Madden 19 was released a little over three weeks ago, and although I’m usually months behind by the time I purchase the game, this year, I decided to join an online league.
My days of pre-ordering games and buying them on the day they release are far behind me. Being married and new to fatherhood, I try not to spend too much time (or money) on recreational gaming. However, I still like to game in my spare time.
Back in the day, I would purchase games as soon as they dropped, and spend countless hours getting familiar with new controls and features. Nowadays, I’m usually months behind (sometimes years) by the time I actually get around to purchasing the latest games.
The games I play typically get released around August and September, so for the past few years, I usually wait it out until Black Friday and get a 2-for-1 deal. This year was a little different.
I joined an online league for the first time in Madden NFL 18 (about 3 months before the release of Madden 19). I jumped into this league pretty late, but I got accepted and was assigned a random team. I was picking up (the team) where another user had left off, so this was pretty much a trial/practice run for me before the league was renewed in Madden 19. Which is why this time around, I needed to make sure I had the game if I wanted to score a decent team once the league transitioned.
I completed my 1st full season and my team sucks. Or maybe I just suck. Either way, I’ve only won two games thus far as league competition is strong. It’s pretty common to suck your first few seasons, especially if you have a bad team or if you’re new to playing online. My team does suck and I am a few years removed from the game, so we’ll see how things go.
Nonetheless, I’ve always enjoyed playing Franchise Mode, especially as an Owner or a Player. As an owner, it’s always fun to relocate and rebuild the not so popular NFL teams, and as a player, it’s exciting to “get in the game” and see how I would do on the gridiron as a quarterback in the NFL.