Madden 18 Gameplay Improvements

Hello, my name is Anthony Payton and here are some gameplay improvements in Madden 18. EA Sports discussed many issues that the community had with Madden 17. Here’s the complete list: https://www.easports.com/madden-nfl/news/2017/fixes

Some of the improvements include off-ball injuries, removing ball hawk mechanic for users, removal of swerving, better fumble recovering, and better curl and flat zones coverage. I was happy to hear to hear these improvements to be on Madden. The ball hawk mechanic being removed will show your skills on user coverage. Removing of swerving is also good because it was a annoying exploit that a lot of players use and it kind of ruined the passing game unless you know how to stop it. The biggest improvement I love is the flat and curl zones. Now, the flat zones should underneath routes more effective. Also, they add the “no cover zone” rule for curl flat zone because last year they usually leave corner routes open. Now, they would cover those routes.

What is your favorite improvement in Madden 18? Comment below!!!

Madden NFL 18: Gameplay Trailer Breakdown

Finally! EA Sports released some gameplay footage for Madden NFL 18. The one-minute trailer shows some gameplay improvements such as the all-new Target Passing, coaching adjustments and different play styles.

Also, on the EA Sports website, there are articles discussing these new gameplay mechanics. I will briefly discuss them and give my opinion on them.

Target Passing

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This new passing mechanic allows the user to control the destination of the throw to the receiver by leading the receiver or throwing the ball between defenders. I like this idea but  I want to see how if works because the description shows difficult to attempt in competitive gameplay.

WR/DB Interactions

With WR/DB mechanics, there will be more coverage situations for the passing game. The mechanics is based on press vs. beat, which the player uses the left and right stick to either press or beat left and right. Here’s a picture of different results:

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I love this being add to the game because in Madden 17, I feel that speed was the only difference between wide receiver and cornerback. Now, that depending on how break out of a press or how you press becomes a factor, it would help the game.

Play Styles

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In Madden NFL 18, there are three different styles to play. There are arcade, simulation, and competitive. Arcade style is fast-paced and more action packed compared to other play styles. Simulation is the closest you will get to real football. It stays true with players’ rating and health and the NFL rules. Competitive style is for tournaments and online players. It based on the player’s skills in the game.

NBA 2K18 Soundtrack Revealed!

The soundtrack for NBA 2K18 is finally revealed. According to an article from Operation Sports, there are songs from Outkast, Kendrick Lamar, Joey BadA$$, and Onyx. In my opinion, this is a decent soundtrack. NBA 2k soundtrack in recent has been lackluster because they pick songs that doesn’t fit for basketball. Here’s the list:

The article: http://www.operationsports.com/nba-2k18-soundtrack-revealed-listen-spotify-now/

Photo from: Operation Sports

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Ten Songs I want to hear on Madden NFL 18

Hello. my name is Anthony Payton and here’s a list of some of the songs I want to hear on Madden NFL 18. I picked these songs because they have great bass, great up-tempo, and motivational lyrics.

I DON’T OWN ANY OF THESE SONGS. ALL SONGS ARE FROM YOUTUBE.

Kanye West- Black Skinhead

Kanye West- Stronger

Imagine Dragons- Believer

Boston- Foreplay/Long Time

Kendrick Lamar- DNA

Kid Cudi- Surfin

Marilyn Manson- Deep Six

Sweet- Ballroom Blitz

Big Sean- Moves

Desiigner- Outlet

 

The White Stripes- Seven Nations Army