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PFT Live: Why hasn’t the Madden video game franchise improved?

Mike Florio takes a look at the lack of improvements from the Madden video game franchise. Florio rips the idea of promoting a tournament to determine a cover athlete, when the real attention needs to be paid to a mediocre product inside the box.

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4 Responses to “PFT Live: Why hasn’t the Madden video game franchise improved?”
  1. aldavismustdie1108 says: Jun 19, 2014 3:05 PM

    its about time somebody addresses this. theyve been pumping out the same product for close to ten years now.

  2. noisenotmusic says: Jun 19, 2014 3:37 PM

    Since the first 360/PS3 versions there hasn’t been any changes to the core system at all. Doesn’t look like it’s going to change anytime soon if EA continues to have the license without any competition, the NBA games were revitalised when 2K started making them so maybe someone needs to do their own too.

  3. elliottcovert says: Jun 19, 2014 3:56 PM

    I agree that the product is stale at this point. It needs to evolve — in fact, I would argue that it’s gotten WORSE over the past decade as the Training Camp option that allowed you to increase players’ stats in the pre-season of Franchise Mode is gone.

  4. dirk504 says: Jun 19, 2014 4:43 PM

    I’m so glad Florio said what most of the NFL gaming community has been saying for years. I too was a Madden drone back to the Sega Genesis days, but the game has been horrible since Madden 2006 debuted on the XBox 360/PS3. I refuse to purchase Madden and in the last 5 yrs, I’ve only bought 2010. The game is pathetic compared to NBA 2k14 and MLB The Show 14. I know the NFL and EA only care about money, and since gamers are desperate, Madden sells. But they aren’t getting a dime from me. When Madden releases, I’ll be waiting it out to get Destiny and will play NFL 2k5 for my football fix. It’s a shame that 2k released a game with a weekly Sportscenter show, weekly preparation during franchise, better gameplay, physics, commentators, presentation, atmosphere etc. than what we’re getting till this day. People are impressed by Madden’s fancy graphics with Kaepernick’s tattoos, but look at the gameplay videos from E3. There’s still legacy issues. Who cares about a ridiculous overhyped cover vote when we have a game where most penalties aren’t called, O-linemen miss blocking assignments, there’s no gang tackling, punt return coverage is broken, animations drive gameplay… NOT PHYSICS, players don’t even look natural when they run. Missing these things is like selling a boxing game and not letting the player jab. Really pathetic and I’m glad Florio is speaking the truth.

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