Monday, January 23, 2006

The basics of Madden 06

As I've posted before, I finally got my Xbox 360. I recently picked up Madden 06 to pick up some skills before our Super Bowl party. Besides, I've been meaning to get into this game for a while now.

I've just started to scratch the surface of the game, and I was surprised not to find some sort of tutorial within the game. This is standard issue on so many games nowadays that some have a training session built into the first level. You've got no option but to play through it. Not so with Madden 06 on the 360. The only way for a newbie to figure out the multiple control schemes is to jump right into a game.

The lack of a training mode, practice or tutorial (call it what you want) makes the learning curve a little steeper than I expected. That coupled with the fact that many people have been playing the game for over ten years makes me a little overwhelmed about playing online. I've done some digging on the web, but most of the "game guides" I've found skip right over the basics. It makes sense, since most of their audience are loyal Maddenites from revisions past.

I have a passable knowledge of the game of football, and I consider myself a pretty good gamer. I'm no pro, but I pick games up pretty quickly. Where can I find a solid intro to the basics of Madden 06?

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