|System: Xbox One, PS3, PS4*, Xbox 360|
|Dev: EA Sports|
|Pub: Electronic Arts|
|Release: August 26, 2014|
|Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p|
Now when playing defense you will have the option to rotate the camera so it is behind the defense. No more will you have to try and judge the play based off just the line of scrimmage. Now you will be able to see how the opponents are moving and make necessary adjustments to your play style as needed. Such a small adjustment has truly changed the way gamers will experience Madden for years to come.
With the new additions, you would think that the control mechanics we’ve come to love would be hindered. In actuality, the controls are some of the strongest I have ever experienced in a Madden title. There are a few “button-mashing” scenarios, but this could just be my own way of playing the game. I like to mash things, so that might be why I appreciate the tweaks to the defensive gameplay. Now if I could just figure out how to get Hulk as a playable defensive lineman, my Madden experience would be complete.
Graphically, what can I say? It’s beautiful. The stadiums have always looked great, the crowds in the seats have personality (while not at crazed fan levels), players move fluidly on and off the field (with the traditional Madden exceptions), and the weather effects are wonderfully captured. Complimenting the graphics are the authentic gridiron sounds. Sure, the announcers tend to talk too much, but they do at actual football games too. Regardless, the voice work is solid and authentic. This has always been one of the more accurate aspects of the Madden titles. This is no exception to what has become standard for the franchise.
So that time of year has come--new games, new FOOTBALL!!! Ultimate decision time. Madden NFL 15 could be skipped, but you’d really dislike yourself if you missed out on all the good this year’s installment brings. So stop debating, stop delaying, stop procrastinating and get your copy--you’ll be glad you did. See you on the field!
Date: August 21, 2014