Madden 21: still flawed

  • Many sports video game fans are tired of the current cycle the company follows: update the roster, slightly change the design and sell millions of dollars. EA Sports released Madden 21 at the beginning of the National Football League (NFL) season this fall, bringing a new version of the legendary football video game series. In the game, Madden Coins can be used to trade powerful players.

    "The courtyard" is Madden's biggest surprise this year. The paddock is a six-on-six "campus" style football game. Players can play on both sides of the ball, and can use custom characters to play with friends or alone. This game mode provides a new and innovative football that fans can play, and for those who want to spend time with friends remotely, the addition of the cooperative mode is undoubtedly a plus.

    The focus that EA Sports has not changed in the annual competition is the "Ultimate team." The "Ultimate Team" brought them money through the purchase of gift packages, thereby obtaining rare cards in the card collecting game mode that they dominate the sports game industry. The "Franchise" mode and the "Career" mode are actually the same, but the storyline of the "Career" mode is very small. But what changes every year is the "ultimate team".

    "Ultimate Team" is Madden's focus year after year. Madden 21 has not changed. Despite the success of "Yard", Madden once again failed to provide fresh new products. The problem with releasing games every year is that they must complete tasks quickly. Before the fast deadline, it is difficult to make significant progress in mechanics, game modes, and game appearance.

    The advantage of previous Madden games is the "franchise" model. Many features in the game mode make consumers feel like the real general manager or coach of the NFL team. Now, the game mode itself is a shell, with very barebones functions, providing a pleasant playback experience only when it is played for the first time.

    After obtaining the first franchise file, each subsequent play will become less and less. Consumers know how to play the game the way they want and can easily manipulate the algorithm. Simulation realism is biased, with role players and below-average players winning the "Most Valuable Player" or leading the league in the statistical category.

    The "Franchise" model has obvious obvious flaws, but the "Franchise" has no downloadable content. Buy Madden 21 Coins allows players to get new card packs. Although EA will spend time improving the game mode for making money, this is still the most convenient and quick way. In the latest Madden series, EA Sports has achieved some positive results. As always, the user interface and presentation are great, "Yard" is a fresh, interesting and innovative game mode. But negative factors still exist. The negative effects that have existed for the past five or six years.