With Madden going into its 23rd year, I know I’ll probably stay faithful and buy it. This year’s cover is the Cleveland Brown’s running back Peyton Hillis. In the 2010 season he rushed for over 1,100 yards and scored 11 touchdowns.
But as we know every year the people at Madden try to push the gameplay “to the next level”. Sometimes it turns out good (hit stick, cut stick) and other times not so much. But this year the people at EA felt that they really had to make a good game due to the fact that there possibly could’ve been no football season this year. So this year they are said to have improved a lot of the gameplay to make it that much more intense and entertaining.
The Tackling System
The way the players will make tackles has been improved. They finally got the hits to look and feel realistic…at least they’re saying. In Madden 12 momentum is key. Where in the old Madden once contact happened it could really go either way in Madden 12 however has the better positioning gets the better hit. What was once the dive button is now more of the “attack” button. This new collision is applied to every aspect of the game from blocking to defending a receiver.
Zone Coverage has been fixed
Running zones in Madden sometimes was like throwing a dart blindfolded sometimes. Sometimes your defender made the right decision and covered the right receiver and sometimes he was just wandering by the sidelines…But not this year.
They’ve brought custom playbooks to add to your regular playbooks
Dynamic Player Performance
In Madden 12 they’ve incorporated the players ego into the game. So Hot streaks go ham and when you suck early on your probably going to suck the whole game.
Everything else from passing to running, from defense to special teams all seems like typical Madden stuff to me. Buy it just to enjoy playing football as a video game.
Madden 12 August 30th.
Madden 2012 Trailer
Madden 2012 Gameplay
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