Is madden even worth buying if I have NCAA 11? I don't see myself playing both games, and since I have NCAA, would it be worth switching to madden?
OT - Madden 2011 Reviews
Thanks. I haven't even really delved into the online with NCAA yet (not much of a gamer) so I think I'll just stick with racking up BCS Championships for Michigan
I miss the NFL 2K series. Madden may have had all the bells and whistles that got people's attention, but the gameplay in NFL 2K was significantly better. I havent bought a new Madden since Madden 08, its a waste of $60 to me.
I still remember the day watching ESPN advertise this game. $20! The price was great, but this game is the best overall football game I've ever played. The crib mode is sick (I have my crib decked out in framed jerseys featuring UM alums)! Totally agree with you, mjkaiser09. Shame on you, Madden!
After 8 hours of a friend owning it, he tried to sell it to me. I'm thinking it's not too good.
IMHO: I hate the addition of gameflow. It's just an 'ask madden' feature in a sexier package. Although my biggest gripe is that I normally play as the packers and my housemate plays as the lions. All he does is call fly routes with Calvin Johnson and somehow he manages to have Woodson beat by 5-10 yards each time.
Sorry I can't chuck you more info on that. I can only give you info on general gameplay. We mainly get Madden/NCAA in our house just for shit-talking purposes, not for the dynasty or be a pro features.
As a Lions fan, I would love to see Calvin Johnson playing like that. But I just don't think that should be the case unless you're playing on rookie or pro. At the very least, to get a more realistic gaming experience, you should be playing on all-pro. If you already are, then all I can say is that's another shortcoming of the new Madden. It would especially make a difference if he's playing on rookie or pro and you're playing on a harder level.
i rented madden on release day and i have played one game on it. i play ncaa 11 a lot and switching over to madden was almost painful. you would think game controls on two different and not direct competition as far as franchise is concerned could be the same. the pre-snap controls are so different you can easily kill the play clock just ttrying to find what you're looking for. madden looks awesome but nothing about the game play really impressed me enough to put ncaa down.
on the draft import, this is only one friend of mines situation but he tried to import and players like ryan mallett and jake locker went undrafted. i don't know how often things like this have happened but it doesn't sound too promising.
The word on the street is that Madden offers little new other than roster changes and a play by play voice. No thanks
from everything I have heard, you will like this game. For those that play NCAA on heisman, you know how difficult passing can be, and rightly so since guys don't magically get into wide open space every other day in real life. From what I hear, Madden is the exact opposite. Going for 400 yards through the air in a standard 5 min quarters game is not uncommon.
Personally, I'm fine with NCAA. I love the online dynasties, and you actually have to work to move the ball. Until Halo comes out, this will be my game.
I was getting both NCAA and Madden up until 09, until it started to get too expensive/time consuming. Last year I got just NCAA, and was infuriated because it was worse than the previous version. This year I got Madden, and it's pretty much consumed my life since then. I played last years version once, so I don't know how many changes they actually made since then. I love how the new gameflow, because I hardly ever actually played the games on dynasty mode because they got boring after a while.
The thing I miss most about NCAA was the whole recruiting and building a team that dominated everybody. I think Madden's actual gameplay is better than NCAA.
Just a reminder, I haven't bought or played NCAA 11, so I don't know how good it is.
Gameflow can (and should) be turned off. There is no sprint button, so guys actually run completely based upon SPD and ACC ratings. Much more realistic ratings, making it harder for depth guys to step in for an elite player and play far above their ratings. New "Strategy Pad" used to call shifts in the different defensive areas, and also the OL. Strategy Pad also used to call hot routes(much easier & more options). Strategy Pad also used to call audibles and gives you the options within the formation you just ran (Man, blitz, Cover 2, Cover 3, or QB Spy), in addition to the 5 audibles that can be set by the user in various formations. Graphics are slightly better, especially in close-ups of the players and coaches on the sidelines.
I'm sure there are more things I forgot to list, but this is a good start. As someone who has been playing Madden for over 20 years, IMO this is far and away the best combination of realism and fun gameplay. I highly recommend it!