Madden NFL 21 Stadia review Stadia functionality and comparison


  • The largest disappointment with Madden NFL 21 though is that Madden 21 coins the Franchise mode. Other than a couple of tweaks to the way that things such as offseason drafts and trades are handled, it is literally identical to last year's Madden. Additionally, the version we get on Stadia is not even the PlayStation 5 or even Xbox collection X|S version of the sport, it is the PlayStation 4 / / Xbox One variant. This means the new playcalling attributes, improved visuals, streamlined animations, and'Next-Gen Stats' integration attributes are absent.

    The story mode this year, Face of the Franchise: Rise to Fame, is awful. Voice acting is bad across the board, character animations are rigid in cutscenes, and as things begin to get interesting it more or less ends and dumps you in merry-go-round of scripted moments during your career. The new manner, The Yard, tries to be an arcade-style pick-up-and-play experience, but is so watered down it fails to deliver.

    The fact of Madden is that if you're craving an NFL football experience then you don't really have any other options. Buying the sport on Stadia could reveal EA there is interest in more of the sports titles coming into the stage, which is a general good thing, it's just too bad Madden couldn't have a better entrance to function as its introduction.

    To get a more comprehensive analysis of the sport itself, check out our Madden NFL 21 review on Windows Central. Now let's dive into the differences on Stadia.

    Madden NFL 21 Stadia review Stadia functionality and comparisons

    Providentially, the Stadia edition of Madden NFL 21 plays great and looks excellent. As is the standard now with the Stadia edition of AAA games, it performs superbly and doesn't have some noticeable issues with lag or latency in case your connection is good enough. Anytime you play Madden online kicking does suffer with minor latency problems, but that's the case across all versions of the game -- not just Stadia. This year it is worse than usual so that you ought to absolutely expect to overlook a couple of field goals and extra points. They must have changed the internet code for how kicking is managed or something because even on cheap Madden nfl 21 coins PS4 and PS5 I was having problems hitting kicks just right and these problems persist at the Stadia version.