Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Madden 2013 Complaints: Review and Review

Is 13 the unlucky version for EA Sports?

Many Madden 2013 customers are hopping mad at the changes that EA Sports made to the newest version of Madden NFL 13.

The complaints range from the change in career mode, franchise mode, no editing of rosters,  no soundtrack, and no importing of draft classes.

The game has a very loyal and devoted following. However, they are not too pleased with the changes.

Please review your experience with Madden 13 below. 




43 comments:

  1. If I had known there was no franchise mode I would not have purchased it. That was the only way I played it. It has taken a step backwards as far as I am concerned.

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    1. I am 100% the same way!!! I paid the $60 for the game, so if i want to make Redman a 95 rating, i should be able too!!! I have never been more let down by a company i have bought from loyally since the 1st Madden. No franchise, and no adjuated rosters makes the new Madden a big fat F.

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    2. There is Franchise mode. It's connected careers you can do just about as much as you could in other games like trade, trade block, release, and more like scout prospects from college and improve your coach or players with added stats. However, there is no fantasy draft which is what really disappoints me.

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    3. There is definitely a great franchise mode, both online and offline, and unlike last year the online franchise is not some lack luster condensed version. There is a fantasy draft now, the player ratings are constantly getting better and more accurate, and the graphics engine has potential just needs a couple of patches downloaded. On the flip side there are still problems with drops, amazing ints, and stat tracking accuracy, ie. No tackle assists, catches allowed, etc. Also the no draft import is a disappointment and the game commentary is flat out horrible and does not even follow the game. EA should be a little ashamed for releasing a game to such loyal fans with so many glaring holes.

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  2. yup madden 13 setup sucks. im very unhappy with it

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  3. no franchise not buy. Played franchise with friends online for years. Was looking forward to setting up a 12 friend franchise league but not anymore. LET ME DRAFT MY TEAM

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  4. Screw Madden how can you say you make a game realistic, and not have both review on online games! I mean I do remember previous games did! I had a clear no fumble with 23 seconds left in forth gee runs back for td with no damn review. You guys suck last time I ever purchase your product

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    1. Yeah, besides the loss of the franchise league, this is the most unrealistic version. Dropped passes and fumbles after even the smallest hit. Aggravating as a Mofo. I thought we were past the constant interceptions in 12, you know where linebackers jumped 12-13 feet in the air to intercept, now the interceptions seem to be anticipated even when the receiver is wide open. Been playing to long to put up with this crap.very dissapointed

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  6. Pissed of consumer, but no longer. If I could get refund I would, GM maybe there is a defect and I could exchange for a non ea product

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  7. umm yea, madden 13 is just madden 2004 again,i love franchise mod and almost had a hart attack when i dident see it on the game, instead they have this career mode, what it is, is the franchise mode system they used in like 2004 or so(i would have to go back and look in my achieved maddens to be sure). same xp system for improving players, same cartoonish graphics, because we all know they switch from realistic to a cartoon look every other year, but the big difference in franchise/career mod is you cant seem to do fantasy draft or edit players at all, wtf...but also like 2004 its a very roleplaying system where you can retire as i said earn xp to improve players and go into practice senerios, all of this has been done already in other maddens so madden seriously come out with something new for 2014. One thing is for sure tho, i cannot pass the ball like i use to or stop opposing offence as easily, so the game engine is def improved at least, something that has needed to be done for a long time. But again, this madden has been done before, they were close to a great and new franchise mode in 2012 why they scraped the whole thing and went into the roleplaying realm we will never know....

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  8. The non franchise mode is horrible, I love the play and graphics this year but they tottally ruined madden for me and so many others by taking the draft imports and franchise mode away. I want to move and play with my team however I want. Not some box arcade only 1 style because they chose it type of way very dissapointed in EA this year. I want a refund or they need to fix this asap.

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  9. Madden 2013 is the only Madden game I've ever returned. Luckily, I was able to get a refund and the Madden 2012 game I traded in for it. If EA Sports continues to go the arcade way and offer only online playing, then I'm sure Madden 2012 will be the last Madden I will ever buy. I feel as if I've lost a close friend, and to say I'm bitter about the new direction is an understatement.

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  10. I LOVE THIS GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. Someone else really needs to come out with another football game to compete with Madden so i can wave bah bye to EA sports. You build a game off consumer wants and it seems like a small room of executive clowns ignored our loyalty and failed to recognize why we enjoy the game (franchise mode, fantasy draft, etc.).....i want firings to be announced and an updated version released immediately! Thanks for nothing a-holes, tried of morons deciding what is best you everyone.

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    1. as much as i agree with you.. it cant happen... ea owns the rights to the NFL line videogames... thats why they stopped making the 2k version which i liked when they introduced the helmet vision... though im not saying that was he best thing but they had cool extra featues like 1 on 1 and the mansion and whatnot...

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  12. How come it refuses to save my profile/preferences? Anyone else have a similar problem? I hate the "gameflow" playcalling and like the conventional 3 box style. Why must I change it every game?? I've tried saving it in my madden and game options etc to no avail...wtf

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  13. Why won't the game save my profile/preferences? Anyone else having a problem similar? I hate the "gameflow" style playcalling and prefer the conventional type. Why do I have to keep changing it every game even though its been saved in my madden and game options multiple times..this is the same for my favorite team too. Anyone else suffering from this too or do I have a defective game?

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  14. Why buy a game when you know nothing about it? All these people complaining about "no franchise mode" and what-not. They have had expo after expo, information on the easports website for months. It was already said that franchise and superstar were going to run under the same name and feature, connected careers. If you wanna do franchise, be a coach. Its damn near the same thing.
    The things I have against Madden 13 is that you cannot edit players/change numbers, no fantasy draft, no import draft class, and settings bugs. Madden 13 is a new direction from its earlier models and will be improved next year.

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  15. Is anyone having a problem with the game freezing? Mines is freezing, I took it back to the store and got a new one and that one is freezing to.

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  16. I cant belIeve this game is taking 10 FCKNG HOURS TO DOWNLOAD!!!!! Are you serious?!??!?

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  17. We still need quality single player modes. NO FANTASY DRAFTS + NO EDITING ROSTERS + NO IMPORTED DRAFT CLASSES = NO FUTURE PURCHASES FROM EA

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  18. I am very disappointed. Glad I'm not the only one. This is the worst one of them all.

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  19. There is still the edit player possibility in the main roster - the only difference is that you edit the main roster not the franchise roster.

    You can also transfer players around in the main roster a lot easier than previously (now it can be done by defined transfers rather than trading in M12 or releasing and then hiring elsewhere).

    If you play coach, you can still run a 'franchise,' you just play coach instead. You dont have to train or do any of the extra stuff if you dont want to (it only earns XP points that you use to improve your players anyway) you can just let the comp get on with it.

    You can play as many seasons as you want as coach (I think 25 may be the max) so although some of the franchise options have been removed, there is still a way of getting round it and editing the players is very similar to M12.

    I dont know if any of you had this problem with M12, but in franchise mine would not load the game for some teams if any of my players had been edited and I ended up having to sim those games just to get any further. It looks like the option to edit players in franchise has been removed to remove this issue.

    Overall, the changes mean that in terms of gameplay, M13 is just about better than M12, the defending is more realistic (no out of this world interceptions every match under All Madden and a decent lineman can get to the QB with a good blitz call as opposed to M12 when it was virtually impossible to sack the QB without a 99 lineman and a heavy blitz). Also, there isnt the situation under M12 of there always being a receiver open for the comp QB as occurs in M12, sometimes every receiver is well covered and the QB has no options under M13.

    So you also need to be careful not to overcook the editing otherwise you go the other way and you just get sack after sack even on All Madden (remember M10 when a good lineman could get 5-6 sacks a game)

    Also, the attacking is more realistic - always got v po under M12, when too often, a good quality QB was unable to get a short pass within 10 yards of the receiver (and getting intercepted instead) now the passes actually go where you expect them to go so its your own fault if they go wrong as opposed to pure luck under M12 (has the program decided that this pass is the one that goes wrong).

    The presentation is 10 times better, so stop whinging, it is a progression.

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  20. Exactly. EA Sports lost all of the respect I had for them. I'll never pre-order a game from them again.

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  21. Horrible! I've lost all faith in EA Sports. If they could mess up Madden then they have no hope!

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  22. No franchise mode takes 80% of the fun out of Madden. I hope douchebags who run EA sports read this and know they are losing millions of faithful clients.soooo disappointed.

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  23. Sorry POS Wasted my money. Wish I could return it. Got rid of the best features. DON'T BUY IT!

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  24. This is some bullzhit went to fantasy draft and couldn't figure out how to do it.. there's no way they took out the best feature org the game tho right? Wrong! I want a refund this game sucks.. been playin madden every year since 98 .. this is the worst as far as customizing in 10 years... Why???

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  25. went to fantasy draft my team and couldn't figure it out..thought there is no way they would take out one of the best features of the game right? Wring! Why ea? U guys suck

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  26. This Madden has to be the worst ever!! I had money down on this game for a whole year. what is up with no Franchise mode, That is just wrong. I have also lost COMPLETE FAITH IN EA SPORTS!! 60 bucks my butt if they want people to buy this game they should have put franchise mode in it. A lot of people are saying that there is going to be an update in late September that will include franchise mode.I frankly don't believe them.My only worry is that 2k editors will see how poorly madden was put together and base there game on this bunk software that madden used. We the sports Game players of the world shouldn't have to put up with this. in my opinion we all should all go lobby in the parking lot of the nearest EA SPORTS office in our city. BOO MADDEN

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  28. ive played about 10 games online and every single game is around 3 to 4 int for me and 3-4 for my opponent. The funny thing is we still score above 30 points every time. Its like if its not an int then the defensive backs don't do shit and then the pass rush is non existent, unless your one of the people with no life who do nano blitzes that bring instant pressure. They still haven't fixed defense and its been ten plus years now, pathetic. Oh and the running game which they finally made decent in 12, once again sucks ass, at least online cause everyone blitzes every play because if they know how to, the player will get through every time, or if not my player will just fall over my o line anyway. This is patetic and I feel bad for ever giving EA my sixty bucks. Oh and the best reciever again are just the fastest ones, try using torrey smith deep 6 times a game, you'll end up with 300 rec yards every time with this arcade shit.

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  29. ive played about 10 games online and every single game is around 3 to 4 int for me and 3-4 for my opponent. The funny thing is we still score above 30 points every time. Its like if its not an int then the defensive backs don't do shit and then the pass rush is non existent, unless your one of the people with no life who do nano blitzes that bring instant pressure. They still haven't fixed defense and its been ten plus years now, pathetic. Oh and the running game which they finally made decent in 12, once again sucks ass, at least online cause everyone blitzes every play because if they know how to, the player will get through every time, or if not my player will just fall over my o line anyway. This is patetic and I feel bad for ever giving EA my sixty bucks. Oh and the best reciever again are just the fastest ones, try using torrey smith deep 6 times a game, you'll end up with 300 rec yards every time with this arcade shit.

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  30. Over the years I always thought that the new madden offered something a little more than the previous years. I thought they were progressing. They all had their own glitches that were corrected somewhat the next year and as I played them I could get over the glitches and get better until 12 which introduced the ridiculous interceptions. There are some permanent problems like lack of pass interference calls. In the NFL a team sees about 7 per season either for or against. Has anyone ever had 7 in a season?

    I,ve played 13 for about 2 seasons now under coach setting at all pro level. I don't see me getting by these glitches as there are so many and some that plagued the previous versions are still there. The interceptions are just not realistic like 12. Defenders cut under and intercept receivers that are 10 yards away, even the high jumping linebackers cover this kind of space. Sucks

    New glitches include dropped passes and I'm not talking about league leading Desean jackson drops, this is Welker, Randy Moss and Gronski, or getting hit and dropping ball like 5-6 times in a row. There are too many fumbles, (both teams)on mine the guy with the ball will throw the ball behind them causing a fumble when nobody is near them, what up wit dat? The sacks are plentiful both teams, and like all the gliches unrealistic.

    I'll keep playing as I am a real Madden junkie and hope 14 gets better. Best thing about Mad 13, megatron on the cover. At least EA listened to that one.

    I said that each madden gave you something more , this one does also. It's more "aggravating". It's supposed to be fun. So far this is not. The only thing more aggravating is EA advertising 13 as the best and most realistic version.

    I am thinking that this interception thing may turn into a permanent fixture in the game much like no interference calls. I will not get by this and will get over my Madden addiction.
    Peace

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  31. Hello to all the fellas, i am deployed soldier in AFGAN, as you know we are fighting this WAR over here, Madden 13 just arrived in Country to us i was so hype and excited till all of us went to the PX here and got the game and played and saw they took the !@##$ Franchise MODE OUT!!!!! Why EA SPORTS WHY WHY WHY!!!!! I hope EA SPORTS READS THIS ITS REALLY UNFAIR for 60$!!! A very angry soldier!!!!

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  32. I'll tell you everything wrong with this game.. There's no Franchise, which everybody noticed now. The soundtrax are gone, which added some life to it. The physics suck!!! Yes they're better as far as impact and realism... but they're too realistic.. in the careers, if you slightly bump your blocker, you fall on your ass, or you'll spin move and get touched and go stepping 5 or 6 yards backwards.. players are constantly tripping over each other after the play is over(it just looks foolish)... if you play CB in careers, alot of the time after the snap, you can't even see your player on the field... most of the time in the beginning of the career, you just practice and supersim because you're a rookie.. no more minigames like the bench press and whatnot.. (personally, that should be a part of the career before the draft) Terrible job EA.. You put so much into making it look good and you ignored your customers taking away its bigger features

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  33. ERRRRRRR.

    Whats up the the pick-tastics of this game

    i Played every team against the Steelers Toss the ball down the field im like 40-40 on picks you just cant do it

    When you look at mike Wallace and see him covered by a LB
    and there staying with him step for step Speed of Wallace 98
    speed of the LB on his butt 75 really madden YOU SUCK

    you made the game worse not better

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  34. This by far not only the worst Madden game, but the worst game period! Not just about franchise mode being gone, but the online play is the worst ever!! Not only are linebackers speed rated 75 and acceleration rated 80 able to run down Wallace who's speed rating is 98 and acceleration 99,but I've witnessed slant routes where Wallace is running full speed opposite direction of a linebacker about to pass each other, and then just when Wallace goes by the linebacker, the linebacker make an nonhuman move twisting it's upper body back the other direction shooting like out of a cannon past Wallace for an interception. The worst part is when your peer loses connection, on the Madden 12 when a peer lost connection it would show you on the, your progress screen getting added skill points, and your peer minus skill points giving you the win. On Madden 13 when my peer loses connection it first says, "Your peer lost connection." In the your progress screen it shows me with + skill points and my peer - skill points, however the next screen shows that the points that should have been added were in fact taken away and I am given the loss. In other words my account is solarstorm101, it will show that I have 500 skill points before the game is played, during the game my peer then loses connection (My peer's account name is River56) the next screen (Your Progress) will show:
    River56 -13 solarstorm101 + 15...The next screen should show me another win and 515 skill points, but in fact I end up getting another loss, and have 485 skill points...I tshows me with added points on one screen as if I won the game, but on the next gives me a loss and takes the amount it claimed it gave me. This has happened at least 10 times, and worse yet it drives up my DNF percentage...I hardly ever quit a game win or lose...but now it makes me look like I quit a lot of them... EA "I WANT MY MONEY BACK!!!! I think everyone out there should demand their money back on this crap!!!

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  35. I have been a Madden fan for a very long time I've been buying it since the first 1 came out and this Madden officially sucks no franchise no adjusting rosters.. If it wasn't for Ultimate Team I wouldn't even play it and interceptions are ridiculous very disappointed with this year's game might not even by next year or ever again

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  36. This just another example of EA having a monopoly on the NFL trademark. No other software maker can compete without the real NFL teams and players. Thanks Goodell for giving EA a monopoly and killing the football video game quality. Remember ESPN 2005, it was good compitition to Madden.

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  37. I’m 33 and have been playing Madden since the first one. This one sucks in my opinion. When playing online, the computer MUST HAVE at least 4 interceptions, and has to throw in at least one fumble. I’ve never seen line backers keep up with WR’s, then jump 10 feet in the air, or make a one handed diving interception, with their back to the QB. I know it’s just a video game, but lets try to make it somewhat realistic. It’s annoying that 1 out of 2 possessions has a turnover, no matter how good you are at the passing game, and I’m good at the passing game.

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