Since Madden had been able to grab my attention for some time now. Once it was a “it” franchise in motion simulation, Madden has seen some rugged patches in recent years because it lags the biggest trend in that type. The first MLB exhibition stole the spotlight in a profound professional mode, with more nuances and complexity than Madden had done, and then NBA2K re-defined his career model by injecting his own version into a narrative , Make your character a focus of the story of a new star through all this, FIFA in EA sports events usurped the biggest franchise. So what can Madden do to change it? Was it the biggest sporting event to return to it? The easy part of the answer is to continue to improve the game to a more faithful simulation experience. The more complex part is Longshot, which is a new story-based career model, which is a brand new, not just Madden, but sporty.
In my first-hand Madden NFL 18 experience, I played a game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Washington Redskins. Although the basic experience is not completely different, but I noticed that the developers seem to have doubled in a more realistic game. Actually it depends on the type of game you want to play. You can play Madden’s Arcade style, prefer a higher score version of the game, rival version to force the player’s skill to speak, and will eventually customize the game to the real version of the NFL experience simulation version – the last version is what I play, It must be delivered.
Madden 18 feels more rigid in the simulation game version, forcing the player to use real NFL to play call strategy and player technology. If you are too happy, do not get a good reading in the quarterback progress, or play too positive, AI will almost certainly punish you. Fortunately, all aspects of the game this year are a bit interesting.
Soccer is a game about a complete 11-man team running synchronously, so AI is very important, especially to stop. This year in Madden’s blocking feeling much better than before. Playing like a running or wide-screen receiver screen was once a catastrophe and ineffective, but this year they felt more valuable and a clever way to exploit frustrated defenses. The ball also feels good. Madden has dynamically changed their running games a few years ago, and through an open-air cave is still one of the most exciting sensations in the sport. Once in public, rotating around the defender and automatically speaking is very interesting. Trying to get a person in a second defensive feel more difficult than ever before.
As I said before, AI seems to be more synchronized than the previous game, the whole process of attack a bit smooth. But it is hard to follow some of the drama. My biggest problem is when I run a fake end, the camera tracks a longer time than I imagined. Can not see my quarterback, I basically went to a big bag of defense.
While the small changes in the core game are fun, the most exciting part of Madden 18 is easy to be Longshot, which is the new career model. I even hesitated to call it “career mode”; through Telltale games, it’s almost like Madden. The NBA2K in their game in a narrative form of the investigation, Madden and Longshot are a comprehensive game. I can only open the opening moment, but it is interesting to see the real feeling like a singular experience.
We didn’t get to see much beyond the high school days of Devin, but Longshot definitely has my attention. I’m looking forward to playing through Devin’s story and learning more about his journey to the NFL. This might be a return to prominence for Madden.
Madden NFL 18 will be available August 25th on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.