BKGiantsFan wrote:elguapo wrote:If you can edit rosters and there is a community for rosters then why does Madden come out with a new Madden each year?
Because the game engine is constantly being refined.
Because the NFL has rules changes.
Because they record new commentary.
Because teams relocate.
Because new features that actually make a difference regarding gameplay are implemented.
Because sometimes they add or refine ratings categories.
Because... I could go on but I think any sensible person gets the picture.
Question for you, why are you playing Madden 08 instead of playing Madden 02 with updated rosters?
You can't really mod Madden 2002. And it doesn't work on modern systems. Madden 08 does.
I know this isn't really the point, but all of those things mentioned, other than updating the game engine, are things we can do with mods for Madden 08. I personally would never buy a sports game each season. I would buy one, wait a few seasons, and then buy another one once they've made enough sizable changes to make the purchase be worth it. I haven't bought an NBA game since NBA 2K14 (though I got 16 for free.) I haven't bought a hockey game since NHL 09 (last for PC.) The last FIFA game I bought was 16 (I only bought it because of the US Women's team being included.) In fact the sports game I enjoy the most is Rocket League, haha. The last baseball game I bought, admittedly, was MLB The Show 18, because Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton and Gary Sanchez. But before that, the last one I bought was MLB 2K11 for the PC.
I'll definitely get Madden 19, as a show of support for future sports games returning to PC, but I have no interest in buying the next version every year. Every few years at most is when I upgrade.