CoreySA’s Top 5 Madden NFL 15 Requests
1. Improved ‘Living Worlds’
Before this generation started a month or so ago, EA SPORTS promised us better environments and atmosphere with an engine that touted ‘Living Worlds’ as one of its main components. While some noticeable improvements were definitely a part of Madden NFL 25 making the jump to both the PS4 and Xbox One, they definitely don’t show as well as I was expecting them to when first announced.
Crowds tend to have the same clothes on, react in the same ways and aren’t as loud as I’d hoped. In comparison to FIFA 14 for next-gen systems, the crowds don’t seem to react to things happening on the field with the same intensity. Sidelines aren’t much better. Sure, they move out of the way of on-coming traffic, but there are strange occurrences with coaches and trainers all wearing the same clothing (trainers will be in shorts and short sleeves even in cold, snowy weather), and players being on the sidelines at the same time as being on the field. In one instance I saw Colin Kaepernick throw an INT and as the defender returned the pick, a #7 player was on the sidelines watching the action. While these issues are understandable for a launch title, I’d like to see them get addressed as soon as possible.
It would also be nice to see the crowd have more animations tied to them. If I’m on the road in Cleveland, I want to see the “Pound” banging on the endzone wall as I get close to the goalline. I’d also like noise to become more of an issue closer to the endzones and also in places where sound is a major problem – like Seattle. There should be way more False Start calls against opposing teams in places like that.