The end of August is always exciting for many reasons, the end of the preseason, fantasy football drafts and maybe most importantly, the newest version of Madden comes out. This year’s version, Madden 13 was featured with a midnight released which took place yesterday. The makers of the game, EA Sports have been pressured in recent years by consumers looking for more innovation and better gameplay. This year’s version, may just quiet the crowd with significantly enhanced gameplay and a more realistic experience.
Madden 13 features EA’s new “Infinity Engine” which controls players movement in relation to the environment around them. Finally, instead of the same animations of players fighting to get to the same spot, players now react to the opposing players positioning and provide specific animations for these actions. The amount of provided animations and movements within the “Infinity Engine” ensures that no two plays look the same. EA got it right on the money. Player movements are much more fluid and dynamic than last year’s version, adding a sense of realism not previously seen in the Madden series. Players no longer just sprint into other players backs, they can simply manipulate around stalemated lineman and fallen defenders.