This is the type of Madden option that will leave uninterested parties unaffected, while strategist will ensure the Possession Receiver never go against the Pass Blocker. On the surface, this seems like a menial upgrade. In execution, it’s brilliant. Weapons adds an extended need to utilize the depth chart to ensure on-field players are being properly utilized, and not shut down by their opponents.
Front Office makes a return, allowing those without ambitions of being the next Hall of Fame quarterback to manage the team via finances. Building stadiums, managing prices, and dealing with contracts can eat up ridiculous amount of your playtime. If you’re not interested, you’ll never have to deal with it. This is a Madden that wonderfully balances the gamers wants and needs dependent on their play style.
Presentation is still something keeping this franchise from being considered truly great. The hometown radio commentator has lost its appeal and it’s time for Madden to step back into the booth. The ESPN license is wasted during the game. It’s utilized for the solid text, audio, and video feeds when browsing the menus. This is a wasted opportunity.
Though another aggravating boasting on the cover states this is the best selling pro football franchise (given the complete lack of available competition), EA Sports is not running away with the money generated from this series. The strides are massive in 08, arguably creating the largest gap in quality from one year to the next since the series moved into 3-D back in 1999. This is finally worth the $60 sticker price on the next generation consoles.
Madden NFL 08 is rated E (Everyone) by the ESRB. This game can also be found on: GameCube, Nintendo DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360 and Mobile Phone.