Backhanded Box Quotes: Cursing Madden

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Welcome back to "Backhanded Box Quotes," a collection of measured, thoughtful criticism from the user reviews of Metacritic, Amazon and elsewhere.

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This week's Backhanded Box Quotes concern a game that needs no introduction: Madden NFL 13, which has somehow managed to sell a zillion copies the past eight years despite not having anything good said about it by the people who still buy it every year.

Madden NFL 13

Released: Aug. 28

Critic: yayonaize (Metacritic)
"The no fun league has transcended into a video game form."

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Score: 0.

Critic: Hooky586 (Metacritic)
"There are several uniform mistakes throughout the game. For instance when have your seen the Bears wear orange pants?"

Score: 0.

Critic: Skaterpunk444 (Metacritic)
"I literally spent 2 days of playing this game ONLY PUNTS/KICKOFFS AND BLOCKING FIELD GOALS... in till I decided to end my relationship with this game."

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Score: 0.

Critic: gridironjunky (Metacritic)
"This game itself deserves better than the zero I'm giving it. However not much"

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Score: 0.

Critic: Megan M. Sims (Amazon)
"the Madden 13 coaster is easily a 3 star rated item due to the hole in the middle and no anti-slip coating."

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Score: 1 star.

Critic: Brandon P. "Brandon" (Amazon)
"The kicking suck like butthole."

Score: 1 star.


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DISCUSSION

mikepdatruth
MikePDaTruth

Madden 13 is easily the best iteration of the series in years. Sure it isn't perfect and there are still issues they need to work on, but for the first time in years EA actually focused on what needed the most improvement...the gameplay. Personally, I'm loving this game and I can't stop playing it. I think user reviews on Metacritic need to be read with a fairly large jar of salt nearby.