ThePixelatedGenocide wrote:Serious question: How does the newest Madden compare to ESPN NFL 2k5? And which Madden would you consider the best in the series?
When you ask the NFL 2K5 question, you'll inevitably get some nostalgic gamers that say "2K is still way better than Madden". My opinion: I love the 2K series, it was better than Madden back in the day, and I wish it was still around - but the reality is it doesn't hold up as well today as people remember it. 2K5 is still a good old school football game, but I'd rather play a modern Madden game. It took Madden years to surpass NFL 2K5, but it did so eventually, and just plays a better game of football than NFL 2K5.
(Now, whether Madden has surpassed Tecmo Super Bowl (NES)... that's a good question right there.. I'd take TSB any day.)
As for which Madden is best overall, I haven't played enough to comment on that, since I buy it only once every few years or so. They don't change enough to justify a yearly purchase. But personally, I'd recommend going with the newest one, so that you have the updated rosters, especially if you follow the teams/players closely. Or to save money, buy a year or two back.