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houtz
08-07-2009, 06:57 PM
I will be picking the game up tomorrow at 3PM est so I thought I'd start this thread to give everyone the opportunity to ask questions. I will also be posting my Impressions in this thread.

Thumper1016
08-07-2009, 11:57 PM
I would love to hear what you think. I really want to know if it is a true improvement over 09 and if it is worth the money.

houtz
08-08-2009, 12:14 PM
I will let you know. I'm pretty damn excited! This will be the first year I get the game early.

If you're on PS3 I can give you the "exclusive demo" from gamestop. I made a seperate account and basically gave it out to 20 or 30 people so they could download the demo. It's worked well.

Ricky_Fan34
08-08-2009, 10:15 PM
How are you getting it early?

houtz
08-09-2009, 12:53 AM
I got it at a Mom n Pop shop in Central, Pa. I called around to every video game store within 45 miles and finally found a store that would sell the game early.

Early Impressions definitely say this is the best Madden to date. If you have any questions or would like me to go into detail on anything let me know.

I didn't want to spend time typing out a huge essay for 2 or 3 guys to read.

The options in the wildcat are ridiculous. 12 plays all together with 4 or 5 packages for each play. The possibilities are endless. Pat White is looking pretty nice as well.

houtz
08-09-2009, 10:13 AM
Here's the proof for those that don't believe me..

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Clipse
08-09-2009, 11:47 AM
I got it at a Mom n Pop shop in Central, Pa. I called around to every video game store within 45 miles and finally found a store that would sell the game early.

Early Impressions definitely say this is the best Madden to date. If you have any questions or would like me to go into detail on anything let me know.

I didn't want to spend time typing out a huge essay for 2 or 3 guys to read.

The options in the wildcat are ridiculous. 12 plays all together with 4 or 5 packages for each play. The possibilities are endless. Pat White is looking pretty nice as well.
A nice little review would be nice :d-day:. Downloading Madden 10 right now for the 360, cannot wait to try out the wildcat.

houtz
08-09-2009, 12:30 PM
The game is a pretty big step up from 2009.

* Man Coverage is fixed which is a huge plus.

* Graphics are insane. Players look like their real life counterpart, they have the right equipment, the half time and pre game graphics are sick, tons of presentation during the game. It reminds me a lot like 2k.

* Online plays well. It was just me and my boy over at VSN but it played flawlessly much like 2009.

* I've been playing on Normal which is a bit faster then the demo. I think this game speed is perfect. Not to fast, not to slow.

* The run game is much improved. You can finally see holes open up. It takes patience but is definitely awesome. Ronnie Brown ran all over his Bears defense.

* The wildcat is awesome. One of the things I was really looking forward to this year. There are two formations with 6 plays in each. You can sub in 5 or 6 different packages for each play. The only complaint I have is with the PA pass out of the Wildcat you can't tuck the ball and scramble. Makes it hard to move around with Pat White and Ronnie Brown if you're in the throwing stance. Pat White is a beast.

* Dolphins playbook is huge. One of the biggest playbooks in the game.

* The middle of the field is still pretty effective.

* Ginn gets off the bump surprisingly well. In the game I just played he beat a defender inside caught the ball, and out ran everyone for a good 45 yard TD, it made me happy. It also makes me happy he actually looks like Ted Ginn.

* If you played NCAA all those "lame duck" passes that the QB would throw would usually get picked. That's not the case in Madden.

* The Kickoff return game needs to be rehashed. Way to many big returns on kickoffs.

* Love that they brought back defensive assignments. Being able to put Will Allen on the opposition's best player is great.

* Will Allen is rated 81, while Vontae Davis is a 77. That surprised me because when ESPN released the ratings Vontae was a 77 and W. Allen was a 75.

* No Hartline, Nalbone, or Wake :(. I think we need to wait for another roster update. Speaking of roster update, there is already one online but I'm not really sure what changed.

* I love the HB Slip Screen. It's pretty effective if you let the play develop.

* Overall the best Madden to date IMO

* Oh yeah, and the soundtrack is great.


If you have any questions I will answer them.

CsonkYa
08-09-2009, 03:16 PM
Congrats on the early pickup, Houtz.
I seen you and Tami online with "playing madden 10" under your name.
Nice score.
Im still trying to get my copy in my area.
Im really looking forward to the online frachise. I hope ea puts in capped rosters.

houtz
08-09-2009, 05:43 PM
Congrats on the early pickup, Houtz.
I seen you and Tami online with "playing madden 10" under your name.
Nice score.
Im still trying to get my copy in my area.
Im really looking forward to the online frachise. I hope ea puts in capped rosters.

We all reside over on Virtualsportsnetwork.com. You need to get your *** over there.

BARF
08-09-2009, 11:17 PM
any known artists on the track

Clipse
08-10-2009, 02:33 AM
Any sort of "Team Up" game mode online? Still got about 3 hours on my download unfortunately.

houtz
08-10-2009, 01:28 PM
any known artists on the track

2Pac – Can’t C Me
Airborne – Heads Are Gonna Roll
Alice in Chains – Them Bones
B.o.B. – Created A Monster
Bang Camaro – Revolution
Beastie Boys – Sabotage
Black Sabbath – Paranoid
Cypress Hill – Get ‘Em Up
Helmet – Unsung
Iron Maiden – Aces High
Judas Priest – Painkiller
Kid Rock – I Am The Bullgod
Killswitch Engage – Reckoning
Korn – Blind
Mastodon - Divinations
Nas featuring P Diddy – Hate Me Now
Nirvana – Breed
Pantera – Walk
Public Enemy – Shut Em Down
Rage Against The Machine - Guerrilla Radio
Set Your Goals – Gaia Bleeds (Make Way For Man)
Slipknot – Duality
System Of A Down – Sugar
The Vanity Plan – Before I Die
Young Dre The Truth – Cheah Beah

houtz
08-10-2009, 01:29 PM
Any sort of "Team Up" game mode online? Still got about 3 hours on my download unfortunately.

Nothing like NHL.

They have allowed us to team up online but it's only 2 players v.s CPU. I think they mentioned adding something similar to EASHL in the coming years.

houtz
08-10-2009, 01:30 PM
Also here's a link to my online profile. I uploaded 5 Dolphin highlights all from online games.

http://www.easportsworld.com/en_US/profile/32960

houtz
08-10-2009, 01:32 PM
Also, for those of you that may be interested in Franchise. I started a thread over at VSN where I simmed through a season. I then went back and simmed another season adding more stats, etc... Check all three pages.

http://www.virtualsportsnetwork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=30269

John Biello
08-10-2009, 02:09 PM
your a lucky man!!! i have to work thursday night so i think my wife is going to pick up my copy for me, with my stepson. its going to be a long 12 hour shift waiting to get home to play all weekend.

Clipse
08-10-2009, 02:54 PM
Nothing like NHL.

They have allowed us to team up online but it's only 2 players v.s CPU. I think they mentioned adding something similar to EASHL in the coming years.
Meh, oh well.

Great soundtrack though. good to see some Maiden and Priest on there.

NC Fins Fan
08-10-2009, 03:22 PM
the little things are what's making this edition of Madden sooo much fun.. I got a sack with Joey Porter last night and he actually did the kick celebration during the cut scene.. awesome!!!

Not sure if Taylor does the heart punch yet..