ultimatum77 wrote:The most competitive madden I've ever played was Madden 2004.....imo it was the most balanced with equal opportunities for offense and defense.....everything after 06 was too offense friendly so you could rack up unreal passing/rushing yrds and points....but as far as challenge to complete passes with no vision cones and stuff 04 was awesome.....03 was not bad but it had a few glitches as well but 04 was perfect balance of off and def play.....
I concur about the 04 version. If software worked so we could blend the game play of 04, with the graphics and networking from 08, then IMO it would be the best MADDEN
for the PC.
1312qohelet wrote:I really enjoyed Madden '05. However I've only played it on console, so I never had to deal with the buggy issues.
To me, '05 and '06 were the best Madden games - much more interactive franchise modes.
This was a period of time that EA was in direct competition with ESPN NFL 2k5.....which is also a game I am rather fond of.
EA is lazy as crap.....they are slow in incorporating new gaming modes and their graphics for games is very low quality....2k makes such great games and is more frequent to fix flaws with patches....the graphics are crisp and realistic and their tech support is also way better. other than the need for speed series and M08 I have ditched EA games in favor of 2k's nba2k franchise and other 2k games.
Because they have the NFL exclusive brand lock, as long as they don't totally screw the pooch, EA does not need to worry about innovating. The loot will roll in until a bigger bucks operation decides to grab their share of the market with a product that is superior.
If it (US and globalist corporations) weren't such a good ol'boy network, we would have seen some competition in the form of an updated GFL2K17
released. One that adheres to the current NFL rules. One with g
eneric teams and uniforms
but with a software suite which contains the editors and tools that give the ability for end users to easily modify the team's logos and uniforms which could be exported and imported in an easily sharable format.