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Old 07-26-2011, 06:25 AM   #1
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Is Madden still the king of Football games or has the tide changed?

Just want to get some thoughts of what you guys think.
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Old 07-26-2011, 04:59 PM   #2
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I think it depends on what type of football you prefer. I like college football a lot more than the NFL , so I get NCAA Football every year. Madden I get every other year or so. I'm skipping Madden this year.
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Old 07-26-2011, 05:05 PM   #3
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I predict this thread starting some fights...

NFL > NCAA
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Old 07-26-2011, 05:19 PM   #4
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i agree with johnny. ive always liked ncaa a little more but madden is still a great game
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:56 PM   #5
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yeah i skipped madden last year but im getting it this year. i haven't been much of a ncaa fan but this year's got me excited so i picked it up and havent put it down since
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:12 PM   #6
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I've never thought Madden was even a contender at all, but I couldn't care less about NFL. But I don't have any NFL teams at all in my state, but I have 2 of the best college football teams in the country in Alabama. That's just my opinion.
Just depends on which you care more about I think.
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Old 07-29-2011, 02:11 AM   #7
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I've been playing NCAA since it came out. I was at a friends house on his account and played Madden, it just wasn't the same at all. I'm gonna have to go with NCAA.
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Old 07-29-2011, 08:05 PM   #8
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Madden 07 - 1.82m NCAA 07 - 0.70m
Madden 08 - 2.35m NCAA 08 - 0.68m
Madden 09 - 2.46m NCAA 09 - 0.68m
Madden 10 - 2.75m NCAA 10 - 0.91m
Madden 11 - 2.47m NCAA 11 - 0.84m

As you can see from the total sales, Madden is still the king of football games. I do like the gameplay in NCAA better than that of Madden though. But that is just me.
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Old 07-30-2011, 12:18 AM   #9
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NCAA playbooks are more fun. Madden feels like the exact same plays every year since 2007. And Gus Johnson was awful in last year's Madden, sounded forced and highly annoying.
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Old 07-30-2011, 01:10 AM   #10
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NCAA has been the better game, in my opinion, for a while now. Madden basically abandoned the Superstar mode after '08, and it's been stripped down every year since. Fantasy Challenge was really fun in that game too, and they just forgot about it in the following years. NCAA, on the other hand, has been improving RTG every year, in my opinion. While getting rid of the evening activities kind of irked me, it seems for the better, as the skill purchasing system is quite good. Franchise mode has been the same one-dimensional thing every year for a long time now, yet it's still marketed as the selling point for every new Madden game, while Dynasty has been steadily getting better. IMO, recruiting is as much fun, if not more, than playing in the games themselves, and the coaching contract system this year is pretty cool. And yeah, the playbooks are better too. It's nice to actually be able to throw some options into the fray without having my quarterback get injured all the time. If Madden would actually do something besides upgrading the graphics and tackling system every year, they might get back into my collection, but for now, I'm sticking with NCAA.

Hell, I'm rather have a new Head Coach game, but that's not happening. Guess I just like the office stuff more than the gameday stuff.
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Old 07-30-2011, 03:49 AM   #11
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NCAA playbooks are more fun. Madden feels like the exact same plays every year since 2007. And Gus Johnson was awful in last year's Madden, sounded forced and highly annoying.
Agree. Hate Gus and Chris isn't much better. Hell I never even heard of Gus Johnson until he was in Madden and I watch NFL games. I guess he doesn't do games in my TV market.
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Old 07-30-2011, 03:54 AM   #12
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NCAA has been the better game, in my opinion, for a while now. Madden basically abandoned the Superstar mode after '08, and it's been stripped down every year since. Fantasy Challenge was really fun in that game too, and they just forgot about it in the following years. NCAA, on the other hand, has been improving RTG every year, in my opinion. While getting rid of the evening activities kind of irked me, it seems for the better, as the skill purchasing system is quite good. Franchise mode has been the same one-dimensional thing every year for a long time now, yet it's still marketed as the selling point for every new Madden game, while Dynasty has been steadily getting better. IMO, recruiting is as much fun, if not more, than playing in the games themselves, and the coaching contract system this year is pretty cool. And yeah, the playbooks are better too. It's nice to actually be able to throw some options into the fray without having my quarterback get injured all the time. If Madden would actually do something besides upgrading the graphics and tackling system every year, they might get back into my collection, but for now, I'm sticking with NCAA.

Hell, I'm rather have a new Head Coach game, but that's not happening. Guess I just like the office stuff more than the gameday stuff.
I agree with what you are saying but I would like NCAA to add probations to recruiting. Like you can try to break rules to recruit but there is a chance you will get caught and punished. And the punishments could be similar to real NCAA sanctions . I think it would spice recruiting up some.

Sorry for getting off the topic
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Old 07-30-2011, 02:58 PM   #13
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I agree with what you are saying but I would like NCAA to add probations to recruiting. Like you can try to break rules to recruit but there is a chance you will get caught and punished. And the punishments could be similar to real NCAA sanctions . I think it would spice recruiting up some.

Sorry for getting off the topic
they would never do that, they want to be as separated as possible from the under the table recruiting
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Old 10-17-2011, 11:13 PM   #14
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I've always liked the NCAA football games more than Madden. I quit buying Madden 3 years ago. Its a good game I'm just not into it anymore.
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Old 10-17-2011, 11:15 PM   #15
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Never really played NCAA, but college ball isn't really popular here. When I watch it on television I find it rather slow...passes don't seem to get caught as often, rushes never go quite as far...etc. Less exciting, imo.

NFL, however, is everywhere here. So I'll stick to Madden.

Edit: FYI, For all you NCAA fans...the games are broadcast on that ESPN app on Xbox...for those of you without cable or access.
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:19 PM   #16
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NCAA all the way

Last year I bought both games, but after getting NCAA and Madden full acheivement points the only game I still had a desire to play was NCAA. I enjoy the recruiting of players more enjoyable than drafting players and signing contracts. I also enjoy the rankings and conferences vs the playoffs in the video games. Which is odd because I actually enjoy the NFL playoffs more than the BCS system for watching football on TV. I realize Madden sells more, and I think I know why. The one thing about buying Madden out of the box is it comes with real players vs NCAA comes with players names as WR#81 instead of Calvin Johnson like you get in Madden. I always find a named roster to import in, which to me makes NCAA better once I get real player names in NCAA. By the way for 2011 I used the roster from pastapadre.
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