Madden NFL 23 (PlayStation 5)

The American Football franchise from EA Sports takes to the field again with Madden NFL 23.

Usually, I’ll start by saying how this year madden The game kicks off another season of EA Sports. But this year, it was F1 22, from newly acquired Codemasters, that heralded the annual onslaught of sports titles.

Madden NFL 23 It is also the first release of this popular franchise since the sad passing of John Madden late last year. It’s only fitting that this iteration celebrates the legendary NFL player, coach, and commentator whose name has been loaned to EA’s American Football game.

This year, EA Sports tweaked the gameplay with the added power of new Sony and Microsoft consoles.

FieldSense seeks to increase the authenticity of the game by giving players more control when tackling and passing. A new skill-based passing mechanic allows players to adjust throws for better accuracy. While this adds another layer to the game, it is only occasional madden Player, I found it difficult to deal with. However, professional players will likely enjoy the ability to put the ball exactly where they want and how they want it. The rest of us can revert to traditional controls if necessary.

The physics engine has also been revised, once again, exclusively for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions | S. of the game. Using the “hit-stick” technology, players have more opportunities to deal with smooth branching animation.

The focus from a gameplay perspective is on increasing control of the field. The result is a game that feels more like “the next generation” than just a visual mod.

Of course, the game has some notable graphical tweaks. This is especially evident in the replay which, quite frankly, looks amazing. It appears that the players and coaches models have undergone an overhaul. The display, too, looks shinier than before.

I would say that both the gameplay and visuals of the PS5 are now, without a doubt, “next generation”. This is in contrast to the usual iterative update from previous years which felt like all we got last time.

Game modes, in general, will be familiar if you play madden In the past. The franchise mode allows the player to take his favorite team all the way to Superbowl glory, while Face of the Franchise: The League is a more character-based, narrative mode.

You started this year’s “Face of the Franchise” campaign as a starting league player with the NFL team. The campaign seems to focus a lot on playing that game rather than watching the usual, generic “newbie’s journey”.

The Ultimate Team fantasy football/collectible card/microtransfer hybrid still proves as addictive as ever. Building teams and exchanging players is as fun as ever.

new for Madden NFL 23 It is a Madden Legacy game. This love letter to the legendary John Madden has you playing through his career in a unique way. The mode features the coach through different eras with a special commentary that reflects John Madden’s legacy.

Madden NFL 23 It offers little more than the iterative update that tends to hold back the releases of these annual sports titles. The upgraded visuals for the PlayStation 5 (and Xbox Series X | S) are a welcome addition. The new controls were a challenge (it took a few years to get used to the old controls), but the added realism will appeal to veterans looking to improve their game.

It is the game’s dedication to the memory of John Madden and this is the salient feature of Madden NFL 23. The public presentation and game mode of Madden Legacy is a wonderful monument to the late NFL legend.

Rule: 8/10