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Greg Olsen's hair is jet black in Madden and has been at least since we got him

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Unfortunately I still love to plan Madden, but it's a pain in the ass no doubt.  The menu system drags terribly, they constantly remove features and add them back in a couple years later as "gamebreaking" additions.  After years, the commentary still makes huge mistakes.  But I'm in a online Franchise where 26/32 teams are controlled by real people, and I"m building the Panthers, and I gotta say it's incredibly fun playing real people, drafting against real people, and trying to develop the best team while staying under the cap. 

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It sucks how you cant instant replay online, another thing that's bad.

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I will buy madden when they recycle back to 12. Don't think they will do that? Just watch and see.

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2k14 does suck i will second that, hell 2k13 as well these guys need to step it up.......seems like madden removes a feature every year then adds it back 2 years later

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my wife bought me madden 13 (or 14, whatever the one right before 25 is) for my birthday. i decided to give it a chance. spent three hours trying to figure out franchise mode, realized it sucked absolute ass, and quit before i ever played a down of actual football. abysmal game, i haven't touched it since.

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Really did enjoy the NFL2k with the quarterback drop rhythm passing.

 

Last madden I had was 11 but I had to get 25 for Cam, Luke, Star, the black pants and the black endzones.

 

I really only play online and I kinda suck but I enjoy it. Playing D with the Panthers can be frustrating because they can't cover anyone they are rated so poorly.

 

Kuechly is literally the best pass defender. I have more INTS with him than anyone. He is the only guy that reliably catches the ball. I can't tell you how many drops my DB's have made my opponent snags everything in sight. Is it me? Am I doing something wrong.

 

Really wise they'd improve the impact of the Dline. The Panthers have great DE's  and they barely ever make impact plays. Any tips would be appreciated.

 

I really hate it when Olsen goes out injured every other game too but I use him way too much, I probably deserve it.

 

Why are Cam and 34 so slow tho? Its frustrating watching Cam get caught by every DE in the book from beind while RG3 as super jets.

 

Why is McFadden so unstoppable, hasn't done poo in years. I guess the Raiders need some weapon but cripes.

 

Anyone got some favorite plays they use? I only use the Rivera playbook for some reason.

Lay off the turbo, use it carefully.  This madden seems more finesse based.  More controlled and fluid moves are rewarded.  Also, holding the button down or hitstick in the correct direction firmly without letting up will give added advantage with catching,separation, tackling, hitting, blitzing, edge rushing etc..

 

Cam does feel a little clunky...they do give him beast mode in the redzone, basically unstoppable.  I love using our playbook for O and D.  Put Ginn in as #1 and move Smitty around ..boom.. instantly upgraded offense.  I also like putting Tolbert in as #2 TE sometimes.

 

I agree its tuff if you were used to the old madden with controlling a D line player, Im just now getting up to speed.  If you like edge rushing, you are in heaven with our two monsters.  Be carefull because you can lower your players stamina if you continuously use them over and over, so switching back and forth between Hardy and CJ is beneficial.  

 

Some favorite O plays are PA, counter runs and the triple option.  If you beat them down with power, iso, short passes and two TE sets, the PA, counter and option plays are icing on the cake.  One particular counter is in the shotgun with all wr's to one side. Wait for that pulling guard and youre off to the races.

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I still play my NFL2k5 faithfully to this day.  Zod, I didn't know you were a believer. B)

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I will buy madden when they recycle back to 12. Don't think they will do that? Just watch and see.

 

my god, that was the worst version I've ever played.  I'd take 2009, 10, and 11 over that year...

 

 

my wife bought me madden 13 (or 14, whatever the one right before 25 is) for my birthday. i decided to give it a chance. spent three hours trying to figure out franchise mode, realized it sucked absolute ass, and quit before i ever played a down of actual football. abysmal game, i haven't touched it since.

 
I actually thought this has been the only breakthrough for this game.  online franchise mode was really fun.

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LAST YEAR 2K SPORTS SIGNED A 10 YEAR DEAL WITH THE NFL FOR RIGHTS TO MAKE GAMES

.Please NFL, bring back competition and ditch your EA Exclusive License nonsense.

 

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Lay off the turbo, use it carefully. This madden seems more finesse based. More controlled and fluid moves are rewarded. Also, holding the button down or hitstick in the correct direction firmly without letting up will give added advantage with catching,separation, tackling, hitting, blitzing, edge rushing etc..

Cam does feel a little clunky...they do give him beast mode in the redzone, basically unstoppable. I love using our playbook for O and D. Put Ginn in as #1 and move Smitty around ..boom.. instantly upgraded offense. I also like putting Tolbert in as #2 TE sometimes.

I agree its tuff if you were used to the old madden with controlling a D line player, Im just now getting up to speed. If you like edge rushing, you are in heaven with our two monsters. Be carefull because you can lower your players stamina if you continuously use them over and over, so switching back and forth between Hardy and CJ is beneficial.

Some favorite O plays are PA, counter runs and the triple option. If you beat them down with power, iso, short passes and two TE sets, the PA, counter and option plays are icing on the cake. One particular counter is in the shotgun with all wr's to one side. Wait for that pulling guard and youre off to the races.

no, no...

None of that is important because I don't like the menu

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Really did enjoy the NFL2k with the quarterback drop rhythm passing.

 

Last madden I had was 11 but I had to get 25 for Cam, Luke, Star, the black pants and the black endzones.

 

I really only play online and I kinda suck but I enjoy it. Playing D with the Panthers can be frustrating because they can't cover anyone they are rated so poorly.

 

Kuechly is literally the best pass defender. I have more INTS with him than anyone. He is the only guy that reliably catches the ball. I can't tell you how many drops my DB's have made my opponent snags everything in sight. Is it me? Am I doing something wrong.

 

Really wise they'd improve the impact of the Dline. The Panthers have great DE's  and they barely ever make impact plays. Any tips would be appreciated.

 

I really hate it when Olsen goes out injured every other game too but I use him way too much, I probably deserve it.

 

Why are Cam and 34 so slow tho? Its frustrating watching Cam get caught by every DE in the book from beind while RG3 as super jets.

 

Why is McFadden so unstoppable, hasn't done poo in years. I guess the Raiders need some weapon but cripes.

 

Anyone got some favorite plays they use? I only use the Rivera playbook for some reason.

 

 

With the dropped interceptions, are you switching to the defender yourself aka "ball hawking"?

 

You are much more likely to get the INT if you switch to the defender yourself.  Go through the tutorial to learn how to do it right.

 

But you are right about the corners not being able to cover anyone in man-to-man.  You just gotta do a good job disguising your blitzes and using zone coverages. One of my favorite defensive plays is the "Sugar blitz bluff".  It's in the nickel package and it looks like the linebackers are going in for the blitz but they drop back in coverage.  Alternate that with the actual "sugar blitz" and a lot of times the QB will throw you the ball for a easy pick.

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