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Madden NFL 18 Longshot ending fail

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American football player waving to the crowd in Madden NFL 18
Madden NFL 18

Madden's first-ever story mode, Longshot, is very reminiscent to that of the NBA 2K series. EA really did a great job portraying the story of an NFL's prospect's road to the Draft. However, it's not all so perfect. Watch our video to see the graphics fail we got with the story's ending.

Well, it’s American Football season once more. That beautiful time of the year where we drink Budweiser, wish we had guns and have to watch a lot of erectile dysfunction adverts. But mainly, it’s Madden season at AltChar, which means that, for some of us here, our time is now dedicated to playing Ultimate Team to get free cards. Don't get us wrong tough - we ain’t paying more. We bought the game. That’s all the money that EA is getting.

Speaking of EA, in their never-ending attempts to try to keep up with what 2K are doing to sports games with the NBA series, we now have a full story mode in Madden. Play the story of an NFL prospect’s road to the Draft – on and off the field – in Madden’s first-ever story mode, Longshot. We got some views on the good and the bad of this mode, so be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don’t miss our Madden 18 review.

EAMadden NFL 18's first-ever story modeMadden NFL 18's first-ever story mode

So you have played through with Devin Wade on his quest to become an NFL player. Depending on your actions you will get one of these three endings:

  • Devin Wade is drafted in the seventh round by his favourite team
  • Colt Cruise gets drafted while Devin Wade later signs with the same team as an undrafted free agent
  • Colt Cruise gets drafted and Devin Wade signs with a different team within the division after the Draft

We got the second one. And with the end comes one of the most bittersweet moments, but we wouldn’t know about that because this is what happened:

EAThe bizarre scene we got in the story's endingThe bizarre scene we got in the story's ending

So how does EA give us this touching moment? With a complete graphics failure and what we can assume to be Delvin Wade’s character model completely disappearing. Either that or it’s his dad ghost. Either way, it’s not a good way to finish a game.