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'Madden 18' Is A Gorgeous Football Game With Something For Everyone, But Key Flaws Remain

'Madden 18' Is A Gorgeous Football Game With Something For Everyone, But Key Flaws Remain
From Uproxx - August 16, 2017

Madden 18 is here with a lot to offer to veteran fans and newcomers alike. Not only does the latest iteration of EAs annual football simulation give fans of all ages and skill levels something to call their own, the addition of the surprisingly touching Longshot story mode and more features to Madden Ultimate Team provide a deep, multi-leveled experience on par with FIFA or the NBA 2K series. But, is it worth picking up if youve bought the game year after year? Lets find out.

The move to Battlefield 1 and Star Wars: Battlefronts Frostbite engine is immediately apparent. A Madden game has never looked this good. There were multiple moments in which I thought I was watching a broadcasted game. Individual players (especially on the offensive line) actually look like theyre all doing their job, rather than foosball players standing in place reacting to hit boxes. Things can go wrong, players slip, everyone is working, and it brings a sense of immersion that have been missing from previous iterations.

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