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Old 10-16-2008, 10:44 AM   #97
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Re: Honestly, Madden 09 the game that's sucked the enthusiasm out of me

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^^^

Yes

We want what we see on TV and at the stadium.

This will never happen...EA is the only company that can make an NFL licensed game; thus they are still gonna get the consumer's money without putting in great effort....just look at the other pro games that are out and you will see that competition benefits the consumer.....
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Can ya'll just admit it's time to rebuild?!
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:46 AM   #99
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Can ya'll just admit it's time to rebuild?!
no more rebuilding. Thats how we got into this mess in the first place. Instead of using the engine from last gen, they decided to build new and now look at where we are.
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no more rebuilding. Thats how we got into this mess in the first place. Instead of using the engine from last gen, they decided to build new and now look at where we are.
It's semantics at this point. There's no way they completely built a new one from last gen. The game has been doing a lot of the exact same things since 2001 on the PS2.
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It's semantics at this point. There's no way they completely built a new one from last gen. The game has been doing a lot of the exact same things since 2001 on the PS2.
Agreed.

Some things may be new but they carried over a LOT!
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This game is done for me. I had it basically for online paly as I knew that Franchise would be as stale as a 2 year old saltine.

Playing this online is incredibly painful now. There is no variety and it really doesnt resemble football in the slightest. I think people watched Madden Nation and now everyone just cheeses, but they think thats just the way you should play.

Going back to APF.

Have to say, between NBA 2k9 and Madden I am quite dissapointed in sports gaming in general. It just seems to be going backwards.
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no more rebuilding. Thats how we got into this mess in the first place. Instead of using the engine from last gen, they decided to build new and now look at where we are.
So true.

This makes me concerned. They had to start over with a lot of things this gen for of course technical/hardware reasons, and then they'll have to do the same thing again next gen since what they have now is too flawed to use as a reliable base on a new platform.

I hope that when they have the guy that takes this game to its pinnacle, that they keep that guy in place and don't make anymore leadership changes if they don't absolutely have to. Leadership is a big deal. I'm already impressed by how Ian and Phil showed up to talk publicly on boards and that was something I doubt previous leads in Madden would've ever done. We just need guys like that to stay in leadership roles long term for this game. Hopefully the top brass at EA understands that need to.

As critical as I've been of Madden, I've also conceded numerous times that Madden 09 is a better game. I obviously want Madden to keep on this upward scale and I know that it's less likely to happen if there is too much shifting at the top.
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