• MADDEN 17: AN AVERAGE EXPERTISE FOR THE NEWEST INSTALLMENT


Should you like paying full price for minor updates to a 3-year old game, Madden 17 will not disappoint for the ultimate football knowledge. If you are crafty, you could go purchase final year's edition and not miss a lot.

Madden 17 hits the inevitable point that all installments in the franchise hit in their respective console generation: tiny graphical upgrades, small changes to the user interface, in addition to a couple of small tweaks towards the gameplay. All of those 'features'are masked under a brand new year along with a $60 sticker to produce you consider you're receiving a Triple-A title.

This hurdle comes generally four years right after a console is released. Madden 17 manages to now make it happen in much less than three depending on who you talk to. It shows an obvious flaw in console gaming in general; technology now quickly advances so much that Sony and Microsoft need to release an upgraded box simply to hold up with modern PCs.

So what does all this must do with Madden? Properly two things. For one, you-re hitting that plateau substantially quicker- there's not significantly to obtain excited about if you're searching for a brand new expertise. Then once again, this fleecing of shoppers for $60 of your identical game has been operating since the Super Nintendo days (over 20 years ago) and unless the NFL desires to offer its license out to a contender (Bear in mind 2K?) I guess I really should be content.

The other and more critical issue is, when Madden 16 was a decent, despite the fact that underwhelming effort, Madden 17 will not be a fantastic game. No, it's not a poor game either, but it is undoubtedly not fantastic. I'd settle on average, but just not worth its asking value.

Taking a cue from final year's intro, Madden 17 begins by once again letting you recreate a crucial moment in an NFL legacy. Last year it was the Pittsburgh Steelers inside a Super Bowl with all the Arizona Cardinals. This year, they jump on the Los Angeles hype train and you're off to a tutorial with Jared Goff and also the Los Angeles Rams to beat Washington in a playoff-complete using a terrible model of Rams coach Jeff Fisher. I'm not sure why the stakes had been lowered to a playoff, but I certainly did not get the complete advantage from the tutorial, getting a 49er fan. Why? Due to the fact in lieu of let the Rams win (which is in all probability the easiest factor in the game), I ran Goff back into his own endzone and took a safety. End of game and skipping of what is possibly a crucial tutorial.