That is all, I bought Madden 13 and sold it back to amazon 2 days later. Luckily I didn't lose any money on the deal, I would have been angry... but as you can see by the reviews, you take away the franchise mode everyone grew up with, you kind of anger your fan base.
I had bought the Madden series religiously every year on the day of release since Madden 1996. I am a offline gamer, and Franchise mode was brilliant. Madden 12 was great EA listened and provided what the customer wanted. But Madden 13 is so so different. Ok i can see how people might like it. But no franchise, no options after such an improvement the year before! unbelievable! I played M13 twice. If Franchise mode is not back I will not be wasting my money again this year.
Boys, they're purposely being ambiguous about the offline franchise mode. EA is full of it. They can take the PS3 Madden 25, X-box 360 Madden 25, PS4 Madden 25, and X-Box One Madden 25 and shove them where the sun doesn't shine...
Umm.... Connected Careers is Franchise Mode but better. I am no Madden fanboy, I like 2k and I have plenty of things I would like to improve, but CC was the best thing to happen to Madden in years. Way more deep.
CC has no local (offline) multi player franchise mode. You CC fan boys can't seem to grasp what the actual problem is. CC is great if you are the only one playing on your console. CC sucks if you want several people in your own living room playing in the same franchise. 4 buddies, 4 teams, 1 NFL division = best franchise play ever. 6 of your season games are vs. your buddies. At least one will miss the playoffs.
Every year I say to myself, if this Game does not deliver what is promises, and is full of glitches, I am going to get a group of people together to start a Class Action Lawsuit. Add to my post here is you want to be put on my list of supporters to make sure EA stops putting out junk every year and get back to the basics of making games that work, and quit trying to wow us with all these new features every year that do nothing but freeze the game up, or allows cheaters to find fresh ways of exploiting the game.