Author Topic: Who Knows How To Play Madden American Football Games? Do You Enjoy Them?  (Read 219 times)

I can't get into them they are currently my least favorite sport

I got a ton of Madden games in my collection, with no idea exactly how to play them. has anyone on these forums ever figured out how to play a Madden NFL football game. or an NCAA american Football game?

At one time I knew one gamer in my life, that was a Madden football expert, he loved madden so much he would both play and complete the seasons on at least one of the Madden Football games for the PlayStation 2 every single day.

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Re: Who Knows How To Play Madden American Football Games? Do You Enjoy Them?
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2019, 10:03:18 pm »
Well, I've tried to watch American Football a couple of times and, even with people explaining me the rules I couldn't (or maybe didn't want to) understand or enjoy it, so...

Re: Who Knows How To Play Madden American Football Games? Do You Enjoy Them?
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2019, 11:34:05 pm »
I've never been big on football, in fact I find it pretty obnoxious and overrated. With that, no I have never played Madden and I can't imagine ever liking it. The only EA sports titles I've ever enjoyed are the NHL games, and even then I only feel compelled to buy a game in the series once every 5 or 6 years.

Warmsignal

Re: Who Knows How To Play Madden American Football Games? Do You Enjoy Them?
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2019, 12:01:13 am »
American style football is one sport that I find zero appeal in. The video games look as boring as the real thing. Even the Wii game where you play football as a dog, I can't see the appeal.
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Re: Who Knows How To Play Madden American Football Games? Do You Enjoy Them?
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2019, 03:37:10 am »
Love watching football, but never got into Madden.  Game is fairly complicated believe it or not.  I have always preferred faster pace of NFL Blitz.  I still pop in that game all the time...

Re: Who Knows How To Play Madden American Football Games? Do You Enjoy Them?
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2019, 09:58:48 am »
I've never been a football fan. Even so, I still have played a game of Madden and a game of NFL Quarterback Club 96 with my brother. The Madden game was interesting, I had no idea  what I was doing but my guys were "catching interceptions behind their backs" according to my brother and I somehow managed to destroy him. The Quarterback Club game went the exact opposite - he figured out the controls before I did and beat me at like 96-6 or something.


thewelshman

Re: Who Knows How To Play Madden American Football Games? Do You Enjoy Them?
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2019, 10:30:34 am »
As a kid that grew up in Texas, football was the only sport anyone really cared about. Much like Canadian kids with hockey and the rest of the world's kids with futból, my friends and I played football at a very young age. It was only natural we would seek out video games when they were available. I played Techmo Bowl, and Quarterback club before I knew John Madden Football was a thing. Even then, I played NFL Sports talk Football with Joe Montana before I ever owned a Madden port. I think the last Madden game I owned was Madden 2010 and it was mostly for easy achievements on the XBOX 360. I still enjoy football and my son will ask me to play with him from time to time, but we don't stay current with the releases. I'll always have love for Madden 99 on the PS1. That was the second game I ever purchased on the Playstation after Final Fantasy VII.


Re: Who Knows How To Play Madden American Football Games? Do You Enjoy Them?
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2019, 02:48:13 pm »
I've never really been into Madden games. This is completely opposite, but I've always enjoyed the NFL Blitz game way more. NFL Blitz 2000 was like Football/Wrestling lol I just remember powerbombing players left and right with my good ol Atlanta Falcons.

Re: Who Knows How To Play Madden American Football Games? Do You Enjoy Them?
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2019, 04:06:22 pm »
I've played them since I was a kid.  They were a pinnacle of my childhood.  My family loves sports in general but especially football and basketball.   The games were bought in my household for pretty much each installment.  When my dad would get money, he'd typically buy us kids the new madden. 


For that I love many of them.  As of late the Madden franchise has taken a turn in quality.  Or at least innovation.   Madden games are extremely recycled now.  And I know it's a running joke that they always were.  But that's not true.  Madden 2004, 2005, 2006.  Is what I call the golden era of madden.  It was impeccable.   Now it's good.  Certainly better than the PS3 maddens.  But still not quite the grail it was.


As for the gameplay.  If you like football you'll probably like it a lot more. Arcade games tend to be fun regardless if you like the topic.  Like fishing or dancing.   But with madden its more for purists.


The game is hard to pick up right away.  But I guess if you play it as a kid and grow up with it,  you learn how to play. 


I love NBA 2k games and a few other sports titles too.  :)



tripredacus

Re: Who Knows How To Play Madden American Football Games? Do You Enjoy Them?
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2019, 09:41:57 am »
I won the Super Bowl in Madden 10. That being said, I've always had issues with the passing. Often just elect to run the ball instead.
Some quarterbacks I do not like to use, the ones with extra moves because they play strangely. Like Peyton Manning or Michael Vick.

I remember I bought Madden 25 to play a dynasty, spent 4 hours doing roster management and then never actually played a single game... or finished with the roster. I just don't have the time for games like that anymore.