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Madden 18

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by jwinslow, Aug 25, 2017.

  1. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    I've only played the 10 hour version via EA Access, but I created a buckeye team on the saints. The only guys I'm missing are Boone and McQuaide.

    My roster username is ups7
  2. Buckeneye

    Buckeneye That boy good

    Xbox or PS4?

    edit: I have a Madden tourney on Saturday. I'll let you boys know how it goes. Once again defense and the running game are in order so I'm thinking about rocking either the Texans or Gmen. Haven't decided yet but I fully anticipate another series of nail biter games.
  3. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

  4. Buckeneye

    Buckeneye That boy good

    Pretty sure I had you on my friends list at one point but that was a few years back. I ended up picking up a One just over a month ago. I'll shoot you a request sometime this weekend and maybe we'll sneak in a
    game or two at some point in the near future.
  5. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    So far I haven't bought it, but I imagine I have 6-7 hours left on my early access trial.
  6. Buckeneye

    Buckeneye That boy good

    Early impressions?
  7. Buckeneye

    Buckeneye That boy good

    Good turn out this year. Game 1 in the books as the Gmen. 23-13.

    I have a feeling I'll be playing this guy that's using Carolina next. He only has about 4-5 plays ive seen him use and on defense sends pretty obvious blitzes.
  8. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    So he'll beat you...bc actual football strategy is a detriment to playing madden.
  9. Buckeneye

    Buckeneye That boy good

    Sorry I didn't check back in.

    Nah, Carolina boy lost to some kid that picked up on his screen game using the Pats. Threw a pick six after his hb screen was blown up and tried hitting the TE on a flat.

    Still haven't lost my touch. Taking home my copy of Madden and the bracket poster of everyone's name. Championship game was me vs a kid that couldn't have been older than 17-18. He used Tennessee and once I took away Walker he panicked. He caught me early with a little Texas route to demarco for his first and only score .

    But I noticed that he would always stare down his TE, wouldn't read coverage and then just 'scan' for his first open look. So I just started crowding the middle of the field. He got a stop so I punted. The breakout started when I thought he would go back to the angle, on 3rd and 5 his own 17. So I played Kennard and started to follow it. Instead he went with the flat slant combo. I fell off the back and walked in front of the slant for a pick six. Dude has a good oline and backs, but ran the ball a total of 6 times. I laughed. Then on defense he kept.coming out in nickel and dime so I 21 and 22 personnel'd his ass to death with power. Ran 27 times for 118 yards. Only TD pass was a flag to Shepard against a 0 blitz he sent on 2nd and short.

    23-7 final.

    Tressel ball wins another one, boys.
  10. Buckeye86

    Buckeye86 I do not choose to discuss it

    I haven't played madden since before the turn of the decade; I noticed their advertising tag line this year is 'madden like you've never seen it before.'

    I imagine if I picked up a copy and started playing the core game would be exactly the same and I would not miss a beat.
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  11. TooTallMenardo

    TooTallMenardo “Big-time players step up in big-time games.” '17 Bowl Pick Em Champ

    Pretty much. They typically "improve" a few things every year, but for the most part it's always the same game.
  12. Buckeneye

    Buckeneye That boy good

    Well, I can confirm that this game is completely unplayable with online head to head.

    More than ever QB's can get out of the rush and gain yards without defenders so much as reacting and pass rushers once again going full 'DEERRRRRRRRRR' mode. I mean that, somehow this game has completely regressed in QB pursuit and reaction. It's bad, very bad.

    Route's that shouldn't be open get open because defenders trail out of their zone then never recover so as a result crossers are money. Playing as a user Dline no matter how mediocre turns you into superman. You can come out in 21 personnel against quarter looks suspecting to run the ball, which you can unless that person users the nose or the end to your side. Then they'll just ragdoll Joe Thomas like he's Cam Erving. Even when you pick up yards your opponent won't respond with anything resembling realistic football tactics like switching formations and personnel. No, they'll just 'run commit' and POOF, you're the 85' Bears against the run.

    Per usual, the game is pure fucking trash unless you're playing against people that just refuse to cheese like myself.

    edit: Also, I can promise you if you're online playing with the lower rated team, some wonky ass shit is going to happen if you build a lead. You'll fumble barely being touched, you'll throw a pick 20 yards over the intended receiver that was a simple check down or my personal favorite - fail to recover the onside kick. Oh, did I mention onside kick recovery appears to be a problem again? Just fuck this game with a rusty, dull knife and those at EA who make it.
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2017
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