Other new mechanics include a “target passing” option that allows you to pinpoint exactly where you want to throw the ball, not just to whom you want to throw it. That said, I found it’s almost always better just to use the normal throwing option complete with the already-embedded options to loft the pass or throw a bullet. I can see the potential there, it just didn’t play out like it should have. Meanwhile issues that should have at least been addressed remain just as disappointing, like downfield blocking, which has poor target-finding and redundant animations https://www.lolga.com/madden-nfl-18-coins .

Here’s the thing, though: people get really into Madden, just as much as any compulsive MMO or MOBA player. They have heated discussions over which team has the best playbook, or which plays from those playbooks are best implemented at what times. There are tier lists of teams and players. And there are spreadsheets - oh boy are there spreadsheets. These guys run spreadsheets like few other fanbases.

Even if you’re a total outsider, you have to admit that there’s something about a game that has this much internal depth and allows its players to engage in such complex ways. Consider that with Madden NFL 18’s new “Play Now Live” feature, which synchs up your game with the real-life NFL season as its happening, and Madden will turn out to be the ultimate football fan companion app come September.