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The last Madden I played was 2010, for the most part, the gameplay is unchanged from the Madden 10, however there are some key variations that make the experience much more enjoyable. On its standard settings, a single 4 quarter game can be played in about 30 to 40 minutes in Madden 12. Madden 10 (because of the halftime graphics, and other heavy nonsense) bogged the single gametime down to 45 minutes to an hour minimum. In a given sitting, now you can knock out 2 or 3 games comfortably, versus 1 to 2 games uncomfortably (this is my opinion).
Play calling is slightly more "automated". You can still pull up a full playbook as in the past, but the quick options for plays are to go with your "Gameplan" or a "Run" or a "Pass" play. These plays are generated in a similar way the Madden Suggests a few plays in the Playbook. On Defense I typically just pick the Gameplan, and on Offense I typically do the same with some minimal variation - it is very easy to call audibles, and change hot routes on the fly, so I find myself customizing the plays as I go, and not relying on the base plays all the time.
I've mostly played Franchise, but have played some Superstar and that mode is improved as well - instead of a Superstar perspective while playing, it matches other game modes. I've only played as a QB though.
Long story short, I think this is the best iteration of Madden yet. The scouting in Franchise mode is altered - makes it more difficult to scout more guys, but it also makes it more manageable and less cumbersome. Also, in Franchise mode there are now expanded rosters during offseason and pre-season. So feel free to draft a lot of rookies, and then just cut them as you go along (in the past in order to draft rookies you'd have to cut guys currently on your roster in order to sign them - no more).
I must say that Madden 12 is a great game. I would recommend it to people that love football games. There is a lot more you can do in the game mode such as Franchise and Superstar mode.I personally love the way they upgraded the tackling and trucking collisions. They also added a new player introduction. So again, if your deciding whether or not to buy to buy this game, think twice!!
The feel of Madden 12 is much more realistic than in recent years. They have added some amazing features to the franchise mode like the ability to cut players in the preseason as you widdle down a 75 man roster. The dynamics of running are "true to the game" and the defensive controls and A.I. are significantly improved allowing the defense to have more of a presence in the game. I've yet to play online...
Madden NFL 12 continues the rich tradition of the storied franchise by bringing fans closer to the NFL than ever before. Featuring all 32 teams, stadiums, and all your favorite players in the league, Madden NFL 12 is True to the Game. All-new collision system, advanced defensive A.I. enhancements highlight the 2012 edition's improved feature set, with Custom Playbooks also added provide a more authentic gameplay experience. Franchise mode includes more than 100 new features and enhancements, while Superstar mode now allows fans to control the growth of their superstar with an all-new progression system. Dynamic Player Performance creates unprecedented realism as a player's skills and confidence will rise and fall based on his performance throughout a game or in Franchise mode, just like the real NFL. No two players will play the same in Madden NFL 12. Further adding to the experience, Online Communities will provide an all-new way for Madden NFL gamers to meet and play, and Madden NFL Ultimate Team continues to offer the perfect combination of Madden NFL Football, fantasy football, and trading cards.
THE game arrived on time and is awesome !!!!! My two football nuts boys love it !!!! THey really enjoy the graphics and the up to date players.
My 11 year old son requested this game for Christmas. Personally I have not played it, but my son plays it every day. Madden 12 is one of his most liked games received at Christmas. This game can be played by one or more players (depending on number of remotes you have). My son and husband play the game together. This is a big plus for me. I think it is great for “bonding time”. I hear them carry on as if there is an actual game being played on television. From what I have seen when passing by, it has excellent graphics. From what I have heard, it is also a fun and competitive game. Games and systems have come a long way since I was a child.
Madden 2012, is a good game, I still think that the ncca franchise is getting better ever year, and this year like last year the ncaa game is better than Madden. But Madden still Madden, the game is really cool, is a great game to play with friends or online. Overall not the best Madden title,but is good. Give the game a chance I don't know why this game got some bad reviews. I really like the game, give the game a chance, ea sports did well this year.
I bought this game because I love football and my friends already have the game. I love these Madden games and every year they come out with a new one, I absolutely love the updates and changes. Great game and definitely one of the games that should be in everyone's library.
The last madden game I bought was madden 2009. I lost the thrill in playing the game. I saw what I thought was a very good price for this game. So I took a chance and purchased madden 12, and I am very glad I did!!! The game is more realistic than the madden I stop playing. I like the fact that in this one you can edit your players traits during franchise mode, something you couldn't do in older madden games. And the fact that I can customize the play of the game more to my liking. There is nothing I disliked about the game!!! There are a lot more things I can say about it, but it would take to much time writing them all. It has brought back the thrill of playing madden football. For those of you who are thinking about buying this game, in my opinion this would not be a bad purchase!!!