The problem with longstanding video games is that eventually they run out of things to improve. There are only so many tweaks that can be made to a game before it starts getting repetitive and feeling like the same games with new names. That is the case with the new addition of EA Sports’ Madden 25, and is the only problem that I had with the demo version that was released on Tuesday.
My first thought when seeing that game was, “what? 14 comes after 13, not 25.” However, I realized that it was 25 years of the Madden game. Still, it seems like the number change was unnecessary. The confusing out-of-order franchise number was one of the very few things wrong with this video game that definitely lived up to expectations.
The only major problem with the Madden 25 game is that the graphics are not anything spectacular. There is very little improvement from Madden 13 to this game. Whether that is because of the absence of a new console at the moment is yet to be seen.
XBOX One and PlayStation 4 will be available around November of 2013, and the improved graphics of the systems themselves will allow may revolutionize the way that Madden 25 looks, as it is poised to do so for video games in general.
So, although the graphics show very little improvement from Madden 13, this game is lacking in very little. It feels like a revamped Madden 13 with a few small tweaks, but I highly recommend downloading the demo version and trying it out for yourself.