Madden 13 Preview: No More Psychic Linemen?


Posted April 30, 2012 - By Stephen Johnson

Madden NFL 13

We've got a Madden NFL 13 preview for you, jocko. In the preview below, Adam "The Riveter" Rosenberg, a gridiron aficionado since his days of playing right tackle at 'Bama*, gives his thoughts on the new Madden. Spoiler alert: It's pretty much like the old Madden--when you've got a highly-tuned, top-selling sports franchise, I guess it doesn't make too much sense to change it up too heavily.

There is one key difference in Madden NFL 13 that will bring happiness to many Madden gamers, though, and that is the apparent lack of "ESP" among defensive players. Here's how Rosenberg describes the changes:

"A quick added note on that defensive tip. Last year's Madden (among many others before it) was criticized for its "psychic defenders," linemen who knew where the ball was at all times, regardless of what sightlines would suggest they could actually know about.

That's all changed in Madden 13. The tipped ball was knocked away by a defender who was facing Cutler when the ball went out. At other parts of the game, defenders that could have stopped a rush didn't respond at all because of other players blocking their line of sight. While this is hardly definitive proof that the virtual ESP is gone, it's certainly encouraging."

Check out our Madden NFL 13 preview.

*(All facts about Adam Rosenberg are entirely invented)

Madden 13 Preview: No More Psychic Linemen?


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