|Players||2 Players Simultaneous|
JPN - November 17th, 2004
USA - November 17th, 2004
EUR - November 17th, 2004
For years the Madden series has graced our homes, bringing us high-quality games that seem to never get old. With Madden games on everything from the SNES to present times EA Sports has decided to bring the series to the Nintendo DS. Hope for the best.
Not much story here. You can start a season with any of the 32 teams, or start a franchise. If you consider a season a story that’s all that is here.
The responsiveness of the buttons aren’t so great, which is important in sports games. When the players run on the field it appears as though there is no traction at all. I for one was not aware of the new ice turf. The a.i. for both sides of the field are sub-par. You can throw a pass directly to a receiver and they might not even try to catch it!
If you have ever played a Madden game on the N64 or Playstation, that is basically what you’re going to get. The players look like they’re are made of Lego Blocks. And from a distance you can’t even read the players jersey number.
Well, where to begin… The sound effects for the crashing of the players is not too bad… but the trademark for the Madden series is John’s commentary, and that’s not what you’re going to get here. Honestly, Madden has 2 lines in the whole game, and he rarely says either.
The game offers wireless multi-player, but not download play. I personally don’t like going through season after season. There is no make-a-character which also hurts the score. I bought the game and I don’t play it anymore.
The hardest challenge in Madden ’05 probably would be against a friend in multi-player. But the lack of quality in all of the other categories might also make the game harder. If you can beat an entire season with the blind receivers, hats off to you.
I bought this game for $40… and I totally regret it. It just isn’t a good game. I have nothing more to say.
This game…at the least seems a bit rushed. EA barely took advantage of the touch screen, which is only used to call audibles and pick plays. The only way I could see anybody buying this game is if they’re bored with their DS and want to try something new.
Thank you for reading my review. -Joe Man