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Madden 16 Doesn’t Have Superstar Mode

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I love football. It’s my favorite sport so it’s only natural that I love, or at least used to love, Madden games. It lets me play as my favorite team and have a lot of fun. I can easily put a few hundred hours in Madden, but for the last few years Madden has lacked content and this year is turning out to be no different. 

I read up on the upcoming Madden 16 and was a little disappointed in the features that they’re bringing to the table this year. I have no problems with Connected Franchise, but it didn’t have enough depth for me to really sing it’s praise to everyone I know. The draft was disappointing and the fact that Johnny Manziel was the league leader in passing yards and touchdowns told me how messed up the stat system in the game was.

The stat system isn’t the only problem in Madden. For the last few Madden games we haven’t had a good superstar mode. A mode similar to NBA 2K15’s Rising Star Mode would be great for the Madden Franchise, but it still isn’t present in Madden 16. I love the changes that was made to Connected Franchise, but why can’t we have both Connected Franchise and Superstar Mode?

The lack of a Superstar Mode is a big deal for me because I loved how well it was done in previous Madden games. Another problem that I noticed with Madden 16 right away were the graphics. I don’t usually make a big deal about graphics, but I expect the next installment of a game to have better graphics than it’s predecessor and Madden 16 looks just like Madden 15.

I love the new tackling animations and I love that wide receivers don’t automatically catch every single pass anymore. I loved watching defenses gang up on Odell Beckham Jr. and gang tackle the ball out of his hands. I’m not sure if I’ll be picking up the next Madden game. I might wait for it to go to EA Access, but I’ve been really wanting to jump back into Madden for quite some time now. It’s not August has a great lineup of games anyway so I might as well get it.

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    Oct 01, 2015 8:13 pm

    Totally agree. I’m done with the madden franchise until they add a good superstar mode. But I love RPGs so maybe I shouldn’t be playing madden anyway.

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      Oct 01, 2015 8:23 pm

      I still play Madden. I really enjoy the online component and the gameplay has gotten better.

      I don’t restrict myself to a single genre. I play everything from sports, to RPGs.

      A good superstar mode would bring a lot of old Madden fans back and that’s what EA doesn’t seem to understand. Madden 16 isn’t a bad game. It’s actually pretty great imo.

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    Joshua Rohde
    Oct 22, 2015 7:26 pm

    Totally agree, I only played madden for the super star modes (07) and probably spent more of my life playing that then any other game. Haven’t been impressed since. Also would be nice to bring back the create a playbook aspect from younger maddens where you could actually create a play from scratchiI loved that!

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    Dec 28, 2015 9:37 pm

    You can create a player and play as only him in the franchise mode. Its not exactly superstar mode but its kinda close

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