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Unlike previous years, EA Sports and developer EA Tiburon aren't going to talk about upcoming title Madden NFL 13 during the Super Bowl. But that's not going to stop us from unveiling our wishlist for the game.Apart from the usual baseline of bug fixes and improvement tweakings, Madden 13 has a long way to go to improve upon Madden 12. We don't know what EA Tiburon's focus is going to be this year, but we hope that as a whole the spotlight is on getting this series back on track instead of adding new features nobody asked for.This year the Madden franchise faces a particular challenge in trying to move on after the departure of long-time development veterans like Ian Cummings, Phil Frazier, and a host of other personnel that have left. There's no way to know how this will effect the series, so here's hoping that the new blood will be good for the franchise.Feel free to post your own ideas in the comments section – we know you've got plenty.THE MADDEN NFL 13 WISHLIST+Items italicized where also specifically mentioned in last year's list and have yet to be implemented or fixed!General
+ New blocking logic for the second level so fullbacks and pulling guards put their hats on the immediate threat+ True gang tackles+ New passing trajectories to cut down on linebacker interceptions over the middle and scaling down of jumping linebackers+ More ball awareness by players in the passing game, including better head tracking+ Receivers come back for the ball and more jostling between the DBs and WRs – including the importance of the pass interference penalty+ Make the fumble animations, minigame, and outcome match each other. Too many times what you see and who comes up with the ball is completely different+ Defensive ends aren't effective in rushing the passer: A far cry from their importance in real life+ Too many gimme INTs dropped+ Better special teams blocking+ Fewer canned animations and more real physics-based movementRead on for more of our opinions on how to improve the series.
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Please have the computer be aware of where the 1st down marker is for once. tired of guys cutting hard right or left right before they cross the marker and then not making it when in real life they would just plow forward for the first or stretch for it while going out of bounds
on my knees bowing to the truth that is this wishlist
I think there should definitely be a mode where it takes the best teams of different generations, for example the '07 Patriots vs. Montana's 49er's, similar to how NBA 2k12 did it, but not as DLC, And they should update character skins, Bill Bellichick doesn't even look right in Madden for the past 2 years, same with many others like Brees, Eli Manning, etc.
My biggest gripe with the Madden franchise is when I'm on defense and I go in for the sack, the quarterback "fumbles" the ball, but yet it's ruled an incomplete pass. Either make it a sack, a fumble, or an "intentional grounding" penalty. So cheap!
I think they need a completely new engine. The graphics and all it involves just look and feel old IMO.
QB DO TAKE TO MANY SACKS THAS WHY MANY TEAMS LOOSE GAMES
OMG they need to add the old running animations back on the game!! the running animations from the PS2 days, Madden 05-06. The fluid looking leaning when turning around corners. Now when they turn corners, they are still upright while they're legs are slightly leaned.. If any of you take the time to look at a slowmo replay, you'll see that its soo unrealistic.
The WRs on the current games dont even turn their heads around for the ball, they just magically know when its coming. on Madden 05-06, they had their heads turned, looking right at the ball. AND **BRAAAHHHH** ADD EUPHORIA ENGINE FOR TACKLING PLZ!!!
HOW ABOUT ANOTHER COMPANY WITH A NFL LICENSE SO WE CAN GET A REAL FOOTBALL GAME? Madden has been crap for years each version always gets an 8.5 or higher from GI, really? The same coding issue are still there from the Genesis days, yes I played the Madden on the Sega Genesis. The game is more hype then anything else.
All your wish list requests are reasonable except one. Don't allow fans to vote for cover athlete. Really? Don't let the fans who are going to be buying this game pick the player they feel most deserves the cover? That's the kind of elitist crap that ticks me off, let me guess the average NFL fan isn't smart enough to pick the "right" for the cover. I can give you reasons why Hillis deserved the cover but that's not the point. Please explain yourself.
I don't have a problem gettin to the QB on the D-line. Some people are just worst than others
Every year the graphics in the Madden games seems to get worse and worse ever since '08.
Please do a mass overhaul of the superstar mode because it has sucked since madden 05 and has gone down hill every year since. its kinda funny how when EA had competition (nfl2k5) they actual put out a good madden. And every since then they have taken away from superstar mode to add to franchise. Now dont get me wrong I love playing with my team but you know since the time a lot of us could barely throw a football we wanted to be in the nfl so it would be nice to have a mode that was actual good to play as yourself. If madden could take half of what NBA 2k12 superstar mode or even NHL 12 superstar mode provides it would be AMAZING!!!!
Fingers crossed for an updated roster and nothing else of significance!
I've got a good feeling about my chances. : )
one word LEGENDS
I think they just need to build two games, one for online play, and arcade mode. Than also a game where you are more creating your team, franchise and give more depth into that part, for me I like creating my franchise and doing that and it seems they have cut and done odd stuff to that instead of making that a strong part of the game.
I would like to see Ultimate Team tweak more. It was sold as a RPG/Franchise mode. Where is the Franchise part? There must be a way to evaluate the stats you put up with your players. The Win and losses over a number of games. MLB the show has a good way that can be built on. they will evaluate your team every 5 games and you will be place in the appropiate league (Rookie, Minor league, superstar). As for the RPG aspect. Where is player customazation and pregression. There should be different rated Tom Brady. Contract cards ought to be the hardest thing to get. It should be a challenge to maintain a team together.
Oh you know what is really needed. On the fly audibles. If a play wont you ought to be able to press a button combo and assign it to an audible. Right now it not bad but could be better.
If anything get rid of the linebackers that jump way too high