Gang Tackling?

This is a discussion on Gang Tackling? within the Madden NFL Last Gen forums.

Go Back   Operation Sports Forums > Football > Madden NFL Football > Madden NFL Last Gen
FIFA 21 Review
Tennis World Tour 2 Review
Doug Flutie's Maximum Football 2020 Review
Poll: Which next-gen console are you going to purchase? (Click to vote)
Thread Tools
Old 10-16-2005, 08:28 PM   #49
Matt Diesel's Arena
OVR: 20
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Pittsburgh,PA
Posts: 1,642
Re: Gang Tackling?

Originally Posted by Nza
No game has "true" tackling. That would entail real time physics in the form of rag doll physics etc.
Wouldn't that be a novel idea?

We keep speaking of animations. However, animation in of themself are canned. Therefore, any encounter that triggers an animation will therefore have a predetermined outcome.

A true physics model would produce random outcomes and take the speed and mass of players interacting into effect. That would make player to player interaction much more realistic; not only in tackling, but in blocking as well.

This would take a lot of horsepower to do, but I bet its possible on nextgen systems.
Matt Diesel is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2005, 12:43 AM   #50
OVR: 16
Join Date: Jan 2004
Re: Gang Tackling?

I think a mid to high range PC could handle it fine, let alone a 3 x 64Bit 3.2GHz CPU game machine. You could dedicate one core to the physics alone.

The thing that baffles me is, while it might require a fair amount of work to get going, EA would never have to look back. No longer would they need to spend ages adding new tackle animations, and they wouldn't have to waste time trying to develop their current system into something that semi represents real body mass and momentum. The real thing is achieveable - now. Not in a few years, this technology is old news in genre's that actually has competition like FPS.

When I first heard of Madden Next Gen this was the first thing I thought of being a PC gamer and seeing ragdoll physics in effect for years - I kind of regarded it as a standard feature we'd see, after all, it's the next logical step. We've hit the wall when it comes to traditional animation systems - with the amount of CPU grunt available in next gen, I just can't understand how a system like this is ignored when it is clearly the way of the future. It just seemed like the perfect time for EA to head in this direction - it would likely take a few years to perfect and what better time than the 1st year of your sole ownership of the NFL license.
Nza is offline  
Reply With Quote

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »

« Operation Sports Forums > Football > Madden NFL Football > Madden NFL Last Gen »

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:54 PM.

Top -