EA SPORTS has released the first two installments of the Madden NFL 11 Developer Video Series, a 5-part video roundtable series, which provides insight direct from the development team of the award-winning football franchise. Sit down with senior producer Phil Frazier, creative director Ian Cummings, art director Mike Young, and senior product manager Anthony Stevenson for an exclusive look at how Madden NFL 11 redefines the way you experience the game of football. If you are a true Madden fan then you will love these videos and when you start to see these then you know its starting to near that time.
The first video “Simpler. Quicker. Deeper.” details the story behind the revolutionary GameFlow feature; an all-new playcalling system that automatically selects the best play for your team based on situational, authentic NFL game plans. In this vid, the guys talk about how they tried to simplify the playcalling system to make the game more accessible, while this won’t really excite hardcore Madden fans like myself I can see why the casual gamer would be excited. Now they don’t need to know that you should run a nickel against a 3 wide set, the game might suggest a defense for them. I’ll probably turn this off though, I don’t need no stinking suggestions ya feel me.
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The second video “GameFlow. Game Planning. Locomotion.” takes a deeper dive into how GameFlow, Game Planning and the new Dual Stick Control drastically change the Madden NFL gameplay experience. This one here is the one that I think will excite the hardcore Madden players more. Here they talk about how they have sped the games up, which should allow you to play 2 games in an hour instead of just one which addresses the issue that it takes too long to play one game which makes it hard to finish seasons. The dual stick control is interesting and I think it will definitely give you more control but the whole lean thing will take some getting used to, anyway check out this vid and let us know what you think. Are these first two sets of new Madden features, hot or not?
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