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Old 10-15-2008, 01:23 PM   #57
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Re: Honestly, Madden 09 the game that's sucked the enthusiasm out of me

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IMO, the game should be made for NFL fans, and that's the problem I've had with this game that last 4 years or so.
I agree also. The market of NFL fans is massive. Why does EA try to transcend that market? They spread themselves and their game too thin with their marketing effort to make the game for everyone.

If the NFL got $18B through TV deals, I think that shows there's enough of a market out there of just fans of the NFL. Cater the game to the NFL junkie!
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Re: Honestly, Madden 09 the game that's sucked the enthusiasm out of me

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Edited post #45 as I found the link to the article I was referring to. I'll post it here as well:

http://www.gameinformer.com/News/Sto...558.htm?Page=1

From the 2nd page:

"A lot of the core designers on the title have won Madden tournaments, that’s how we found them and we recruited them and they started and they’ve grown inside the company."

Some of you may recall this from back in June. FWIW.
I'd never seen this before, but it sure does explain a lot. Thanks for posting.
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:15 PM   #59
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Re: Honestly, Madden 09 the game that's sucked the enthusiasm out of me

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Edited post #45 as I found the link to the article I was referring to. I'll post it here as well:

http://www.gameinformer.com/News/Sto...558.htm?Page=1

From the 2nd page:

"A lot of the core designers on the title have won Madden tournaments, that’s how we found them and we recruited them and they started and they’ve grown inside the company."

Some of you may recall this from back in June. FWIW.
That sounds promising (sarcasm).
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Re: Honestly, Madden 09 the game that's sucked the enthusiasm out of me

That explains alot.
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:25 PM   #61
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Re: Honestly, Madden 09 the game that's sucked the enthusiasm out of me

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Originally Posted by Flamehead
Edited post #45 as I found the link to the article I was referring to. I'll post it here as well:

http://www.gameinformer.com/News/Sto...558.htm?Page=1

From the 2nd page:

"A lot of the core designers on the title have won Madden tournaments, that’s how we found them and we recruited them and they started and they’ve grown inside the company."

Some of you may recall this from back in June. FWIW.
I think a lot of us have always known that Madden caters to the tourny/online crowd, even though they deny it.

I think that's one reason why NCAA plays a better game of football...pretty much always has.
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Re: Honestly, Madden 09 the game that's sucked the enthusiasm out of me

I wonder if D-train is/was on the development team.

At least I think that's what his name was...?
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It always comes back to the NFL exclusivity agreement.

Let Madden cater to the casual fan, and let another company make a game for the sim player.

Of course, EA could always release two separate games to satisfy both groups, but they probably won't in fear of diluting the Madden brand.
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Of course, EA could always release two separate games to satisfy both groups, but they probably won't in fear of diluting the Madden brand.
they do release two separate games, Head Coach and Madden. HC is the one that is meant to be a true sim. Unfortuantely, you can only coach the games.
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