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Madden 18: What’s New In This year’s Edition of the Madden Franchise

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This year’s Madden game comes with even more features and game modes, making the user experience even better once again.

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I swear, video games continue to get more and more realistic each year.

This year’s Madden 18 video game is no exception. Available now on the Playstation 4 and Xbox One, Madden 18 boasts a new graphics systems coupled with the Frostbite gaming engine. And let me tell you folks, this game is looking ridiculous (in a good way). Check out the video below.

Not only are the graphics different, but the smoothness of the gameplay is enhanced thanks to Frostbite as well. The new Madden even allows you to switch your gaming style preferences based on how you like to play. Looking for a quick game with tons of offensive fireworks? Arcade might be your style of choice. If you want something more realistic, try Simulation or Competitive.

There is also the new game type called “Longshot”. I personally haven’t gotten to play it yet, but I look forward to doing so soon. In this game mode, you follow the career arch of either a wide receiver or quarterback and try to make it to the top. Sounds similar to something the NBA 2K series has done in the past, and if it’s anything similar, it should be pretty sweet.

The game play in is so smooth, that I really don’t think words do it justice. Now, in the middle of a game, you can choose to have your various position groups play more aggressively or more conservatively. For example, for the wide receivers, if you want them to be more aggressive, they are more likely to lay out for a catch but might also drop the easier ones too. Conservatively, they are going to make your easy catches, but they aren’t going to get many yards after the catch and so on.

My favorite addition to the game play experience is the addition of the full play calling abilities while in the no huddle offense. I find myself in this offense a lot because I lose a lot, so to be able to customize my plays more while in this offense is awesome. No longer is it just a selection of four plays or so; you get to choose from the full menu for that personnel grouping.

If I were to go over all the new additions, we would be here all day. So my best advice to you is this: go buy the game. It is awesome and playing with the newest Arizona Cardinals is really fun.

By the way, the highest rated Cardinal is, not surprisingly, David Johnson. He is rated at a 93. The next closest players are Patrick Peterson and Tyrann Mathieu, both at a 91. We will see how those ratings change as the season goes on. I am predicting a bit of an upward trajectory.

So check out the new Madden 18 game and let me know if you have any questions on it in the comments below!