Madden NFL 07 First Impressions

I knew I had no intentions of dropping $60 for the new version of Madden, seeing as I had already read many posts from upset gamers about the lack of inclusion of co-op. Why would they remove it? Isn't that the fun of Xbox Live, where you can play with your friends, not necessarily against them?

Regardless, I downloaded the free demo from the marketplace just to see what it was like. Aside from it being very pretty, I didn't get a whole lot of realism on my first try. Here's a rundown of my game, which is limited to 2-minute quarters or something mind you:

1. My first offensive play from scrimmage: 79 yard TD run for Shaun Alexander. Ummm...Did I get lucky, is the game that easy, or did my accidental pressing of the A button to juke turn out to be the most incredible move ever?

2. Literally the next offensive play from scrimmage for the CPU after I kicked off: I return an interception of Roethlisberger for a TD.

3. The next offensive play from scrimmage after the returned interception: I pick Big Ben off again and return it for a TD.

What's going on here? And just for good measure, on my next offensive series, I get picked off by the CPU and they return it for a TD. Awesome. Good job EA.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I only want new football games for the rosters. I still have--what--Madden 2004 or something? It's somewhere under some dust ...