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Old 08-02-2004, 12:35 AM   #16
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I might rent madden for a week or 2, but weighing my options of other games that I want, the fact that I've already got a really good football game in ESPN 2K5 for $35 bucks cheaper, and seeing as to how nothing I've seen or read about madden knocks my socks off, I'll see my normal $50 towards madden going to something else this year.
My thoughts exactly. My gaming budget is small and if I can get ESPN titles for $20 and they are decent games-I'm all over it. I'm sure Madden is gonna be good as usual, but I barely have enough time and money for one football game, let alone two.
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Old 08-02-2004, 02:23 AM   #17
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well for me I have no worries about any other game. Budget is definitly small, and its all going to madden. If there are a bunch of games coming out then you arent going to go through a lot of season anyways, which is what I want to do. I play madden as if it was an rpg, and I go through a ton of seasons. And since you will probably just mess around with it, and play mostly head to head games, then it wont make much of a difference to you.

One big thing madden has going for it, is the fact that the skins are ranked really really well. And they are ranked like shit in 2k5
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Old 08-02-2004, 03:12 AM   #18
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well for me I have no worries about any other game. Budget is definitly small, and its all going to madden. If there are a bunch of games coming out then you arent going to go through a lot of season anyways, which is what I want to do. I play madden as if it was an rpg, and I go through a ton of seasons. And since you will probably just mess around with it, and play mostly head to head games, then it wont make much of a difference to you.

One big thing madden has going for it, is the fact that the skins are ranked really really well. And they are ranked like shit in 2k5
I kinda like the ratings cuz it makes it more of a challenge and last year I played franchises in madden until year 8 or so a few times and then I'd start it all over with another mixed assortment of players. I'm just the type of gamer who has various gaming stretches where I could want to play rpgs for a week or 2 and then turn around and play football for a few weeks and then turn around and want to play 1st person shooters. it just comes and goes and so I like to have a somewhat rounded gaming library that's reasonably budgeted, lol.
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Old 08-02-2004, 08:33 AM   #19
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well for me I have no worries about any other game. Budget is definitly small, and its all going to madden. If there are a bunch of games coming out then you arent going to go through a lot of season anyways, which is what I want to do. I play madden as if it was an rpg, and I go through a ton of seasons. And since you will probably just mess around with it, and play mostly head to head games, then it wont make much of a difference to you.

One big thing madden has going for it, is the fact that the skins are ranked really really well. And they are ranked like shit in 2k5
i just can't bear being the redskins without BEING them. the roster has to be the real roster for me else i'll always feel im cheating. thats why i can only go through one season at a time, or mirror real roster changes.

i'm more interested in how it looks/feels/plays on the field and right now ESPN has me enthralled with all the super realistic animations (away from the ball too) and real physics tackles. hope Madden '05 finally breaks out of the super familiar (and relatively few) scripted animations we've been seeing since '00, but from the looks of the videos it totally hasn't... lighting/textures have improved alot though.
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Old 08-02-2004, 12:33 PM   #20
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I bought 2k5 on Saturday. First off let me say that 2K5 CANNOT TOUCH MADDEN!

But, I do admit that it's fun and it will keep me entertained for the next 9 days until Madden comes out. Gibbs playbook is awesome. It has all types of counters, play-action pass, play-action roll outs......alot of the stuff that Gibbs likes to do. Also the single-back formation has about 7 pages with different packages. Rock Cartwright is sometimes lined up as H-back, which I found odd. Gardner up the middle on a crossing route is my bread and butter, and Coles catches everything thrown to him.

Portis is a MONSTER. On my first game he rushed for 221 yards on 16 carries. Once he gets out in the open....he's gone. Betts runs pretty well also. The defense is good....even though the secondary is suspect. Marcus Washington is everywhere, and Griffin gets good penetration up the middle. Sean Taylor is pretty good too.

Overall, I give it a 8.5. I still prefer Madden simply because the game play is ALOT smoother and the franchise mode is 10 times better. You have so many more options on Madden. I do like Sportscenter and the post game highlights. It's a fun game and I was impressed, but I'm still waiting for Madden and I'll probably give away 2k5 once I do get Madden.
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Old 08-02-2004, 12:52 PM   #21
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[QUOTE=Redskins_P]

Portis is a MONSTER. QUOTE]

Portis is a monster on the default settings, but up the difficulty to "all-pro" and you will have to earn your rushing yards. Still, he holds his own on that level.
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Portis is a MONSTER.
Portis is a monster on the default settings, but up the difficulty to "all-pro" and you will have to earn your rushing yards. Still, he holds his own on that level.
true that. try ALL-Pro only when you learn how to make your own audilbles on the fly and learn how to follow blockers. Pro is way too easy but fun for watching all the animations for shedding tackles.
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Old 08-02-2004, 03:32 PM   #23
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the one thing I'm not liking is the fact u can't turn off the injuries. if I'm just not able to find where I can turn that off could someone help me out with that cuz I'm tired of the most expensive players gettin hurt and having no cap to address the weakness. and with some players missing u'd think the cap would have shown that.
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Old 08-02-2004, 05:24 PM   #24
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the one thing I'm not liking is the fact u can't turn off the injuries. if I'm just not able to find where I can turn that off could someone help me out with that cuz I'm tired of the most expensive players gettin hurt and having no cap to address the weakness. and with some players missing u'd think the cap would have shown that.


Thats how it works in real life though. heh.

I havent checked if you can turn on injuries, im sure that you can though.
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I test for EA Sports and in all honesty I think both (ESPN and Madden) are worth the purchase this year. I have played much more ESPN than Madden since I've had ESPN longer, but in their own right, both games have great features and replay-ability. If you can, check out both titles.

On a side note, look for the 2006 and 2k6 titles to be beyond imaginable improvements. Competition has a way of helping these game producers become more 'innovative'
Just wondering, how did do you get that gig??
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Just wondering, how did do you get that gig??
Yeah, and how can I get in on that action!

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Old 08-02-2004, 11:23 PM   #27
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you just sign up for betas for ea etc, or go pro (which involves lots of boring test case writing)... I've tested every major MMORPG since asheron's call came out... also, knowing people in the gaming community/geeks helps you find spare copies... that's how i tested star craft and unreal 2003 while they were still in alpha/beta... I don't know that many sports gamers though
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