gameplay differences in Madden 2004 for PC and PS2
Has anyone tried Madden 2004 for the PC and for the Playstation 2? If so, is the gameplay the same or very different?
In the past the PC version and the console versions each played differently, and the PC version typically wasn't as good. Before buying a PS2 just for Madden, I wanted to see if the PC version was just as good. If so, I'll just pick that up.
I play PS2 version all the time its great and a lot of fun. I too was wondering if the PC version would be any good so i tryed the demo. (which u can find there http://www.easports.com/games/madden2004/downloads.jsp )
And i must say it is completely different experience, with especially with no controller. Since they included more control in the 2004 version like the play-maker option the PS2 controller becomes unavoidable necessity to enjoy the game.
I wouldn't think that sports games would work to well on a PC... Especially if you want to play with a friend. I believe this is one genre in which consoles dominate.
Xenon > Typically the games are better on the consoles than on the PCs, but I have a Playstation to USB adapter and I can use the PS2 contronller on the PC. If you had the PS2 controller for the PC, would the game play the same?
RamonGTP > You can play online with a friend on Madden 2004 PC. Some games play the same on the PC as well as the Playstation. I have "Need for Speed" for the PS1 and the PC and they play exactly the same, especially since I can use the PS controller.
With that in mind, if the gameplay was the same, I would rather spend $49.99 on the game for the PC than $179.00 for the PS2 and $49.99 for Madden 2004.
I know you can play online with a friend.... I'm talking about having friends over the hosue and playing. Its a lot more fun in my opinion to have 2-4 players in the same room playing and talking smack back and forth then it is to send everyone home so you can each play on your individual computers.
That said however, I personally wouldn't buy a console for the sake of a single game... ESPECIALLY if that game is available on other platforms that I already do own, even if it may be slightly inferior on that other platform.
Last edited by RamonGTP; 12-27-2003 at 06:22 PM.
I downloaded the demo for Madden 2004 and found out that it will only work with PC-only controllers (edit: the game will actually hang if my controller is plugged in). The USB adapter for PS1 or PS2 controllers will not work.
My situation then is to buy a PC-only controller for about $29.99-$39.99 and a copy of Madden 2004 for $39.99. Screw that, until EA Sports gets good programmers that can get their game working with more than a few controllers I won't get it for the PC.
I'll stick with Madden 92 for the Sega Genesis and Madden 98 for the PS1 that I've already got. The funny thing is that the emulator I have for the Genesis works fine with the USB to PS1 adaptor as does the Sony Playstation emulator (I still own both systems and games, I just hate digging them out and it's easier to run the emulators on the PC).
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