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Old 09-08-2011, 03:02 PM   #25
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One little thing they missed was a sideline analyst. Something similar to what 2k does with the NBA franchise. This would be a good way of getting information about the coaches , standings , injuries , pregame/halftime reports , and the like to the user.

Also helps with the broadcast aspect of the presentation. The additions EA added this year are great , but still not up to par with The Show , NBA2k , or MLB2k.
I'm expecting this next year, when they improve their sound and play by play code *cough*.
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Old 09-08-2011, 04:12 PM   #26
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They have the home/visitor assignments in the Super Bowl reversed. It is supposed to be AFC/NFC for odds & NFC/AFC for evens. Has been backwards since at least '10. On the previous gen consoles the home team was always the team with the better record.
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Old 09-08-2011, 05:09 PM   #27
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Thank you all for the input and I hope EA does troll this forum. I like the idea of testing the game beyond just bug discovery. If EA could get real time game play feedback from a small targeted team that would help round out The game.

I think the only thing left in this hardware cycle/engine that they can do is tweak the presentation. It looks to me like they started down that road and rushed it leaving commentary as the last thing on ther list.

When they say they modeled real broadcasts this year they did but only a shell of what a real broadcast is.When games become predicable it loses steam fast. I think that is something we can all agree on...
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:59 PM   #28
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Commenting about the commentary is beating a rotting carcass of a horse. We know it's bad, we know EA knows it's bad, and we know commentary is a focus for next year.
That's what they always say. So that means commentary will be improved next year and some other area of the game will be busted.

Look at how "improved" franchise is this year! Not really but they need some kind of marketing buzz. They are running out of shells to play the shell game with.

Seems like "improving" the "running game" has been the focus for 3 years. How about improving the "passing game" so that the ball doesn't magically go through DBs hands and the safeties actually play the ball and their zone instead of just dropping......and dropping....and dropping and getting wider and wider?

Or maybe make it so that DBs actually COVER (like in the trailing position) instead of running the route ahead of the WR or getting picked by their own man.
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:11 PM   #30
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Removal of Strafe on Offense.
If this was to stop rocket catch cheese, they failed to address this issue on defense. This makes no sense, defenders have an unfair advantage on offensive players to attack lofted balls. Ruinous for online. Also negates any advantage to a big WR over small DB.

Jacked up ratings.
It seems now that in order for players to be of any use, their significant attributes must be 90+. This is ridiculous. I can appreciate trying to separate elite from the average, but christ, the average are still professionals..

Removal of the Extra Point
It sucked, but it was something.

QB Drop Backs
Why switch the button that stops the auto dropback to backwards? Makes no sense, worked fine pushing forward... encouraged you to step up into the pocket instead of drop back 20 yards by accident.

Playbook lack of memory
If I'm in my singleback set, and want the bunch WR formation, once a play is selected, it shouldn't revert to the top play of the set, it should stay on the bunch... Hard to explain, but now, basically, after every play, instead of remembering the formation within the set, it moves to the formation at the top. Means constant scrolling. You combine this with...

Numbers in formation art in playbook moving

This is relly disorientating. It used to just be static images for every set and formation, and now some bright spark decided to have a graphic of them moving? What purpose does this serve? It hurts the eyes and slows it down... I get you want us to use Gameflow, but I refuse, don't punish me for it.

Player data bar with picture moving
In screens such as Player Management in Franchise, why does the bar with the players portrait, height and weight and experience move when scrolling? It makes it hard to distinguish between spots 1 and 2 on the depth chart for example... it's an eyesore and unnecessary. Design person for M12 was slipping in the worst way. Don't know WHO thought that'd be a good idea. Complete waste of resources.

Shoulder pad issue
People commented that early screenshots made the players look too beefy... they said they toned it down, the game comes out and the shoulder pad issue is still there.

So many more issues, but I cba...

What I find is for every good feature brought in, 5 or 6 seemingly insignificant good features, or refined elements of the game are removed or trashed.
It's sloppy workmanship and an indication of a lack of thought and care.
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Everything about the play by play has been stated so im just going to second it. As far as the little things I want a chess match aspect of football back! Every now and then I get a real exciting game in and then I go 2 or 3 games where I feel im just picking plays for no rhyme or reason. Its hard to explain but it doesnt feel like im trying to outsmart the defense or offense it just feels like im selecting a play off of what I ran previously if that makes sense.
The penalties are a must! Its just so vital to the game. Most bad teams are bad because they make the most mistakes. So you have a team like lets say the Raiders who have decent players but just have mental breakdowns at the wrong time due to lack of descipline. It can be reflected by false starts and holding calls but pass interference and illegal man down feild or just as important.

Player movement is much improved and its alot I like but it gets overshadowed by a lack of true interaction. This and commentary are the biggest problems in the little things to me. People problem with Madden is all the easy picks dropped. Well that can be rectified with having the reciever intrract in a way of becoming the devender and knocking the ball away or grabbing the arm of the defender. I also would like to have a true throw away button for when your in the pocket. Many times a Qb is in the pocket and has no one to throw to but either cant run or is not a scrambler so they just overthrow the ball out of bounds or the back of the endzone.
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