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Old 02-25-2020, 10:57 AM   #1
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Too arcadey

Seems like every year we kind of get a simulation type game to begin with then after a few patches it's another arcade mess.
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Old 02-25-2020, 11:50 AM   #2
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Re: Too arcadey

Now for an equally generic response ;-)

Games have a shelf life, this one is now 7 months old. Iím still enjoying it, but if youíve played a lot, it may be time to pull the plug for a while.
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Old 02-26-2020, 12:41 AM   #3
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Games have a shelf life, this one is now 7 months old. Iím still enjoying it, but if youíve played a lot, it may be time to pull the plug for a while.


Games shouldnít have a time limit, much less 7 months.


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Old 02-28-2020, 01:16 PM   #4
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Games shouldn’t have a time limit, much less 7 months.
Rubbish.

There are rare exceptions, but the vast majority of games get stale...you play them, put them away, then come back to them after some time away. I can think of maybe 2 games, across 30-some years of gaming, where I haven't needed to take significant breaks...usually, the ones I consider true classics are the ones I can come back to after some time off (anywhere from months to years), load up, and still enjoy.

WoW is the only one that comes to mind that I played regularly for years before putting it away...and it wasn't the gameplay that kept me in it. And when I put it away, I put it away forever.

Honestly, a game that can delay that need for a break for a couple of months is a success.

And none of those have new versions coming out yearly that drive me to buy new ones, or are tied to a real-life sport undergoing constant player fluctuation and gameplay innovations that would also drive me toward a new version.

If "I can play this forever without ever wanting a break" is your baseline standard, your standards are incredibly unrealistic.
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Old 03-02-2020, 12:03 PM   #5
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Yep. $60 purchase is never going to provide years of entertainment. If youíre playing Madden (or any game) 10+ hours a week for 6 months thatís entertainment money well spent. Spend that getting a couple drinks with my wife.

And I suspect most members here play waaaaay more than 10 hours a week.
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Old 03-02-2020, 02:09 PM   #6
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The only reason I donít take any breaks is Iím in an online league that advances every 48-72 hours and we have a great community of owners. We usually stay full at 32 owners and have a good base that has been in it for at least a couple of maddens now. We have a little turnover every madden cycle because of course people have busy lives, and some just get sick of the game. I usually also run a solo franchise or two during the cycle either with a rebuild or my hometown team. Usually by right about this time every madden I get burned out though and end up taking a step back from any of the solo franchises and only play the bare minimum of league games.

This madden I can say honestly almost burned me out way earlier than normal because of the user vs user play this year. If you only play solo these issues donít present themselves nearly as obviously because there are much fewer breakout scenarios triggered and the CPU doesnít get breakout scenarios. But if you play in user leagues the amount of breakout scenarios triggered is just plain stupid, in season 4 we already have almost 300 superstar and x factor players in our league. Itís become nothing more than an arms race for abilities at this point, and some of them are so overpowered they just ruin the feel of the game. EA obviously didnít test the whole ability system and scenario engine very extensively with online leagues in mind. If it gets to the point where even the community of my league isnít enough to make up for how bad the experience is and I step down from it I probably wonít be purchasing the game anymore. They just havenít done enough with franchise mode for me to justify the purchase just to play solo franchises.

While I donít feel like there is a need in the forums for generic posts like this one I share in the OPís frustration in that lately they do this every year for the game with patches. Which is funny because one of the big points they made in the pre-release new cycle was that they would be patching the game less to make sure each patch was implemented smoother and didnít cause any unintended issues. But here we are this many months later and the game has been patched to all h*ll and plays quite a bit different than what we got at release. This is mostly from a user vs user and online league perspective, many that only play solo franchises may be having fun with this version. I know I was having a decent amount of fun with my solo ones, and if you put some house rules on yourself so you donít just take advantage of the a.i. it can be a decent experience. But I spend a good portion of my time with Madden in online leagues and in my opinion with every patch the user experience has only gotten worse.
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Re: Too arcadey

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Games have a shelf life, this one is now 7 months old. Iím still enjoying it, but if youíve played a lot, it may be time to pull the plug for a while.
This is the byproduct of exclusivity. The game itself is just stale. And I really do no know what the can do about it. No matter how much they try to dress it up, it will always feel like the same game at its core. Back in the day, when I got bored w/ one game, I played the other. Obviously that's no longer the case.

I love a steak as much as the next guy. But if I am forced to eat a steak three meals a deal, eventually I am going to get tired of it no matter how you prepare it, cook it, or season it.
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The only reason I donít take any breaks is Iím in an online league that advances every 48-72 hours and we have a great community of owners. We usually stay full at 32 owners and have a good base that has been in it for at least a couple of maddens now. We have a little turnover every madden cycle because of course people have busy lives, and some just get sick of the game. I usually also run a solo franchise or two during the cycle either with a rebuild or my hometown team. Usually by right about this time every madden I get burned out though and end up taking a step back from any of the solo franchises and only play the bare minimum of league games.

This madden I can say honestly almost burned me out way earlier than normal because of the user vs user play this year. If you only play solo these issues donít present themselves nearly as obviously because there are much fewer breakout scenarios triggered and the CPU doesnít get breakout scenarios. But if you play in user leagues the amount of breakout scenarios triggered is just plain stupid, in season 4 we already have almost 300 superstar and x factor players in our league. Itís become nothing more than an arms race for abilities at this point, and some of them are so overpowered they just ruin the feel of the game. EA obviously didnít test the whole ability system and scenario engine very extensively with online leagues in mind. If it gets to the point where even the community of my league isnít enough to make up for how bad the experience is and I step down from it I probably wonít be purchasing the game anymore. They just havenít done enough with franchise mode for me to justify the purchase just to play solo franchises.

While I donít feel like there is a need in the forums for generic posts like this one I share in the OPís frustration in that lately they do this every year for the game with patches. Which is funny because one of the big points they made in the pre-release new cycle was that they would be patching the game less to make sure each patch was implemented smoother and didnít cause any unintended issues. But here we are this many months later and the game has been patched to all h*ll and plays quite a bit different than what we got at release. This is mostly from a user vs user and online league perspective, many that only play solo franchises may be having fun with this version. I know I was having a decent amount of fun with my solo ones, and if you put some house rules on yourself so you donít just take advantage of the a.i. it can be a decent experience. But I spend a good portion of my time with Madden in online leagues and in my opinion with every patch the user experience has only gotten worse.
Why in the WORLD would a user online franchise not shut off superstar abilities?
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