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    Madden 16 Impressions

    Someone at OS has the game. Hoping some of the owners here will get a copy too.

    Here's a vine of new animations from Steve at OS. Youtube videos have been taken down.

    https://twitter.com/Steve_OS/status/631553351218524161

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    Some quotes from Q&A: http://www.operationsports.com/forum...-q-thread.html

    Game has a somewhat different feel, still on first game so really hard to tell. QB seems to be almost rooted in the pocket if that makes sense, like they almost want to stay there, I mean when I'm controlling. Russell Wilson scrambled out of pocket at 10, thought he would eat the sack, as I closed in he jumped off one leg and found Graham over the middle for a TD. Don't think that happens in 15. I'm recording some plays, I'll try to upload when I can. Most surprising thing so far is a punt that bounced straight up in the air at the 5, really shocked me. Playing on all pro default sliders

    it's gonna take time to get used to the l2 for low throw, l1 for high, double tap for touch, hold for bullet, tap for lob, then deciding which catch to use (aggressive (triangle), RAC (square), possession (X)). I like the tackling, best this gen so far by a long shot.

    the ball does seem to pop up in the air more often than not. Will need more time to answer for sure. As far as pass interference, yes it is called on incompletions as well. Defensive holding seems to be called on the defender playing the intended receiver, as in I havent seen it called away from the play. Again, I have played 2 games so far, so we will see.

    Assisted tackles are definitely being recorded, both games I've played I have seen defenders with more assists than solo tackles. Double digit total tackle games will be common, greatly improved. Now as far as what the game considers an assist, I have to do more research on that. Overall stats look good so far, havent had crazy sack games so far.

    Game speed on normal seems a bit quicker than last year, but not by much, havent played any other speed.

    Robo QB seems toned down, there were incompletions, also if you are under pressure and attempt a throw, a little red message comes up saying " under pressure ". Ive thrown multiple incompletions when this happens, and 2 ints as well. Robo kicker Im afraid still might be an issue. It appears also that cpu running is underpowered, played against Seattle and Dallas and stopping the run wasnt difficult on all-pro.

    About players playing different, I noticed R. Wilson was much quicker to leave the pocket than Romo (he does say in one post that Wilson throws after scrambling too), unfortunately it seemed like Romo would at times do the madden 15 QB freeze in pocket and not move thing, a little concerning. To answer the question, yes, the 2 CPU qbs I played against played differently.

    Only other player tat I've seen is Martavis Bryant's neck tat, will update if I see any others. Can confirm 3rd RB position is in depth chart


    IMO there are too many one handed grabs, these are few and far between in real nfl games, at least one or more in each game I've played, aggressive catch OP in my short time w game, hope to see it even out. As far as repeating animations, I have been ok with the variety, too many deep balls w aggressive catch have wr jumping, spinning, catching. RAC on deep pass in stride is nice, avoids stutter from previous years allowing DBS to unrealistically catch up.

    CPU return game sucks to put it bluntly, pretty much straight shot every time.

    Haven't had a bad exchange yet, though I thought there was one out of shotgun from a video a few weeks back?

    Will check weather options, pretty sure nothings changed from previous versions.

    No blocks of any kind, also pretty sure at this point robo kicker alive and well.

    But on a positive note, robo QB seems to have been killed, I just hope not too much. Played a half of Bills Pats and CPU Brady wasn't exactly lighting the world on fire. Also, intentional grounding hasn't been fixed, or is ever called period from what I've seen.

    Playing all-pro, had 3 sacks (5 team) with Mario Williams, 6 min qtrs no acc clock. Also, I think Madden needs to start showing replays on penalties, defensive holding penalties are replayed in real games EVERY time. And it would add a nice touch for the refs to start saying the players number so you dont have to wait to find out who it was. They should also announce the full penalty and situation, " holding, offense, number 67, 10 yard penalty, still 2nd down" how cool would that be?

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    Simmed stats look good:
    Simmed franchise to playoffs, default settings on everything.

    Top 3 rbs

    J. Charles 276 carries 1476 yards 5.3avg 12 tds
    M lynch 249 1406 5.6 6 tds
    A. Morris 312 1367 4.4 5 tds


    Top 3 qbs (qbr has a bunch of 2 and 3 attempt guys at top, sorted by yards passing)

    Rodgers 97.6 4755 36 tds 19 ints
    Rivers 108.1 4313 28 tds 6 ints
    P manning 95.5 4305 34 tds 18 ints

    Top 3 wrs

    R. Cobb 111 1352 14

    A. Brown 102 1188 3 tds

    D. Thomas 95 1254 11 tds


    Tackles (total assists and solo) top six are all mlbs

    Jon Bostic 145

    Colin McCarthy 127

    Stephen tulloch 120

    Sacks

    Aldon smith 21.5
    Justin Houston 20.5
    Robert Quinn 17.0
    Honorable mention JJ watt 15.5

    Ints

    Corey graham 8
    Patrick peterson 7
    Reggie Nelson 6

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    Two guys with 20+ sacks? Yikes! I suspect the LE sack bug is still in the game then???

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaymo76 View Post
    Two guys with 20+ sacks? Yikes! I suspect the LE sack bug is still in the game then???
    Isn't Aldon Smith a ROLB? And Robert Quinn a RE? I haven't followed this bug although I have heard about it a few times on here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaymo76 View Post
    Two guys with 20+ sacks? Yikes! I suspect the LE sack bug is still in the game then???
    Quote Originally Posted by skipwondah33 View Post
    Isn't Aldon Smith a ROLB? And Robert Quinn a RE? I haven't followed this bug although I have heard about it a few times on here.
    Actually I looked up last's years stats and these sack totals are remarkably accurate.

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    Yeah I knew Houston was high up on the sack list, how many not sure. And of course I knew Watt had a high number as well with an insane season.

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    The le sack bug did not affect simmed stats. I did feel it was balanced last year as in the past the RE was always handcuffed in actual game stats and performance.

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    Justin Smith wrecked havoc for me when I had the Niners a few seasons back. Harrison and Tuitt have their moments for me as well.

    Was this an All-Pro of CFM thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rudy View Post
    The le sack bug did not affect simmed stats. I did feel it was balanced last year as in the past the RE was always handcuffed in actual game stats and performance.
    Totally disagree on this one. In my 15 CFM with Oakland in THREE seasons LaMarr Woodley (LE) has amassed 67 sacks! RE's Olivier in his first season had 5 sacks. Tuck had 11 sacks in his first season, 13 behind Woodley. The left DT and LE have dissproportionate sacks as compared to the right side IMO.

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    Haven't seen the videos but a few things I have heard a lot about:

    1. stat banners go as fast as last year...

    2. Too many one hand catches

    3. QB robo accuracy is very prominent with the exception of a game here or there

    4. CPU running lcogic involved going straigth forward

    5. zero commentary improvements

    Points 2 and 3 can probably be fixed with patches and sliders. Point 4 is dissapointing. Point 5 is no shock as Tiburon already said this wasn't a focus. Point 1 however is simply mind-boggling. How could something so easy to address and so clearly flawed not be fixed again this year?

    I have heard on default there is a good chunk of peanlties which is great to hear. Also there does not appear to be repitition with catch animations which is excellent news.

    PS anyone know where to find those vids since YouTube and OS pulled them? I would like to get a good look for myself. Haivngh logges several hundreds of hours with Madden 15 I will be able to spot the differences pretty quickly.

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    Video embargo by EA lifts next Friday I think.

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    I have a gif of a pretty nice catch by Dez

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    I've had the game for a couple weeks now and I can say I'm pretty pleased with the WR/DB interactions for the most part. They are pretty varied.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBHuskers View Post
    I've had the game for a couple weeks now and I can say I'm pretty pleased with the WR/DB interactions for the most part. They are pretty varied.
    I guess the real Q though, do new interactions and a new draft warrant a purchase price of $69.99 (or $79.99Cdn)? If the game still becomes "boring" after a copule weeks of CFM then is 16 worth the upgrade over 15?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaymo76 View Post
    I guess the real Q though, do new interactions and a new draft warrant a purchase price of $69.99 (or $79.99Cdn)? If the game still becomes "boring" after a copule weeks of CFM then is 16 worth the upgrade over 15?
    Dynamic Drive goals and constant updates to progession towards game, season, and career goals are cool.

    Outside of that I haven't dug into CFM a ton yet or gotten to the draft yet.
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    Who says it only happens in Madden?

    https://www.facebook.com/NFL/videos/10153285761876263/

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    That was a heck of a TD run.

    Jaymo, I did the Amazon e3 deal so I'm getting the game for $56 Canadian. M15 became unplayable for me so m16 can only be better. The overly easy inside running, especially out of shotgun on every difficulty level was a game killer for me. It's supposed to be better this year. All pro is supposed to be harder. We will see. I have a feeling cpu qbs won't be good enough on all pro and I'll end up on all madden again.
    Last edited by Rudy; 08-15-2015 at 04:46 AM.

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    Full game on all madden. This video is third quarter, looks like EA is taking these down.

    https://youtu.be/FKSZ6Nz4m5s
    Last edited by Rudy; 08-15-2015 at 05:00 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rudy View Post
    Full game on all madden. This video is third quarter, looks like EA is taking these down.

    https://youtu.be/FKSZ6Nz4m5s
    Thanks Rudy! Just watched the 2nd and 4th Q's as well. The 1st is already down. This is the first video I have seen. A lot of positives for sure and a lot of atypical Madden stuff that will drive you nuts. .

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