Throw a pass and watch as your left-fielder is tackled to the ground by the other team realistically and believably. Madden 2000 set the frontier for football-crazed fans to get a chance to play their favorite teams with a friend next to them in an appreciable graphics setting. There have been so many changes year after year with some years more productive than others, but thankfully Madden NFL 2010 is the best one by far. Despite its issues, Madden NFL 2010 delivers a great football action experience. While EA Tiburon aims to improve previous features left complicated through time in the series of Madden, the improvements in Madden NFL 2010 stand out well. All of these different additions work in harmony to the central gameplay mechanics.
Madden NFL 2010 introduces the ProTrak System, something which has been sorely needed for a long time. Say goodbye to the taut constraints of motion capture. Fixed animations have been completely eliminated to express what fighting for every yard truly means in the name of football. The brand new animation technology gives an incredible amount of control over the various options of outcomes. Before, everything seemed stilted and pre-planned. If your tacklers are on the scrimmage line, increase the support by allowing the quarterback to step in after a throw, increasing the reality of the game. EA Tiburon has managed to create a significant change with Madden NFL 2010 with the ProTrak system, allowing for a realistic gameplay mechanic that was not accountable in Madden 2009 scrims.
Madden NFL 2010 finds incredible new additions for online. The only problem is that it has taken too long to implement, but finally online franchises have been established. Each league gets a personalized page with stats, standings, and trade negotiations. To streamline this process, EA Tiburon allows that all of these things can also be done from a PC or a custom iPhone App and thereby provide great flexibility for anyone to check up on you whether they have Madden or not. While EA Tiburon has great intentions with the new online cooperative play mode for Madden NFL 2010, it is short lived. Playing against the computer in cooperative mode with no option for a third player to play as the A.I. is bordering on ridiculous and inefficient. Madden NFL 2010 also allows play against the computer in a locked unusual camera angle that takes it to a mediocre status.
While Madden NFL 2010 is a great game, it definitely has its share of problems. The online cooperative mode is inefficient, and does not provide enough satisfaction for players looking to work with someone rather than always versus them. The ProTrak System, while effective, is very sporadic in how it handles things. Before the problem was too much constraint, now sometimes random things happen when they really should not. Players are tackled even by a close touch of an arm.
Madden NFL 2010 is a decent new addition to the 2010 year copy of the famous series. With the ProTrak system, realism is added and the online gameplay choice furthers this system with franchises and cooperative 2-player action. Even though Madden NFL 2010 has its problems with some improvements, it is still worth the upgrade for Madden NFL 2009 players.