(Posted by: Alex Deckard)
Have you ever tried to play Madden, but just said to yourself "Gee, I suck at football"? Have you ever wanted to hear voices in your head telling you how to play better? If so, then you're in luck, because that's exactly what EA is trying to do with the upcoming Madden game! The system, called "Gameflow" will provide support to inexperienced players, allowing them to play the game without having to focus on silly details like picking plays or choosing a receiver. If you have a headset, it will even speak directly through that, so as to prevent nearby opponents from predicting your moves. This new feature comes in the wake of last years crazy neon training camp that gauged how good you were and adjusted the difficulty of the game accordingly. Some people, myself included, found this frustrating, as it would make you a better player artificially, which sort of takes the point out of the game. This too will have an effect on multiplayer. What's the point of getting good if your buddy can just have the plays read to him. Regardless, it's an interesting way to approach a common problem, and it certainly has potential.