Madden 19 (Playstation 4)

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Herschie
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Madden 19 (Playstation 4)

Postby Herschie » August 11th, 2018, 3:54 pm

Ok, I love this game! To be able to pull me away from MLB: The Show is definitely saying something. For years, Madden has been subpar, and what I mean by "for years" is ever since Madden 06 on the 360. So for over a decade. But not this one. I'm really enjoying Madden 19!

The first thing I noticed is how stunning the graphics are. EA made great use of both HDR and 4K, as this is the best looking sports game I have ever seen in my life! I'm guessing it also had something to do with the Frostbite engine.

Big deal, right? Bet it's the same old Madden gameplay-wise! Not at all. This is what takes some time to notice. One thing your defense actually does is *gasp* cover! Yes, that's right. They actually knock away passes and cover people correctly. So you won't see someone like Joe Flacco or Ryan Tannehill go 22 of 24 anymore. But they're not unrealistic either. Interceptions happen only on the most boneheaded of passes. Typically the defense will knock down the pass instead, so you never feel as if you got robbed. Still, Aaron Rodgers or Tom Brady will pull that rabbit out of a hat on 3rd and 19 ever so often, but that happens in real life.

So this is definitely the year of the defense. Which is good, I always love pitching, and in the case of football, defense. Madden 19 shows what EA can do if they actually want a good game.


Some of these images don't do the game justice, you really do have to see it in HDR 4K.

A 3:00 ballgame at Soldier Field:
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Dolphins getting shlacked:
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A dreary November afternoon at Heinz Field
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Baltimore fans in the snow were hoping for some relief after the miserable season turned in by the Orioles:
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Gronk doing what Gronk does!
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Re: Madden 19 (Playstation 4)

Postby jon » August 11th, 2018, 5:04 pm

I was at my friend's yesterday, and he was playing Madden 19, and he was having a blast. I couldn't help but look at the screen for a couple seconds and it looked good. Like, I hadn't seen a football game look like this.

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Re: Madden 19 (Playstation 4)

Postby VideoGameCritic » August 11th, 2018, 7:08 pm

I was actually thinking about skipping this year, but now I may reconsider.
Thanks for the review and screenshots!

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Re: Madden 19 (Playstation 4)

Postby Herschie » August 12th, 2018, 4:42 am

VideoGameCritic wrote:I was actually thinking about skipping this year, but now I may reconsider.
Thanks for the review and screenshots!


Was there anything in particular that you wanted to see? I would be more than happy to show some footage if you're on the fence.

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Re: Madden 19 (Playstation 4)

Postby Gentlegamer » August 14th, 2018, 7:21 pm

Is there any kind of "arcade mode" in Madden? The last one I tried to play was 2005 and it was incomprehensible to me, it went way too far on the sim side.

I'm just fine downloading yearly updates for Tecmo Super Bowl from tecmobowl.org


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