Madden NFL 10– All the Info you need to know (Wii, PSP, and PS2 versions)
Ok, so a couple weeks back we wrote about the upcoming Madden NFL 10 Xbox 360 and PS3 versions. Now with Madden’s release coming out tonight let’s finish this preview of the next Madden game up with everything you’ll need to know if your a PS2, PSP or Wii owner. Come on, you know you wanna hit the read link to see what’s knew so watch’a waiting for? Get to it!
Ok let’s start with the Wii version first– and like in previous years, EA Sports has taken a really (and I mean REALLY) different approach to Madden on the Wii in comparison to that on the other systems.
Ok, so as was mentioned in the intro– the Wii’s Madden is completely different from that of pretty much every other system. EA really utilizes the motion controls and fun aspect of the Wii. For example, to throw, you flick the Wiimote like you do in Wii Sports to throw a baseball. There also is better co-op play, so for example when your playing with a friend vs the computer or other people, you can use the new “Huddle Up” feature that let’s you use the Wiimote to either trip up the receiver or to set a block. That should definetly make games better. There also is a new “Road to the Super Bowl” mode which lets one of your friends jump in and out of games and help take your team to the ‘ship.
There are also things like Spotlight Moments, which makes the intense parts of games even more intense with cameras focusing in and the game itself slowing down to allow you to influence the biggest plays of the game. This along with better graphics (always a nice addition no matter what system your playing on), and the Madden Showdown, which let’s you play more friend focused games like quick 5 on 5’s, help make the Wii version of Madden 10 look like another fun game.
Spotlight Moments in Madden 10 for Wii
Now let’s take a look at the PS2 version of Madden, which is more like a water downed version of the PS3/Xbox 360 version. You don’t get all the great new features, but then again, you didn’t pay at least $400 for the PS3. So what do you get? Well, for starters, you get the basic Madden updates of better playbooks– adding things like the Wildcat formation, roster updates and other more minor improvements like better commentary, and the Impact Camera which shakes on big hits.
The Wildcat formation in Madden 10
There also are momentum changes, such as an increase or decrease in your players rating in Franchise mode based on how your team is playing, customizable moves for each position on the field (such as moving the right stick up when your controlling a receiver to make him jump for the ball), and the new fight for fumbles feature that is in the PS3 version.
All in all, PS2 users, you guys shouldn’t be too upset with Madden 10 either.
Like the PS2, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions, the PSP version of Madden 10 is also a great update to the Madden frachise. New here is a survey the field camera which puts every player on your team in view (kinda like zooming out at the line in the PS3/Xbox 360 versions), the better commentary, momentum shifters and fight for the fumble features found in the PS2 game, while adding things like the Superstar Challenge– which let’s “rewrite history” such as the Dolphins-Pats game last year which really brought the Wildcat to the forefront (see pic below), and like the PS2, an ability to design your own plays– and even upload them to your PS3 to use them in HD!
So there you have it, all the info on Madden 10. You gonna go get it tonight? If so for which system, and also feel free to post in the comments your thoughts on the new game. Oh, and don’t forget to check back next week for our full review of Madden 10 (PS3/360 version).
Madden NFL 10 is available today for $49.99 for the Wii, and $39.99 for the PSP and PS2.