Madden vs ESPN

Discussion in 'The National Football League' started by El Tejano, May 4, 2004.

  1. El Tejano

    El Tejano Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    9,936
    Likes Received:
    447
    I suggest alot of Madden on PlayStation 2!!! That is the only thing that works for me.
     
  2. V Man

    V Man Pumpkinhead

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    2,591
    Likes Received:
    58
    Location:
    Alamo City
    That always helps.

    I guess I'm a lucky one, I really enjoy Basketball also. The NBA playoffs last until June, so I only have a week or 2 until training camp starts. :shower:
     
  3. dmt217

    dmt217 Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    1
    Madden (beating my brother & his '85 Bears never gets old) or NCAA always works. There's also the NBA playoffs & a few good fights coming up.
     
  4. Reddevil63

    Reddevil63 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    1,253
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Arlington
    That worked until that go old and now Im waiting for August for the new Madden :wiggle:
     
  5. blockhead83

    blockhead83 All Pro

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    715
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    College Station, Texas
    I've been reading all the football forums and checking out the sneak peeks for madden and espn 2k5. ESPN's gonna give madden a run for my money this year ;).
     
  6. SBTexans08

    SBTexans08 All Pro

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    677
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    3rd Coast
    That's right...I read an article on ESPN and it sounds totally revamped. I'll be renting both and purchasing the better game. Here, I'll link the article for you to read. It sounds promising. I think Madden will feature some great stuff as well but ESPN doesn't sound bad at all as of now.

    ESPN 2005
     
  7. blockhead83

    blockhead83 All Pro

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    715
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    College Station, Texas
    ESPN is claiming it will include online leagues complete with trades and the like. The thought of playing virtual GM with live competition really brings out the football gaming nerd in me.
     
  8. SBTexans08

    SBTexans08 All Pro

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    677
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    3rd Coast
    I've been a Madden gamer until now but if ESPN is the better football title I think I'll be jumping on the Xbox Live bandwagon. There's been talk about EA titles being playable on Xbox Live as well though, of course they are rumors though...nothing officially confirmed.
     


  9. CaptainPatriot

    CaptainPatriot Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    307
    Likes Received:
    1
    couldn`t of said it "BETTER" :jumpbanan
     
  10. Blake

    Blake MMQB

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    11,219
    Likes Received:
    623
    Location:
    Spring
    I am a diehard NFL2K (ESPN) fan. The only part of madden that is better, are things like franchise mode, and extras. But pure game vs. game, Hands down, ESPN is better.

    And XBOX LIVE rules.
    GamerTag: Mazzer
     
  11. dmt217

    dmt217 Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    1
    The momentum based physics is better in Madden. Plus, you can't run the same running play over and expect to march down the field w/o any problems (the # of BTKs is unrealistic in ESPN). The controls (imo) feels like butter compared to ESPN (a player's speed rating should be determined by their rating, not how fast you can tap the turbo button->yes, I'm a good button masher).

    IMO...

    Extras, franchise mode = Madden
    Presentation = ESPN
    Sound = ESPN
    Graphics = ESPN
    Animations = ESPN - gang tackles, Oline/Dline battles, etc. looks more realistic (except for the sprinting animation)
    Gameplay = Madden - playbooks, controls, AI, ball physics, momentum based physics > ESPN
     
  12. SBTexans08

    SBTexans08 All Pro

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    677
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    3rd Coast

    You broke it down really well there...

    I'll be going Live once the new installments of ESPN and Madden come out. I've liked Madden's gameplay so far so I've gone with that. ESPN's graphics look awesome and if ESPN leaves Madden in the dust (which by that article, it looks like it will) gameplay wise, I'll be switching over and going Live to take some of you guys on. :wiggle:
     
  13. SBTexans08

    SBTexans08 All Pro

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    677
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    3rd Coast
    I'll take you up on that offer. I've got my Xbox, just haven't gone Live since my football game of choice, Madden, hasn't gone Live, I hadn't seen the need to. But depending on this year's titles, I just might. You bet though, I'll hollar at you if and when I do.
     
  14. dmt217

    dmt217 Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    1
    It sure does rock, but the running game can still be abused on the Legend difficulty. Heck, even All-Madden has its fair share of problems, but I think it takes the cake for better controls and gameplay.

    Oh well, to each his own. Let me know if y'all want to play Madden, NCAA or ESPN NBA Basketball online (PS2).
     
  15. SBTexans08

    SBTexans08 All Pro

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    677
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    3rd Coast

    I hear you on that....voice chat is awesome! I don't complain about ESPN, I rented both and just felt like Madden was more intact in terms of gameplay. The thing about ESPN that discouraged the intent to buy was the running game. But now that you mention cranking up the level evens the odds out, I'm anxious to see just how that is. I loved everything about ESPN....it was just the running game that made me lose interest. The presentation aspect is just beautiful....looks like it'll be better this year.
     
  16. Blake

    Blake MMQB

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    11,219
    Likes Received:
    623
    Location:
    Spring
    Right on. ESPN on XBOX LIVE is the only thing keeping me from going insane.
     
  17. Blake

    Blake MMQB

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    11,219
    Likes Received:
    623
    Location:
    Spring
     
  18. dmt217

    dmt217 Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    1
    Or, when you press the speed button 3 times per second (compare that to 15 times per second for the same player w/ the same spd & acc). Either way, you still have to mash the button to sprint downfield.

    Anyway, I still prefer Madden's "hold the sprint button to speed up" configuration.
     
  19. wiley2002

    wiley2002 Veteran

    Joined:
    May 3, 2004
    Messages:
    314
    Likes Received:
    0
    I like both versions. Madden because of the in depth gameplay and I like ESPN because the crowd gets into big plays. But as far as adrenaline play I have to say I like NFL Street.
     
  20. BigBang

    BigBang Cymbal Hero

    Joined:
    May 2, 2004
    Messages:
    111
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Channelview (for the time being)
    I've seen screen shots of both already. I'm going to probably end up doing like most of you and renting both to see which one I like better. So far I've like Madden on XBox for football and ESPN for basketball. A lot of times what it boils down to is presentation and graphics.
     

Share This Page