EA is just not a good, or reputable, company anymore. This game has become a complete SCAM. The complete lack of ethics they show is astonishing, although not altogether surprising given the reputation of their CEO. EA blatantly steals from player accounts, doesn’t give the advertised rewards and rigs games so much they have become pointless to play (look up the current class action lawsuit on EA cheating players by manipulating games). Other than that, the level of gross incompetence from a company with this kind of resources is absolutely pathetic. This game has constant bugs, server connection issues, poor gameplay and boring/repetitive events. You get games where your QB simply refuses to throw, where he throws to the wrong receiver, where you drop 4 straight wide-open passes, a DB intercepts a pass on the ground and well out of bounds (like you never to inch the pass and it’s sitting on the ground well out of play), you fumble 5 straight carries, etc. Just constant nonsense done to rig games to try to get you to spend real money (look it up, EA is being sued for this). If it wasn’t for leagues like the NFL selling out and giving EA exclusive rights, EA would have disappeared long ago. They just don’t put out good games anymore and are more interested in scamming players than actually fixing the magnitude of issues with their consistently disappointing game releases. If the NFL cared about their fan base, they would stop allowing EA to cheat players under their logo and let a more competent company put out games that players actually want. Anyone doing business with Andrew Wilson and EA at this point is not a moral company, and treating customers like this will only hurt the NFL’s image. EA’s poor reputation is already well beyond repair.
Been playing madden since 1994. Have only been playing mobile for a couple years now. It’s has a lot of ups and downs. It seems like they care more about making money, than making a quality game. Fumbles and interceptions are unrealistic. About 10% of the time you recover your own fumbles, the other 90% you have 4 or 5 guys jumping on the ball and completely missing it. Or they just stand around and stare at the ball rolling around on the ground, while the defense recovers it. Interceptions the defensive backs think they’re receivers. They catch pretty much everything. You could have a 96 receiver with 94 speed against a 62 defensive back with 84 speed and that defensive back goes toe to toe with your receiver and jumps over your receiver to intercept the ball. This game is completely pay to win. Unless you pay money, you won’t get the quality of players that people that pay get. You get a watered down version of it. At least last year you could grind for the top players in the promo and have a good chance at them. Unless you have a lot of coins and luck out In the AH. Also watch having too many coins in the game, even if you get them legit. If you have too many, you have a good chance of being banned from the game. It happened to someone who grinded for everything he had. He got banned for having too many coins.
EA is just not a good, or reputable, company anymore. Such a downfall for a once great game, which has now turned into a blatant scam. The complete lack of ethics they show is astonishing, although not altogether surprising given the reputation of their CEO. EA blatantly steals from player accounts, doesn’t give the advertised rewards and rigs games so much they have become pointless to play (look up the current class action lawsuit on EA cheating players by manipulating games). Other than that, this game is nothing more now than constant bugs, server connection issues, poor gameplay and boring/repetitive events. If it wasn’t for leagues like the NFL selling out and giving EA exclusive rights, EA would have disappeared long ago. They just don’t put out good games anymore and are more interested in scamming players than actually fixing the magnitude of issues with their consistently disappointing game releases. If the NFL cared about their fan base, they would stop allowing EA to cheat players under their logo (it’s not even like EA is even trying to hide the scam anymore) and let a more competent company put out games that players actually want. Anyone doing business with Andrew Wilson and EA at this point is not a moral company, and treating customers like this will only hurt the NFL’s image.
It’s exactly as you’d expect from a free-to-play mobile game. Usual micro transactions to get ahead of the curve if you want to foolishly sink money into a game that give no monetary return. Main problem is with not being able to upgrade your “The Yard” character past level 15 (OVR 83) in any position (QB, HB, TE, WR). All the other level upgrades are there, but they’re locked with no indication of how to unlock them. Due to this fact, you eventually hit a point in the story where it’s difficult to win a simple game of first to 22, because you’re getting sacked with milliseconds of snapping the ball.
- Easy to kill time
- Rotating events that reward high OVR players for free
- Player v Player activities that aren’t bad, but not great either
- Out of bounds detection is terrible
- Can’t upgrade “The Yard” character past certain point
- Drills in all modes of the game are extremely repetitive
- Passer detection terrible for those with wider fingers
- AI is almost never your friend when you need a block
Quality of Life Suggestions:
- ability to open packs with less button taps
- if you receive a pack and decide to open later, show the option to open all when you receive another pack
- option to adjust lineup based on best OVR instead of higher individual stats
To be completely honest, Madden Mobile has never been the same since it first started. Back then, working hard for a collectible set and certain theme players was so fun. Now it feels forced. There’s no joy to it anymore. So much unnecessary stuff was added. The season events are cool and all but it doesn’t hide the fact that its nothing like how it used to be. Stamina will forever be a big NO from me. It’s pointless. It’s basically saying “HEY, come play our game but not for too long. And if you want to play longer, guess what?! You gotta pay!.” This game has so much potential but it will never reach it since EA decided to become a pay to win company. But oh well. I’ll always sit here missing those old Madden Mobile days...
P.S: Madden Mobile and EA CLEARLY DONT KNOW what forward progress is.
I am a long time player and too many things that are unrealistic in this game that gives me headaches. For example, Reggie Bush breaks for a long run and all you notice is his arms flailing away like he had no bones in his arms. Defenders teleporting from one spot to another. Your own teammates getting in your way and even tackling you as you make an directional move.
Another problem is that there are too many players that hack the game in order change the the difficulty levels. I spend plenty of money on the game and to continue to allow people to do this is not fair. It be nice to address some of these issues without alienating their customers. If EA invested in securing some of these vulnerabilities of the game, then their customers would have a better play experience.
So it is a good game but it is a very stressful one too.I play all the time but it needs some work. First you need to make the arena and the yard underground not so over powered. Also it gets very laggy and slow all the time and it will kick me out in the worst time’s possible. The arena yard version is horrible it will let you play vs someone but then the points you score it that play adds on the game that t y are playing vs you on their end( because you can’t play the games simaltaiasly you have to play separate)points they score add to their end and if you don’t scor like a billion points you loose. So fix all that and you will be fine. Oh and make it more like the madden 2018 version you did that was the best one so far.
This year they brought back the normal gameplay and seasons which was nice. Game play seems better and just overall an upgrade over the overdrive years. STILL THOUGH there are in app purchases or buying packs in the store that the value system make ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE AT ALL!!!!! Why does it cost me 100 dollars to buy nothing more than a couple 84 overalls and hand full of 79 overalls with some madden cash left over!? Why does another 30 dollar purchase not give me the best player for this moment because next week we all know there will be a BETTER ONE available! These things that EA does hurt my head and the nerve they have to think we are all dumb enough to fall for it baffles me, ugh the arrogance they have -_-
This game has gotten progressively harder to navigate since about 2015/16 when most sports games peaked. A new player comes in and is bombarded with a million different things to do and all the new systems they have for teams make everything much more of a competitive game than a relaxed experience. A few years ago there was no such thing as muddy cleats or a ripped jersey. You could play the normal season mode, there was a PvP mode(head to head) there were events for football game that weeks and there were special events for things like Halloween and the play offs. Everything now is much more confusing and hard to do
This game is good, but the consistent issues make this game frustrating. The game LAGS LAGS LAGS and goes into slow motion, making it impossible to play sometimes. These things never work in your favor and make turnovers very easy for computer players. CBs catch the ball better than 90+OVR WRs and tipped balls are NEVER caught by your players, yet they are easily caught by computer operated players falling to the ground or jumping up. I like playing but it is becoming monotonous and boring based on the continued slow motion and lagging.