Football season is almost upon us and that means--you guessed it--it's Madden time. Every year, a very special ritual passes and punts its way into our little virtual hears. Friends become enemies because of undefended 40-yard bombs or, perhaps, because you know how to effectively use hot routes and they don't.
Devotees to the series understand the importance of picking up the game every year, but for the more casual Madden players, the reason might be less clear. That's why we called on our resident sports game expert Mike D'Alonzo to break down and review Madden NFL 11 for us:
"The first thing you're going to notice with Madden NFL 11 is the new GameFlow playcalling system, which simulates the way games are actually called in today's NFL. Your offensive and defensive coordinators call in plays from your situational playbook, saving you valuable time flipping through page after page of plays trying to figure out what you're going to do before you run down the :40 clock and incur a delay of game penalty."