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    Re:Official Madden 11 thread

    happy camper wrote:
    Haha that's a load of bull.

    There are three reasons we get the same Madden virtually every year.

    1) No competition.

    2) They make a new one every year, that is a short development time.

    3) People will still buy it even with all the complaints.

    There are games on the 360 that are more massive in scale than Madden. Mass Effect 2, for example, pushes the hardware much harder than Madden will ever even attempt to do. And Mass Effect 3 will have a leap of improvement Madden will never touch in its yearly iterations.

    Madden has not maxed out the 360, not even close, so there is still plenty of room for improvement, the developers choose not to. Why spend the extra money for new features when they can just update rosters and stats, add a couple of new features once a year, update the cover and sit back watch the $$$$$ roll in?

    Full disclosure: I own a PS3 and a 360. And owned a PS2 and an xbox. I'm a gamer.
    then why remove features rather than leave them how they were.

    Every year, they introduce some new 'feature' while crippling an existing feature.

    Mass Effect is much more in-depth, I'll agree. Madden tries to do stuff like having jerseys flap in the wind, dirty up, etc.

    They claim that COD MW2 has maxed out the 360's capabilities. I have that game on 360, and although it is an awesome game, visually, its nothing truly special. I think the graphics on Madden are actually better, they pay more attention to detail with them, since they have less they need to include.


    However, I'd be interested to see what the capacity of the disc is if you stick it in your computer vs. COD.

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    Re:Official Madden 11 thread

    the feature I hope they cripple this year is the put in fast quarterback run back 20 yards and then throw feature. I want a game that has more realism

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    Re:Official Madden 11 thread

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    I'll be buying it for the PS3 I'm sure. My modded 360 would get banned on live in a heartbeat.
    Wa it hard to mod your 360? I want to do it.
    My old roommate actually did it; didn't appear to be too bad though...


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    Re:Official Madden 11 thread

    Going to go pick up NCAA11 at lunch today. Should be good

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    Re:Official Madden 11 thread

    i_bleed_purple wrote:
    Going to go pick up NCAA11 at lunch today. Should be good
    Let me know! My wife moved back up to Minneapolis for her 4th year of med school so she won't know if I buy a game

    Yes, I'm banned from buying games until I'm Dr. Thor and I agreed to it so I get it done quicker. Insert joke ______ (here).


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    Re:Official Madden 11 thread

    So far, I've played two NCAA games, and I like it. Only exhibition games, I haven't ventured online yet, or into the dynasty/road to glory modes yet.

    So far the gameplay changes from Madden 10:

    OL Blocking: Hugely improved. Pre-snap, you can actually see as your OL assignments change to defensive shifts. I'd imagine player awareness will determine whether it is the correct assignment or not, but it beats the crappy zone-blocking that Madden has used forever. Running is easier to find a hole, but the LB's/S's seem pretty quick to flow in and make a stop, so its not 5 yard gains each time.

    Receiving is better. Fade routes in the EZ actually sorta resemble fade routes now. Players have awareness to the sidelines and back of the EZ, so instead of running OB, they'll tap the toes to try and stay in bounds.

    There's a new Running motion, where you use the Right stick to control the players upper body, so leaning forward would improve brokentackles, but you can also lean left/right into contact to try and push through for that extra half yard. I haven't played too much yet with that, but it looks promising.

    Graphics wise, its roughly the same. Not stellar, but decent. I've only played outdoors during the day at USC, so I can't comment on how great/bad the new lighting engine is, but I"ll give that a whirl tomorrow.

    If Madden 10 uses the same engine that NCAA uses (its supposed to) then I think the improvements in gameplay (which Madden seemed to ignore last season) might even justify me buying it. (who am I kidding, I'm goign to buy it anyway)

    FYI, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Fable 3, Starcraft 2, Madden, NCAA, Diablo 3, as wella s others are all coming out soon. Going to be an expensive next few months

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    Re:Official Madden 11 thread

    Top 8 players at each positions are out:
    http://www.maddenfans.com/madden-tips/madden-11-player-ratings/

    Top Players:
    C. Johnson HB – 99
    P. Willis MLB – 99
    D. Revis CB – 99
    J. Allen RE – 99
    D. Brees QB – 99
    P. Manning QB – 99
    R. Clady LT – 98
    A. Peterson HB – 98

    Top Quarterbacks:
    D. Brees – 99
    P. Manning – 99
    T. Brady – 95
    A. Rodgers – 94
    P. Rivers – 94
    B. Favre – 92
    T. Romo – 90
    M. Shaub – 89

    Top Running Backs:
    C. Johnson – 99
    A. Peterson – 98
    M. Jones-Drew – 96
    S. Jackson – 95
    F. Gore – 93
    D. Williams – 92
    R. Rice – 90
    M. Turner – 90

    Top Fullbacks: (For Marrdro)
    T. Richardson – 94

    L. Polite – 91
    L. Weaver – 90
    L. McLain – 90
    L. Vickers – 89
    O. Mughelli – 88
    M. Hedgecock – 86
    M. Karney – 85

    Top Left Tackles:
    R. Clardy – 98
    J. Long – 96
    J. Thomas – 95
    M. Roos – 95
    J. Gross – 95
    D. Ferguson – 91
    J. Brown – 91
    B. McKinnie – 90


    Top Left Guards:
    S. Hutchinson – 97
    L. Mankins – 95
    B. Grubbs – 94
    K. Dielman – 93
    C. Nicks – 91
    E. Steinback – 91
    A. Faneca – 91
    T. Herremans – 89

    Top Centers: (Again for Marrdro)
    N. Mangold – 97
    A. Gurode – 92
    J. Saturday – 92
    S. O’Hara – 91
    M. Birk – 91
    R. Kalil – 90
    J. Brown – 89
    D. Koppen – 88

    Top Left Ends:
    R. Mathis – 95
    J. Tuck – 92
    R. Seymour – 92
    L. Castillo – 88
    A. Smith – 87
    C. Campbell – 86
    S. Ellis – 86
    R. Edwards – 85


    Top Right Ends:
    J. Allen – 99
    D. Freeney – 97
    M. Williams – 95
    T. Cole – 95
    J. Peppers – 95
    H. Ngata – 94
    D. Dockett – 94
    W. Smith – 90

    Top Defensive Tackles:
    K. Williams – 97

    V. Wilfork – 95
    J. Ratliff – 94
    K. Jenkins – 94
    S. Rogers – 93
    C. Hampton – 91
    A. Franklin – 90
    R. Starks – 89

    Top ROLB:
    D. Ware – 97
    J. Harrison – 97
    E. Dumervil – 93
    L. Briggs – 92
    T. Suggs – 90
    C. Greenway – 88

    K. Rivers – 86
    C. Matthews – 86

    Top Kickers:
    R. Gould – 95
    N. Kaeding – 95
    R. Bironas – 93
    R. Longwell – 92
    S. Gostowski – 91
    S. Janikowski – 90
    J. Hanson – 89
    D. Akers – 89

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    Re:Official Madden 11 thread

    Apart from 2007 I have nearly all of the Madden series for XBOX and I don't mind that they dont make wholesale changes each year, excpet if they are going to leave it pretty much alone every year then just get people to pay a subscrition to download roster and attribute updates rather than wasting time marketing a new version every year
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    Re:Official Madden 11 thread

    I've played NCAA 11, and if the gameplay in Madden 11 is anythign like NCAA, I'll be buying it.

    nothing frustrates me more than some of the gameplay and minor details in Madden 10.

    But more than anything, I wish they'd bring back the create-a-play/playbook.

    its why I think the PS2 versions of Madden were the best.

    They had:
    Create-a-playbook
    Create-a-play
    Create-a-fan
    Training camp in franchise mode
    Superstar mode with actual features
    formation audiables (keep the same play, but change formation)
    Spawn franchise games (play your franchise games online)
    Sideline catches (Something that has only been included THIS year)

    Considering the limitations on PS2 compared to PS3/360, they put out a far better game.

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    Re:Official Madden 11 thread

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    I'll be buying it for the PS3 I'm sure. My modded 360 would get banned on live in a heartbeat.
    Wa it hard to mod your 360? I want to do it.
    My modded original xbox is bad ass. doggle free dvd rules!!!

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