Madden 2005 VS ESPN 2K5

Discussion in 'General Gaming Chat' started by shiznit, Aug 17, 2004.

  1. shiznit

    shiznit Guest

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  3. Gay-Guy

    Gay-Guy Guest

    Oh my gosh!!! We get fed everday the superiority of Madden is such that no comparison is even neccesary. I don't know whether to believe this review as it boils down to preference. Going by what they have said I would still prefer Maddens offence as an easy pick up and play offence can sometimes be unfair, Madden for defence which the reviewer says works well with the amount of options you can choose, Madden for special teams as ESPN has simplified their kicking while Madden puts more skill into it as well as the kick return.

    The reviewer actually called it "a rare tie". Did you read to the end of the article?
  4. sanzar

    sanzar Guest

    meh, it's NFL ....
  5. shiznit

    shiznit Guest

    dude, read right to the conclution.
    ESPN whooped it.
    i play both franchises alot.
    ESPN has less of the blow out scores because there isnt as much of a missmatch against the defence.
    the thing i hate on madden is that when you play your mates you regularly get scores of 56-50.
    because the offence has alot more variations and sets then the defence.
    although with the new madden theve decided to do up the defence which is great and i think that was the main grape that most serious users had with the madden series.
    interestingly the defence in madden is stronger then ESPN 2k5.
    with Offence going with ESPN.
    also they didnt even figure in the price.
    Madden costs US$50 bucks while ESPN 2K5 costs US$20.
    it's a great move by Sega sports to drop the price to try and take away some of the monopoly that madden has.
  6. ak47

    ak47 Guest

    without a doubt ESPN 2K4 whooped Madden 2004

    and the longer i see these 2 going head to head

    the longer and greater the gap will be between ESPN and Madden is.

    In 2003 they were tied
    In 2004 ESPN owned
    In 2005 ESPN will own more
    In 2006 back to square one with the PS3

    But ESPN's overall gameplay and presentation will always be twice as good as Maddens
  7. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    Theres a reason why ESPN 2K5 is only selling for 20 bux US..
  8. Gay-Guy

    Gay-Guy Guest

    I thought I had read to the end of the article therefore giving the quote "a rare tie" from the reviewer.

    However I will look around to try out ESPN as you are so confident of its success with gameplay. Personally with Madden it didn't hit the spot with me though I do recognise it as a well done game. Maybe ESPN will turn me into a Gridiron fanatic (God forbid!!!).
  9. sanzar

    sanzar Guest

    so they can give people even more insentive to discard the madden series????
  10. sanzar

    sanzar Guest

    yeah it's pretty tough really... I have a mate who's into them and he keeps trying to impress me with these games, which I'll admit they are, but it doesn't matter how impressive a game is if you find the subject matter loathsome... So if your like me ESPN 2k5 will be another "technically impressive" but uninspiring video game.
  11. shiznit

    shiznit Guest

    dude, you have to admit madden has alot of competition now.
    im a huge madden fan but ESPN is just better.
    its the Pro Evo of the NFL series.
    the price thing could mean one of two things...

    1-ESPN is a piece of **** game. (which if you read the reviews will prove that wrong)

    2-Electronic Arts are once again ripping us off. (given there history with rugby and cricket games i wouldnt be suprised)
  12. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    ESPN is virtually the only company now days which has even considered releasing a new game for 20 bucks US.
  13. shiznit

    shiznit Guest

    yeah, so that would support the theory that there trying to take away from EA's manopoly.
    i think if it translates to cheap prices here then im just gonna buy both.
    but competition is a good thing.
  14. Ohhhhhhhh dear, Ripper won't like his precious Madden series getting shook up! [​IMG]
  15. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    On the contary St Helens...

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  16. shiznit

    shiznit Guest

    where did you get that from?
    they forgot to mention that those 1.3 million are from internal data.
    and as for the Online capability, well you can forget about it.
    its only online in the USA.
    its hardly suprising that Madden are selling well.
    they have the manopoly and its upto Sega Sports to try and break it by doing things to break it up.
    it doesnt matter what happens, as ill buy both games.
    but with ESPN around it will keep Madden trying to get better.
    its kind of just shows that americans are mindless idiots that go for the lebel rather then the quality of the product.
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  18. kaftka

    kaftka Guest

    Well, I for one hate foosball.
    Your never gonna git anywhere playing foosball all the time.

    Anywho, I reckon espn is a quizzillion times better than madden.
    simply because Rippers a f**khead. [​IMG]

    edit. excuse what I just said. its 2.30 am.
  19. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

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    An ESPN 2K5 fan on the Gamefaqs 2K5 Board - who in turn got it from Gamespot

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    Take it up with Gamespot

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    Meh, I dont have PS2 Online and arent really giving much thought to it... so Meh

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  20. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    An User Review on Gamefaqs
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  21. shiznit

    shiznit Guest

    mate, just goto the top of the page and read the head to head i put up.
    its your opinion and you have a right to voice it.
    im just glad madden has viable competition.
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