Madden 13

I just on Saturday played Madden 13 for the first time.

I have always loved Madden - really the only game that I ever play on my XBOX 360 anymore.

I never have time to play it - but made time and knocked out about 10 games over the past few days - fun stuff, I love playing.

However, the quality and upgrades for Madden 13 - are simply a joke.

Why have they not made this game better? Oh that's right they own the NFL licensing for a football game - so why not basically just keep it the same every year??

They are already making MILLIONS off the current version - why make it any better, fans will still buy it.

I work in the computer industry and it just baffles me that lack of progress they have made with this game.

The announcers in the game - constantly making calls that don't make any sense - saying the same thing over and over. The graphics that have basically been the same for the past 5 years - for instance like when players have hair flowing out of their helmets - it looks cheap/choppy and stupid.

To me - coming from a computer/programming/internet background - it just seems ridiculous - like they gave up. They just slap the new year on the game - update the rosters (which V. Davis is still not on the Colts) and charge $60 bucks for the "new" game.

Back when NFL2K was allowed to make NFL games - that was basically the last time that there was competition and they were trying to make the game better.

I play it - because it is the only "current" NFL game - yes it's fun to play.

But I would be ashamed if i worked at EA - and I was the main project director for Madden. I would work my butt off - getting 10,000 different recordings of the announcers making calls - with actual names of the players involved in the plays - talk about the team and their off season more - work on the damn graphics already.

Sure this would all take countless hours of more time - but wouldn't it make the game that much better?

I mean - that is what they do for a living - make a new MADDEN that blows people away - to me it just seems generic and a regenerated version year after year.

i was just curious if anyone else felt the same way - we love it it because it is all we can get.

But wouldn't you love to have a game like MADDEN - that actually was up to date for the technology in 2012 - IMO they should be ashamed of the product they sell - it hasn't been any better for 10 years.

The only thing that maybe has improved - in on-line play.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors.

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