Madden NFL 17 shows a definable gain on the play - review

Thu, Sep 8 2016 09:40am BST 1
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Since the excellent Madden NFL 15 corrected a wobble in EA’s famous Gridiron sim, the series has maintained a course of excellence. As ever when an annual sports game hits upon a winning formula, the trick becomes iteration and improvement.

In some ways, clearing a fumble and starting again is easier than building on foundations you already have.MUT 17 COINS So it is always a pleasure to see those improvements manifest, particularly when the game in question has no serious competition to speak of. Those are the hard yards.

So it is with Madden NFL 17, a definable gain on the play and a more significant jump than its predecessor, enabled by smart tweaks of detail on and off the field. Some of which you could argue were overdue.

Despite the NFL’s increasing focus on passing, here we have a beefier running game, with improved gap assignments for the offensive line, better player locomotion and a context-sensitive button system that gives you more options on jukes, breaks and spins. There’s even a button that allows your player to suck themselves in to squeeze through tight gaps in the defense. Ultimately it’s a system that gives you more options on the ground,Madden 17 Coins which adds to Madden 15’s bolstering of defense and the controllable catching that so improved the passing game last year.

Previously Madden could feel like a game that passed by the untrained eye; plays unfolding without you feeling like you are having any due influence. While the complexities of American Football still demand investigation (more of that later), EA’s consistent chipping away at particular parts of the play each year has made for a more engaging game for both newbies and the experienced.Buy Cheap Mut Coins Fresh converts can figure out what their input means, while old hands are given a greater degree of flexibility. Win-win.

Nowhere is this more apparent than on defense. While the overhaul for playing D came in 15, here it is refined to the point that it is considerably more fun. Improved teammate AI means that whatever player you have selected before the snap --tackle, linebacker or safety-- you can count on the other players to do their jobs so you can do yours.

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