Madden NFL game players are not happy this week.
“Madden 21” was released Friday, and fans of the video game franchise expressed their frustration on social media over several glitches and bugs they have already experienced.
The game, which was released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia and PC, received a 6.0 out of 10 from IGN and users began taking to Twitter to voice their complaints.
IGN’s rating of the video game was down from an 8.1 for “Madden 20.”
“There is no excuse for Madden’s stagnation. I appreciate the tweaks to the core gameplay and the chaotic novelty of The Yard, but that isn’t enough to make me want to sing its praises,” the IGN review read.
Here’s a taste of what a few others have said who reviewed the game, via Forbes:
Dual Shockers – Review Score 4.5 out of 10
Madden 21 is a mess. Last year, the team masked bad gameplay with shiny new X-Factor abilities. However, with 21 not fixing any of the big issues, that luster is completely gone. What you’re left with is a game that’s fully concentrated on squeezing every last cent out of its customer base. That’s nothing new for EA, but Madden NFL 21 just seems even more blatant than usual.
Gamespot – Steven Petite – 6 out of 10
With far more technical issues than normal and large chunks of recycled content, Madden NFL 21 feels more like an update than a brand-new game.
USGamer – Kat Bailey – 6 out of 10
Madden 21’s gameplay takes some appreciable steps forward as the generation comes to a close, with The Yard providing some casual fun. The experience is marred by an abnormal number of bugs though, and the single-player modes remain a major sore point. Ultimately, it’s able to pick up a few yards on the way to the next generation of consoles, but just a few.