Posted 11 August 2005 - 08:34 AM
As long as people keep supporting the Madden series and giving it 10s, when clearly it isn't a perfect game, EA is going to do what they like. Instead of all the fanboys out there esclaiming, "this is the best game ever!" when they know for a fact that the game has, at best, some serious flaws they need to say, "work out these kinks and it'll be great."
One thing I'll harp on is thatEA has never done anything about the unrealilistic coverage that is in the game. I've almost never seen a situation where I would consider it a smart pass. Either my receiver blows past someone, or no one has has any seperation and I have to force it in there. Well, on Go or Streak routes a fast receiver may sometimes get some, but then the CB's ability to leap three feet straight up comes into play.
THey've also never fixed the inaccurate pass rush (the rusher either breaks through right away or never does), the game's 100% increase in its kickers ability, or several other points, just in-game.
When that combines with the less-than-unobjective video game magazines overzealous reviews it is so much trouble. Really, considering that these people are paid, which implies that they deserve it, I expect better than 9.5 or 10 for a game with sound and physic problems. Every year they admit that things aren't perfect, but "hey it's football, gotta love it!" If the commentary is still shitty, tell them to fix it. If the physics are off, knock off some points in your rating! Now though, it doesn't matter. Before, if these magazine started rating the other games as well or better than Madden, EA may have realised they had to step it up. Now, EA Sports own the license, so what you gonna do about it?