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Five reasons why you’ll love ‘Madden NFL 15’

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Now that the dust has settled and “Madden NFL 15” has been out for a week, Examiner breaks down five great reasons to check the game out on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. From expanded presentation options, to the revamped defensive game, “Madden NFL 15” easily trumps EA Sports first entry on the PS4 and Xbox One and is one of the best sports titles of 2014.

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5: Presentation Simulates a TV Atmosphere Wonderfully: The commentary from Phil Simms and Jim Nantz, combined with new camera angles, highlights and stats galore make “Madden NFL 15” feel like you’re watching a game on TV, not playing one.

4: Picking Plays is Easier for Novices: There’s so much rationale and strategy behind every button press that after a while, you’ll begin to understand the tendencies of every team you play. Simply put, “Madden NFL 15” is as educational as it is entertaining.

3: Expanded Skills Trainer Helps Poor Players Get Better: While the “Gauntlet” mode may be too tough for most gamers at first, playing through the Skills Trainer will help you understand the game better and become a better player, but it’s so much more than a tutorial mode. It’s actually fun.

2: Visuals Are Better: “Madden NFL 15” is beautiful. Like Kate Upton on the cover of Sports Illustrated beautiful. Well, that’s just sexy. OK, the visuals in “Madden NFL 15” are sexy. Excellent animations, lighting and the most realistic character models to date make it a graphic-whore’s dream come true.

1: Defense is Better Than Ever: Playing defense has been a bore the last few years, but “Madden NFL 15” gets it right with a slew of new gameplay additions that spice things up and make tackling, pass rushing and defending, enjoyable.

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