Pros Good Replay Value
Cons Missing features from the original xbox game, online problems, glitches
Summary This game is missing features from the xbox equivilent. Why? THis is the version for the superior console, you imagine they would try to make this the premire game. Online play is extremely laggy no matter how good you connection is ( I have T1, no lag on every other game except this). Many glitches supposedly fixed with a patch, I feel it created more.
Pros Graphics, realism, gameplay
Cons graphics and gamplay
Summary My pros and cons seem inconsistent, but there are aspects of the graphics and gameplay that are great and some that leave more to be desired.
The Good - player animations, both during gameplay and post-play animation (e.g., TD dances, first down and big play animations, etc.) are fantastic. The in-game play is very good, offering realistic football simulation. In fact, I would say that this is the best gameplay of any Madden game thus far.
However, from a "cons" aspect, and this may be nitpicky, is that the people in the crowd are duplicative of one another and that the scale to which the players compare to stadium height can be off in some frames. Additionally, the mini-game play seems redundant to the "practice" mode utilized in-sesason, so I'm not sure why this was included as a gameplay mode.
So, it is a truly great game, but could use some enhancements in terms of graphic scale. One of the best Madden games created. I guess I expected perfection in Madden's first iteration on the 360, so will look forward to next year's installment.
Pros Superstar challenge and many more upgrades.
Cons No play creator still waiting for it to come back.
Summary Suggest renting this game if this is the first madden game your going to buy, if not suggest buy.
Pros Graphical wonder
Cons Something seems a bit slow.
Summary This game has it all. Graphically, I didn't think NCAA 07 could be topped - I was wrong. Madden 07 is a wonderful game to play, and it actually gets played more than NCAA for me, which never happens. That said, there is something slow about this game, and I can't put my finger on it. It seems like every play in NCAA can go for a long gainer, while everything in Madden has something that slows it down. Maybe parity...
Also, the only other thing I'm not crazy about is that the annoucer is still the dufus radio guy instead of having Madden and maybe Michaels on there. I wonder how that can happen.
Great game...will play this one year round.
"Needs improvement."on by eddy820
Pros Right trigger sprint, even for QB.
Cons Lots of missing features.
Summary I have been playing Madden Football since 1994. So far the best game has been Madden 2005. Of the two 360 versions, I must say that 2006 was awful, due in part to the QB cone device, and 2007 is a bit better but does not match 2005. Everyone is going nuts over the graphics on Madden 2006/7 for the 360. Well I don't care about the graphics if the game is missing some of the features that I grew to love. How can there be less features on a game built for the 360, which is a next generation console, and supposedly faster and more powerful. Where is the Football 101 feature? Where is the selectable camera view? Where are my toggleable lines for scrimmage and 1st down? Where are the select by number or name for the players? How come I can't save at any time? Why should I have to play an entire game (impossible when you are married with kids ,like I am) before I can save a game? What makes this a $60.00 next generation game? If the answer is the graphics , then I would rather play with black and white Xs and 0s, but have all the features that I asked about. Game manufacturers have to realize that games are not just played by wide eyed teenagers, who are easily excited by nice colors. I play Madden for the strategy and challenge. For $60.00 I really expect more not less from a next generation game.