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Old 08-06-2004   #41
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Hard to use combine numbers as an exact translation to madden ratings. Alot of players play differently then they clock at the combine, ya know? But agreed, sometimes some of our players don't seem to get a fair shake. Overall I think the numbers look pretty good though....
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Here is the 6 page review from IGN. I can't wait until next week.

http://ps2.ign.com/articles/536/536289p1.html?fromint=1
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DDavis is ALOT faster than i expected (I expected 88 speed), his break tackle should be higher (78) Armstrong is also pretty fast (90)... Carr is way too slow (60, should be around 75)... other than that...


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how much harder is the passing game???
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Heh, John's commentary has always been bland, so that's no surprise...

Did anyone here rumors about John working for ESPN Sunday night games in the near future?
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One thing I have noticed about ESPN 2K5. Not alot of different plays to call. Too many big plays. I had 3 ints all returned for TD's last night playing the Ravens against the Eagles on the All-Pro level.
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Wow is all I got to say about Madden. Love how in the new one, when the roof is open, there is a shade line down 1/4 of the field. When you get to the latter part of the game, the shade line is 1/2 of the field and the full south end zone. Sharper is a stud in the game. Same with Robaire. Glenn deflected 5 passes, and Robinson plays ok (got burned for a 50yrd play). DDavis is ok quick, breaks tackles alot. The crowd noise is almost too loud sometimes. Not as much commentary. Touchdowns are great, and the pan to the fans in the endzone is cool.
All and all an excellent game, 5 times better than last year.
Played one game, and beat San Diego 48-7.
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Wow is all I got to say about Madden. Love how in the new one, when the roof is open, there is a shade line down 1/4 of the field. When you get to the latter part of the game, the shade line is 1/2 of the field and the full south end zone. Sharper is a stud in the game. Same with Robaire. Glenn deflected 5 passes, and Robinson plays ok (got burned for a 50yrd play). DDavis is ok quick, breaks tackles alot. The crowd noise is almost too loud sometimes. Not as much commentary. Touchdowns are great, and the pan to the fans in the endzone is cool.
All and all an excellent game, 5 times better than last year.
Played one game, and beat San Diego 48-7.
I agree! Sharper is a stud.
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Got it today and like it a lot so far. I'm terrible at Defense, and the hit stick has been useless for me at this point, but hopefully ill get the hang of it. I also seem to be much better at passing than running.
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Now I got you my pretty. That D is tough. DoubleD broke 2 30 yarders, but the rest were 1-2 yrds. Babin looks good though.
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Now I got you my pretty. That D is tough. DoubleD broke 2 30 yarders, but the rest were 1-2 yrds. Babin looks good though.
When in a 3-4 while rushing Sharper, Babin gets free allot, swich to him and lay that big lick with the hit stick..wham! Also don't be afraid to go for the pick, if you miss him slap the hit stick for a quik tackle

Passing and catching is easyer on this game.
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I can finally control a linebacker and make plays, which is something I couldn't do in previous editions. I've had several user picks with Sharper, so it's good to feel like I can make an impact in the defensive game. Speaking of Sharper, he's made 4 goal line stops for me (within the 1 yard line), three of them were on consecutive plays, what a stud!
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I'm playing on All Pro level, and so far the 3 down linemen for me are shutting down the run. Also, Wong is playing like a beast, averaging 8 tackles a game. Babin had 2 sacks last game. I'm getting pissed though because too many times my CBs are getting beat.
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So far, so good. I've only had time to hit the practice field to learn the controls and playbook. The Hit Stick is awesome, but I wish there was some kind of delay after a play starts (players taking themselves out of the play by diving). I guess that's part of the punishment you get when you try to set up the defense.
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so how many of you guys play online? When do you play and what's your handle?
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I play online with the xbox, my gamertag is blockhead83 (go figure). I'm a complete bum for the next couple days, so if anyone wants to play just leave me a message. The only condition is I get the Texans.
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Whats up with Madden putting artificial turf in Reliant?
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Whats up with Madden putting artificial turf in Reliant?
They did that again? They did that last year. How hard is it to get THAT right?
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I played all day with Babin going in and all he did was disrupt the entire offense, he had like 4 sacks and forced 3 INTs by Dunta Robinson. Dunta got burned a bit on the long ones but more than half the time, if the TE lined up on Babin's side, Wong made up for the difference.
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Just bought Madden for the PS2. Compared to ESPN2K5 for the XBOX, the Madden graphics are terrible!! The Texans have some sort of light blue on the shoulder pads that must be light shading.

The gameplay is fine but the graphics are awful

Btw, the Texans beat the Girls 40-21.
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