Every year in September you are looking forward to numerous sports games. On August 25, Madden NFL 18 appeared for Playstation 4 and Xbox One. On both consoles you can enjoy the Frostbite Engine. This was already used at FIFA 17 last year. This is to bring the ultimate experience in the football stadium to life. In the area of the game modes is also a novelty. As already known from FIFA 17, there is a story mode for the first time. In Longshot, she plunges into the life of a professional footballer. Also the Ultimate team mode is decorated with new content. It remains to be noted that we are not quite enthusiastic about football in Germany. The more excited I was, whether Madden NFL 18 can increase my interest in this sport. Is Madden NFL 18 worth if you own the predecessor? Read the following lines.
Madden NFL 18 – Dream of a Footballer!
Last year, EA Sports gave us innovations in Puncto gameplay. For Madden NFL 18 one has decided to make only improvements. In Madden NFL 18, a tactical approach is also an advantage. At the beginning, it is recommended to familiarize yourself with the mechanisms of the game. Especially in this point the developers have done a good job. The course of the game and the menu is explained in detail. The training mode is good for understanding the gameplay and rules of the game.
In Puncto Gameplay, you can continue to play Jukes in your offensive game. Jukes are so-called deception maneuvers. These are particularly useful in one-on-one situations.
Basically it shows that in Madden NFL 18 movement sequences are more authentic. The AI makes a good figure in the offensive and defensive play. In the franchise mode, an offensive and defensive tactics can be selected again. The entry for laymen should be as simple as possible. Therefore, Madden NFL 18 offers the choice between arcade and simulation. Arcade mode requires less tactical refinement. Instead, you are driven to white heat in the simulation mode. At least I had to adjust to defeats. Especially in the simulation mode a variable tactics is an advantage. The more often a tactic is used, the more effectively it can defend the AI.
Madden NFL 18 – For love of sports!
The Frostbite engine offers numerous improvements in gameplay. The improved light and shadow conditions are clearly visible. Also the animation and the atmosphere come through the engine change particularly to the advantage. Individual motion sequences run more smoothly. This makes it much more realistic for Tacklings compared to the previous year. Thanks to the Frostbite engine, the type of tackle is also important. Above all the speed plays a role.
There are only a few new features in the game modes. Most of the changes have been made in Ultimate Team Mode. Among other things the MUT Squads. Here you can create your own team together with your friends. We can also give our players special game variations. Captain of the offensive, captain of the defensive or head couch. These variants are particularly suited to the respective strengths of the players.
In order to meet the name of the Ultimate Team, there is another novelty with courage-level. There are many games to play. Are you successful in this way you get packs and numerous bonus content. You’ll have a great time at the 3 vs 3 online team game in Ultimate Team Mode. The story mode Longshot has influence in the Ultimate Team mode. Through completed challenges, you unlock the characters for Ultimate Team mode. These characters belong to your MUT Roster. Even Devin Wade can be a part of your Ultimate Team.
Numerous experts can also look forward to the game modes MUT Champions, MUT Draft and MUT Salary Cap. MUT Champions is comparable to the FUT Champions Tournament from FIFA 17. The Madden Championship Series is a great opportunity to be part of the Madden Championship Series.
Madden NFL 18 – Football goes Hollywood
In the story mode of Madden NFL 18 it is with Devin Wade to reach the top of the footballsports. Such a story is normally known only from Hollywood movies. Devin Wade was one of the best quarterbacks in high school. Due to a traumatic experience, he was forced to turn his back on the sport. After three years, a casting opportunity is a second chance.
On the way to triumph, you encounter numerous characters. Among other things, our father Cutter Wade. Devins best friend Colt Cruise ensures a positive mood. The career of Devins consultant Dan Marino is accompanied. Away from an NFL stadium is also hot. Among other things you will get to know the hometown of Devin. Over a casting show you will be met a few minutes later on numerous NFL stars. Mahershala Ali from Oscars Moonlight is also guest in Longshot. It seems as if the Canadian developers have a good wire to the film industry from Hollywood have. Longshot embodies the life as an approaching football professional. The training day is shown worth seeing.
You carry the decision-making power with you at all times. Every decision has an influence on the story. In contrast to the story mode from FIFA 17, wrong decisions have great consequences. They can adversely affect the development of Devins. Therefore, you should be wise in the dialogues. Otherwise, you can easily make yourself unpopular. Basically, you’ll have only short-lived gameplay at the NFL stadiums. Therefore you should adjust here rather to several small events. If you are good enough for the NFL League, you must prove yourself. Overall, the story mode takes 4-5 hours.