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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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