Brand new gameplay from the next-gen version of Madden 15 has been uploaded to YouTube. Thanks to user Miguel “Gator” Lozada, fans can get a detailed look at what’s new in terms of gameplay, and in-game presentation, in the latest installment of the only football game on the market.
The video shows us the first quarter of a game between the Seattle Seahawks and San Fancisco 49ers from the brand new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.
The gives fans a look at the new defensive camera angle as well as the defensive engagement controls. We also get to see the tackle cone, which seems to be a lot more useful than the dread QB vision cone from Madden 06. There is a new kicking meter that seems to be changed only in the form of aesthetics rather than overall mechanics.
Though it’s in an Alpha stage right now, the commentary is as dry and boring as before. I’m sorry, but Jim Nantz and Phil Simms just don’t work for me as the broadcast team for Madden. There just seems to be very little inflection in the way the commentary was recorded. An example of this comes around the 6:10 mark when Russell Wilson throw a deep pass to Percy Harvin. After Harvin jumps up to make the big catch, you hear Nantz simply say, “nice catch” in the most non-exciting way possible. Unfortunately, it seems like it will be another year where I mute the commentary while playing.
In terms of visuals, the game looks head and shoulders better than the next-gen port of Madden 25 did last year. The player models look great, and the environment looks spot on. This game looks like a next-gen football game.
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