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Old 01-04-2010, 02:16 PM   #25
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Re: EA Sports listen to the Commentary in these Week 17 games

Forgive me if I come off so harsh, but the belief that things are "simply" done couldn't be further from the truth.
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Old 01-04-2010, 02:18 PM   #26
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i agree. its time for a new tandem. a tandem that actually is together on tv makes more sense. tom hammond and cris collinsworth aren't together on tv. i honestly have never even heard or seen tom hammond announce a game this year.

I'm a fan of Gus Johnson and his color commentator Steve Tasker. They are lively and make watching football fun. The crew at ESPN is probably one of the best night game crews we've had in years (Tirico, Gruden, and Jaworski). It'd be nice to have them...but as far as i can tell, NFL probably won't allow EA to have that. If we had to get NFL Network announcers, that would leave us with Bob Papa and Matt Millen, who aren't the most exciting duo ever.

But hands down, no matter who the announcing team is, its time for EA to grow up and join the year 2010. Dynamic announcing is a must. They need to be able to announce the situation properly, call the plays as they happen, and announce the stats as they accumulate. I'll understand with all the new stuff and the rebuilding of the game they did this year, they didn't have time for this kind of dedication. But this has to be done for Madden 2011. NBA 2k10 does a great job at this. Their announcers call things as they happen, get excited when momentum begins to shift between the teams, assess what teams are doing right or wrong, and then have side conversations about the players on the field or situations from the league. It feels like a real basketball game. Not to mention all the other things they do like tracking live current NBA stats and schedules.

If im playing in my franchise in madden, i want to hear "Well it seems like they've been struggling with the run game. In the last three games, Steve Slaton has only run for 90 yards..."etc.
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Again, you have no idea what you're talking about. This is the problem with this forum; "You" think anything is implemented in "three or four days."

There's testing that's involved, stadium upgrades, what if scenarios and completely random glitched coding that occurs. Not to mention stadium specific location/placement, colors, text size...

You simply have no idea how long something like this would take. You can make it generic and people would complain.

I'd rather them take on the adage "if you aren't going to do it right, then don't do it at all" then half-*** something just to say it's in. That's what I've seen other games do and I'd rather them spend time fixing the LOS or anything else they're working on than something of this magnitude. Fix the game of football first, including the ambiance, then add these little things in later.
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If they had these type of things in Madden 10 I wouldn't have turned off the commentary.
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Simple? Far from simple.

You'd have to account for however many banners you can accumulate, where they will all go, and put them in place for EVERY SINGLE STADIUM.

Again, nothing simple about it. Pretty damn time consuming, actually.
Yeah, your probably right.

It shouldn't be hard to figure out where they would go though. They already show banners anyway.

I would rather see something like this vs. fans fans buying hotdogs and drinks pre-game or fans getting out of their seats at the end of games.
This may be time consuming and difficult for guys like ourselves, but EA/tiburon has the tools at their fingertips.

Alot of jobs are time consuming, but they do get paid to spend the time.

I don't recall fans buying hotdogs and drinks(pre-game) and a blonde jumping up and down at halftime on any wishlist that I've seen.
They need to implement banners for our championships and talk about it pre-game, even if its not simple and is time consuming.

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I believe EA has set Madden up to fail...after what NCAA basketball, a franchise that may not have a next season, did what it did at least visually, with multiple networks..it simply HAS to be implemented in Madden 11. All they would have to do is bolster the commentary like you all are saying. Imagine the firestorm if Madden doesn't have it..
They already have the similar looks of both NBC during games and NFL Network in the Extra Point show..so that seems it would be easiest to do, instead of scraping all they have and doing a CBS/ESPN MNF combo
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There are 2 key points to be made here:

1) Make commentary emotionally compelling. Make it sound natural and emotive of the moment. No more robo announcing.

2) Make commentary relevant. Discuss implications of games. Put games into perspective (playoff implications).

I know that EA Tiburon mentioned the had a new guy in charge of the audio moving forward in Madden. I hope they vastly improve what is right now the worst commentary in sports gaming. All the best to the team undertaking this task.
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