. without the need to manually move it as the play progresses would be fantastic.

    This right here 1000%. I can't stand this "movie" style or "beyond broadcast" crap that they insist on using. I wan't immersion and authenticity. The game looks just so much better.
    I do hope there is some revamping of the commentary.
    It got INSANELY OLD hearing "That pass was thrown by Wilson and caught by Wilson, no relation" every single game using the Seahawks.
    I love the additions, and I think things are progressing in the right direction. With that being said...
    The major thing still lacking in presentation is CONTEXT. Don't just tell us what's happening, tell us WHY it's important. Pregame should be all about how THIS game is important to each team's season. If I am in the wild card chase, mention that. Emphasize the need for a win if I am one game out of first late in the season. If I'm 3-11, then make a comment about ending the season with momentum. Star returning from injury or missing the game due to injury? Talk about it. I could go on and on, but you all get it. It's not enough to say that Watson and the Texans are going up against Mariota and the Titans. Yeah, we know that. Tell us why each game is important, and how the outcome will affect the season.
    I'm not trying to hate on the additions, I really like the direction presentation is going. Just want to mention what I hope the next steps are.
    Other Guy
    I love the additions, and I think things are progressing in the right direction. With that being said...
    The major thing still lacking in presentation is CONTEXT. Don't just tell us what's happening, tell us WHY it's important. Pregame should be all about how THIS game is important to each team's season. If I am in the wild card chase, mention that. Emphasize the need for a win if I am one game out of first late in the season. If I'm 3-11, then make a comment about ending the season with momentum. Star returning from injury or missing the game due to injury? Talk about it. I could go on and on, but you all get it. It's not enough to say that Watson and the Texans are going up against Mariota and the Titans. Yeah, we know that. Tell us why each game is important, and how the outcome will affect the season.
    I'm not trying to hate on the additions, I really like the direction presentation is going. Just want to mention what I hope the next steps are.

    As it has been since the beginning of time...Madden consistently fails to build off itself.
    Year 1 separate from Year 2 separate from Year 15.
    The game basically resets itself at the end of each season, even worse, basically each week.
    I like what they've added. The halftime show looks as good as it can be without highlights and that's fine with me. The natural extension to that is a post-game show as well. New pre-game cut shots are nice but I'd have liked to see the crowd arriving outside the stadium to give it a real-life feel. That said, I can't deny I'm disappointed that the scoreboard/ticker won't have changed. It holds back the game from looking new. We're obviously a long way from multiple presentation packages but they need to go that route.
    RogerDodger
    We're obviously a long way from multiple presentation packages but they need to go that route.

    Agreed. If Fifa can do it, there's no excuse for Madden.
    TB5XSBW
    Agreed. If Fifa can do it, there's no excuse for Madden.

    Every sports game does it about now. NBA 2k, The Show, Fifa.... it's just Live, Madden, and NHL that fail to bring this into their games.
    I wish Madden followed Fifa more than it followed NHL or NBA Live.
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