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Old 07-20-2004   #1
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Comes out July 21st....But some people have it already. What gives? I am ready to pick up tomorrow. Anyway hope to improve from 2k4, still can't stop anybody....with the Texans anyway. Hope they make the Texans stronger in 2k5.

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In the new ESPN NFL 2k5 the roof in Reliant is open and closed depending on the weather..... frikin amazing
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i just bought my copy a couple minutes ago. this game is amazing.
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Did everyone else get it REALLY cheap? Me and the hubby got it yesterday at Circuit CIty for only $19.99. I about PMP cause I couldn't believe it. I had bought him 2K4 last year for his b-day and paid $49.99 and that was several months after it came out.

I just wondered if it was just a error on CC's part in my area or what. Regardless, we snatched it up and got to the register REAL quick.
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i heard this was the last year EA Sports will be making the Madden game. anyone know who will be doing it after that?
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For $20 I am on my way out the door now. I guess I will have Madden and NFL 2K5 now...
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Hmmm.....want to provide a link on where you heard EA Sports is going to stop making Madden? I highly doubt it.
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Hmmm.....want to provide a link on where you heard EA Sports is going to stop making Madden? I highly doubt it.
nope, no link. just heard it through word of mouth. he said Madden's contract is up with EA Sports and that since they pay so much overhead to Madden for his name they hardly break even, even though they outsell every other football game. they will call it EA Sports Football next year. he also said that Sega will still be offering their sports titles or $20. take it for what its worth.
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All video games should be $20.
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HELL YES! Im with gwallaia! Thats an excellent idea. Take a hint EA Sports!
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First thoughts after playing 2K5 for about an hour. I usually buy Madden but thought I'd give 2K5 a shot:

Gripes:

First of all, of all the logos they had to screw up they screw up the Texans. The logo is accurate on the uniforms and on the field (although it looks too small on the field), but on the menus and the graphics they have the logo with a thin white outline around it rather than the thick white outline which causes there to be a gap between the red and blue parts...annoying more than anything. I'm pretty picky when it comes to those things, but I think they could at least get that right.

Reliant looks fine everywhere but the roof. It's open or closed according to wheather but when its open it still has the beams going across. Imagine rather than retracting the roof they just ripped of the white "canvas" part and thats what it looks like. Don't know if that was just an easy way to do it but it looks wrong.

They still have Coleman playing Cornerback. And to make it worse I have yet to figure out how to change his position to safety. The only options are Mcree and Earl at Safety.

For some reason they have J.J. Moses too high on the depth chart...I was a little surprised when the first pass I completed was to my kick returner. That can be changed so I wasn't as upset about that.

In franchise mode the in week training that ESPN hyped seems a little tedious.

Chris Berman looks scarier on the game than he does on tv. What is it with computer animated people that gives me the creeps?

Pros:

You can choose the red uniform...and they decided that the white helmet was somehow a throwback because you can use it too. But as far as I can tell you cannot use a red jersey with blue pants.

The game play seems good. This, of coarse, is the most important thing. I need to play it more to make a final judgement on that. Although the kicking meter arrow is ticking me off. The defense seems easier than Madden which is a plus.


These a just my first few impressions. I was pretty excited about it after the price went down to 20 bucks and decided to go ahead and try it. Its no better than Madden though.

I had decided that I would not buy Madden this year, but I think I'm going to go ahead and get it too.
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It's annoying that you cant change a guys position. So Pitts is stuck at Tackle and Coleman at CB. Some of the ratings are way off too. Example J.J. Moses has a higher strength rating than Andre Johnson, and Johnathan Wells has a faster speed rating than Domanick Davis and Tony Hollings. Huh!?
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I think you can edit the positions but i'm not 100% on that though. I was a Madden player too. This game is unreal. From the presentation to the gameplay is simply great. I'm loving it. I have yet to win a game on All-Pro. The Pro (default) level is too easy. The only thing i'm trying to do now is trying to get my PS2 to take advantage of the Dolby Digital 5.1 sound. I have a 6.1 system and I tried to get it to go to DD but it only went to Pro Logic II (which I have as well). So that's my only gripe so far. So if anyone knows how to get it to 5.1 let me know. I never thought I would have so much fun not being able to win.
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I'm starting to like it a little more. The halftime highlights are awesome!! Still don't have the passing touch down yet, I keep throwing it too hard and Johnson drops them.

I like how putting pressure on the QB really effects his throw. That's more realistic than Madden.
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ok, I've never seen this in a football video game. In week two the Texans tied the Lions 0-0. I suck.

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another weird thing...after week four the Lions traded Roy Williams to the Seahawks...WTF?!

This game has some really cool features, but then it just has some stupid mistakes and weird things like that. And those beams on Reliant make no sense. They cast a criss cross shadow across the field. Strange.
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the ratings threw me off too. oh well, for 20 bucks its still a great game to buy.
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Dont freak out about the player ratings just yet. They came out with the game early. Its 20 bucks, and you can download new ratings and rosters online when the season starts.

I played only a few hours last night. They have made it harder to intercept a pass. They upgraded the physics in this game, so you cant be running full speed, stop instantly, and turn around to grab the ball.

The VIP thing is really cool. When you play enough games online, other people can play against your VIP.

Games to get in order:
ESPN 2k5: Damn well worth $20.
NCAA 2005: Fun game. The crowd noise makes you feel like you are there.
Madden: IMO still not worth $50. Of course Ive always been an Sega sports guy.
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Make sure you are letting your receivers go out far enough, and dont bullet the pass. Loft it.
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