Originally Posted by Monomach
I went ahead and bought it because i read some reviews that said the franchise mode(aka connected careers) was really good. Turns out they just added back in some of the stuff the PS2 version had that's been missing for all o the current generation. WEAK.
Best version of Madden is 08 on the PC with modern roster updates.
I'm on year 4 on my franchise. No issues to ***** about. The draft stories correlate to madden rankings. So paying attention to the news pays it's dividends in the offseason. Signing FA's is also nice...you can work contracts all season with guys on the last year of their deal. At the same time you can scout college players to see which FA you can afford to let go.
Trading is accurate...but you can still get away with some stuff. Week 8 i was able to trade 1st 6th and 7th for a bottom half of the league teams 1st round pick.
As far as playing owner mode this game is a ton of fun. Siming is the biggest draw back as it's weekly...but watching the news and stuff like that makes this not so bad. Seems like every 4 weeks I'm in there reading up on whats going on in the league.