Now, perhaps the header and sub-header of this post are a bit of hyperbole, but I feel it’s true, and today’s Daily Dose is focused entirely on celebrating today’s Madden 19 release. It’s also a reminder for us to enjoy one of the most important football events of the year (again, not hyperbole in 2018). Rebirth isn’t something that happens overnight. It’s not to be confused with something revolutionary either.However, I’ve had Madden 19 since August 1st, and while there are some CFM issues I’m hoping we see ironed out (hello, simulated QB rushing attempts and WR2 YPC), it’s quite apparent that this is the best Madden I have ever played. The gameplay is noticeably improved, especially in the running game. Franchise has had some nice subtle improvements that have tightened the mode up. MUT has been a lot of fun (hint: Solo Challenges are very financially rewarding), and the familiarity of Madden in the places where we expect it are very much welcomed. In other words, yes it will feel like the familiar Madden, but you’ll notice a lot of very nice tweaks in many areas throughout the game that I’m optimistic EA Sports will be able to use as a base to build on as we head into the Fall and Winter (ie patches). Therefore, today’s DD is meant to remind us to enjoy today, as it’s one of the sports gaming world’s biggest holidays. The two questions that I pose to you are:
- Do you think we are or are not in the midst of a sports gaming rebirth?
- What are you most excited about in Madden 19?