It’s that time of year finally and Madden is about to release, with some bold moves with the new engine and a new mode, does Madden 13 finally deliver and experience for the fans?
To cover some aspects and general information the video below will break down some things and show you gameplay:
As you can see there’s a lot of information to cover and this review could be thousands of words long but here at ESG we want to make it brief and enjoyable so we will cover some of the areas as needed.
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As you see the return of MUT makes a smooth transition with a few upgrades which is appealing. The best part is getting rewarded for playing Madden before and getting that head start on others. The solo changes are also a great way to step away from online competitive play and build your team.
This mode right here is the bread and butter for Madden 13 I believe. There is a new engine in place but that needs fine tuning but for this mode I think it appeals to multiple players. From the ones that want to be superstars to the ones that want to call all the shots. It’s all here for you, and best of all it has more depth, XP and is more appealing than the Franchise/Superstar modes from the past.
I personally liked that you can control progression of your player or players if you are a coach. Along with the detail to negotiations, trades, scouting and more. You are sure to find hours of gameplay on just one career. The other aspect is if you do it online, you are competing against other actual users for bragging rights or just to see who can do what as a head coach of an organization.
Pro Tip: ALWAYS SAVE MANUALLY (Mode doesn’t Autosave)
Gameplay is fluid and responsive as every. The only blemish is the exaggeration of hits due to the new ‘infinity engine.’ Not that the engine itself is bad, its fresh and gives you the feeling that you are in control the whole time. But some of the animations that happen with arms and legs just look unrealistic and horribly painful. That does affect the overall presentation but not the experience as these events usually happen when you are already on the ground.
Madden 13 this year is one that we needed to refuel the community, for the past couple years it seemed like they barely did enough to spark interest. This year they seemed to really consider what needed to be fixed or addressed. Still not a perfect game but what game is? They can easily build on this and address some the minor issues and also take the time on other aspects of the game to improve the overall experience. But this is Madden, the support with updated rosters and title updates are sure to bring that authentic and fine tuned experience of the NFL. If you were a fan of Madden and put the game down for a few titles or just recently, I would urge you to do your homework and not miss out on this title as it brings some fresh elements and has been fine tuned from the previous titles. Overall its a great experience for any sports fan or even competitors that want to change-up the platform or game they compete in.