Rather you waited in line at Midnight or you picked it up during the day, point is you have Madden 12 and possibly the game of the year. Now you may ask what could possibly change from Madden 11 or Madden 10 or an older Madden besides the new rosters and new players, well a lot actually.
For starters, the graphics, they’re amazing. Say there was a lockout Madden 12 would’ve been just fine as the camera angles are realistic to the T. With the help of NFL Films, EA Sports re-created the type of footage that you actually see on your television during and before games; if a player or team does it, you see it. All 32 teams’ starting ceremonies are identically recaptured, as is every angle, from Ray Lewis’ introduction to LaDainian Tomlinson’s touchdown celebration. EA says its goal is to make Madden feel as true to life as possible and they hit the bulls-eye on that.
They changed the tackling system and took it to a whole other level by completely revamping the hit detection, creating a new engine that recognizes key parts of defensive football like tackling momentum and the size and weight of players making contact with one another. EA also says this will ensure that characters’ bodies react more realistically after collisions, forcing players to make smarter, more strategic decisions about where and when to pull off tackles.
Even the injuries look more realistic and if playing in the franchise mode you realize that the injuries last the length of the real injury and not just one game. EA also says concussions will finally be recognized. If a player is concussed, he will immediately be carted off the field and kept out for the remainder of the game.
They also made some other small changes such as in franchise mode, once you pick a team you can’t change it, if you wish to change teams you have to start a new franchise. Remember how you tapped button after button to get the ball in a dog pile? Well no more do you have to “work out your fingers” as it’s gone. Lastly even though there are still more changes, defensive players drop fewer interceptions. That was a big thing and has been in Madden for a while. Why they still do drop some occasionally it’s not as bad as it was before.
So if you didn’t wait at Midnight in line or you didn’t pick it up from the store yet, then I don’t know what you’re waiting before because you are missing out. So grab your wallet, grab your keys, and grab your copy of Madden because this is a must buy.