Posts Tagged ‘impressions’
  • Madden NFL 25 Complete Connected Franchise Owner Mode Impressions
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    Posted August 23rd, 2013 at 10:00 am 139 Comments ╗
    The name change to Connected Franchise is accompanied by a whole new career path in Madden NFL 25. For some time Owner mode has appeared to be what will determine most the value of this year's edition in the series at least in terms of new features. What follows is a run-through of the Owner mode experience. There simply was not enough time to analyze every feature included within, but instead this represents a general overview of how the mode shapes up and its potential lasting appeal. E...
  • Madden NFL 25 Complete Initial Impressions
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    Posted August 23rd, 2013 at 9:59 am 54 Comments ╗
    Madden NFL 25 is one of the most difficult to evaluate sports games in recent memory. It carries with it considerable value thanks to a deep feature set, distinct improvements to gameplay, and appreciable fun factor. For every positive though there seems to be something dragging it down from potential excellence. Features aren't completely fleshed out, gameplay looks and feels chaotic, and legacy issues remain unaddressed. Make sure to check out the detailed walkthrough of Connected Franc...
  • Madden NFL 25 Demo Gameplay Videos, Player Ratings, and Brief Impressions
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    Posted August 13th, 2013 at 4:15 pm 89 Comments ╗
    The demo for Madden NFL 25 released earlier today and provides a significant sample of gameplay to evaluate. Here are three complete game videos along with brief impressions and player ratings for the Seahawks, Packers, 49ers, and Ravens.┬á (more…)...
  • NCAA Football 14: Hits and Misses
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    Posted July 18th, 2013 at 10:00 am 47 Comments ╗
    In recent years the NCAA Football series has lacked ambition, innovation, and even proper execution of features. With NCAA Football 14 however those concerns have been largely washed away and the result is a fun football video game that isn't necessarily a great college football video game. Continue on for an assessment of where NCAA 14 has succeeded and where it falls short in this Hits and Misses review.┬á (more…)...
  • NCAA Football 14 Initial Impressions
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    Posted July 8th, 2013 at 4:30 pm 78 Comments ╗
    Coming off two very weak efforts EA Sports needed to reestablish the NCAA Football franchise as something other than an also-ran to Madden. What used to be an innovative series has been anything but in recent years - and when trying for new features they've failed miserably with the implementation and their assessment of what consumers truly desired out of the product. While NCAA Football 14 doesn't break any new ground actual effort is immediately recognized in areas that have desperatel...
  • Your Turn Football Impressions
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    Posted July 3rd, 2013 at 7:15 pm 11 Comments ╗
    Your Turn Football has been out for about a week and in that time has become the sole game being played on my phone. The competitive nature of the turn-based gameplay - which has surprisingly produced fairly realistic results on the field and relies on some strategic decisions being made - has proven to be addictive and fun. (more…)...
  • Learning About NCAA Football 14 Through CPU vs CPU Gameplay
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    Posted June 19th, 2013 at 11:00 am 35 Comments ╗
    There is probably no better way to discover how the CPU plays in a sports game than letting two AI controlled teams go head-to-head and thus avoiding any user influence. Doing so obviously does not provide much insight into how a game will perform in a head-to-head pairing but instead is useful for learning where there may be holes in the AI primarily relating to single player. The first game that was set up and recorded was a fantastic example of the value that comes with examining a CPU...
  • Quick Thoughts From E3 2013 Day One
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    Posted June 11th, 2013 at 6:15 pm 29 Comments ╗
    Here are some basic impressions from the first day being on the show floor of E3 which featured prominently the upcoming EA Sports games. The company shut down any recording of the games at their booth so unlike past years the number of videos and images coming out will be limited. Included at the end of this piece are the short videos of Madden NFL 25 captured before that point as the taking of them had been approved to begin the day. Thoughts on all the games will be expanded upon in ...