Madden NFL 19 wasn’t a spotlight for the franchise, with avid gamers unhappy with the title’s gameplay and bugs marring the expertise nicely past launch. This has created a tall activity for developer EA Tiburon: The best way to tackle points from final 12 months (and even additional again) in addition to including new wrinkles for the subsequent version.
The place to begin on such a formidable job? Listed below are a few of our concepts, and please add yours down within the feedback part beneath.
- Clear Up The Gameplay
Madden 19 was rife with bugs, together with dangerous fumble pickups, participant warping, tackles/touchdowns/catches not registering, scores not including up appropriately, and extra. EA Tiburon cannot launch Madden 20 in a poor state after which attempt to repair it after the very fact. These bugs – and others – have to be cleaned up earlier than the sport goes dwell.
- Easy Transition Animations
Animations and the transitions between them must not solely look easy, but in addition make sense. Madden 19 did not at all times do an incredible job of this, resulting in issues like suction catches and operating backs feeling like they’re robotically getting tackled behind the road of scrimmage as quickly because the ball has snapped. Final 12 months’s Actual Participant Movement (RPM) motion system wants to provide extra fluid animations and practical strikes.
- Lastly Repair Blocking
Blocking has been addressed lately, however we’re nonetheless seeing offensive linemen ignore defenders as they cost by unabated. They need to at the least register the defender and stick an arm out or react ultimately even when they cannot make an precise block.
- Add Preliminary Burst To Operating Backs
Operating behind the road of scrimmage should not really feel slower than whenever you hit the outlet and go previous the road of scrimmage. In previous Maddens, they really feel like two completely different states.
- Redesign The Harm System
The damage system in Madden 19 was maddening, with the identical gamers experiencing game-ending accidents week after week. Tiburon ought to rework the damage system to make it extra practical and current extra danger/reward associated to beginning injured gamers. Persistent harm like NBA 2K’s could be nice, and turn out to be an element as you weigh resigning a participant or rating free brokers.
- Nerf The Spin Transfer
After years of being nugatory, in Madden 19 the spin transfer got here again with a vengeance, a lot in order that it feels too overpowered and predominant. Tiburon ought to retain its usefulness, however reign within the conditions the place it is efficient.
- Intensify Participant Differentiation
Gamers must really feel extra completely different from one another so you may really feel their strengths and weaknesses. This could prolong to tweaking A.I. stat strains so stars like Drew Brees or operating quarterbacks do not produce mediocre stats recreation in and recreation out.
- Give The A.I. Higher Intelligence
Enjoying the CPU has misplaced a number of its luster through the years as a result of it at all times feels such as you’re enjoying the identical workforce. EA ought to repair A.I. playcalling so it is extra diversified, associated to the state of affairs, and team-specific.
- Add The Run-Go Choice
The run/go possibility (RPO) that the Eagles made well-known on their method to their Tremendous Bowl victory could not be applied final 12 months, so it must be in Madden 20.
- Convey Again Customized Playbooks
The rigidness of the present Madden playbooks creates a me-too on-line expertise the place most individuals are using the identical few schemes. We might wish to see EA embrace differentiation by letting customers construct their very own offensive and defensive methods.
- Add Extra Challenges
Gamers want to have the ability to name challenges for quite a lot of conditions and the CPU must award the proper determination. For years the choice has merely been greyed out within the pause menu even when it’s best to have the ability to problem.
- Rework Scheme Match Logic
Madden 19 launched a brand new scheme system that ruled how gamers progressed. Sadly, it additionally introduced alongside new issues. As such, multi-dimensional gamers should not be punished for not becoming into the mode’s pre-set schemes, as a substitute favoring a ranking threshold for receiving the XP enhance. General, the system ought to open up extra to let customers create the workforce they need based on their roster’s strengths somewhat than counting on inflexible templates.
- Give Free Company The Makeover It Desperately Wants
Free company ought to add the pre-free company “authorized tampering” interval the place groups and soon-to-be free brokers negotiate backroom offers. This might introduce drama to the sport’s free company – like Anthony Barr’s last-second change of coronary heart to shun the Jets and return to the Vikings – and assist make this a significant a part of the offseason. Franchise mode may even embody free agent scouting and negotiation sources to offer you extra to consider.
- Broaden Relocation Choices
The choice for relocation cities is woefully underdeveloped. We might like to see this area expanded to see extra selection.
- Ship Extra Stadium Customization
Whether or not you might be relocating to a brand new metropolis or upgrading your present amenities, we might like to see a strong stadium editor to let gamers develop a real home-field benefit.
- Convey Again The Teaching Carousel
NFL coaches transfer across the league incessantly, altering the fortunes of franchises 12 months out and in. We might like to see offensive and defensive coordinators return to prominence in Madden. Groups with nice offenses or defenses ought to danger shedding these coordinators identical to actual NFL groups do, which may feed into an thrilling teaching carousel. At a minimal, the coordinator signing bug must be mounted so you may’t go away the offseason with out them.
- Give GMs A Extra Versatile Contract System
Becoming your workforce below the cap is a large a part of setting up a roster within the NFL, and Madden wants higher extra choices on this entrance (restricted free brokers, fifth-year choices, contract restructures for underperforming gamers, entrance/backloading, and so forth.) to offer GMs all of the instruments they should run their franchises.
- Convey Again Thriller To Expertise Analysis
When you perceive the scouting system in fashionable Madden video games, it is easy to recreation the system. EA wants so as to add extra ambiguity to scouting/ranking reveals so drafts turn out to be extra unpredictable. Equally, present participant comparisons and extra prospect information in the course of the season would assist flesh out these gamers and add intrigue to the draft. Something to get extra taste on the gamers usually.
- Costume Up Draft Day
Madden 19 added a barely new draft presentation, however extra pageantry is at all times welcome. EA additionally has some sensible issues to enhance. As an example, managing trades in the course of the draft must be simpler to navigate and fewer buggy so your presents produce actual counter-offers.
- Add Participant Morale
A participant morale system would make groups and locker rooms extra dynamic, and put strain on avid gamers to make the correct selections for his or her workforce. It may additionally play a big function in free company, with sure gamers prepared to go on the largest cash provide to play for a winner, desirous to play nearer to their hometown late of their profession, and so forth.
- Observe League Historical past
Those that play franchise modes deep into a number of a long time would like to have a complete monitoring system that retains monitor of all of the league’s historical past, from stats and award winners to draft busts and gems. Having the ability to look again at your whiffs and scores for sure drafts could be wonderful.
- Add League Self-discipline
We do not count on EA to the touch severe matters like gamers being suspended for home abuse or efficiency enhancing medication, however maybe red-flagged gamers will be suspended for unspecific causes.
- Do not introduce promos which have an additional forex (past factors, cash, and coaching factors) and scale back the worth of things.
- Set up a Apply Mode
Relatively than making a participant enterprise into the competitors to check out new roster lineups, we might love for EA so as to add a apply mode so you may see how your present lineup features/meshes.
- Velocity Up the Solo Problem Expertise
The grind for coinage will be even grindier because of all of the aggressive masses. Having the ability to load into the subsequent Solo problem within the sequence with out having to return to the Solo’s menu could be a godsend.
- Add Public sale Relisting
In the event you’ve tried to promote an merchandise within the Public sale Home and it would not promote, it’s best to have the ability to put it up once more for the beforehand listed worth. This manner you do not have to re-input the worth – particularly when you’re promoting numerous playing cards and do not at all times keep in mind what you have tried to promote them for.
- Create Higher Public sale Pricing Pointers
Like MLB the Present 19, including buttons to promote a card for its present low/common/excessive worth within the market could be a pleasant shortcut/start line.
- Convey Workforce Customization To MUT
MUT is a fantasy mode that lets you construct unimaginable tremendous groups. Why not allow us to make tremendous jerseys and customized logos as nicely?
- Clear Up Assortment Interface
Managing your playing cards might be made rather a lot simpler with some person interface enhancements. When including gamers to units, gamers ineligible for the set shouldn’t be selectable.
- Make The Market An Even Enjoying Discipline
No packs ought to be obtainable just for real-money factors within the retailer. Every thing ought to be purchasable with cash even when it prices greater than utilizing factors.
- Add A Actual Profession Mode
With The Longshot story mode concluded, Madden must bolster its Be a Professional choices in CFM to compete with what rival NBA 2K has been doing with its participant profession mode. It’s stuffed with selection, development, and a behind-the-scenes have a look at the lifetime of an expert athlete. The NFL has a number of wealthy tales to inform, too, that give gamers company over their profession trajectory on the similar time.