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.