Archive for the ‘Madden’ Category
  • Press Row Podcast: Madden NFL 20 Review Roundtable
    Posted August 7th, 2019 at 8:00 am No Comments »
    We've reached the twilight of the generation when sports games are expected to peak in terms of both quality and content. Madden NFL 20 hits on some areas but has continued to lag behind with others. In this episode of the Press Row Podcast the panel offers thoughts on this year's title going through gameplay, Franchise, Ultimate Team and more along with a debate on whether the series ever reached the heights it should have this generation. Check out the podcast through Apple Podcasts fo...
  • Madden NFL 20 Review
    Posted July 31st, 2019 at 8:45 pm No Comments »
    The twilight of the generation tends to produce the most complete and most memorable sports games. While it's probably the third best edition in the long-running franchise from the last decade Madden NFL 20 is not the complete package that will be recalled among those past greats. Elements introduced in the game this year however have produced a much more authentic gameplay experience and more compelling Career/Story Mode. The X-Factors dramatically alter the way games must be approached ...
  • Press Row Podcast: Madden NFL 20 First Impressions
    Posted July 28th, 2019 at 10:00 pm No Comments »
    With Madden NFL 20 having been out through EA Access for a few days Rich Grisham and Bryan Wiedey are brought back together to discuss initial impressions of the game. Discussion in this episode of the Press Row Podcast centers on Face of the Franchise experiences and overall thoughts on gameplay and the dramatic impact that X-Factors are having on it. Check out the podcast through Apple Podcasts for iOS, on Android with the Stitcher app, or with Pocket Casts on iOS, Android, and Wind...
  • 10 hour trial for Madden NFL 20 now available through EA Access and Origin Access
    Posted July 24th, 2019 at 8:00 am No Comments »
    Madden NFL 20 can now be downloaded as a timed trial with EA Access on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and for a trial or unlimited play (Premiere service) with Origin Access on PC. Subscribers to the base service will get 10 hours of playtime after which it will expire requiring the purchased game to continue or a second EA Access account for 10 more hours. The timer is ticking down whenever the game is loaded regardless of whether it is being played, menus are being navigated through, or if ...
  • The changes that have been made to Madden NFL 20 following the beta
    Posted July 19th, 2019 at 9:00 am No Comments »
    The brief beta period for Madden NFL 20 in mid-June provided an opportunity for the developers to gather feedback and analytical data that could be put into action prior to the game's release next week through EA Access. Those changes made based on how the beta played out have now been detailed and include the addition of a block and release mechanic for TEs, reduction in fumble chances, improvements to man coverage, and various presentation enhancements. Meanwhile areas people were passi...
  • Ratings revealed for the entirety of the league in Madden NFL 20
    Posted July 15th, 2019 at 8:00 pm No Comments »
    The first look at all the ratings for Madden NFL 20 is especially intriguing this year due to the new system put into place that has spread out the ratings to provide increased differentiation between players and their performance on the field. A lot has changed since Madden NFL 19 and in theory for the better. While the top four players included only one change the shift was initially evidenced in the rookie numbers. Now through the sortable form on the game's official website the entir...
  • One new player rises to 99 Overall for Madden NFL 20
    Posted July 12th, 2019 at 10:00 am No Comments »
    Of the four players to be rated 99 Overall in Madden NFL 20 only one is new to the group. DeAndre Hopkins has received an upgrade from the 97 Overall he finished with last season to become the only offensive player rated 99 in the game at launch. With the move he overtook two other receivers who were rated higher than him heading into the offseason. Hopkins rise is the only surprise from the reveal of 99 Overall players. Antonio Brown had been rated 99 and Julio Jones was also above Hopki...
  • Madden NFL 20’s Rookie Ratings
    Posted July 2nd, 2019 at 1:00 pm No Comments »
    One of the big initiatives with Madden NFL 20 is to make players feel more true to their real skill levels through both X-Factor Abilities and a greater ratings spread. The latter is on display for the first time with the release of the rookie ratings. Winners include Quinnen Williams as the top rated rookie with Ed Oliver, Hollywood Brown, D.K. Metcalf, and Irv Smith rated well above their respective draft slots. Multiple first rounders are not even rated in the 70s but it's the #6 pick ...