Madden NFL 15 is the ultimate football game available on PlayStation and Xbox.
Previous Madden games suffered from mediocre graphics, lacklustre presentation and suspect
defensive gameplay. EA Sports attempted to address these concerns with more detailed player models, revamp
presentation and several changes with defensive and secondary play. The end result is a more enjoyable
experience than previous Madden titles. One of the biggest problems with previous Madden games is how much the
game favored the offensive plays. But that has all changed. In this Madden release, users can choose can choose
to make aggressive or conservative tackles with push of a button and an optional tackle cone has been added as
a guide. Users have the option to switch the defensive camera view. These changes make playing in the defense
fun and engaging.
As far as graphics, glitches are minimal and animations are more varied with cleaner game
tackles, new catches and different interactions between linesmen, wide receivers and defensive backs. Also
included are a slick TV graphics like package complete with ad spots following breaks in the action. Pre game
intros include stats of the top players, cut scenes, and player highlights. TV style camera angles are
sprinkled throughout the game. Different stat lines appear as the game progresses, and there is a legitimate
half time show with first half highlights and stats! TV style replays have also been added as Phil Simms and
Jim Nantz return to the booth this year with in game specific commentary. Madden NFL 15 introduces several
other improvements in graphics compared to its predecessors. Player models have more realistic faces, jerseys,
bodies and helmets. However, the faces of less popular players are more generic.
Lighting in the game portrays
a realistic feel of weather conditions, whether it's clear, skies, rain or snow. Stadiums are a representation
of their real counterparts with team specific jumbotron graphics and on field grasp is as realistic as ever.
Overall, Madden NFL 15, is an improved game compared to last years' title. Other new features, include the
game prep in CFM which allows you to train players and boost confidence and the ability to relocate a team on demand.
Other play modes, like skills trainer, Madden moments, and online play, are also available.
Game score: 8.7/10
NCAA Football 14
NCAA Football 14 represents the greatest yearly evolution as EA's final effort on generation three platforms.
Can this game give the fans a simulation experience that is worthy of being the only college game on the market?
The game still plays similarly to its predecessors but, if one looks closer, it's
not hard to find significant improvements. The new and improved infinity engine 2 physics system creates a whole
new gameplay experience, with new collisions, catches and dives. This is the first engine that allows physics to
determine the events on the field. You will see linemen make huge blocks and collapse the pocket in a more realistic
manner, as not seen in past titles. The running game more realistically mimics the real life and makes running the ball
more fun. New moves have also been added, slight tweaks to tackling with the hit stick, ball hog mechanic, and a new
acceleration boost mechanic. Abusing these moves can result in player fatigue, which is represented on a meter
below your player. Over thirty new option types have been added this year, for example, allowing the user to specify
who to watch for on the defensive play.
Graphics in NCAA Football 14 are as smooth as they have ever been. Uniforms are detailed, player models are accurate,
stadiums are realistic and weather conditions affect the play as they do in the real world. Song and player chatter,
new stat overlays and a half time show are an awesome addition to the game. However, crowds and
players on the sideline lack detail as they always have and in game commentary is much as it was before with moments of dead air and
odd replays during key moments of the game. Five hundred new vignettes have been added and you will still see some of
the same annoying cut scenes from past games. On the plus side, the addition of wide zoom and coordinator cameras have significantly
improved the presentation, with zoom that gives you the ability to see visual details you would normally miss
using the standard camera.
Dynasty mode receives a face lift this year with coach skills and tweaks to the recruiting process.
The users have the ability to power up various coaching abilities, using points earned through in game performances. Ultimate
team is a new feature with ability to build a team of college greats from scratch. Bo Jackson is a playable
character for the first time. Other features are much the same as they have been in previous versions.
American football is a unique sport and the most popular in the USA. It originated from rugby football in the late 19th century, and, as the rules changed over the years, it became the game that we know today. The essence of the game are its tactical strategies and rough plays, and that's what makes the game so fun to watch and play. Football games online portray the game in its simplest form, including various evade strategies, the quarterback sacking techniques, and touchdown plays. Enjoy the excitement of competition as you pick a strategic formation, call the play, score a touchdown, kick a field goal, or defend your endzone.