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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
League dead

StupidSexyMothman
Aug 9, 2010

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

Cool Post Beg
Mar 6, 2008

DADDY MAGIC
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

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!!!!

StupidSexyMothman
Aug 9, 2010

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.

lobster shirt
Jun 14, 2021

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.

Toona the Cat
Jun 9, 2004

The Greatest
Scouting update is boring, tedious, and adds virtually no fun. Draft logic still sucks with the Lions, Jets, and Eagles all taking QBs in the top 4 picks. Great.

barnold
Dec 16, 2011


what do u do when yuo're born to play fps? guess there's nothing left to do but play fps. boom headshot

Toona the Cat posted:

madden is boring, tedious, and virtually no fun

Eifert Posting
Mar 31, 2007

Most of the time he catches it every time.
Grimey Drawer
I'm sure they'll address all of those concerns in the next year's update though...

lobster shirt
Jun 14, 2021

I kinda like the new scouting :shrug:

UI sucks though, very annoying that you can't see what your scouts are good at on the screen where you assign them to regions.

Toona the Cat
Jun 9, 2004

The Greatest
I just want to be able to see sortable lists of combine stats.

StupidSexyMothman
Aug 9, 2010

lmao they cancelled the other two franchise updates

jabro
Mar 25, 2003

July Mock Draft 2014

1st PLACE
RUNNER-UP
got the knowshon



With franchise revamp being a big selling point for this yearís game this could be viewed as a bait and switch. It wonít go anywhere but the twitter outrage will be fun to watch.

lobster shirt
Jun 14, 2021

Am I going to be stupid enough to buy it next year for the franchise "improvements"? Only time will tell....

ShakeZula
Jun 17, 2003

Nobody move and nobody gets hurt.

As someone who exclusively plays franchise mode, I would be upset about these developments if not for the facts that A) I haven't bought the game yet and now I feel even less pressure to do so, and B) it sounds like they canceled the plans so they could focus on the NCAA Football game that I'm way more interested in.

This is an important lesson that EA cannot be trusted to follow through on any post-release plans though, in case they try the same "live service improvements" play next year.

zimbomonkey
Jul 15, 2008

Tattoos? On MY black quarterback?

ShakeZula posted:

As someone who exclusively plays franchise mode, I would be upset about these developments if not for the facts that A) I haven't bought the game yet and now I feel even less pressure to do so, and B) it sounds like they canceled the plans so they could focus on the NCAA Football game that I'm way more interested in.

This is an important lesson that EA cannot be trusted to follow through on any post-release plans though, in case they try the same "live service improvements" play next year.

this all ended up not being true fwiw they're still doing the updates.

ShakeZula
Jun 17, 2003

Nobody move and nobody gets hurt.

zimbomonkey posted:

this all ended up not being true fwiw they're still doing the updates.

Yeah I saw that EA came out and denied it. Operation "Buy Madden when it's like $20 or so" is back on!

jabro
Mar 25, 2003

July Mock Draft 2014

1st PLACE
RUNNER-UP
got the knowshon


zimbomonkey posted:

this all ended up not being true fwiw they're still doing the updates.

Thatís good then. Glad it was false.

StupidSexyMothman
Aug 9, 2010

zimbomonkey posted:

this all ended up not being true fwiw they're still doing the updates.

they finished the updates
10 new scenarios, 6 new coach goals. that's it.

Toona the Cat
Jun 9, 2004

The Greatest
Just a complete and absolute joke.

mcmagic
Jul 1, 2004

If you see this avatar while scrolling the succ zone, you have been visited by the mcmagic of shitty lib takes! Good luck and prosperity will come to you, but only if you reply "shut the fuck up mcmagic" to this post!
https://twitter.com/SharpFootball/status/1533932360248565760?s=20&t=VJCeitFfqVEG4zR6eHvOCQ

DrunkPanda
Apr 24, 2005
I am trolling you, CineD

28 Days Later is actually a great movie

fuck starcraft

to be honest, you kind of deserve it if you are still buying madden games in 2022 and expecting something different :shobon:

Toona the Cat
Jun 9, 2004

The Greatest
Franchise mode in the 23 beta actually isnítÖterrible? New player motivations and tags seem to make sense. Teams now reevaluate needs after FA and the fifth mock shows it. I only ran one draft and nothing really stood out as wild. Lions kept getting mocked to take 2 QBs in the first round, but signed a franchise QB tagged player (Lol baker mayfield) and ended up taking a tackle and a corner. Still hate the new passing and the player models, but at least team building seems like it wonít be so aggravating or teams taking multiple first round QBs on a yearly basis.

ShakeZula
Jun 17, 2003

Nobody move and nobody gets hurt.

Yeah I've been playing the beta and while I haven't gotten to a franchise draft yet, the free agency renegotiation stuff is already improved.

poly and open-minded
Nov 22, 2006

In BOD we trust

Toona the Cat posted:

Franchise mode in the 23 beta actually isnítÖterrible? New player motivations and tags seem to make sense. Teams now reevaluate needs after FA and the fifth mock shows it. I only ran one draft and nothing really stood out as wild. Lions kept getting mocked to take 2 QBs in the first round, but signed a franchise QB tagged player (Lol baker mayfield) and ended up taking a tackle and a corner. Still hate the new passing and the player models, but at least team building seems like it wonít be so aggravating or teams taking multiple first round QBs on a yearly basis.

don't give me hope

fartknocker
Oct 28, 2012


Damn it, this always happens. I think I'm gonna score, and then I never score. It's not fair.



Wedge Regret

poly and open-minded posted:

don't give me hope

:same:

lobster shirt
Jun 14, 2021

i am very stupid and will almost certainly buy the new madden when it comes out

Eifert Posting
Mar 31, 2007

Most of the time he catches it every time.
Grimey Drawer
I was excited to try the new scouting system right up until I heard people talk about it.

I said come in!
Jun 22, 2004

lol I pre-ordered Madden 23.

Toona the Cat
Jun 9, 2004

The Greatest
Same. But having played the beta, I have faith it wonít totally suck.

Waroduce
Aug 5, 2008

Toona the Cat posted:

Same. But having played the beta, I have faith it won’t totally suck.

Lol

this post was crafted with the same though, care and attention to detail Madden was made with

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I said come in!
Jun 22, 2004

In my defense, I did not buy Madden 22, but did eventually play it when it was made available on Xbox Game Pass. I got the Series X version of Madden 23.

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