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Madden NFL 21 Franchise Mode Gameplay Video - Rebuilding the Cincinnati Bengals

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Madden NFL 21 Franchise Mode Gameplay Video - Rebuilding the Cincinnati Bengals

C4 has posted a new Madden NFL 21 gameplay video, going through franchise mode, as he rebuilds the Cincinnati Bengals.

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  1. The whole "realistic rebuild" format where dudes sim multiple seasons in one video isn't really my thing, but amongst the people who do them, C4 is one of the better ones (better than someone like RBT at least). His voice is a bit grating, though. It's always reminded me of stereotypical high school/college stoner lol.
    As for the actual content, it's pretty much M20, which is what we're all expecting at launch. I'm more concerned about what will be coming in title updates as opposed to what's in the mode when it releases.
    I will say, though, that I prefer the menu/UI changes that were made for this year (no more of the "paint" theme, better fonts, white text on dark backgrounds). Also, the player models on the player card screen looked a bit better than last year. The headshots from the scouting interface also look a bit different.
    A bit disappointed that the same coach cutscene backgrounds are going to be around for year three. I thought they got stale pretty quickly after being introduced in M19.
    Can any tell if they added the face editor at least to custom draft classes or new faces instead of the same 20+ generic faces used during the last 5 years?
    dvdsaba
    Can any tell if they added the face editor at least to custom draft classes or new faces instead of the same 20+ generic faces used during the last 5 years?

    Face creator has been in the game since the first iteration of Longshot like 3 years ago. It’s not coming to franchise and neither are mouth pieces or any of the equipment in the yard. EA doesn’t have a way to make franchise gamers pay for those inclusions.
    dvdsaba
    Can any tell if they added the face editor at least to custom draft classes or new faces instead of the same 20+ generic faces used during the last 5 years?

    I saw about 8 new generic face models
    neek_the_sneak15
    I saw about 8 new generic face models

    Noticed there were some new faces on the Bengals franchise gameplay video. How did you conclude 8 faces? Probably by tomorrow someone will upload the customization options in franchise create a player/custom draft classes.
    neek_the_sneak15
    I saw about 8 new generic face models
    I think it might even be more than that, which would be awesome, as sad as it actually is...
    jay87
    Seems like there are some new faces






    Maybe half new faces per the video? Hard to tell but didn't recognize a lot. Wish he would have went into edit player and showed the customization options like faces, skin colors, equipment, and anything else.
    Hopefully, they've connected all of the new bio-pics to their own unique face-scans and made them selectable in the player editor.
    Madden 20 has several bio-pics for drafted players that we can't select and also don't have their own face-scan in gameplay.
    Also, it's shameful that EA still has not added the face-editor to Franchise. I'm not surprised but I thought that was the least they could do for Franchise in 21.
    Nice to have new faces. Can't say they necessarily look realistic lol but it's nice to have new ones regardless. Really loving the look of the menus. I like the circle OVR rating on the player cards in the visual depth chart as well. Very clean look this year.
    Carson and Reece's faces were in 20. Carson was a lineman face that had the braided rows running sideways on the head. The screens look different, but I haven't seen the new faces on the actual models.
    I only skimmed through the video, but franchise mode really does appear nearly identical to M20 with just fresh coat of paint splashed on the menu interface. So disappointing.
    Mauler97
    Hopefully, they've connected all of the new bio-pics to their own unique face-scans and made them selectable in the player editor.
    Madden 20 has several bio-pics for drafted players that we can't select and also don't have their own face-scan in gameplay.
    Also, it's shameful that EA still has not added the face-editor to Franchise. I'm not surprised but I thought that was the least they could do for Franchise in 21.

    This guy posted a video going into customizable options. Same old franchise. No new equipment besides the Oakley visor. No mouth pieces either... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQzjg7Tc7hg
    Can confirm (one of the content creators showed) - Literally the only things new are a couple of new face options, Oakley visor, and a new darker layout. That's it. They did nothing else.
    Can you change game speed? Still no refs. Football still clipping through walls and side line objects. Players still clipping through players. Still see jarring speed ups in animations. Players still have axis turning abilities while in motion. They threw rainbow sprinkles on the same vanilla cone and are trying to convince us otherwise. Looks like another year of Madden 25 / NCAA 14 for me. Its ok though. I still enjoy the games of football in those editions. The only thing that I see that's hopeful is that My faithful Brooklyn Bulls are now a high school team which would only lead me to believe that they may have given us some new relocation teams. It wouldn't surprise me if they made that amateur mistake though. My Brooklyn Dodgers on Madden 25 is still going strong with my 4 time Heisman Trophy, all-time leading collegiate rusher on the brink of breaking Emmitt's record. Well Madden 21, I'll see you at the $19.99 special section. Until then... Be well...

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