The 25th anniversary edition of Madden NFL releases in two weeks which means the demo for the game has hit the digital marketplace.
And while many a gamer are currently sinking their teeth into the demo, we’ve been playing the demo for hours, and are here to give you our impressions of the demo.
First thing’s first. What comes with the demo? Players get to choose between a game between Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers, and the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens.
The games are full, five-minute quarter matchups with adjustable difficulty sliders.
The demo also comes with the Skills Trainer to allow players to get used to the new controls before starting a game which you can view in the video at the beginning of this post.
The first thing noticed is how much smoother the gameplay flows compared to Madden 13. There were a lot of robotic motions in last year’s iteration, but, for the most part, that seems to be done away with for this edition.
The biggest annoyance that I came across is that even on “All-Madden”, the gameplay is still a bit too easy. It took just two plays into a game for me to get a pick-six with Richard Sherman which you can see in the gameplay video below.
When on offense, receivers break away from corners trying to jam them at the line way too easy. It’ll be something that users will have to adjust the sliders for in order to counter act it.
Overall, the demo does exactly what it’s supposed to do: get players hyped for the release of the actual game.