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Madden 2005

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by GoofyBuckeye, Aug 10, 2004.

  1. GoofyBuckeye

    GoofyBuckeye Nutis Maximus

    Came early to my local gamestop last night..It's alot better gameplay wise and blows NCAA out of the water...not even close in that department. No slow downs in gameplay which is really nice.
    Everything else is pretty much the same as last year except they added on a defensive feature using the right stick where you can change individual defenders' assignments on the fly and you can hit harder using the R-stick.

    The radio show (which you'll find out about) is annoying and totally useless. Why they wasted the time to do it is beyond me.

    One thing that caught me off guard, I played a whole season in NCAA and exported the draft class. None of the Buckeyes were high draft picks, in fact, only Nugent and Ross were 2nd round or higher. Everyone else including Sims, Schlegel, Underwood (they left early) were 6th and 7th rounds.

    Still a great game. Some annoying quirks but they improved alot of areas.
     
  2. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    I saw the game yesterday in action, didn't play (was wacthing someone else play it). It looked like passing was easier, but running was harder (Much like the real NFL, I suppose) The format appeared to be exactly the same as NCAA 2k5.
     
  3. GoofyBuckeye

    GoofyBuckeye Nutis Maximus

    Passing is MUCH easier in Madden than in NCAA. Running is a bit harder as it should be. What I like the most about the game play is there is no slow down in the action like when you run through the hole it's like slow mo or something. Madden doesn't have that problem
     
  4. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    i dont have that problem with NCAA.

    i avoided madden last year after getting beat 3 different games on my buddies system with him just throwing the deep ball all day long. totally unrealistic and pissed me off. so i missed out on the franchise mode and all that. im gonna rent this one and check it out. then i might buy it.
     
  5. GoofyBuckeye

    GoofyBuckeye Nutis Maximus

    The throw deep thing pisses me off too. You can still do that on NCAA to a point. The new Madden seems to have eleviated that a bit since you can asign defensive assignments even after the huddle breaks.
     
  6. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    Its In The Game

    Picked up the collector's edition last night, but got it late and didnt get to play it, looking forward to playing it tonight if possible, I will give a detailed review after I play tommorrow.


    :osu4:
     
  7. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    whats the difference between CE and regular?
     
  8. BrutuStrength

    BrutuStrength It's time to bring it! Staff Member

    BN27- I think that it includes some extra features, including the 1993 version of the game. Beyond that, I'm not certain. The easports.com site has more information about the extra features.
     
  9. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    I thought this was funny. Be careful, Madden can be addicting.

    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04223/359281.stm

     
  10. kinch

    kinch Wash me Staff Member

    Did Madden come out early this year? I, pretty much, only play football on my ps2. Last year I seem to remember playing NCAA 2004 for a while before playing Madden. This year they seem very close together in their release times.

    That said, I hate games that cater to the offensive player (partly because I suck at offense). I hope Madden is not like that, but it sounds like it is.

    We'll have to establish a tournament. . .
     
  11. BrutuStrength

    BrutuStrength It's time to bring it! Staff Member

    Kinch- Madden released a week or 2 earlier than they had originally planned. I think this was in response to the ESPN game releasing in July. Anyways, it's a nice problem to have.
     
  12. matz2

    matz2 Sheeeeeeeeeeeit!

    For those who have played both Madden 2005 and ESPN's new NFL game, which one is better? Should I spend $50 on Madden or $20 on ESPN?
     
  13. BrutuStrength

    BrutuStrength It's time to bring it! Staff Member

    I haven't played the ESPN game. If you typically perfer EA gamplay over ESPN gameplay, then Madden's your choice, and vice versa. If you have the NCAA game and want to import draft classes, then Madden is the game for you.

    Regarding the gameplay differences, I've heard that the sim features and defensive AI is better with the Madden game. I've also heard that ESPN's graphics and presentation are great though, and that it really has an ESPN type of feel to it. It mostly depends on your preferences.

    FWIW- I prefer the EA style and importing draft classes.
     
  14. vrbryant

    vrbryant Ever thus to ____ers Staff Member

    Madden is great in some areas, and infuriatingly shitty in others. Do not, for instance, ever plan on taking a created team into Franchise mode. First they force you to supplant an existing NFL franchise, then the game sort of forgets that you just sucked the free agent pool dry (read: all the FAs you signed when you created the team are there, creating duplicates of each player). Importing draft classes from NCAA 2005 is also problematic, as talented underclassmen enter the draft more than once (read: Santonio Holmes declared as a sophomore, then again as a junior, and yet again as a senior, leaving the NFL with three of the same guy). I haven't given the actual gameplay a whole lot of attention, and that's probably why I still prefer NCAA (despite the gameplay speed issues), but I definitely do. Madden isn't bad, but (as always) it is far from perfect. Real, real far.
     
  15. BuckeyeTrail

    BuckeyeTrail Michael Jenkins...does it again!!!

    madden is terrific. the defensive AI is phenomenal. i don't even use all that franchise stuff, i just play games. and the games are great. it's a fanstastic, incredibly realistic game. every year in madden, there are flaws in the gameplay which they gradually improve upon and correct year by year. however, there are few, if any, flaws in the '05 gameplay. it's terrific. the defensive pre-snap adjustments are AWESOME. there is no way an opposing player can run the same play against you, over and over; you have the tools at your disposal to stop the play. this is a great defensive game, although it's still possible to be successful on offense, you just have to really know what you're doing and have your offense running like a well-oiled machine. i only play at the all-madden leve, the easier levels are too easy for the offense.
     

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