X360, PS3 Friday, May 23, 2008 | 3:19 PM

Madden09 vs Madden08 video

Madden09 vs Madden08 video

Electronic Arts released this rather out of the ordinary video of Madden NFL 09 comparing the versions 09 and 08. Looks like the devs over at EA Tiburon did a nice job.

Madden 09 - 08 comparison

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Commented on 2008-05-23 15:56:23
does this use that new physics system that was showcased a few months ago?
Commented on 2008-05-23 16:02:59
I don't think. but if you wanna know something about animations you can visit this EA blog http://www.easports.com/madden09/fullsite/news.jsp...

there is also a part two. (mainpage)
Commented on 2008-05-23 16:15:40 In reply to cchance
Posted by cchance
does this use that new physics system that was showcased a few months ago?
euphoria engine? Nah, we could only wish :(
Commented on 2008-05-23 18:33:06
If EA was smart, they'd buy up the Euphoria's developers and make it an EA exclusive.
Commented on 2008-05-23 18:56:42 In reply to DarkElfa
Posted by DarkElfa
If EA was smart, they'd buy up the Euphoria's developers and make it an EA exclusive.
maybe EA's animation tool is better and cheaper ;)
Commented on 2008-05-23 18:59:51
This game will have supposedly have SOME dynamic (physics based) animations, based on some Madden site pages I read and these videos. They're doing their own system.
Commented on 2008-05-23 22:55:59
Whats the new feature this year ?
You throw with the right stick...

Commented on 2008-05-23 23:26:48
I might buy it, I haven't bought a Madden since 05.
Commented on 2008-05-24 01:12:03
Not that impressive to me. The only thing I saw that was of note was the stadium shadows.
Commented on 2008-05-24 09:33:59
Since mario galaxy, everybody uses white backlighting on models, looks horrible.
Commented on 2008-05-24 09:46:54 In reply to BarfHappy
Posted by BarfHappy
Since mario galaxy, everybody uses white backlighting on models, looks horrible.
Rim lighting has been around for quite a while. TF2 uses it and CGI has used it for a very long time.
Commented on 2008-05-24 23:17:37
So, this year is a roster update AND better graphics. What a bargain.
Commented on 2008-05-25 06:10:46
Didn't see any real noticable difference tbh.. Biggest one I saw was the different texture for the grass and snow, but that's it..

Hopefully (for the fans) they've improved gameplay by adding better physics etc, like you guys were already talking about.. Because graphics won't really chance a lot anymore on this generation of consoles, that's obvious..
Commented on 2008-05-25 11:13:32
Err, looks identical. :/
Commented on 2008-05-25 16:14:42
Yeah this thing hardly looks different.
I especially liked the part where they decided to compare weather by showing one field with nothing going on and the other with snow. How about comparing with another snow?
The player models probably look disproportionate still with huge fucking heads too from a distance. Show us the player models from the above angle we all play from.
New lighting model? All you did was change the skyline and keep a simple shadow casted

Way to update... in a cosmetic way that's hardly noticeable. Madden is always the same

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