"Madden NFL 2007"
I bought "Madden NFL 2007" on launch day back in August and two
weeks later sold it to somebody on eBay. Why?
I realized after playing through the first few games in Franchise
Mode for the 49ers this season that I don't have the passion any
more for video game football. "Madden NFL 2007" on 360 is
actually pretty bad ass--the graphics on an HDTV are sick, the
training, preseason, and Franchise modes are great; online play is
there and multiplayer co-op is intact as well. It's got every
team, every uniform type, every stadium you could ask for...if
rosters didn't go off and change every year, it would be the last
game you would ever need to buy.
But, my glory days with video game football are over, simply
because I don't live in a dorm any more or have any roommates.
Online Madden isn't as much fun as in-person Madden smack talk, not
even close. Back in the day, I would play Madden (or Tecmo
Bowl, depending on the year) because it's just great to have a buddy
to play the game with. Now, I just don't have that passion any
more to play through a single-player season, only to run up the
score 78-0 with five-minute quarters.
So, all of this is to say that if you still play video game
football, pick up "Madden NFL 2007" stat. Otherwise, there's
not enough new here to justify buying this again if you have last
Feedback? Comments? Salma Hayek's digits?
Bellview Rating System:
"Opening Weekend": Buy
this game right away, and don't ask me any questions as to why
that's a good move. A game experience that will almost
guarantee repeated controller abuse, lots of ManScreaming and high
resale value, you will assuredly play this bad boy for months on end.
after games have been out for a while, they drop in price slightly,
or can be bought for slightly cheaper in combination with other new
games. Usually, that's about $40. You'll feel good
getting the game for this price, since it isn't quite
run-out-and-get-it-right-now good, but it has enough game in the box
for a few weeks' worth of enjoyment.
game is not too bad, but you'd be better off buying it used from
either half.com or eBay. You also might let a friend buy this
game, let s/he beat it, and then try to buy it from them to make
them feel better. Yes, this does tend to feel like "Sloppy
"Rental": Like my
cousin Ron, you should always rent games that you aren't sure about
first, to make sure that your $50 is going towards something
worthwhile. For games in this category, this is the maximum
amount of money ($5) and/or time (3-5 days) you'll need to either
gain satisfaction from the game, or beat the game in its entirety.
Rental-rated games are also sometimes perfect for a weekend when you
are going to be at home on your ass, with some time to kill.
Games like this should have never been released. If you play
this game for any reason, you will regret every second of the
experience. Further, if you can get this game for free, don't
do it, because even for FREE, it will still be a negative experience