Madden 22 What is this? My guess more of the same.

Smokinjay

Aug 1, 2021

Let's see what this years installment of Madden 22 has to offer us. It has almost become common place that EA has snubbed those who understand how the game of football really works in favor of a dumbed down kiddy version of the complex game.

Let's see what this years installment of Madden 22 has to offer us. It has almost become common place that EA has snubbed those who understand how the game of football really works in favor of a dumbed down kiddy version of the complex game. Now, I am quite aware of how difficult it must be to replicate real football in a video game, but lets be honest this game has been stuck in this same mode since 2005 as far as innovation goes. The #1 problem is that EA refuses to build a Football game engine from the ground up that is specifically coded for their game! What's their excuse? Lack of funds? Lack of manpower? Lack of tech? The answer is "NO" to everyone of these questions.

Rather than do the work to bring Madden to where it should be in 2021, they would prefer to just grab the ole Frostbite engine which practically every game that EA produces runs on, and why? because it's cheap and they already have the individuals in-house that are familiar with the engine. The Madden football franchise was launched in 1989! Think about that 19 freakin 89! and in 2021 this is what we are playing. In 1989 almost nobody had a cell phone, now everybody does and MADDEN still has broken zone coverage???? WTF. There are games out there that have some of the best A.I. we have seen yet, and guess what? Madden still has broken zone coverage!! Why?

Well, let me tell you why, catering to the casual gamer has become the in thing to do for the quick money grab. Keeping little Johnny from thinking to hard has become the in thing to do. Implementing micro-transactions (I'm looking at you MUT Heads) has become the in thing to do. I find nothing more hilarious than watching the Madden Championships every year and seeing people compete that know ZERO about football. Madden with all the MONEY they have fleeced the public for over the years should be able to provide a football experience for each level of their consumers. The MUT/Style (Arcade) crowd should be allowed to have their mode and for god's sakes us SIM style players who understand football should be able to have our experience. Let's stop dumbing things down and make a true HIGH learning curve football experience. The only way to do this is to build an engine that is specifically made for football, there is no short cut. I for one would be fine with EA giving Madden a 3-4 year break as they build a Football engine. Honestly has anyone out there noticed any major difference from Madden 18-22? *crickets*.
Those of us out here that run CFM's are tired of running leagues with 10,000 rules just because your game is broken EA, and what's even worse is you have a bunch of kiddies out there thinking they are the next Bill Belichick's because your game is broken. Hopefully, with the return of 2K to the football arena you guys at EA get your act together!! Hell you've only had 32 years to make a game that actually represents football.