IGN just reviewed Madden 10 and awarded the game an 8.9 (out of 10). Happy days?
There are issues with some of the new aspects that have worked their way into Madden (and things that have been taken out), but there’s no denying that this is the best pure football experience in videogame history.
Back in the day it seems like everyone would say that the latest game was the greatest ever, but these days this sort of praise is pretty rare.
Thankfully the gameplay in Madden NFL 10 is, in a word, fantastic. I can’t tell you how many people walked by my desk as I was playing and wondered if the NFL season started early this year. The speed of the game has been ratcheted down only slightly so hitting holes while running and making jukes is just a bit easier than it has been. That’s not to say that the game isn’t difficult – ramp up the difficulty to find out for yourself – but everything has an excellent ebb and flow this time around.
I think I just got a halfsie. God willing and if the creeks don’t rise, I will be playing Madden 10 this time next week. The countdown rolls on.