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Old 12-26-2008, 01:38 PM   #225
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Re: Honestly, Madden 09 the game that's sucked the enthusiasm out of me

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I'm lowering my expectations for 10 because I know all the things I want in 10 won't appear.

It's a wait and see approach for me.
This is where I'm at too Roadman.

Nothing against Ian and his team...it's just that I'm keeping my expectations within reason. I feel that the '10' game may very well be the start of a new commitment to the Madden franchise. But to get from where we are...to where we'd like to be, in my opinion, may take some time.
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Old 12-26-2008, 01:43 PM   #226
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Hoping against hope I bought the game 2 days early from a small shop, figuring after 3 really BAD games I would get something decent.

I played the hell out of it online and off and the found it fatally flawed rather quickly, I tweaked and tweaked, I tried. I did everything I could to get enjoyment out of the game, and soon found it impossible.

Meanwhile the general mood on this board was how good the game was and any complaints were met with much derision. Now it seems most people had a similar experience as me, she was a hot chick, I banged the hell out of her until I had every great visual committed to memory and now have no desire to go there again, I did it, it's over, next.

If you think it's headed in the "right direction" which seems to be the standard fall back position, let me give you another analogy. The girl with the pretty face was 400 pounds, now she's 350, big deal, she's far, far, far away.

This game in it's current iteration is hopelessly broken, if you're a "Madden Ball" cheeser and you like it good for you, you're apparently the target market and it's sold 4 million units, good for EA, they're in business to make money and I'm a Capitalist first and foremost.

The problem is that EA sports has become the Soviet Union of football game makers, we make one game and it's great, don't you agree comrade?
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Old 12-26-2008, 02:17 PM   #227
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I think Madden is not really going to be what we want it to be until next gen.. IMO there's just way too much wrong with this game that can't be fixed because by the time the next game comes out, there's even MORE wrongs and it just keeps piling up. They need to look at the Xbox and Ps2 versions and just build off of that .. instead of trying to start over completely, because look where that got them.. trying to fix each version to make it more and more like last gen.
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Old 12-26-2008, 02:31 PM   #228
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...Meanwhile the general mood on this board was how good the game was and any complaints were met with much derision...
There is a reason for that: LINK.

These people stick out like sore thumbs. It's really funny reading some of their stuff on these forums, only because it's so pitiful and unnecessary. I'm not gonna name any names, but you can probably figure it out pretty easily.

I try to picture these sorry a**ed individuals who deep down inside really hate themselves. Perhaps they pray to Jesus and try to justify to themselves that they really are living a good life, or perhaps they just don't give a crap about anything and spend most of their time looking at porn in between their daily quota of forum posts. Either way it's just G*d D*mned hilarious, the complete and utter trash, lower than roaches.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_dissonance

I've noticed this phenomenon frequently.
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Old 12-26-2008, 03:34 PM   #230
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_dissonance

I've noticed this phenomenon frequently.
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Exactly, this is why I know for a fact that this game is dead, and will not make a return to its former self (which was not great to begin with).

Look, they can say whatever they want. They can make all the excuses that they want. But the facts are the facts, and the facts are Madden NFL Football has been a flop for the last six years. The game is not dying, it's dead. The number of gamers who play Madden just 90 days beyond its release speak to this fact.

They can't make a good football game on next-gen consoles, period. And to make matters worse EA seems to blindly believe in these horrific marketing attempts bolster its ever dwindeling fansbase.

You want the truth? Ok, here it is...This forum has more entertainment value, and more football acumen any game of Madden '04, '05, '06, '07, '08, and '09. Why the hell should I think 2010 will be any different???

I could care less what anyone from EA has to say at this point, the product they put on the market every year does all the talking.

If EA thinks the competition to Madden is games like Halo 3, etc...etc...then they are mistaken. Madden is by far the worse game in the EA sports lineup at this point.
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I miss real football gaming too. Haven't bought a nfl game since 2k5. Every year i hope that madden will bring a true football sim and every year people here validate my suspicions...that they have not and likely never will. I just don't see the incentive that ea has in creating a "better" product when the current one sells so well. If other companies were allowed to make a game they could create a game for the football sim community and tap that market, however we won't ever have that (in the near future anyway). My solution...enjoy all the other great games (both sports related and others) out there. Nba 2k9 and MLB the show are great games imo. I'd love to see a football game I can really get into, but it just isnt there. Go rob some people in GTA4, create some levels in little big planet, shoot some mutants in fallout 3. It sucks we don't have a true football sim, but there is so much else out there to keep u entertained.
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