Thursday, October 25, 2007

Madden 08 Patch coming.

The Madden 08 Producer's blog has been updated with information about an upcoming patch. Here are the highlights:

Fumble Fix - Reduced fumble chances in certain situations. This has been tested thoroughly and we feel that people will be happy with a more realistic (and more fun!) number of fumbles. This was priority number 1 for us.

DB Reactions- changes to the way that DBs play man coverage. Defenders in man coverage won't be able to react to passes that they cannot see. This should make it easier to throw against man coverage.

Favre "Moonwalk"- I love the names that you guys come up with for issues such as this one. You can rest assured that you won't see Farve (or any QB) dancing toward the sideline anymore.

Hook Zone Flip Bug- I saw a post on a community forum talking about this bug and it turns out the fix was very minimal risk. You can now flip plays with hook zones without the players leaving their zones.

Franchise - Fixed NCAA import issue where players would turn 26

Franchise - Fixed bug where HOF Unlocked players cannot be released in Franchise.

Of note to me are the fumble fix and the DB AI. How a football game can be released where the DBs CAN react to the ball without seeing it is beyond me. We will have to wait and see if this patch actually makes the game playable. It might be worth a rent when this patch drops.

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