Madden 12 pretty much the same as the othersWednesday, November 09, 2011 By Robert Peters, Staff Reviewer
It’s that time of year again. We’re halfway through the NFL season, and that means more lazy Sundays and, for many, disappointment in their team’s performance. Before the season starts everyone has high expectations for their team, and within the first three games, they realize their team is just as bad as last year. This also applies to the Madden game series. Every year, EA Sports launches a new Madden NFL game during the season. This way all rosters and settings are updated from the previous year. And every year, fans of the series expect the game to be way better than before. But like their NFL teams, they soon realize that the game is just the same. Madden NFL 12 is honestly no different than Madden 11--or 10 or 9 or 8, etc. It does, though, have a few minor tweaks that improve on complaints from last year. I am not trying to bash the game; in fact, I think it’s a good one. Some of the tweaks are in the superstar mode and the franchise mode—team ratings can be edited, and you can enter the NFL draft for the next two seasons. Both these game modes are the same as last year, with only small differences. Other than that, this version looks identical to all the previous Maddens. It does have enhanced graphics, and the superstar mode is a little bit better than before. But there’s nothing special, just updated rosters, better graphics, and unnoticeable modifications to the franchise and superstar game mode. If you don’t have a Madden game, get one. If you have Madden 11, there’s no reason to buy 12.