A Modest Two-Yard Gain
HIGH: Finally, a kicking system that isn’t always a sure thing.
LOW: Ultimate Team seems to be a bigger cash-grab than before.
WTF: Two hours in and still in training mode?
HIGH It's light years ahead of NBA Live 15, in every way possible…
LOW … so is a colonoscopy.
WTF Based on the audio, it's not uncommon for everyone to leave the arena mid-game, including the announcers.
HIGH: The new pass placement and receiver mechanics are the best series additions since the magic stiff arm of Madden '97…
LOW: … and the Dynamic Drive Goals feature is the worst.
WTF: Jim Nantz and Phil Simms have the collective personality of a dial tone.
HIGH: Not having ample time to bake scones between holes.
LOW: Shimmery, hiccupping graphics and textures seem odd on current platforms.
WTF: Did I just use a 4-iron near a grazing elk?
HIGH Breaking through a six man gang tackle to rush for a touchdown.
LOW Having to play the fight for the fumble mini-game when I was the only one near the ball when I fell on it.
WTF Enough with the measuring, it's clearly a first down.
I've played a lot of Madden over the years (and had experience with the other major series before EA got the NFL exclusivity rights), but I'm not one of those guys who plays each year's release. In fact, looking over my Madden collection is sort of like looking at the fossil record of videogame history—I tend to only buy a new Madden release whenever a new console launches, then I don't buy it again until the next generation begins.
Parents should have no concerns—this game is rated E and is simply American style football. Madden fans have undoubtedly already bought this. While there are flaws in the gameplay, let's face it—this is the only NFL licensed game out there. Deaf and Hard of Hearing gamers will miss out […]
NASCAR 08 allows players to live the experience of driving around in a circle over and over again for up to three hours at a time. I hope it doesn't sound like I'm being glib, because that's a literal description of the sport being simulated.
Parents should have no trouble with this game, unless they're anticorporate activists who have some kind of objection to overpowering sponsorship. Be warned, though, although the game has no content advisories, the situation allows for some pretty horrific crashes. There's no blood or anything, but seeing the twisted heaps […]
I'm not a golfer, and therefore I’m not the best person to judge the accuracy of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08. That being said, I do consider myself something of an authority on what I find fun. Although swinging the Wii remote like a golf club in Tiger 08 may offer some brief enjoyment at first, the overall experience is primarily one of profound annoyance and frustration.