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Old 07-20-2005, 04:29 PM   #41
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I believe the original poster is just burned out on the series. As was the exact same last year with Madden and NCAA. With about 10 consecutive years of getting Madden and a few with NCAA, last year is when I could'nt take them anymore. I traded NCAA 05 within 3 days after purchase and I brought Madden and did'nt even play the game. But after a year break, NCAA and Madden are looking fun again. Some gripes have been fixed, the game is somewhat retooled and I'm enjoying it again. As much as I bashed Madden last year, I'm back and anticipating its release.(Mainly for the fact that its the only NFL game out this year) But its looking promising.
I think this concept you mention doesn't get enough attention. I too was burned out on Madden, and b/c of minimal changes each year, was completely sick of it by the 2004 edition. But taking 2 years off from it has really changed my attitude. I kinda feel like I did back in the day, anticipating it and wanting it to be good b/c it's kinda new to me all over again.
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Old 07-20-2005, 04:35 PM   #42
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I think this concept you mention doesn't get enough attention. I too was burned out on Madden, and b/c of minimal changes each year, was completely sick of it by the 2004 edition. But taking 2 years off from it has really changed my attitude. I kinda feel like I did back in the day, anticipating it and wanting it to be good b/c it's kinda new to me all over again.
Yea, taking a break from it did make this years version feel new again. I'm seeing alot more tackle animations that I'm sure most ppl who played last years game are already used to. The Home Field Advantage as well as the Match Up Stick(both in last years game) feels completely new to me. Add impact players, diffrent botton controls and a refined passing and running game and it all feels so fresh to me. I think I need to take a year break from EA more often.
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Yea, taking a break from it did make this years version feel new again. I'm seeing alot more tackle animations that I'm sure most ppl who played last years game are already used to. The Home Field Advantage as well as the Match Up Stick(both in last years game) feels completely new to me. Add impact players, diffrent botton controls and a refined passing and running game and it all feels so fresh to me. I think I need to take a year break from EA more often.
That's tough, man. That's like saying taking a break from sports gaming in general, especially when your options are even lessesed after all those deals...
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That's tough, man. That's like saying taking a break from sports gaming in general, especially when your options are even lessesed after all those deals...

You're right it would be tough but I sugest every hardcore EA fan to do it. If you've picked up every version of Madden or Collegeball from EA since the SNES era, you will ultimately burn yourself out like I did in 2003. When the 04 version came out, thats the time when I got sick and tired of EA and all they're games. I did'nt notice it back then however. Picked up Madden and NCAA 05 only to play a handfull of games. Now after a year, its still the same game but I noticed my interest peaked because I haven't experienced all the features from last years game. Now if I played last years game, almost nothing would seem new to me. Well except for Impact players.

Good thing I rarely played NBA Live 05 also last year. Maybe I'll find this years version to be good as well.
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LOL I remember that. You were on an anti-EA rampage!

Hopefully the x360 version of the games will give us something to behold. I'm holding out for those versions.
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Yeah, I live in the middle of the field both running and passing.
This is the only way I play. And am having a ball with this game.
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LOL I remember that. You were on an anti-EA rampage!

Hopefully the x360 version of the games will give us something to behold. I'm holding out for those versions.

Yea, I had a major hard-on to see EA fall on its face for a while. I'm over it now. Although I still think they are a bunch of money hungry slackers, they are effecient as effecient can be when it comes to their sports games.
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Well dude, that sucks that you feel that way. But man, use the freaking sliders. Put the game on All-American and adjust accordingly. Don't throw the deep ball very much. Game fixed. This game kicks 05's ***.
That's good advice.

With one exception.

Even if you DONT throw the deep ball passing teams like Michigan and Hawaii et al are gonna work you over because you won't be able to stop their bombs so you'll have to respond in kind.
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