Madden 2012 Demo Impression

  • Action Bastard

    Geeez Breezy, you bring that technical writing here and analyze this game to hell. :p

    It’s fun, still, I need something revolutionary before I buy another Madden game. NCAA 12 is the truth.

  • Although your break down of the game was good, from the demo I found a few flaws that ruined the game for me. One of which the kicking. I have played football games since the regular nintendo up the present religiously. I have never had so much trouble kicking. The Power/accuracy meter is crazy lagged and can never get it inside the right band and end up shanking an extra point. I know you might say “newb”, but from all the games i’ve played with similar meters (pretty much ever football game prior to NCAA/madden 06 and most every baseball game in the last 10 years or so) and i can still say i’ve never seen a worse meter. Another key deficiency that i found is the of the wide receiver or the corner backs when going for the ball for the catch. I have run into multiple times taking an action for the catch and when the CB goes for the ball his animation for a long high stretch slows down and my player either passes straight through him as if he was a ghost or my player defies all laws of physics that we know on earth and rapidly accelerates around the CB almost as if he was a celestial body and gets sling shotted around him to who knows where, WITHOUT any contact. Also, the game graphically is beautiful but I found with the extreme detail and extreme contrast (far more drastic then my HD tv or even being at the field for that matter) It makes the game a little harder to see those tight holes in a defenses run stop to squeak through. All in all I am going to buy the game in good faith that these problems will be fixed. After all it is just a demo. and it was a small download so you know it was held back on a lot from the final product. Thats just my 2 cents

  • Caroline ODonoghue

    So for 5-6grand i can get a hyundai tiburon 03 with about 70-90kmiles. Now a employed engine or transmission is about 400$ ea so im thinkijg saybit breaks down in 2-3years thats cheap to repair. But my dad instructed me hyundai’s are garbage made. What sporty auto can i get with 6grand other than a hyundai? Thanks.

  • mike s

    I can’t figure out how to lateral and I looked in my instruction book they sent and it doesn’t tell me how to lateral. Does anyone know if you can lateral in madden 09 or if it is just a Xbox thing?
    Thanks so much for any help.

  • Roar me R

    So for 5-6grand i can get a hyundai tiburon 03 with about 70-90kmiles. Now a used engine or transmission is about 400$ ea so im thinkijg saybit breaks down in 2-3years thats cheap to repair. But my dad told me hyundai’s are garbage made. What sporty car can i get with 6grand other than a hyundai? Thanks.

  • isk8at818

    With the launch of madden 09 an ad appeared with john madden complaining about people going for it on 4th down. For years instead of fixing the glitches and bugs that plague the game; ea tiburon always looks to rename a flaw and call it a feature. For example this year features the first sports game that “adapts” to you. This new feature is the result of more than 10 years of complaints that the game’s AI simply cheats more on the harder levels like all pro or all madden. Online you will people who refuse to play people who won’t punt on 4th down, demanding a strict real life simulation. What I noticed was missing is any admission that the game sometimes resembles a glitchy arcade game rather than real life. How do most of us get on 4th and long so often without being cheesers? 1. game balancing– the AI code seems set to prevent human leads going into half-time or the end of the game. The cpu players become dynamic–like a linebacker keeping up with your fastest receiver stride for stride. A 2 min. drill and you hear AI robo qb “has been perfect on this drive” no one drops a pass, none sail too high, none batted down, fumbled etc. Meanwhile the cushion your players gives receivers a spaceship could land in. Your o-line allows 3 sacks in a row by letting defenders blast through. If you manage to scramble and throw a pass to an open receiver, you hear “and he just drops it” or “how did he drop that?” 2 or 3 times in a row. So you’re winning by 3 with 48 seconds left and they Will end up with the ball back and robo qb to a possible win. A simulation starts with the program not the players. They say if you gained yards on 1-3rd down you wouldn’t be on 4th dwn. YEAH!!! so fix it? What do you think can be done to resolve the 4th down problem?

  • Stevalicious

    how good are the courses there. im only in middle (8th) but im pursuing a career in game design. my dad works at UCF and says the course isnt the best. during college i plan on getting a job at EA Tiburon as a Q.A tester (quality insurance) which i looked up the requirement online. any other colleges in orlando with a course better than full sails?
    VMG for what college are you working in addmissions? if its U.C.F then do u kno the guitarist for the music department?

  • zaclo

    I know this sounds really weird, but I have a chance to be on G4 Television Network as the Tech. Correspondent Host. I am already a professional video gamer thanks to all of you at Yahoo Answers who voted for me in the past. All I have to do to become a correspondent for G4 TV is win the most popular vote. Can you all please vote for me?

    My gamer name is Glitch_EA, because I am a video game tester for Electronic Arts Tiburon Studios and my job is to find the glitches.

    Please vote for Glitch_EA here;

    Thank you all so much for your support! I hope to see you on television soon!


    ~ [GB]Glitch|EA ~