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I believe I've owned every Madden on a Nintendo console since 2001 (with the best being 2005, I might add) and this is the version I've looked most forward to in a long time with the launch of the Wii U. I even owned it twice in 2006 when the Wii was released! It's unfortunate "we" won't be able to play with the new "Infinity Engine" they are using with the 360 and PS3 versions but it seems like it's going to be a massive upgrade to the Maddens we have played on the Wii.
"EA is bringing many of the key Madden 13 features to Wii U, which is being developed by a dedicated team. Ideas like Total Control Passing, Girdiron Club and the new commentators are on the way. Plus the integration with Wii U's GamePad will allow players to make faster play calls, substitute players and create custom hot routes on the fly, changing the way sports fans will interact with a Madden game. Another key feature being brought to Wii U is Connected Careers, which allows up to 32 players to form a league. Bialoskursky noted that online is a big emphasis for Nintendo this time around, aligning with EA's own interests for its sports titles. On the downside, however, the Madden Ultimate Team feature will not be present this time around."
The Madden NFL 13 Wii U version will utilize the tablet controller in various ways. During a match, players can quickly swift through the interactive playbook to call plays on the fly. They cal also use the Wii U stylus to trace the route for a player to run on the field. The Madden NFL 13 Wii U version will also include most of the regular game modes, including career, manage a team, Connected Career mode, and online multiplayer as well. However, the game will not support the new Infinity physics engine, as developer EA did not have enough time to implement this feature.
The idea of being able to choose your play without your friend in the room being able to see or draw pass routes on the GamePad is awesome. I can't wait. See you online with the RAIDERS!
I just had the craziest game I've had in a while in the league against fumbulitis. He led 17-0 at the half. I score quick after the second half kickoff. Then I get 2 more quick 3 and outs on defense followed by a FG and a TD to tie. First play of the next drive is a pick 6 and now I'm up 24-17 early in the 4th quarter. We trade TDs on our next possesions making it 31-24 for me. I punted to him with about 40 seconds left and no timeouts. he got it to 4th and 10 around midfield with about 12 seconds left and completed a hail mary for the tying td.
In OT, he wins the toss and gets to my 25. On 3rd down he throws an INT that I returned to his 30. I ran a couple plays to set up a FG and broke the last one down to about the 5. FG for the win 34-31.
So now I'm 2-0 in both leagues, but week 3 could be tough in both of them. .
Oh, I didn't come on here yet? *sigh* I got squashed by the Real Chiefs last night, skunked it up in Practice and then played like the Real Bills with the Real Bills. This game is totally accurate. Against my inner monologue, continued on with my Fantasy Stuff (I guess looking for some good news?), skunked it up in Practice, but came back to tied it with a last second catch and run forever. Wow! I won in OT, and was reinvigorated for radical Fantasy Niners Action. I was playing the Lions, who have Cam Newton. That guy...likes to run. Game was EXCELLENT; Luke Keichly was an absolute beast. Interception, Fumble Recovery TD, Sack, pile of tackles. Had another Pick 6 with someone else, a bunch of sacks. Weeden was ELECTRIC. He was controlling the Defense so efficiently, had an 81 yard TD pass to Evans which was GREAT, along with two other TDs, 250+ yards, NO INTERCEPTIONS...and halftime message "you've been disconnected from the server, this game and stats will not count." Wait, what? It didn't boot me out and the game still went as it does..so I figured maybe it would reconnect? Nope. I wont that game 45-20 or something, though Newton ran for almost 150, and threw all over me, too. But I beat them by a lot, right? Surely I can recreate that.
Wrong. Wrong. I had 6 or 0 points at halftime, I can't remember, and I was losing until the final minute of the game. UGH. What happened?! Weeden was MISERABLE. Gone was his 69% completion percentage, but I did have my Power HB injured -- TWICE. What the H, man? Just a pile of S, this second game, though Lynch did get back on track running for 180 and change. What the heck, brah?
Wow dude. You wasted no time establishing your dominance! Fumbulitis is..pretty good. No offense (OF COURSE), but I wasn't suer how you guys would fit in other there. Nice to see that you're handing it to them, and Bigs has company in me at the bottom of the barrel, haha!! (Lou is doing awesome, too, nice! And Travis; the consumate professional.)
@Mr_Mustache No offense taken. I had no idea how I'd do either. I played in elite level leagues in NFL 2K5 and APF 2K8 and did quite well, but I've never been nearly as good at Madden games and haven't played them seriously in years. I think it may be helping me though that what I have played in the last few years has been the 360/PS3 version that this game is like rather than the Wii version that most of you guys are coming from.
So I had no idea what to expect either. My only goals were to not completely embarrass myself, hopefully never go 0-16, continue to get better, and at some point have at least one playoff season. If I can do that I'll be very happy with myself.