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Old June 19th, 2004, 10:39 AM   #1
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ESPN NFL 2k5


Espn NFL 2k5 is only $19.99 at ebgames. (www.ebgames.com).

How does this rate against the madden games?
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Old June 19th, 2004, 11:26 AM   #2
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Espn NFL 2k5 is only $19.99 at ebgames. (www.ebgames.com).

How does this rate against the madden games?
Everybody has opinions, so I'll give you mine. Both 2K4 and Madden 2004 had major flaws. 2k5 looks like the better game this year though. It plays more realistically in the sense that you can't drop back 15-20 yards and bomb it all the time. I would say while Madden is fun too, though it's a bit arcadey. EA has admitted in many interviews that they sacrifice some realism for fun. It caters to the mainstream audience. I'm a football nerd though and love realism and defense. I hate the 40+ points per game. I can score at will in Madden, so it's really losing me (Madden is trying to focus on defense this year, let's see how that works out). 2k5 seems to fix all this by toning down the running game and giving the player more control. For only $20, I'd say everybody should give it a shot. If you don't like it, trade it in and it would be like a long rental. The only reason I used to buy Madden was because it had a better franchise mode, but even that may change this year. 2k5 will have online leagues as well. At $20, I hope we can start one here. I'll still buy both though
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Old June 19th, 2004, 11:30 AM   #3
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My problem is that I don't have a console, I play strictly on PC. I just realized that they are only selling XBOX and PS2.
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Old June 19th, 2004, 11:38 AM   #4
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My problem is that I don't have a console, I play strictly on PC. I just realized that they are only selling XBOX and PS2.
Oh well, then the only game available to you is Madden. I wouldn't say Madden is bad, but it just seems like they don't even try anymore. They add some features here and there, but they don't make major overhauls like ESPN does. If you liked Madden 2004 though, then you should like 2005. I actually didn't like either football game in 2004. I expect flaws in games but most of them should have been caught by the play-testers... and these flaws were just too big to overcome. Anyway, a lot of people here seem to only have a PC, so that's good for you.
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Old June 19th, 2004, 11:41 AM   #5
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Yeah last year I wanted to get an online game going, maybe a league with all the pc's here but it didn't happen.

I really want EA to release their college game for PC but they probably won't do that either.
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Old July 9th, 2004, 12:10 PM   #6
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Madden's far superior, but 20 bucks? Even Madden himself cant beat that!
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Old July 9th, 2004, 12:39 PM   #7
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The release date seems to be July 20 now The news keeps getting better and better
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Old July 9th, 2004, 01:26 PM   #8
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WOW! I still don't know if I want ESPN or Madden EEEEEERRRRRRRRRR!
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Old July 9th, 2004, 02:30 PM   #9
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At $20, Sega/Microsoft/ESPN will make a nice play for some Madden marketshare. Last I heard both games were coming out on the same day, I think EA pushed their date waaaay up to compete.

For Madden fans, behold the Holy Grail;
http://www.ebgames.com/ebx/product/244153.asp

Spend the extra $10 and pick this one up and then another $20 for ESPN.

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Old July 13th, 2004, 03:38 PM   #10
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At $20, Sega/Microsoft/ESPN will make a nice play for some Madden marketshare. Last I heard both games were coming out on the same day, I think EA pushed their date waaaay up to compete.

For Madden fans, behold the Holy Grail;
http://www.ebgames.com/ebx/product/244153.asp

Spend the extra $10 and pick this one up and then another $20 for ESPN.

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I'm so spending the extra 10 bucks to get the special edition of Madden.

I think Espn will do real well at only 20 bucks, I would have got last years if it was 20.
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http://xbox.ign.com/articles/530/530939p1.html

IGN review baby, read it and weep Madden fans, best 20 bucks you will ever spend!!!
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wow, sega is throwing a wrench into Maddens sales for sure... you guys think they'll do this next year too?
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Old July 28th, 2004, 06:42 AM   #13
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I love 2K5, Just bought it and I think its awesome!
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Old July 28th, 2004, 11:24 AM   #14
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I love 2K5, Just bought it and I think its awesome!
X-box or PS2?
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Old July 28th, 2004, 10:12 PM   #15
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I was going to buy this game today and found out no Game cube.


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