in the interest of saving space....
It's a good idea in theory. I'm not a programmer so I don't know what would go into making a mode like that. I do know that when it comes right down to it, you'd be starting at a screen like this for quite a while;
The real problem is that you have to come up with plays for any number of situations on the field;
- 1st and 10
- 2 and 10
- 3rd and 10
- 4th and inches
- 4th and 5
- 2nd and 5
- Special Teams
- Two minute drills
- Goaline offense
- Red Zone offense
- 2nd and Long
- Two Point Conversion
- Weak Side Flood
- Three wide out
- Play Action
- QB Waggle
- Man in Motion
There's more, but that's off the top of my head, and all 11 players on the field have to be reacting and running routes to whatever you have them, which is a huge variable. Maybe it could be done on the PS4, but there would be much more than just "Hardcore Mode or Casual Mode".
But the custom playbook in games like Madden 04 were good enough, and they weren't difficult.
You didn't have to have people literally track opponents.
For example, the line men you just set to either "Rush Block" or "Pass Block" and they did just that, just like all the pre-made plays that you see.
You can then draw player's routes, add options, etc.
Same with defense. You could set zones, man-to-man, etc.
It's really not that hard to draw up plays. I made a huge custom playbook in Madden 04 and it worked just fine.
Actually you know what? That's a rather streamlined way of doing it, and I have to admit, it's not a bad idea. You have a set play as a template, and you make some changes.
I own Madden 98, it was an awesome Game, & 2013 / 25 both remind me of it...
But over all, my fave Madden Game is Madden 2009...
I didn't like 10, or 11, or 12...
13 / 25 were great, except that style is too old school...
My Problems with 25 mainly that 1, it's too old school, & 2, the Play Book is really confusing...
I played the Demo, & all I could come up with was the same Plays over, & over again, the Computer pretty much set me up with a Play I didn't want to use ever...
I mean, my choices were chosen for me, I didn't really like that at all...
Too much Networking, & Socializing, but yet not enough Gaming... ~_~
Not My Style!!!
Get Your Portable ID!
A few nights ago I was playing Madden '93, on Sega Genesis, with my brother and his friend.
We had fun, sure, but I'd much rather play Madden '13 now. It has nothing to do with graphics. I just feel like I have more control over my team.
I didn't play a Madden game from '95 till '07.
Instead, I enjoyed GameDay '98 (PS1) and NFL 2K (Sega Saturn) between that time.
But, when I played Madden again in '07 (PS3) I still wasn't impressed, so I skipped it yet again until Madden '11.
Since then, I've been hooked. (mostly because of MUT.)
Madden (or any football game) is best enjoyed when playing with friends / family -- People you know.
Otherwise, of course you will get matched up with strangers who like to exploit crap online.
I know I will eventually pick up Madden 25 for PS4. This ignite engine has me interested.
It's a nice new step in the evolution of Madden.
I loved Gameday 98 that was one of my favorites but they screwed up after 98 and I switched to Madden. I havent bought a Madden game since 07 im dont like paying full price for an updated roster.
if u hardcore sim madden not a good game for u
each person when u sim means little differnt from each person
ill say this my problems with madden but i havent bougth madden 25 wont till ps4 comes out
for me here madden problem rating dont matter u could put tom brady at cb and he play good as any cb or u could toss him at d line and he be good as oline woudnt u thing i oline pancake some one that weight 100-200 ?
next problem i have is if ur wr runing slant post route etc why do cb run the play better then the wr ?
why there like no flags for pi? i know this dont happen much why there 2 flags on the same play ?
do u ever see horse collar flag called but u see the animation happen in madden yet
let go with injuries i play madden 13 i had 4 lbs out injuries so i only had few going into the game
but when they got tired out my starting lb came in the game which said he was out fo r7 weeks with broken collar bone ? he was out before going in to this game so when my other lb have a huge injuries and no one else to fill they put in a inury
or how kicking is so easy if u get my a kicker with 99 power or 60 accurcy guess what ill make 60-62 everytime i know madden 12 i could make 64 yard field gola madden 13 i think max i could hit is 63 the wind dont have like any effect on kicking
for long time all everyone did was zigzag which i think madden 25 fix that not sure i only played the demo
zigzag was not sim its unrealstic so i hope they fix this
i pro can name another 20 + things that wrong with madden for me to even consider madden sim ill say madden finally making improvments but madden not sim game to me they try to be a simulation game which they not
loook if u watch nfl any turnover r review by the booth but in madden they dont
u want me keep going lol
but madden did some good what i seen on youtube like if u in zone and no one on ur side the guy who was in flat will run deep and cover a guy instead just sit there and do nothing but downside this is his animation he back peddling no way he shoud keep up with a wr the runing when he back peddaling
I miss nfl 2k
As much as I despise EA on all fronts, it makes perfect business sense to just repackage the previous years game with a basic roster update, some other bells and whistles, and re-sell year after year. Rinse, Recycle, Repeat.....
"Wonder why your life is screaming? Wonder why we're Humans Being?
Nostradamus still knows exactly what I'm doing 1st play or last.
Blocking is... A joke. Hike laying on your back.
I haven't had to challenge a play yet but I know every year up till now you never win those.
AI is a joke.
It's a fun game but very frustrating just like other games. More often then not you get maddened.
Atleast there's no "swagger" whistle!
Then there is the laughable AI...
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