I stopped caring about the Madden football franchise when they took out simulated seasons in Franchise Mode. I didn’t like playing. I liked managing the team and letting the game do the rest. The only reason I bought Madden 25 is they had it as a digital download on the same day it was released on disc. So I got it one late night hoping they put simulation back into Franchise mode. They didn’t. So I was forced to actually play. And oh boy, I’ve been hooked for about a week. I’m at the end of my first franchise season (on All-Pro level) with The Raiders and I’m undefeated. I don’t remember the gameplay being so balanced and fun. I’m gonna be riding Madden 25 for the next couple months… until WWE 2K14 drops in October.
I had no interest in getting the Playstation 4 or the Xbox One. I was content to wait a year for them to work all the kinks out and really get some good games going. And then I saw the trailer for the XBox One exclusive Dead Rising 3. And i will be dropping a crap-load of money on a new console in November.
I’ve never been a Assassin’s Creed person. I played the first for a few hours but it didn’t stick. Recently I decided to stop buying XBOX games on disc. I have 50 games taking up dust in my livingroom and that’s enough. I decided i will only play games that I can download from the XBOX Marketplace. Last week, XBOX had Assassin’s Creed II as a free download, so that was a no-brainer. I’ve been playing for about 3 hours and i’m hooked. I’m looking forward to playing Revelations and AC III right after.