So this new online franchise mode… “realtime draft, true NFL scheduling with 31 of your favorite friends.” What if I have four friends, and don’t want to join a league with 28 other random people? Anyone know if you can AI/sim/whatever the other slots, or does each league have to have 32 people, period?
I know Madden has been a let down in years past, but I’m personally really excited for Madden 10. Its not the major new bullet-point features (although online franchise is pretty cool) that have me excited, but the fundamental gameplay changes that lead developer Ian Cummings and co. have made. They have really made the game play more realistically and dynamically, and a lot closer to how 2k used to do things. Check out these developer blogs. Some really cool writeups and videos here. This isn’t the flashy stuff, but it totally makes the biggest difference in the experience, imo.
Yes and you can switch from week to week. If an owner quits or loses interest you can switch is team to AI control or replace him with another person. NCAA 09 had this last year and it works very well.
NCAA football would be perfect for that. You could have 15 friends all in the same “league” playing their favourite schools, and none of them would ever have to play each other. And then the game could tell you who won!