A glaring issue the introduction of online leagues into sports video games introduced is disparity among its players. This is no more evident in any sports genre than football where a player who knows how to properly manage and play a game could go up against someone who calls plays using the “eenie, meenie, miney, moe” method.
Madden NFL 15 aims to bridge this gap by offering the necessary tools to teach novice players the proper way to play football with the Madden video game. These tools are accessible in the Skills Tester, and once master put to the test in Madden NFL 15 Gauntlet Mode.
In this mode, players are tasked with completing a series of 40 challenges that scale in difficulty during progression to test everything they’ve learned in the Skills Tester. A little fun is injected along the way in the form of a “boss battle” every five challenges that must be conquered before advancing. The first boss battle requires players to drill a 110 yard field goal in 220 mph winds.
While the idea of kicking a field goal the entire length of the field is ludicrous in this boss battle, the mechanics of understanding wind dynamics and adjusting your kick to them are still being taught. That’s what Madden NFL 15 Gauntlet Mode and the Skills Tester — that teaches 48 different tutorials via skills and strategy — aims to deliver: teaching players to play the game as it was designed to be played.
Madden NFL 15 comes in standard and ultimate editions on August 26 to Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4 and PS3 on August 26. Pre-order yours with free shipping at Amazon.