Madden NFL 13 is an important release if you're a Nintendo fan who enjoys football games. Why? Because it's the last time that EA cared enough to port a Madden game to a Nintendo system. Which is weird to me. Madden's huge. Nintendo's huge. Heck, they're still pumping out crappy versions of their FIFA games on Switch these days.
But the thing about Madden 13 is that they actually put effort into that one. Sure, it was lacking the advanced physics engine of the PS3/360 versions. But it offered other unique benefits via the Wii U's Gamepad. So outside of some cool looking animations, it was not only a fully featured Madden game, it was actually a more robust release than on other consoles.
Sadly - and as we all know - the Wii U didn't have the best install base. That's putting it gently. But for those of us who are fans of Nintendo's 'failure,' the library is rich with fantastic releases, including some very interesting ports such as this one.
I've decided to start career mode using a bit of alternate history. Think of it like I'm playing fan fiction here. Because in THIS version of Madden 13 that I'm playing, Jason Street was never paralized. Instead, he suffered a high school injury but went on to play college football in North Texas. He was never QUITE the same, though. Some of his confidence was gone. He recognized his own fragility as a human. Yet, he was drafted as a last pick by the New England Patriots. And that's where our story begins.
The pre-season has been a little rough. Street can't seem to get out of his own head. And the unfortunate side-effect is that he's constantly throwing interceptions or getting sacked. Yup. This is going to be a real trial by fire. Especially given that he's living in the shadow of Tom Brady, who is very much still a Patriot in 2013. Hopefully Street can shake his nerves out and earn himself some game minutes by the time the season proper begins.