Remember last year how EA decided to fracture the demo between those that had pre-ordered the game and those that did not? You remember how if you were on the fence for the game EA rewarded you with one minute quarters? Did your blood pressure notch up a couple points? Don't worry, buddy. EA isn't doing that again this year.
All ready previously announced, this year's Madden demo features the Indianapolis Colts against the New York Jets. This was the match-up decided by the internet fans. The demo drops July 27th
on Xbox Live.
Here is your virtual proving ground:
Teams: Indianapolis Colts vs. New York Jets
Stadium: Jets Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
Time/Weather: 1:00 p.m./clear
Skill Levels: Rookie, Pro, All-Pro, All-Madden, Five-minute quarters
This year's demo will feature some of the game's new features to help entice players to purchase this year's installment. The first such feature is the gameflow and game-planning features. The gameflow feature sounds interesting. This is where the defensive or offensive coordinator (depending on which side of the play you are playing) will pick a play for you and then communicate that play to you through your speakers.
The game-planning feature will allow players to plan an entire game's set of plays. The demo will allow players to only use plays from the Colts or Jets playbooks. In the full-game you will be allowed to construct a game plan picking and choosing from any of the 32 National Football League's teams. If you do create and save a game plan in the demo, when you boot up the full retail game it will automatically unlock the "Master Strategist" achievement.
This years demo will also include audio commentary from Chris Collinsworth and newbie Gus Johnson into the Madden franchise. This is an added feature you did not get to experience from the previous year's demo.
Finally, the demo will include all stadium music, crowd effects, and videos you can watch that detail all of Madden 11's flashy features. Including the title updated "Madden Ultimate Team" mode from Madden 10.
I just wonder, after it is all said and done will Santonio Holmes have waked and baked for this demo, or will be sitting up in the club box baked. These are pressing issues. It will determine my purchase.