Madden 13: Defense is The New Focus

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Earlier today Game Informer released an interview with Electronic Art’s chief creative officer Richard Hilleman with some early news about what we can expect in Madden 13.  In this interview Hilleman made it clear that the new development team in charge of Madden NFL 13 would focus on making defense fun again.

They are doing big things this year,” he said. “They’re making big changes. Those are big changes that are going to break a lot of stuff, and they know that. What we’re after is a better defense that’s more fun to play.

Madden 13 is still months away so there is plenty of time to improve the defensive experience.  Making the game more realistic has always been a concern of the Madden community.  Improving the defense is a huge step in the right direction.

Dissecting Defenses in Madden 12

Defenses can do some pretty complicated things in Madden 12.   Knowing what the defense is doing before the snap can lead to huge rewards.  The guys over at put together a video going over how to make your pre-snap reads so you can always tell if the defense is in man to man defense or zone defense.  They go one step further and talk about how you can tell the difference between a cover 2 and a cover 3 defense.

Defense in Fifa 12

Many gamers like to focus on offense and scoring goals, points, touchdowns, or runs.  But the old saying, “Defense wins championships” still holds true.  Below is a video from the EA Sports team going over a few defensive tactics and tips for Fifa 12 that can help you compete with higher level gamers.