you've got last year's version of Madden NFL, then
you don't need this one.
so disappointing to see such little improvement in
this series. It's been stale since the newly designed
engine was introduced last year. But that was last
year. This year's version is riding the crest of that
wave with a few upgrades in the graphic department
and the inclusion of a Mini Camp Mode. The roster
has also been updated but if you buy a game just because
the roster is updated I will hunt you down and strangle
you myself. Nobody should have that much money to
know that considering the limitations of the GBA this
series is about as good as it can get but why keep
releasing the same old product with one or two new
features? Because idiots still buy it. If Madden had
the slightest clue of the videogame industry he would
take his name off this series now before he does any
more damage to his legendary reputation. Please note
the heavy sarcasm despite the absence of inflection.
is no comparison between this version and the console
version so this is the first and last time I will
mention it. "Nuff said?"
a limited control system and sprite-based graphics
you can't expect this game to be much more than a
deep mini-game. The fun is there but it won't result
in any passionate competition. It's just too simplistic.
is made easier with the ability to zoom into the field
and extend your field of vision where you can instantly
see who is in the clear. Set the height, get your
timing right and you're bound to gain some yards.
The AI is good but if you stay cool and keep looking
for those holes you can play a pretty consistent passing
Mini Camp mode acts as a training mode with four mini-games
that will teach you the finer points of the game.
Passing, running, tackling and field goal kicking
make up the four mini-games in the mode. They will
get you into the game in no time but they're also
fun to play as your score is kept track of for future
slightly tweaked graphics and a framerate tune-up
the game looks good and runs smooth. It's only in
2D so there's no excuse for it not looking good. The
controls are simple but easy to access and execute.
Mechanically the game is solid, but the bad news is
that it performs like K-car.
adds a few guttural comments to the game and there
are some Foo Fighter samples that are great for effect
but the repetition just kills me. You're going to
want to turn the sound down after an hour or risk
got to tell you that I'm sick to death of this series.
It's stagnant. If I have to review this game next
year and there is no significant improvement I am
certain I will have a nervous breakdown.