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Wiccan Wasteland
Oct 15, 2012


Another year, another copy paste Madden, another copy paste OP. Join me in hell August 20th.

PlayStation leagues are dead. LONG LIVE THE XBOX LEAGUES!!!!!

PM or request here for link to Madden Goons discord

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htZxwfGARGk

Gridiron notes can be found here: https://www.ea.com/games/madden-nfl/madden-nfl-22/gridiron-notes

I'll update this with more stuff later.

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Metapod
Mar 18, 2012

TENNESSEE SMASH


League dead

oldskool
Aug 9, 2010

:pepsi::emptyquote::pepsi:



lmao the community playtest feedback

two weeks before launch and the CPU didn't sign high-OVR players & you could practice so hard that your starters literally couldn't play in games due to low fatigue, but it's ok we got a knockoff NCAA 14 skill tree and coaching carousel

I'm guessing the game pass version is last-gen?

Waroduce
Aug 5, 2008


I'm really about to spend like 120bux on this dumb loving trading card game to put it down and be very dissapointed in franchise again

beggar
Mar 6, 2008

Smoking Makes You Impotent



I got drafted by the Buffalo Chargers

Ace Jameson
Feb 10, 2006

Whee! I'm Dick Tracy! Bang! Take that Pruneface!

I havenít played a Madden game in like ten years but I kinda had the itch to check this one out, went to Metacritic and ehhh



Most of the reviews said it was just the same copy-paste game as it has been lately. Itís insane to me, because I remember when Madden release day was a huge deal back in the mid-00ís. Sucks to see how far itís fallen.

lobster shirt
Jun 14, 2021

I'm lifting up black bodies Jerry and I'm loving every minute of it!


So far my Madden Experience has been: started in franchise mode as a UDFA quarterback, got cut midway through the season because even though my team had won all its games, a bug prevented my stats from being recorded so the coach rightfully cut his starting quarterback who had 0 completions for 0 yards and 0 touchdowns. Awesome!

Face of the franchise mode is a little better but for some reason you have no access to the skill sliders during it, so I'm faced with joyless 70-7 blowouts on the too-easy difficulty or insanely frustrating games where I win but throw 2-4 interceptions and also my running backs fumble on multiple drives.

All in all not worth $60!!!!

oldskool
Aug 9, 2010

:pepsi::emptyquote::pepsi:



game looks great
https://twitter.com/edsbs/status/1429177920174661634?s=19

KDdidit
Mar 2, 2007







Grimey Drawer

Havenít played madden in maybe 5 years, but bought it just to have something on PS5. Have only played MUT and Iím enjoying it a lot. Itís their money-maker so I assume they want that part to be solid out of the gate and Iím sure if Iíd been playing it every year I wouldnít enjoy it as much, but Iím happy with it so far.

Doing Bears stuff and laughed at Devin Hester being classified as a ďRoute RunnerĒ on his card as well as having a choice pack between Justin Fields and Robert Quinn. Sure their OVRs were the same, but drat if that isnít a hilarious choice.

Niwrad
Jul 1, 2008



I almost bought it last night and my friend texted to tell me that in franchise mode they can't get wins and losses right based on the score of the game. So that seems like a big bug.

Niwrad
Jul 1, 2008



Ace Jameson posted:

I havenít played a Madden game in like ten years but I kinda had the itch to check this one out, went to Metacritic and ehhh



Most of the reviews said it was just the same copy-paste game as it has been lately. Itís insane to me, because I remember when Madden release day was a huge deal back in the mid-00ís. Sucks to see how far itís fallen.

Yeah it used to be a huge thing. People lined up at Gamestop. I think they still print money because the games are basically casinos now with the card stuff.

Pakistani Brad Pitt
Nov 28, 2004

Not as taciturn, but still terribly powerful...



How bad is this game if I haven't played a Madden game since the Obama administration?

I.e. if its a copy paste of something from 3 years ago with roster updates, will I care since it will all be New To Me? Getting the itch to play some video game football with the season kicking off, but I'm basically trained on 1990s-2000s era sports games in that I just want to play a franchise for a few years. Is that still possible or are these games like fully sports themed mobile/Lootbox/card pack simulators that exist to print microtransaction money for the publisher?

KDdidit
Mar 2, 2007







Grimey Drawer

Pakistani Brad Pitt posted:

How bad is this game if I haven't played a Madden game since the Obama administration?

I.e. if its a copy paste of something from 3 years ago with roster updates, will I care since it will all be New To Me? Getting the itch to play some video game football with the season kicking off, but I'm basically trained on 1990s-2000s era sports games in that I just want to play a franchise for a few years. Is that still possible or are these games like fully sports themed mobile/Lootbox/card pack simulators that exist to print microtransaction money for the publisher?


KDdidit posted:

Havenít played madden in maybe 5 years, but bought it just to have something on PS5. Have only played MUT and Iím enjoying it a lot. Itís their money-maker so I assume they want that part to be solid out of the gate and Iím sure if Iíd been playing it every year I wouldnít enjoy it as much, but Iím happy with it so far.

As a fellow haven't played it a while person, I'm still enjoying it. Franchise does seem needlessly complicated now, but I haven't looked closely at what I can shunt off to the CPU and what I have to do myself.

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lobster shirt
Jun 14, 2021

I'm lifting up black bodies Jerry and I'm loving every minute of it!


Pakistani Brad Pitt posted:

How bad is this game if I haven't played a Madden game since the Obama administration?

I.e. if its a copy paste of something from 3 years ago with roster updates, will I care since it will all be New To Me? Getting the itch to play some video game football with the season kicking off, but I'm basically trained on 1990s-2000s era sports games in that I just want to play a franchise for a few years. Is that still possible or are these games like fully sports themed mobile/Lootbox/card pack simulators that exist to print microtransaction money for the publisher?

I would hold off on buying it until they release the next update that adds a more robust and deep scouting system to franchise mode. They promised that this would be in the game but of course it wasn't complete in time so they shipped it with the current crappy scouting system where you just press buttons and it tells you if a player is good or not. Aside from the coming system being, hopefully, better, it's probably wise to wait because the update is going to break your existing franchise save and make you start over.

If the idea of losing a saved franchise doesn't bother you then I'd go ahead and get the game now. They fixed the extremely egregious bug that caused people to randomly lose games -- like, you would win, and then it turned out the game recorded none of your stats or points -- so it's playable again. The gameplay isn't that different from last year's Madden but like you say, you haven't played it in a long time so it will be pretty new for you.

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