09-06-2014, 02:12 AM
Re: Past-Gen Impressions Thread (360/PS3)
After playing a couple practice games I decided to start a Coach career. I was able to get 2 preseason games in. The more I play the feel for the game is coming back since I hadnt played Madden in quite a few years. Have to say Im really impressed with the game. Maybe its just because I havent played a Madden game in such a long time but it seems its really progressed a lot since I quit buying it.
Game on All-Pro is definitely giving me a challenge, and running the ball is definitely rewarding when you break a good run off, its definitely not easy by any means, or atleast not for me. I also noticed you have to mix it up or the AI catches on and will drop you for a loss if you become predictable, I love that addition.
Defending the pass is definitely challenging, as I remember when I finally quit buying the game the AI passing was easy to stop, not so much anymore, especially if that QB is elite.
Defending the run on the other hand seems a little to easy after a few games of getting use to playing. I think the AI run game could use some tweaking as its fairly easy to stop. Plus the AI tends to go away from the run too and pass a lot more, I know its a pass happy league now days with the idiot commissioner running the game of football with all his ridiculous rule changes that lets half the QB look like Dan Marino. But I do think they should be running a little more and having more success than they are against me, considering I havent played in asuch a long time, I know I cant be that good at stopping the run.
QB's are definitely too accurate, and I have lowered accuracy down to 5 for bothe me and the AI and thats seems to be getting close to the right % of completions, but really shouldnt have to lower it down to get accurate %, plus it seems the AI wont look deep to often with it so low either.
FG accuracy is definitely too easy as its always been to easy in this game, and it would be nice if on occassion you could block a FG attempt.
As has been mention already but sim stats definitely need looking into and fixed.
Penalties do seem better than they were the last time I played this game, but still need tweaked quite a bit. Dont dee enough PI calls, nor does the AI jump offsides on defense ever. I have seen a OPI call which is actually better than it use to be, but considering how they baby receivers now days its not near enough as I have only seen 1 on 4 games played.
Overall Im enjoying the game, which isnt something I have been able to say in probably 10 years with Madden, or any EA football game over the years. I do think for once in along time the devs actually put forth a descent effort, but they could do themselves a lot of good will by fixing the issues that people are complaining about , or atleast the legit ones, as I know some just complain to complain,lol.
I have had 1 freeze when I went into game day prep and ran a drill as I was leaving that drill after I finished it to go back to main screen it froze and I had to turn off my PS3. After that I just set gameday prep to auto, as I didnt want to take a chance on having it happen again.
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