The Only Madden 09 Review that Matters

16 08 2008

Well my fellow maddenites, the time has come. the time we start to be taken seriously for the real competetors that we are. we are finally recognized not as aditcs, but as serious competive gamers. 

That means that madden 09 is out and it is kickin some ass. i personally got the game on Tuesday the day it came out and this game raises a few eyebrows in both a good way and a sorta good way.

Now im not saying that the new madden sucks or anything, but let me start with the bad news first: first off, when playing an online game and you are uberpwning a noob, (that means beating someone for those of you that dont know what im saying) you will NOT, i repeat, WILL NOT get a win if the other person quits, instead you can choose to quit yourself, giving up the chance to record stats and things, quit the game and count it, which simply records your stats after you quit, or finish the game aganist the cpu. what this means is that if im beating someone 55-3 at the end of the first quarter, i have to play the other three quarters like it was a regular “play now” game aganist the computer. this aggravates me to no end and it proably will do the same to you too. 

now the second problem is that this game is VERY different from Madden 08, and not only in its +85 improvements. in 08, you could easily trow a jump ball to Sydney Rice on the Vikings while he runs a fly and he would come down with it like Randy Moss. in 09, not so much. in 09, the defenders will automaticly play a star reciver better than in 08. great for the difficulty and gamers looking for a challange, but for me, this frustraded me given the fact that in 08 i was a semi-pro in madden, but EA Sports made 09 harder for veterans of the game, yet eaiser for noobs. 

the third major biggie is that EA lied to us about the graphics. true, the graphics are superb, the grass left stains in my tv as a matter of fact, but when we watch the comercials we see this:

but you dont get that. the game looks more like 08 than this. the only drastic difference is the physics of the players. for instance, if i am running the ball with LT, you can somewhat “feel” him claw into the grass when he makes a cut inside and breaks off a 50 yard TD run. 

Now for the good, but im afraid that theres so much good that ill run out of space.

the biggest great is the madden IQ feature. this is baisicly a grading system used to see how good you are at madden out of what i think is a possible 1000. (mines 608 for the record and its not slowing down) you get tested in the new virtual trainer wich is cool, but really shouldnt be that much of a big deal in my opinion. the endzone celebrations are fun because you can now steal a players celebration after a big play. i like to copy shawn merrimans dance thing alot when i play aganist san diego.

anyway, the point is that madden 09 is sick beyond sickness can go. if you want a schooling in 09, invite DMStudMuffin15 on xbox live and get a REAL review of the game

-tokagowa

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