Madden NFL '99
(By Gerry Wang)
_____This is my first review for the venerable
Rice World syndicate, and I am quite honored to have been
accepted on this staff. Bear w/ me.
_____First off, I would
like to establish my criteria for a video game. We must
realize that technology has its limits and not all games
can be made perfectly. So I base my judgement on these 5
Gameplay - How the controls are, how easily you can
Graphics - The video and such. High importance.
Sound - What you here. Underrated but very important
Smoothness - Is the game choppy? I have a 200MMX, so it
better not be
Repeat play - Will I play this over and over and over and
_____Madden 99 is a
pretty large game, plus commentary, sounds, and software
rendering all in one, which enables you to play this
sucker on a ordinary Joe computer w/o a 3dfx. The immense
size is worth it.
_____When you load the
game, you see the nice NFL logo all smooth-lookin, and
then you see John Madden's ugly face. He's cool, but
dang, do they gotta have his mug all over the place? But
the graphics are smoooooooth. The loading is kinda slow
on my CPU. I guess it's guess it's cause my computer
ain't that good. But it's good enough.
_____But this game is
fun. Go out and purchase it. DO NOT PIRATE. That is
absolutely wrong. <GERRY THE PREACHER>
_____The graphics are
great, the gameplay is user friendly, and the animation
is great. I still suck at this game, totally, but I'm
willing to spend my nights trying to perfect my skills.
_____Get ready to lose
a lot of games. Madden 99 is one challenging mother.
Maybe it's because I suck, and I've never played any
football video game in my entire life. Oh well, I still
had a blast. And so will you. If you don't, then you're a
girl. (I better get mail about that).
Gameplay ***** (out of 5)
Overall - 4.7 stars out of possible 5
*Note: These screenshots are courtesy of
Game-Over Online magazine