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.