While Madden 25 can be played in a variety of ways, the developers did a great job this year of creating new options and expanding or resuming the game modes from the series' past.
The result is the most verbose set of game modes ever in a Madden football game.
Because this is what I do for a living, I've had time to participate in a good number of Connected Franchises (CF) and the experience has given me some ideas. These suggestions may be especially helpful and fun for those who are either looking for a challenge or those who can't decide which gameplay option is for them.
In CF, you can play as an owner, coach or as a single player. Because I'm a maniac, I've chosen to play as all three...in the same CF.
CF as Player, Coach and Owner
Begin a CF offline and choose either player, owner or coach from the initial menu. Once you've picked to either create a character or use an existing NFL player/coach/owner/legend, repeat the process with the other two options.
Now you'll have a representative in your CF in all three gaming capacities. This will allow you to experience the game and the mode in almost every way. You will have a decision to make in the event two of your teams play each other in a given week, but you could always choose to simulate that game.
It's a pretty fun way to play, but it obviously takes longer than a traditional CF.
There are a few different ideas you could use in line with the same concept of controlling multiple teams. Perhaps you choose three or four rookies to control as players. For a challenge and/or variety, you could choose players who play different positions.
Doing this will not only give you a different experience in the game, but it could also serve as a way to master the individual moves required to excel at each position. You'd be surprised how this will help you when playing online and offline against real opponents.
Playing a CF as a defensive end will force you to work on your pass-rushing skills. Using a running back gives you the practice necessary to hone your use of the Precision Modifiers.
Experiment with the game. You paid for it, now get the most out of it.
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