minormillikin wrote:Save me a few bucks and tell me why it's terrible.
The tackle engine from last year is improved, but still terrible. I had Percy Harvin at a perpendicular angle to the ground, propped up by the ankle of a player that was clipping through him, and he STOOD UP from that and ran another fifteen yards.
At least RBs don't trip over the ankles of the OL as much.
Also, it's the same Madden that it always is. Sidney Rice doesn't understand the concept of dragging his feet on the sidelines? Running out routes and fades at the sidelines and throwing ANYTHING to the back of the end zone is a total PITA as usual.
LBs that are turned around or running the other way on crossing patterns still stop on a dime and swat passes across the middle in coverage. I mean, it's easy to just run slants every other play and make your way downfield as usual, but these teleporting LBs are some bull.
I just hate this thing so much. I'm no diehard "2K5 is the greatest NFL game of all-time" guy, but that game at least figured out how to program receivers to toe tap and encourages running at a hole over trying to bounce it outside first chance you get. There are less money plays in APF 2K8 than there are in this game.
This is another year where they emphasize presentation and new game modes over the actual function of the game. I hope they tear down and rebuild for the next generation of consoles.