Now, I know this game isn't the best version of the Madden '13 games, despite the cool features the GamePad provides. Mainly, due to poor frame rate and the older engine of the game not used on the PS3 and 360 versions, which got the latest game engine, it doesn't have the same polished look as the others. But that's ok, at least for tonight. All I was worried about was simulating the Super Bowl.
I could have just set up the game to simulate itself, and see who won that way, but I figured for the sake of this project, I had to actually PLAY the game. So I chose the Ravens, and cranked up the difficulty to try and resemble how hard fought the game should be tomorrow.
While playing, I was thinking about the next version of this game, which just got announced to be released (shockingly!) in August. Instead of being called Madden '14, however, the game will be paying homage to its own legacy, as it will be appropriately named Madden 25, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the most popular sports video game franchise ever. The cover athlete, like the last couple of years, will be chosen via the fans, in an online vote. But instead of just one player from each franchise, they will also be all-time greats to vote on as well. I can't wait to see all the players to vote on.
If Bo Jackson isn't one to vote on, I will be sorely disappointed.
So anyway, I always love Madden games, and I always plan on playing full seasons, running a successful franchise for several more seasons, and sucking every drop of content out of the game. It never happens that way though, unfortunately. After a while it gets hard to dump hours and hours into several football games. Just the way it goes. Unless you don't play anything other than sports games, they are super-hard to stay dedicated to.
Anyway, I had fun tonight, but I have to get back to my SUPER BOWL cake ... before Roger Goodell sues me for saying SUPER BOWL or something like that.
Oh, and were you wondering who won in my simulation game? I did, of course, but it wasn't easy. I ended up hurting Kaepernick on a vicious sack, and the ice-cold Alex Smith didn't have enough in him to bring the 49ers to the promised land. So is this foreshadowing for tomorrow's game? Only one way to find out ... and I guess that's why the play the game, as they say (which I will probably get sued for as well).