One of the very best writers/editors in the Fansided Network is our friend Patrick Allen, senior editor of Arrowhead Addict, Fansided’s Kansas City Chiefs blog.
Patrick has put out his official review of the upcoming Madden ’13 video game, and it is definitely worth a read for any of you considering going out and dropping $60 on the game.
There’s some good stuff:
The obvious out of the box change here is the all new “Infinity Engine.”
All in all, the engine is a tremendous improvement. The balance, stumbles and tackles all look great and give the game a much more realistic feel. I’ve been playing the game for a little over a week and last night, just for fun, I popped in Madden 12. The physics looked absolutely ridiculous to me after playing Madden 13.
And some not-so-good stuff, namely involving “unlockable content”:
This is the worst kind of scam. I caved, bought one pack, hoping I’d get Joe. No dice. I ended up unlocking Otto Graham instead.
If I ever want to play as Joe, I’m either going to have to pony up or spend countless hours playing a game mode I hate.
Not good, EA.
For the complete rundown, be sure to read the whole review.