Originally Posted by -King-
So... of course after saying I'm going to take this year off Madden, I'm getting tempted to buy '13.
Would you guys say it's worth buying?
My experience with the Maddens is that I'd buy them every year and get bored with them mid-way through the season. I've never made it passed a second season in either franchise or superstar mode, have never done a fantasy draft, and don't particularly give a shit about practice mode, the card games and all that other bullshit.
In my opinion, online gameplay makes and breaks games these days. It keeps the game fresh and really defines whether or not you'll continue to play a game. This years Madden delivers on that front.
This year is all about the infinity engine. They tweaked the physics so it actually looks, and more importantly, FEELS real. Gang tackling means something in this game, as do size and momentum. I used to hate giving up the first down on a critical play because the computer would go through this bullshit, preordained animation that I had no control over. Back then it didn't matter if you had three or four guys on the ball carrier before he could get moving, this year it does. If the offensive player starts to run through the first defender, if you get another there in time, it will affect the rest of the play as he won't move any further.
That was the most important thing to me. Also, they changed the LBs jumping 12 feet in the air in pass coverage, as well as CBs making over-the-shoulder INTs when they weren't even looking.
I didn't buy Madden 12 but I had 11 and I can tell you this game is night and day from that one. I'd recommend picking it up if you're that interested. If it's just a so-so thing, redbox it for a couple days and decide.