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2.0 out of 5 stars Innovation or Devolution? The Great Hype Machine Is Back..., September 4, 2012
This review is from: Madden NFL 13 - Xbox 360 (Video Game)
Since Madden 13 is oh so very proud of their fictional Twitter feed I have decided to do my review as a fictional Twitter feed between EA and gamers:

EAsports: New Madden is out and it is the best thing in history! What do you think? #BetterTheDayYourChildWasBorn

AGamer: Hey I'm having trouble finding Franchise Mode. Where is it?

EASports: Gone Bro!

AGamer: What do you mean gone? It was the only thing that didn't suck.

EASports: We have innovated and replaced it with Connected Careers! Like a boss! #ConnectedCareersBetterThanSex

AGamer: WTH is Connected Careers?

EASports: It is like Superstar and Franchise mode combined! Now you can be either player or a coach! Like a boss! #JesusWouldDoConnectedCareers

AGamer: Couldn't we always do that?

EASports: Yeah but not like on Connected Careers now you can go online and compete with friends! Like a boss! #INeedACigaretteAfterConnectedCareers

AGamer: You mean like the online play we've had the last 4 years? What evs I'll check it out.

AGamer: Dude, I'm doing the Coach in Connected Careers and can't change schemes or customize my playbook. What gives?

EASports: Did you see the fictional Twitter feed! Skip Bayless in the house!

AGamer: Yeah thats cool and all but we've been able to customize schemes and plays in Madden since the late 90s. WTH?

EASports: Check out the physics on the Infinity Engine. Gang tackles like a boss! #ILoveMaddenMoreThanMyFamily

AGamer: Infinity Engine? Is that why my players keep flying through the air like a grenade went off?

AGamer: And staggering around like their drunk and tripping over people?

AGamer: Dude, why does my running back keep running into the back of people and falling over? Did he just get off the Gravitron at a state fair?

EASports: Physics! Like a boss! #IWillStabYouForACopyOfMadden

AGamer: It isn't remotely realistic! People are tripping over each other after plays and flying all over the place like someone hit them with a car!

EASports: Feel the realism! #WhoNeedsFriendsWhenYouHaveMadden

AGamer: What is up with the announcing? Are they in the same game? I'm up 28 - 3 and every time I get a first down they say it is my first one of the game.

EASports: Phil Sims in the house!Like a boss!

AGamer: Why do you keep saying 'like a boss' #Toolbag

EASports: Cause I'm sooooo excited about all the innovation in Madden!!! #WeDeserveANobelPrize

AGamer: Excited about the innovation? You took away a lot of our control and customization in Franchise Mode and renamed it Connected Careers.

AGamer: You gave us a physics engine that makes the players flop around like Muppet's inside of a dryer.

AGamer: The announcing is no better than it was 8 years and a whole generation of systems ago.

AGamer: Superstar mode has also been replaced by Connected Careers and while the gameplay is solid there is nothing personal to connect you with your player.

AGamer: I want to see my player get interviewed and see him get accolades. I want to see him get endorsements.

AGamer: I want to see celebrations at his accomplishments like what you saw in the NBA 2k series.

AGamer: I get none of that in Madden 13. You have just given me a game with player lock and nothing else.

EASports: Did you see the Twitter feed? #SkipBaylessOwnsTwitter

AGamer: Yeah I saw the Twitter feed but nothing else.

AGamer: This is what you call innovation?

EASports: Like a boss!!

AGamer: Whatever EA. Whatever.

2KSports: Ashamed there is no competition out there isn't it.

NFL: @2KSports - Shhhhh. We're trying to count our money.
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Initial post: Sep 5, 2012 10:06:54 AM PDT
chargerrich says:
Well played sir... if you actually follow their twitter its really funny to see their REAL answers. Evasive and dodgy. You ask why franchise and editing was taken out and they say "Try Connected Careers its more like real world football and has twitter and Facebook features!"

EA is getting blasted and Josh Looman the designer is a tool of the highest order.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 7, 2012 10:49:37 AM PDT
I love this Madden review, made my day and it's hilarious. #LIKEABOSS

Too bad EA Sports is not this original w/ its NFL franchise.

Posted on Sep 7, 2012 10:51:57 AM PDT
You gave us a physics engine that makes the players flop around like Muppet's inside of a dryer. Dying of laughter. lmao.

Posted on Sep 7, 2012 12:32:04 PM PDT
tvaclavek says:
This may be the best review I have ever read for anything on Amazon! #betterthanthedayIgraduatedcollege

Posted on Sep 8, 2012 3:37:46 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 8, 2012 3:41:04 AM PDT
TARTOOT says:
It would be funny, if it were not true.

Thanks for putting in the time for the review...you spent more time on it than EA did on 13!

Your three dectractors (so far) probably work for EA and are trolling on behalf of their worst product....worst product....damn, I think it is the worst one ever! #ReturnedMineHopeToSeeEveryoneIn12Lobbies

Posted on Sep 8, 2012 5:15:05 PM PDT
Wisdom says:
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Posted on Sep 8, 2012 5:59:23 PM PDT
MoultonHawk says:
Laugh out loud funny. Enjoyed it especially, the IE comments. I thought it reminded me of bowling pins, but yours was even better.

Posted on Sep 8, 2012 10:34:29 PM PDT
T.W.Obiewon says:
That review was awesome! I do hope 2k, or anybody, starts prepping now for the (hopeful) end of the exclusive license in 2013. Good timing for potential competitors too since the license expiration is getting close and EA throws a dud (on top of losing the NCAA license in 2014). Also, with the next gen consoles right around the corner in line with the expiration, EA will be put down to the level of others in terms of being familiar with and utilizing the next gen features.

Posted on Sep 9, 2012 6:37:23 PM PDT
Justanod says:
There must be a list of the funniest reviews of all time. This one should be on it.

Posted on Sep 9, 2012 7:56:33 PM PDT
Nick B says:
It's honest posts like this one that show the true nature of the product. Thanks to you, my good sir, I'll have 60 more dollars to blow on strippers & cocaine.
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