Originally Posted by ZootedGranny
This may be the first year I skip buying Madden.
As a strictly offline franchise player, they've royally ****ed it up. Connected Careers means a standardized roster across play modes, and in turn they've removed the ability to edit your rosters to use in franchise, or import players from NCAA.
Once again, instead of properly adding a feature, they've crammed it in and broke existing features. What a ****ing joke.
This kind of freaked me out. I haven't been paying attention I guess and just assumed Connected Careers was replacing the superstar mode I never play and the offline franchise would be left alone.
From what I just read and heard, it looks like the Coaching mode will be basically the old franchise mode and you can play offline. Online franchises suck unless you have a group of friends that actually stay committed so I'm a strict Offline franchise player with a few online games thrown in when the mood strikes.
After watching the videos and reading some articles, I'm ok with the changes and will be buying it. I never get NCAA so I don't need to import rosters, and I've always liked using the current roster as my starting point and I don't edit stats so I'll be fine.
Sucks for those of you that the changes effected though.