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2018/9/14: Playstation 4: Madden NFL 19, Tempest 4000

Posted: September 14th, 2018, 2:35 pm
by VideoGameCritic
Let's hear your thoughts on these two new PS4 reviews.

Re: 2018/9/14: Playstation 4: Madden NFL 19, Tempest 4000

Posted: September 14th, 2018, 2:55 pm
by Sonicx9
VideoGameCritic wrote:Let's hear your thoughts on these two new PS4 reviews.


Good review for Tempest 4000, wish it had a Switch port because it perfect for it.

Re: 2018/9/14: Playstation 4: Madden NFL 19, Tempest 4000

Posted: September 14th, 2018, 4:38 pm
by Retro STrife
Great review on Madden. I buy a new Madden once every 5 years or so. I got last year's version, so I'm on the sideline for this one. But I still like reading your take on it. A couple good laughs -- the pick-offs was a great line; and the "30 years" sarcasm at the end. Sounds like there's a lot of little annoyances in the games, but (assuming it's the same as last year) I actually think Madden plays a better game of football than people give it credit for. Modern sports games (especially football) might just be the hardest genre to develop because they are not open to interpretation at all -- you have to perfectly replicate a game of football, with all 22 players on the field acting realistically, and while still remaining fun. Make an FPS, adventure game, whatever else, and you have much more freedom, and mistakes or imbalances are not as obvious.

Interesting review on Tempest 4000. I've played the original Tempest, along with Tempest 2000 on Jag, and Tempest 3000 on Nuon, but none of them have ever hooked me. They get great reviews, but they're just not for me. Tempest 4k sounds like more of the same.. probably just a slight upgrade to Tempest 3000. A few months back, I wrote up a review of Tempest 3000 for the Readers Review forum, but hadn't posted it yet. Maybe I'll finish that soon. My understanding is that the game is only available on Nuon - which is now an expensive system to collect for. I was fortunate to get mine back when it was easier to find.

Re: 2018/9/14: Playstation 4: Madden NFL 19, Tempest 4000

Posted: September 15th, 2018, 10:00 am
by Ozzybear
Tempest 4000 - are you sure that's not the New Atari Vcs version .... Oh wait my bad ... Lmao sorry I thought that might give everyone a good laugh !

Re: 2018/9/14: Playstation 4: Madden NFL 19, Tempest 4000

Posted: September 18th, 2018, 9:03 am
by Rev
I liked the reviews. This was my favorite line in the whole thing:

Random messages like "PLEASURE" and "YES YES YES" make you feel like you're indulging in some sort of perverted fantasy.


I laughed for like a minute in this line.

Re: 2018/9/14: Playstation 4: Madden NFL 19, Tempest 4000

Posted: September 18th, 2018, 12:11 pm
by TheBlondeGamePunk3
Tempest 4000 is quite the thrill to play I admit, I own it and if you have Canadian Dry and Brandy to combine, It'll be just as trippy as the game itself. :idea:

Re: 2018/9/14: Playstation 4: Madden NFL 19, Tempest 4000

Posted: September 18th, 2018, 4:06 pm
by Sut
Retro STrife wrote:I wrote up a review of Tempest 3000 for the Readers Review forum, but hadn't posted it yet. Maybe I'll finish that soon. My understanding is that the game is only available on Nuon - which is now an expensive system to collect for. I was fortunate to get mine back when it was easier to find.


I would be really interested in reading that there is very little on Nuon games out there.

Re: 2018/9/14: Playstation 4: Madden NFL 19, Tempest 4000

Posted: September 18th, 2018, 5:55 pm
by Matchstick
The Madden review didn't surprise me, unfortunately. Herschie started a topic a few weeks back about his time with the game, and the general consensus was that the game made a good first impression, before it became obvious that, well, "it's Madden." Another takeaway from that thread is that plenty of us are still pretty fond of the classic 16-bit series, most of us gravitating towards Madden '92. I still own '92, myself, as well as a few other games in the series, and still come back to them from time to time. I also love Mutant League Football, which gets a regular amount of playtime in my home, as well.

At the risk of sounding like a shill, has anyone out there tried the recently released Mutant Football League? I know it's currently only a downloadable game, but a physical release is coming next month for all three current home systems. I'm thinking about picking it up since, for one, it retails for $30, and for two, it'll be the only modern football game available for the Switch. Sorry, but downloading Ten Yard Fight from the eShop doesn't count :-P

I haven't played MFL, myself, but I enjoy it's predecessor, and the reviews I've read have been fairly positive. If nothing else, it's not a perfect or particularly well-made game, but it's fun, and you can tell the developers were putting forth the effort to make something different from the more traditional football games out there. Of course, the same could be said for the Mutant League games on the Sega Genesis - they weren't the best, but they were fun, and were a great alternative to the Madden and NHL series on the console.

Since a fair amount of us here seem to be tired of Madden year in and year out, myself included, it might be worth it to give MFL a shot.