Updating madden 09 ps3
Combining “canned,” motion-captured animations with some procedurally generated movements, the engine produces the most fluid, lifelike football movements this side of ESPN.Gang tackles look painful, and they finally work as they should.You’ll even see a mess of footprints created on each play as the players move around. Your players will get noticeably dirtier over the course of a game, with grass and dirt stains soiling their jerseys.However, EA Tiburon didn’t quite go the extra mile here.It may not seem like a big deal, but anybody who knows a thing or two about football will realize that this kind of scenario, which was physically impossible in a Madden game until now, is vital to accurately recreating the sport in videogame form.This isn’t just relegated to tackling, though; receivers can now bobble balls, which makes for some pretty spectacular catches. Player models look better than ever, and wouldn’t you know it, they’re actually differentiable from one another!Madden NFL 09 (PS3, 360, Wii, PS2, PSP, DS, Xbox) Developed by EA Tiburon Published by Electronic Arts Released on August 12, 2008 Samit Sarkar (Play Station 3 version) After the immense disappointment that was Madden NFL 08 (on the PS3), I was ready for a fresh start.I love my Madden, and I was eagerly anticipating this year’s release, especially after hearing about all the improvements and changes EA Tiburon was making to the game.
In addition -- and this will sound trivial until you see it for yourself -- grass looks loads better than it ever has.
Is it another mere “roster update” to a franchise that many complain is getting stale, or does it shake things up enough to provide a great football experience?
Hit the jump for opinions from two longtime football fanatics, myself and Brad Nicholson.
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" /The game offers a number of tutotials to help players learn the game, plus the analog stick support (in Xbox 360 and PS3 versions) makes it easier to throw and catch balls.