Fantastic review. With that said I understood what it was from the hop. Didn't even buy madden 20 till it was 19.99. This year I don't even know if that's well worth it. I used to go to mut coins madden 21 midnight earnings for this match, used to be this excited for it to release. I don't have any hope this game will change for the near future, however I shall try it for following GEN once I buy my PS5 solely for internet H2H and nothing else. I don't even have to play the game to know how awful it's anymore, at this rate it is expected. And it is funny when people get mad at that. They think we're just haters, but in fact we just need a good game to keep us trying to play... However, like everything in existence, it has to come to an end and I think madden has reached that point.
My buddy bought it at launch for $60.00, and he match shares with me PS. I was dissapointed when I got it free. Convinced myself to buy it on my Xbox for $20.00 after an extended break, and regret it on 3 days after. Won't be purchasing 21, since I already get mad enough at 20 for it's bullshit. It's simply not going to change person, they are strictly regarding the revenue and they do not care how blatantly it looks. If they could come out and say"hey we just need your money" with no impacts they'd do just that.
Face of this franchise is far better than their previous narrative modes, but not by far. I truly hated that your choices didn't matter. I loathed that Tommy guy, he was an asshole. He always disrespects the player character, and you are forced to become buddy buddy with him no matter what. I enjoy how going to college came with a title change into College Player, pretty cool.
Oh and also the gameplay. Getting trapped on rookie is indeed dull. I needed to sim games following the first quarter, just playing offense, because otherwise the game would never end. And I really don't know whether it is a glitch, but one match forced me to perform the whole game. I just tried to run around the field to kill clock. I didn't even get the control on protection. It just automobile played. Game ended 100-0. It literally played with cheap Mut 21 coins itself. Rookie mode is brain dead mode. Oh and also the heavily promoted combine? It is only the 40 and a throwing drill. Along with the 40 is just 3 quick time buttons, which don't affect anything so long as you strike them.