The Super Bowl Prediction Trailer of Madden NFL 25.
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The Next Gen Trailer of Madden 25 has been released by EA Sports. If you missed it, take a look at our RGN Review of Madden NFL 25. Press play and automatically see the video below in High Definition, if it won’t load on your internet connection simply click on the gear and select a lower resolution.
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It’s official. After rocking the UK Charts for some time now, Saints Row IV (our review here) and Madden NFL 25 (our review here) have become the highest selling games of August 2013 in North America according to the industry-standard NPD’s latest numbers. Disney Infinity and Splinter Cell: Blacklist are the runners up with Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition still dominating the charts closing up the top 5. For the full top 10 read on below:
Madden NFL 25 (360, PS3)
Saints Row IV (360, PS3, PC)
Disney Infinity (360, Wii, PS3, Wii U, 3DS)
Splinter Cell: Blacklist (360, PS3, Wii U, PC)
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (3DS)
NCAA Football 14 (360, PS3)
Payday 2 (360, PS3)
Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn (PS3, PC)
Pikmin 3 (Wii U)
[Source: Official NPD’s Data]
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Madden NFL 25’s launch week sales numbers are in and they’ve reached over 1 million sales in the first week of release on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. You can catch our Full RGN Review for the PS3 / 360 game and look out for the EA Sports next-generation version of the game using the new Ignite engine which will arrive November 22, 2013 in North America. Beyond this statistic EA Sports has also announced that 6 million gameplay hours have already been clocked on Madden NFL 25.
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Madden NFL 25 has got a full fledged Launch Trailer released by EA Sports which you’ll find below in complete and in High Definition thanks to RealGamerNewz.com and our media partners. You’ll also be able to read our full review on the game heading to PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox ONE soon by clicking HERE. The PS3/360 version of the game will be available worldwide tomorrow August 27, 2013 and the PlayStation 4 / Xbox ONE version of the game which uses the Ignite game engine will arrive this November 2013.
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Madden NFL 25 is an NFL Football game where you hold down the trigger button to run after catching the ball, and—haha, just kidding. The fact of the matter is Madden NFL 25 is at the top of it’s game, showcasing 25 years of innovation from the dedicated team at EA Sports who works closely with their community to remove exploits, enhance gameplay experience, and maintain realism which has never been matched in the industry. You could probably use this game to predict a lot, as EA Sports has worked very closely with NFL players to create the game by monitoring their body’s performance and their behavioral tendencies as well as implementing state of the art motion capture technology.
With the Madden Ultimate Team system you’ll grab a bunch of characters like a pack of trading cards after selecting a Captain and then go from there. As you form your starter team you’ll be thinking about the re-introduced Chemistry ranking that each player (and your team overall) will be rated on, doing things like forming a good Blitz defense or a tight running game will help you with getting rewards such as a first round bye while competing in the new Head-to-Head Seasons Mode in Madden NFL 25. If you form a team that isn’t cohesive but just randomly selecting players, well then obviously there’s not going to be lots of chemistry between them. The game also features long-term goals beyond the gameplay experience including leaving behind a legacy with trophies ranging from Legacy Score 2+, to 500+, to 1,250+, 9,000+, 13,950+, and more. This helps to really cement the game’s longevity in addition to the couch co-op potential which has long been a draw for sports games on console. Who ever said couch co-op is dead though? It’s certainly alive and well in Madden NFL 25 which supports up to 6 players at once on one PS3. Tell your buddies to bring their controllers, it’s going to be a serious gaming session this time around.
Madden’s Career Mode eventually became Connected Careers Mode in recent Madden history, and Madden NFL 25 basically evolves that to another level with Connected Franchise Mode bringing back what was good about Madden before this new vision while implementing what they learned from it as well. You can now also be a Franchise Owner and on top of everything else, you get to worry about the bottom line (dollars that is). In Connected Franchise (Owner Mode) you’ll be in control of “everything from personnel to merchandising”. You’ll get to pick everything from the team’s logo, name, uniforms, to even the city, stadium (which vary in cost and size), and still call all of the shots playing the Coach and Owner roles simultaneously.
Gameplay / Controls: As far as picking plays is concerned, you can rock with ‘Gameflow’ which was introduced in Madden 11 or you can go into Conventional play-books which default to “Ask Madden” selections in case you don’t want to spend lots of time picking plays. For me, Conventional gameplay (choosing what play you want based on looking at their drawings and/or picking them by name) is extremely fluid in Madden NFL 25. There’s no reason to complain about how long it takes now, it doesn’t take long at all. You can clearly tell passing plays from running plays and even though I’m no football expert I’ve always enjoyed picking my own plays through the years because at least I can understand what’s going on, switch it up when things aren’t working, and figure out what plays my particular play-style is compatible with. In the past I used to just Hail Mary everything, but Madden NFL 25 brings a difficulty associated with its realism which will require you to think a lot harder about what you’re doing.
Some other improvements to the Madden Ultimate Team system include throwing in players from the reserves much easier. Now you won’t have to leave the Best Lineup button to grab inactive players whose chemistry score and/or skill-set is exactly what your team needs at any given moment. There are 351 new plays in Madden NFL 25, 20 new formations, 2 new play-books (Pistol and Run and Shoot), and 2 new Legend Coach Play-books (Mike Ditka and Jimmy Johnson). Without boring you all with an exhaustive list of every single changed made to the game (you can probably bug EA Sports for one of those), let me just say that blocking, running the ball, and blitzing feel in some cases a lot more fluid, and in all situations things feel at least slightly more accurate to what your intent was when pressing the buttons.
Input lag is virtually non-existent, and predictive patterns at EA Sports are really getting to an overly impressive level that easily makes the Action / Adventure genre’s sometimes frustrating lack of accurate responsiveness to your input just look absolutely silly. Playing Madden NFL 25 is as graceful as us old timers remember the old Madden games being on Super Nintendo and later the original PlayStation, although something tells me decades from now people will look back on this and laugh. With things this smooth on current generation consoles though, I’m very interested to see what the next-generation version of the game has in store for players.
Featured Player and Coach Legends in Connected Franchise:
Night Train Lane
Franco Harris (Unlockable)
Fred Biletnikoff (Unlockable)
Jerry Rice (Unlockable)
Mean Joe Greene
Joe Montana (Unlockable)
Kurt Warner (Unlockable)
Rod Woodson (Unlockable)
Steve Young (Unlockable)
Troy Aikman (Unlockable)
Warren Moon (Unlockable)
William Perry (DT-Unlockable)
William Perry (FB)
Coach: Bill Walsh (Unlockable)
Coach: Dick Vermeil
Coach: Jimmy Johnson (Unlockable)
Coach: Joe Gibbs
Coach: John Madden (Unlockable)
Coach: Mike Ditka (Unlockable)
Coach: Tom Flores (Unlockable)
Coach: Tom Landry
Coach: Vince Lombardi
Offline 32 Character Control, Offline Fantasy Draft, Create-A-Player, and a lot more features are also present in the game thanks to EA Sports listening to fan feedback, honestly there’s just too many to even list. If you’re a hardcore member of the community you probably already know what I’m talking about, but you by no means need to be a hardcore Madden community member to enjoy this game. Pop it in and start playing just like you used to before things started to get confusing. This game plays fluid and smooth and is fun the entire time.
Graphics / Art Direction: The graphics in Madden NFL 25 are the best this generation has to offer. The visual theme is all about realism, so it’s obvious what Art Direction you should expect out of Madden NFL 25. Gameplay everything looks great, and you really get immersed in what’s going on, you never have to guess or look passed pixel problems. The replays are surreal and make things look even better.
Soundtrack, Audio, Voice: In Madden NFL 25, the commentary feels real, I honestly don’t know how they’ve done it. Instead of just hearing what may have sounded like automated code in the past, it actually feels like the commentators are really watching the match live. EA Sports has always had advanced methods to make this type of audio illusion of realism but there were always subtle hints that gave it away, now they’ll basically tell you how to win. In Madden NFL 25 the commentary is indistinguishable from a real live football match on television’s commentary. You’ll even catch them making long term observations and criticisms about the way the NFL has changed over the 25 years since Madden has been bringing the sport to life for those of us who aren’t good enough to play this sport for a living.
Multiplayer Aspect: Online Matches are matched depending on how close somebody is to Skill Level with you. If you don’t want to wait for this to happen, you can go to Quick Match which will automatically find somebody further and further from your skill level just to get you in the game that much faster but still get the most balanced game out there. You can also hop in lobbies and chat while waiting for somebody to join. For the first time you can Download and Upload Player Sliders, CPU Sliders, Defensive Play-books, Rosters, Offensive Play-books, and more using the Madden Share system on PS3 and Xbox 360’s EA Sports Network. “Warning: The contents of this file may contain offensive language”; bring it on baby! The Main Menu has been redesigned and feels like Windows 8 / PlayStation Store the way it’s got tiles that are easy to navigate and identify.
Replay Ability- Very High
Engine Performance: The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game are using the Infinity Engine 2 while the upcoming Xbox ONE and PlayStation 4 versions will use the new Ignite game engine. We reviewed this game on PS3 and experienced no glitches during our play-through.
Final Verdict: There are some people out there who say “I don’t like sports games”, there are even some who complain that sports games are released yearly. To those people I challenge you to actually pick up this game either as a rental or purchase and find out how Madden NFL 25 is bringing back the classic feel of football video games being as much about the video game experience and gameplay as they were about football. You don’t need to have a favorite team or care who throws the ball the best where you come from to enjoy Madden NFL 25, and if you are a sports buff there’s no doubt that the massive roster, new innovations in Connected Franchise Mode, the Madden Ultimate Team system, and improvements all around in terms of realism; you’ll be satisfied with this title.
The only reason this game is not a 10/10 Platinum Game is because the current generation hardware is feeling outdated and at some points might be having trouble pushing the boundaries and keeping up with the innovations EA Sports has in store for Madden NFL 25. Overall, RealGamerNewz scores this game a solid 9/10 and it has earned itself an RGN Rating of Gold. This game is being advertised by EA Sports as a return to the nostalgia of Madden but with the most evolved gameplay experience seen in NFL video games thus far, and we are happy to report that is exactly what Madden NFL 25 is.
Overall Score: 9/10
RGN Rating: Gold Game
Developers: EA Tiburon
Publisher: EA Sports
Available On: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 Worldwide on August 27, 2013
Played On: PlayStation 3
Next-Gen Version on Xbox ONE and PlayStation 4 Available November 2013
Review Copy Info- A physical copy of the game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this review.
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