Madden 11 Demo Impressions

Posted by stoppre (55 posts) -

Every year I always look forward to playing the new installment of Madden. I love football and while I am a huge sports fan I don't get super serious about the online and competitive nature that is Madden Online. Every year it seems that EA does just enough to make each year a little different. This year is no different.  
 
The game plays exactly how you would expect it too if your a Madden regular. The biggest changes control wise are the lack of a turbo and the new pre-snap menu that has been moved to the d-pad. The no turbo button is really interesting and I never really understood it to begin with. The running game as a whole has been made much better and is definitely the best feeling the rushing has ever been. Wide receivers are also smarter about staying in bounds while making a catch which changes the game quite a bit. In previous years I would avoid certain plays and passes completely because I knew the wide receiver AI would just go right out of bounds. Blockers are also smarter but I didn't really notice a lot of difference. Good defenses will still challenge your running game just like they always have.  
 
It's not the crazy upgrade that we all want. But it is better in my opinion at least.  
 
note: game-flow is sort of redundant so thats why I didn't mention it. Madden has always had game-flow, it was just called ask Madden...

#1 Posted by stoppre (55 posts) -

Every year I always look forward to playing the new installment of Madden. I love football and while I am a huge sports fan I don't get super serious about the online and competitive nature that is Madden Online. Every year it seems that EA does just enough to make each year a little different. This year is no different.  
 
The game plays exactly how you would expect it too if your a Madden regular. The biggest changes control wise are the lack of a turbo and the new pre-snap menu that has been moved to the d-pad. The no turbo button is really interesting and I never really understood it to begin with. The running game as a whole has been made much better and is definitely the best feeling the rushing has ever been. Wide receivers are also smarter about staying in bounds while making a catch which changes the game quite a bit. In previous years I would avoid certain plays and passes completely because I knew the wide receiver AI would just go right out of bounds. Blockers are also smarter but I didn't really notice a lot of difference. Good defenses will still challenge your running game just like they always have.  
 
It's not the crazy upgrade that we all want. But it is better in my opinion at least.  
 
note: game-flow is sort of redundant so thats why I didn't mention it. Madden has always had game-flow, it was just called ask Madden...

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