Talkabouts: Madden NFL 11

Posted: August 13, 2010
Talkabouts: Madden NFL 11
Are you ready for some football?! In this edition of Talkabouts, Michael D'Alonzo and Dana Vinson discuss EA's Madden NFL 11 and the new feature called "Gameflow."

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  • thejman85

    they should make more of thees like for crisis they alot of catching up to do but i would like to see more

    Posted: April 14, 2011 7:16 AM

    i dont see any of you working 4 g4 if u think u can do a better job then do it

    Posted: August 25, 2010 10:28 PM
  • Omeganightmare

    this was a horrible talk about.

    Are they talking about Madden 11 on the wii? Because they are talking about not having a stiff arm button...its there...trust me.

    Maybe they are playing with the one button mode, but that is ridiculous.

    The magic the gathering reference is ridiculous too. Ultimate Team is more for Fantasy Football fans. Hardcore Football fans.

    This just seems like they got two people that don't have enough experience with madden games in the past.

    On the bright side they are right about the game wanting you to play how football is really played. That is good news for every football fan.

    Posted: August 16, 2010 1:09 PM
  • diskjokk76

    @Animatorkid - I dunno. I see what you are saying about the placement ads and replay videos that run after a play but I kind of like that. It makes the game seem more like a real NFL broadcast.

    I also understand your concern about Gameflow but from what I found, if you put a little time into scouting the opponent and then building your offensive and defensive plays from there, Gameflow is pretty darn cool. I do hope though that a fix is released soon that'll correct some of the plays that are chosen at the goal line.

    Most of the time, I run Gameflow but if I don't agree with a play that was called, I simply choose my own play.

    I really like the changes in Madden this year and I love the animation of the players. I think this is the best animation I've seen from the franchise since it started.

    Posted: August 16, 2010 11:05 AM
  • Tmidiman

    I don't care for madden, but this segment was very well done. I hope to see more of them and for Dana to be in the feedback segments.

    Holding my madden coments till I get to play the game, but right now Backbreaker is fine for me. HD football, great control, right now the field action!

    Posted: August 15, 2010 8:22 PM
  • xxxhxcxxx

    actually if you go to coachs options you can select to challenge a play

    Posted: August 14, 2010 1:52 PM
  • MasterSamChief

    I thought I would hate Gameflow, but honestly it really is a huge improvement... it balances out the playcalls really well.... with a bit of tweaking (goal line calls are sometimes iffy, but you can always audible out of them so whatever) it will be a mainstay!

    Posted: August 14, 2010 11:59 AM
  • Redd75

    @SolidSean- I agree. I've never wanted to be Mike D'Alonzo so bad in my life.

    Posted: August 14, 2010 12:50 AM
  • Redd75

    @SolidSean- I agree. I've never wanted to be Mike D'Alonzo so bad in my life.

    Posted: August 14, 2010 12:49 AM
  • 7Hokage

    Thank U G4 4 this talkabout! Because I am getting sick of hearing people go on about how this years Madden is no different from any other Madden that came out before 2006 Madden. In if U think that is true, that right there tells me U have not played every Madden each year. On the other hand I am a BIG Football fan also me and my friends love seeing and playing Madden every year; however, I don't buy it every year some years I skip 4 example I didn't buy 2010 because to me it seems a little slow compare 2 2009, so know I going 2 get 2011 because I miss a year. PS Thank U Michael and Dana!!!!

    Posted: August 14, 2010 12:01 AM
  • Finnyfrock

    Challenging happens when down at the bottom of the scoreboard it says to press a button (LT on 360) to challenge the play. This happens rarely and when it does show up, you know that you should challenge it because chances are that it will be overturned.

    Posted: August 13, 2010 9:10 PM
  • AngelsandDemons

    I didn't know Michael Moore played Madden?

    Posted: August 13, 2010 8:39 PM
  • SolidSean

    More Dana Vinson.

    Posted: August 13, 2010 5:33 PM
  • AWESOMEgamer875

    I've bought this game already but have only played it for four hours so far. I LOVE the gameFLOW change to the game. It makes the game alot more fun for people who arent neccissarily huge football fans but love the franchise. I love football on the other hand and sometimes like to choose my own plays when I want to go for the big TD on fourth down and not go for a feild goal. I also like what they've done to help you decide what you want to do on fourth down.

    Posted: August 13, 2010 5:21 PM
  • MasterNoble6

    Nice gameflo. If you actually put the time in and use the coins or scout, the Gameflo works well. and for those of you who think its lame use the play book duh. Or for those who think its calling bad plays sometimes, they make an audible button.
    No turbo is awesome, running the ball and using the QB is less arcadey.

    Posted: August 13, 2010 4:21 PM
  • dvinson


    I did want to mention the product placement but I forgot. I suppose it is just like watching a real NFL game in that it's freakin' everywhere.

    Posted: August 13, 2010 4:02 PM
  • Animatorkid

    Gameflow is bad, its calls deep passes when its second and inches from the goal line. Some times it will give you a similar play over and over.

    There is an animation after almost every tackle, there is a game video after every play, and the 2 minute warning and old spice alerts during the game are annoying.

    Posted: August 13, 2010 3:44 PM