Online play is a significant portion of Madden and the experience remains relatively unchanged. I played a few online matches against folks who had access to this sport pre-release, and I'd no connection problems with Madden 20 Coins -- however as always, your mileage may vary. Last year's game had some lag problems at launch, and only time will tell if the servers require a beating on launching day again.The presentation of this game is really familiar. It is the exact same tile-based menus, a few dozen well-made player likenesses, amazing renderings of stadiums, a good soundtrack, official touches in the NFL Network, along with good comment provided by Charles David and Brandon Gaudin.
I am not a fan of commentary, since I play so much that it wears thin, but EA has at least put in the attempt. The men and women that splice audio collectively for movie game commentary are wizards, and it's never seemed more natural. That said, you'll hear repeated anecdotes and more cliches than actual football broadcast.While I think football games lag behind other sport -- probably due to larger roster sizes -- when it comes to the sharpness of player models, Madden continues to increase its appearance each year. The PC version, that's the one I played, looks amazing in-game, running at 4K.
There are the typical caveats. Sometimes the menus may be a bit slow to navigate. The newest presentation of the depth chart is particularly awful, even though there is a button to automatically optimizing it. Thankfully, the classic method of coordinating the depth chart can be available -- it's just not the default option. The menus generally are succinct, useful, and mostly unchanged from last year, save for the fonts and colors. The on-screen methods and prompts when you are playing -- whether it be an explanation of this run-pass option or notifying you of your own time when trying to jump the snap -- are effective.
It would be cost-prohibitive for EA to simulate over 1,000 individual players for the match, but it is jarring when a famous player does not seem like himself. It can also be a bummer when many players on precisely the same team have the same player version. Many gamers decide not to get scanned, but it's disappointing that EA hasn't added enough customization choices to at least approximate on a more consistent basis. I have picked 3-4 players from every group, and you can see their likenesses in the gallery below. Some are true with cheap MUT 20 Coins. Some are default models. Some seem like somebody tried and gave up.