What Madden 18 Does Have Going For Its Story Mode
Madden NFL 18 takes a significant visual leap with the power of the Frostbite engine. See stunning new stadium exteriors surrounded by vast cityscapes and watch the spectacle of NFL gameday come to life in the most photorealistic game to date. Play each matchup to your specifications by selecting from three new Play Styles or play the best real world match ups each week in Play Now Live! With the introduction of even more ways to play, coupled with your favorite modes, Madden Ultimate Team and Franchise, this is Madden like you've never seen before.
The latest installment for sports gaming has touched down in stores and later, consoles everywhere. As of August 25th, EA Sports released Madden NFL 18. This new game is comprised of many groundbreaking features, with the most notable being it's new Frostbite engine.
Madden NFL 18 has also introduced its first series in to story mode called “Longshot.” This story is about a by-chance athlete, Devin Wade, who charts an uncommon path to the NFL, via reality show, years after leaving an illustrious Texas Longhorns program. In the hands of the dynamic Frostbite engine, Wade and other characters come to plausible life.
What Madden does have going for it is it's story mode, Longshot. Sure it's a collection of quicktime events and responses to help your draft stock, but there is some good care taken into the dialogue and story. The characters are likable despite their immature, post-adolescence and you find yourself emotionally invested in some of the decisions you'd make to help or hurt your draft stock. It's a shame the story is only about four hours, as you could easily integrate the game's traditionally boring practice modes into this and not miss a beat. The early scenes in Longshot at the combine would have been perfect to work on the game's new haphazard passing mechanic and feels like a lost opportunity.