NFL Football has always shown up on new systems. So
it should be no surprise that a smaller version of
the game will be released at the same time as the
launch of the DS system. Long time Madden fans will
have to be ready for some major adjustments and will
have to get use to using both of the DS screens though.
Madden will feature impressive 3D graphics and also
thanks to the duel speakers the game will have some
great sounds for a handheld version. The big differences
in this version will be how gamers will play the new
course by now everyone knows about the touch screen
that the DS is going to feature. It seems Madden will
use this screen as the screen to control the major
parts of the game. This will also be true in all the
modes, which seem to include almost all found in the
regular version except the franchise mode. In case
you are wondering how you will be able to watch both
screens at one time while playing the game you are
not alone. While the DS version looks impressive from
the screen shots the controls are going to have a
learning curve for sure. Every one knows from seeing
John Madden covering the Monday night football games.
loves to use that illustrator of his. He loves to
draw diagrams and lines and at times almost seems
to get carried away. His style has become an easy
target for those that parody the guy on shows like
Mad TV and even on the Fox pre-game show. Now imagine
the touch screen as your own illustrator. Using the
touch screen you will be able to draw up plays and
have to use this screen for all the action. Including
passing, kicking and then use the top screen to see
the play develop.
If you are confused welcome to the club however, it
seems the new control system may just be the one thing
that will give football fans the real chance at a
taste of what its like to be a coach as well as play
will see on the touch screen in offense your key passers
and top play makers. When the ball is hiked you will
see the your options and then touch the screen to
that player to highlight him. The QB will then wait
for the right opening and pass the pall to that player.
I am sure gamers will have to take time to learn the
new control system and the learning curve will take
awhile. One you get the hang of having to look at
both screens it seems that the game will open some
new ways of playing the game that even the bigger
versions have never offered before. It will also add
a more realistic angle to the game since the when
playing against a friend they simply cannot look and
see what play you picked. This is due to the fact
you can draw up slight changes on the basic plays
and confuse the other player.
game will also feature a new kicking system that will
also be controlled by the touch screen. Imagine seeing
the kicking meter go off and then all of a sudden
you see someone waiting in the end zone and your down
by six points instead of three? Madden NFL 2005 will
be different on the DS that is for sure. The big question
is will players like the new touch screen controls.
After all it is a huge change from the game sorts
fans have grown to know.
the Wires - Play Madden NFL 2005 wirelessly against
players across the room.
Graphics - Featuring the ?nest 3D graphics available
on a handheld unit, including authentic uniforms
and detailed player portraits.
Deep Gameplay - With a full Season mode, detailed
player attributes, and other game modes including
Situation mode and 2 Minute Drill, there's plenty
to keep you busy.
Some Touch on the Ball - Take control of your game
faster and easier than ever before with a quick
touch of the screen. Use the touchpad to select
plays, call audibles at the line of scrimmage, and
maneuver the kicking meter.
the Vision - See where all 22 players are on the
field on one screen while controlling the key action
on the other.
Gameplay - Air it out with 5-receiver sets or let
your QB create havoc with his legs as well as his
arm with all-new scrambling ability.