Drew Brees season is doomed. Gaming stores are besieged with back orders. Your copy of Madden ’10 just dropped 92% in value. It must be that time of year, EA Sports must be set to release Madden NFL 11. As a 27 year old married man, I STILL circle the date each and every year because it is the ONLY video game I still purchase and regularly play.
Quickly, 3 reasons this game is a perennial must for every gamer / sports fan:
1. The NFL and EA Sports are as intricately woven together as each Reebok jersey worn every Sunday. This means the most intimate of details about players, coaches, franchises, contracts, and stadiums are at the gamer’s disposal each time they pick up the controller to play. Franchise mode ensures that this game can be played year round and still create unique plays and results.
2. Madden is adaptable and easily updated with developments in the NFL. This includes their on-line playground, their strict adherence to injuries, ratings, depth charts, and other intricate details that can completely alter game play from week-to-week.
3. As much as I hate to admit it, Madden’s overall accurateness and game play design is as good as any game I have ever played. Did you know that EA Sports Madden NFL series has predicted 6 of the last 7 Super Bowl winners? Although I will challenge this in isolated cases, even I have to admit that year-in and year-out these game analysts are great at measuring and quantifying players abilities.
With that being said, I will release posts over the next week talking about the Tennessee Titan player ratings on this year’s Madden ’11. Given their general low ratings, maybe EA knows something we don’t… then again, maybe not.