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‘Madden 17’ improves on gameplay,game modes, not graphics

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‘Madden 17’-from EA Sports 
Xbox one, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
8.5 out of 10

By Edwin Perez-Morales ’18
THE ROUNDUP

EA released its yearly madden game Aug. 23 for all consoles that improves on various aspects of the game making a big improvement from last year’s version.

“Madden 17” made some adjustments but did not focus on the graphics.

This Madden is a game that makes big adjustments in the modes of Connected Franchise and Madden Ultimate Team.

The graphics and kicking changes make it harder for players to make simple field goals thus making them making riskier choices.

It did improve the gameplay with the new running display that helps you while making a long run and also the intelligence of the AI defense. It also fixes the issues it had in one of the most popular game modes, which is Connected Franchise.

Connected Franchise allows you to be a player coach or general manager for any team controlling what happens to your organization and making actual decisions that real coaches players and general managers go through.

This Madden made it easier to control your team such as making it straightforward for you to trade and upgrading players.

Many complaints from the past Maddens have been that they have not improved. But this transition from “Madden 16” to “Madden 17” has made it evident that they did go through changes.

The main question that many wonder is that if this Madden is worth their $60.

My answer is yes due to the fact of all improvements and new players it added makes it worth your money.

But make sure that if you do pick it up get another friend to get it too for more entertainment.