It’s a good example for Madden 18 that FIFA 17 has succeed in a story mode. Now EA has released the new story mode: Longshot. There’s no doubt that Longshot is a perfect story mode, especially with the addition of Mahershala Ali, known for his role in House of Cards and Luke Cage, as Cutter Wade, the father of the playe’s character.
If you haven’t play Longshot mode yet you can search the details on the net, there are plenty article about it. We can say it has succeed and it’s the most popular mode at present. Don’t doubt it, below we’ve listed 5 elements which make Longshot so attractive.
1. Player Morality:
Professional players are just like celebrities and there is always a limelight on them. Madden NFL 18 could add some interesting morality dynamics in the game’s story mode and throw distractions at the player which they will have to decide for themselves whether they want to indulge in or not. While partying with your teammates might improve chemistry with them, it could piss off your coach or worse get the paparazzi to focus on Devin for all the wrong reasons making his journey through Madden 18 Longshot even more interesting and close to real life.
2. Team Pick:
Instead of putting players in a winning team, the game should shake things up and throw them in one where either the other team mates aren’t willing to cooperate or the management does not what they are doing. This could lead to Devin truly shining against all odds and thus earn better contracts after the world notices his talent. After all, the Madden 18 story mode can’t be complete with an albeit cliched but still a relevant “rise from the ashes” touch to the character.
3. Gameplay Variety:
Just like in the normal game modes, it is important to give players the freedom of selecting their own style of play in the Madden 18 Longshot story mode. In some cases, it can make sense since Devin is a quarterback in Madden 18 Longshot so he will be limited to that style of play. To bypass the restriction, players should have the freedom of picking their own play within this specific position and should have access to pocket passer, scrambler or other quarterback plays to choose from instead of the game forcing the decision on them.
Given that Devin is a quarterback, he is prone to get him from all sides by opposing players. Those injuries reflecting on his play during a match would be a great addition to the gameplay and keep things fresh and players on their toes. All the pressure to lead your team to victory even after getting injured will only sweeten the taste of victory. Concussions can also factor in as not only do they affect performance on the field and during the match, but they can also lead to lasting effects once the player retires. This could be a nice curveball in the ending narrative of the Madden 18 story mode.
5. Family Drama:
While it is understandable that some background family drama can be necessary in order to flesh out the characters and familiarize the players with their struggles, it can also potentially bog down the story when after every match, players are treated to a similar cut scene where the main character is in conflict with some family member.