Madden 17 vs Madden 16: What’s New

We’ll show you what’s new in Madden 17 and how the Madden 17 vs Madden 16 comparison shapes up, so that you know what you will get from the new Madden game.

This will help you decide if Madden 17 is worth an upgrade from Madden 16 or not. Every year we see a new Madden game and the biggest question we hear is, “What’s new in Madden this year?”

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So far  Madden 17 reviews are positive and we are enjoying the new game as we work on our Madden 17 review to tell you if it is worth buying. There are a lot of new features that come together to make the game faster, more realistic and more challenging in the right ways. the ball physics are much better, tackle battles are an interesting addition and it is insanely satisfying to block a field goal.

We’ll walk you through the most important differences in these two games, to help you decide if Madden 17 is worth buying this year. Keep in mind there are already Madden 17 deals that can help you save $22 and much more if you trade in Madden 16.

The Madden 17 release date is tonight, and we’ve been trying out the new features on Xbox One, watching Madden 17 gameplay videos that show the changes and digging through EA’s description of how to use the new features.

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What's new in Madden 17.

What’s new in Madden 17.

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With Madden 16 we saw a huge emphasis on passing and pass defense. Those upgrades are staying, and now we get a huge emphasis on the run game and run defense. In addition to big changes to the ground game, there are now changes in place to help prevent Madden 17 money plays from allowing an opponent to run all over you.

What’s New in Madden 17

The Madden 17 player ratings matter more than before, so you will see a change in how your players respond to commands to perform a special move. There are also new tackle dynamics that will allow you to break a gang tackle and go for a touchdown.

You’ll see more blocked kicks, more kick errors and a new kicking mechanic that may probe more challenging. This is just the start of what’s new in Madden 17. Keep reading for a closer look at what EA is upgrading.

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The Madden 17 release date is August 23rd on Xbox One, PS4, PS3 and Xbox 360. There is an option to play Madden 17 early on Xbox One with EA Access. The game is $59.99 for the base version, but special editions are available for $79.99 and $99.99.

Here is a closer look at what’s new in Madden 17 and how the Madden 17 vs Madden 16 comparison shapes up.

Madden 17 Running Upgrades & Special Moves

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Madden 17 Running Upgrades & Special Moves

When you pick up the controller and try to put the juke on your friends this fall, Madden 17 has a major change in store.

The first thing you need to know about Madden 17 special moves is that the player rating and player style will impact how well they perform each move. Ea explains that, "Bruising backs have better trucks & stiff-arms while smaller backs have better jukes & spins," so you better play like that player if you want to bust out a special move and go all the way. There are also all new animations for the special moves.

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The special move ratings and body weight will impact the animation and the chance of success will vary based on player ratings. There are elite moves for the best players, OK moves for those rated 70's and 80's and lumbering moves that you will see if a huge player recovers a fumble.

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When a player's stamina is down, in Madden 17, the special moves will drop one level. Be careful how much speed boost you use in the lead up to a special move.

There are also upgrades to the fakeouts in Madden 17. If you time your special move correctly you can deliver a multi-player fakeout, allowing you to get past multiple player with a single move. You will need perfect timing and to know which special moves this runner is best with. Your position also has a very important role in pulling off a perfect fakeout in Madden 17.

After you figure all that out, you'll need to know what your player is capable of and what his best moves are to really show off what you are made of.

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