Madden 08

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Madden 08

Post by MichViking » Sun Aug 12, 2007 4:33 pm

comes out on tuesday, do we have any gamers out there? i know im getting it, i have xbox 360, and this years version is suppose to kick #### finally. all reviews have been good so far.
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Post by Demi » Sun Aug 12, 2007 5:55 pm

I play online franchises quite a bit...which they don't even have this year. No spawn option or anyway of playing offline franchise games online anymore. :(

Vikings are sooo weak...QBs are useless, and the WRs are close enough, along with TEs.

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Post by S197 » Sun Aug 12, 2007 6:17 pm

I'll probably get it only because there really isn't anything else.

I'm probably in the minority here but I never was a real big Madden fan. I always thought other games like NFL 2k sports did a better job.

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Post by HornedMessiah » Sun Aug 12, 2007 7:25 pm

I'm interested to know what our rookie's ability scores are, particularly Peterson.

It will be interesting to see how they changed TJack's abilities from last year. In '07 he has decent stats except for a completely atrocious awareness rating (in the 40s I think).

All you console gamers are spoiled. PC gamers like me will have to wait until 08 to get this game.

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Post by Demi » Sun Aug 12, 2007 8:29 pm

http://www.sportsgamer.com/games/madden ... m/vikings/

Jackson is terrible, our WRs are terrible, our tight ends are terrible! Least we have some solid guys on defense! Heck, our HBs have a pretty weak carry rating too! :(

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Post by Plainsmen_2 » Sun Aug 12, 2007 10:20 pm

I'm getting it for the Wii. Yeah that's right the Wii.....

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Post by HornedMessiah » Mon Aug 13, 2007 1:03 am

Peterson's stats are alright, but I noticed this oddness:

Peterson:
Throw Power 35
Throw Accuracy 40

LeDainian Tomlinson:
Throw Power 25
Throw Accuracy 22


Heh, do the Madden people know something we don't know (yet) about Peterson?
I thought for sure that LT's passer ratings would be halfway decent, considering how many TD passes he threw last year.

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Post by HardcoreVikesFan » Mon Aug 13, 2007 1:11 pm

Leber 79? omg why did i even reserve this game? Just play All Pro Football 2k8. So much better.
Greenway 79? WTF? so if your injured your rating goes down huh? wtf (82 to 79)
Tarvaris Jackson 76 better than last year but his stats are still the same?
Sidney Rice 78? hmm so apparently having 85 catching and almost 90 speed isn't enough to make him 81?
Tank Williams went from 86 to 75. Wow this is gay. He was injured so i guess that means his overall goes down 11 points.
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Post by vikingsfrenzy » Mon Aug 13, 2007 1:20 pm

I'm not a gamer but I know about the Madden Cover curse. What do you guys think? The last thing that the Titans want is to lose Young.



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Post by TrenchGoon » Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:22 pm

all I can say is the graphics look good but the animation in the commercials looks very poor. I think last years madden is still the best.

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Post by Demi » Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:18 pm

Just play All Pro Football 2k8. So much better.
Where they don't have NFL players, teams, or heck, even ratings!!! :lol:

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Post by MichViking » Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:33 pm

wow im shocked...alot more gamers here then i thought! but yeah i was never a madden fan either, but there really is no other choice if u want current nfl players. my fav football game of all time still is 2k5. anyways, i work at best buy, and i saw in the strategy guide for madden that tjack was 77, and even considered a weapon. scramble weapon that is. Dsharper is a smart DB, and has the ability to read plays after awhile. kwill and pwill are weapons on the line. adrian peterson is rated 85 overall, which is nice. sidney rice is actually the highest rated reciever at 80, and is also a spectacular catch weapon, means he can make catches other recievers cant. in case u guys didnt know, the weapon thing is the new feature this year, and it seems alright....but it will really bolster the stats of those players. i'll post my feelings after i play it tomorrow. for all of u that are getting it! enjoy!
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Post by HornedMessiah » Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:21 pm

HardcoreVikesFan wrote:Greenway 79? WTF? so if your injured your rating goes down huh? wtf (82 to 79)
Tarvaris Jackson 76 better than last year but his stats are still the same?
Sidney Rice 78? hmm so apparently having 85 catching and almost 90 speed isn't enough to make him 81?
If you've played enough Madden you'd realize how heavily the Awareness rating impacts the Overall rating; I've especially noticed this with defensive players.

The reason Greenway and Rice's OVR ratings are so low is because they have low AWR, which makes sense considering they are rookies (Well, Greenway isn't but he can still be considered one somewhat)

AWR is the key.

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Post by WichitaKSViking » Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:29 pm

Yep 2k5 is the best of all time.... I even have 2k2 the one with Randy Moss on the front that was the starter of that beautiful 2k football... I will probably try this game out on the comp. this year.. I've never played any sports games on the PC so thought this was a good time to try... Love to hear some reviews when all you peeps have played it...
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Post by Minniman » Tue Aug 14, 2007 1:13 am

Madden is an arcade game, so I don't get all that hyped up when it comes out.

As long as EA keeps taking out features for the PC version, I could really care less about it.

It's too bad All Pro Football 2k8 doesn't have career league play.
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