X360, PS3 Friday, June 15, 2007 | 12:29 PM

Madden NFL 2008 images

Madden NFL 2008 images

EA Sports released these 10 images of Madden NFL 2008, who should please some fans of the sport out there.


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Commented on 2007-06-15 12:48:27
Picture no 5 has something angry going on in the trouser department ;)
Commented on 2007-06-15 12:48:31
Matt Leinart and LaDainian Tomlinson FTW!


Where's my Reggie Bush pictures EA? Maybe he still hasn't recovered from the hit :P
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b376/re29a/football/gifs/reggie.gif



Anyway, can't say I'm that excited for this years Madden. They're hyping it up the same way they did previous years, and they all turned out average at best. I'll still pick it up though, too much of a NFL fan to pass it up. Wish EA didn't have the rights to the NFL license :/

Commented on 2007-06-15 12:53:01
Is the Waterboy in this?
Commented on 2007-06-15 12:54:14 In reply to roxwell
Posted by roxwell
Is the Waterboy in this?
he was kicked out the league after he tackled a 8 year old child for calling him slow :/
Commented on 2007-06-15 12:55:57 In reply to kenshin2418
Oh dear :D

That's all I know about American Football I'm affraid :p
Commented on 2007-06-15 12:59:30 In reply to roxwell
Posted by roxwell
Oh dear :D

That's all I know about American Football I'm affraid :p
If it makes you feel any better, you know more than I do cauz I know nothing! ;)
Commented on 2007-06-15 13:00:36 In reply to alimokrane
Yes, we know that Alimo ;)
Commented on 2007-06-15 13:05:39 In reply to roxwell
Posted by roxwell
Oh dear :D

That's all I know about American Football I'm affraid :p
I have much to teach you, young padawan.


Alimo is a lost cause I'm afraid :P
Commented on 2007-06-15 13:06:44 In reply to kenshin2418
Posted by kenshin2418
Alimo is a lost cause I'm afraid :P
Haha :P Anyway, the graphics look aweful though.
Commented on 2007-06-15 13:12:54 In reply to alimokrane
Posted by alimokrane
Haha :P Anyway, the graphics look aweful though.
Typical Madden captures. They always look like ass in screens for some reason. In motion Madden doesn't lack in the graphics department, it's the gameplay that is the main problem. I guess you could compare it to Fifa and WE, where Madden would be Fifa and WE would be the old 2K NFL franchise. Hope that makes sense :P
Commented on 2007-06-15 13:51:25 In reply to kenshin2418
Posted by kenshin2418
Typical Madden captures. They always look like ass in screens for some reason. In motion Madden doesn't lack in the graphics department, it's the gameplay that is the main problem. I guess you could compare it to Fifa and WE, where Madden would be Fifa and WE would be the old 2K NFL franchise. Hope that makes sense :P
lucky that the new 2K 'Football' game is coming out this July, then ;)

Based on feedback from a gamer community event that showcased NCAA Football 08, EA is heading in the right direction in terms of gameplay this year. Let's hope Madden 08 delivers
Commented on 2007-06-15 13:52:24
actually, those look pretty good. the players actually look proportionate. the last few years they've looked incredibly out of whack.
Commented on 2007-06-15 14:24:12 In reply to kenshin2418
Posted by kenshin2418
Typical Madden captures. They always look like ass in screens for some reason. In motion Madden doesn't lack in the graphics department, it's the gameplay that is the main problem. I guess you could compare it to Fifa and WE, where Madden would be Fifa and WE would be the old 2K NFL franchise. Hope that makes sense :P
Not sure I agree. While 2K had some solid points, it also had some astastic points. A prime example is their cheesy, unrealistic, arcade centric power meter/speed burst. Madden's system of 85% top end w/o speed burst, and 100% top end w/ speed burst (but lessened agility) is much, much more realistic and intuitive than button mashing arcade playing. Which some prefer the arcade style... but it is out of place for a game fans trot out as "accurate" and "sim". I like both series, but as a sim oriented fan I find 2Ks control mechanics wanting.

As for the shots, it should be noted they are going for 60fps w/ branching/dynamic based animation. Yet the lack of self shadows, low AF, and nasty aliasing are unacceptible. It doesn't appear the rendering engine has received any love since 2005. Yawn. They look good, but the graphical improvements are minor. But with significantly better animation + 60fps I think I can overlook the other issues.
Commented on 2007-06-15 17:51:34
I WANT NFL 2K :p
Commented on 2007-06-15 21:36:54
uh pic # 5 is just wrong. boy this game looks like crap. worse than last years. madden sucks
Commented on 2007-06-15 22:05:29 In reply to Acert93
Posted by Acert93
Not sure I agree. While 2K had some solid points, it also had some astastic points. A prime example is their cheesy, unrealistic, arcade centric power meter/speed burst. Madden's system of 85% top end w/o speed burst, and 100% top end w/ speed burst (but lessened agility) is much, much more realistic and intuitive than button mashing arcade playing. Which some prefer the arcade style... but it is out of place for a game fans trot out as "accurate" and "sim". I like both series, but as a sim oriented fan I find 2Ks control mechanics wanting.
My main example was just that when you compared to the 2 franchises I found 2K's..well 2K5 to be more close to capturing that RL football feel than EA's Madden. Both of them are far from being called perfect, or anything like that. 2K had it's issues just as Madden did, and in some cases Madden did do some things better. However, I just don't see how Madden has yet to out due the outdated 2K5 yet as a "whole" instead of just certain features here and there, since they've obtained the license. Of course, that's my opinion.

I do hope this Madden changes that opinion though. I still am buying it on day 1. It's just that I've been down this road before. Got hyped up over what they said, only later to feel burned. I'll just have to wait till the game is in my hands and I play it.


Oh yeah, Chicago Bears vs New England Patriots Super Bowl...Believe!

@Stazi
True, but I'm not yet sold on that game either. Need to see an actual game playthrough
Commented on 2007-06-15 22:59:04

As for the shots, it should be noted they are going for 60fps w/ branching/dynamic based animation.
Well.. despite all of the flaws.. that alone makes this more interesting than the last two Madden games on 360. I'm not a big football fan, and I'm even less of a fan of the videogames.. but 60fps is great.. and dynamic animations are something that have potential to really revolutionize this genre if they can actually pull that off.
Commented on 2007-06-16 04:53:29
new video interview up
http://media.xbox360.ign.com/media/868/868499/vids...
definitively is a looker, and from what he was saying, it sounds like they're trying to make this one the best of the best. Still, I've heard it all before, like um, oh yeah, Madden 07. So I'm still going to be stubborn as a mule. *folds arm* :P

Still, I liked what I saw for the most part. It sounds like it's shaping up nicely. We will see.

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