Madden 13 is the biggest piece of crap ever. But not because of playing the games, or the way the layout is, or because of the way a player is rated or anything like that. No, that would just be complaining for no reason. Here is my problem. EVERY TIME I've been playing Connected Career mode as a coach for more than an hour, the game freezes and I have to restart my xbox. Now, I've played countless games, but this is the only one that has frozen on me and the disc was absolutely spotless. Plus, there is no auto save in CC, so in order to protect against this, I have to save after everything I do. Now, that would not be a problem if it was simple and fast to save the game. But no. Apparently all of the numbers and letters they save takes about 5 minutes to save every freaking time. How in the world did QA not catch this? It's horrible.
Excuse me while I poop on this game in front of EA studios.
I'm dumb - aka the most irritating thingSo... while I don't have any money, I thought that playing through ME2 and 100% the achievements would be a good idea. I did it with my only other favorite game on the 360 that I actually find attainable (Oblivion), so why not finish out one of my favorite games of all time?
This, of course, means playing through Insanity and beating Arrival, which I have not yet. But, in my obsessive compulsive gaming, I MUST do every mission there is (which is no biggie, it's a great game), and do it the right way, i.e. the way I want the current character to play out. So, I am already pretty far and decide to beat Samara's loyalty mission. No problem. the problem is what comes next. I then decide to beat Lair of the Shadow Broker, the N7 Blue Sun story arc, and Project Overlord. I am on a freaking roll. So, let's do Jack's loyalty mission (I have already done Miranda's - so you may already see where this is going). After getting past all tho stupid Krogan and Varren, I finish it, and finish the mission.
"Wait a sec" I remember, "oh yeah, the argument. No problem, I can do this and be done for the night."
But for some reason, because I forgot about the argument, I forgot to check where my Paragon level was before Jack's mission - it was under the final level. Which meant that I could not diffuse the argument. Which then resulted in me thinking "no biggie, I guess. I'll just load my latest save..."
Then followed one of the biggest letdowns in my life of playing video games - My last save was right before the major confrontation of sorts in Samara's loyalty mission. My auto save was during Jack's loyalty mission. HOURS of gaming, lost. Hours of some of the most challenging combat in Mass Effect 2, right down the drain. All of this, remember, on insanity. What is the term for gamer's depression? It's a darn good thing I'm not Michael, because my entire bedroom would be on fire right now if I were.
So there you have it. The most irritating thing ever for a gamer. Pointless hours of my life, made more pointless.
I know it's kind of dumb to do this, but if anyone sees this, feel free to friend me. I'll probably keep a gaming log of sorts on here whenever I have something that I feel is interesting to say. And feel free to show other people this. I want to be a more active member on here.