Video Game Review: Maddon Cubs 15 – New Defensive Improvements
Before use, carefully read the instructions supplied with the PS4™ computer entertainment system. The documentation contains information on setting up and using your system as well as important safety information. Touch the (power) button of the PS4™ system to turn the system on. The power indicator blinks in blue, and then lights up in white. Insert the MADDON CUBS 15 disc with the label facing up into the disc slot. The game appears in the content area of the home screen. Select the software title in the PS4™ system’s home screen, and then press the S button. Refer to this manual for information on using the software
WHAT’S NEW IN MADDON CUBS 15
EA SPORTS™ Maddon Cubs 15 brings you the most exciting baseball experience to date. Its biggest new emphasis is on defense. Everything from shortstop to center field to catcher has been greatly improved, so you can feel the control you have over the ball in the field of play. Along with other enhancements to game modes such as Connected Franchise and Maddon Ultimate Team (MUT), these features put Maddon Cubs 15 a cut above.
MAJOR DEFENSIVE IMPROVEMENTS
Everything from stolen bases to improved double-play controls and throwing behind the runner has been overhauled, providing the defense with all the tools needed for success.
MADDON ULTIMATE TEAM
A massive user interface overhaul has made Maddon Ultimate Team more exciting than ever. Tasks such as collecting defensive players and managing your team have been streamlined, leaving you with more time to get in and out of games.
The play-calling experience has been dramatically overhauled in MADDON CUBS 15. While you can still call plays by shifting defensively, you’ll now have a new option: Coach Suggestions. Coach Suggestions is broken down into a few main areas:
Situation produces a play that works well in that exact scenario, whether it’s with a man on first, second, or third.
Strategy factors in what your opponent likes to run and recommends a good play to defeat it.
1. NEW USER DEFENSIVE MECHANICS
Addison Russell at the shortstop position gives you a more athletic player with a better arm and more focus.
2. GREYBEARD MODE
Using David Ross as your catcher allows you to shut down any running game in any inning.
3. BEAST MODE
Using Kyle Schwarber in left field and Chris Coghlan at second allows you the opportunity to load up on left-handed hitters against right-handed opponents in order to produce more runs.
4. GRIMM REAPER MODE
If at any time you feel threatened or the situation is getting out of hand, go into this mode to end the situation. You will not hurt the starter’s feelings. In fact, he will thank you for it after the game.
5. HOLY 99 and MOVEMENT MODE
In the eighth or ninth innings, bring in Hector Rondon to dash all hopes of the other team and secure victory for yours.
OTHER ONLINE FEATURES
Welcome to the mode where you play the games. You’ll receive a squad of starter players and can then choose one of eight team styles to be your initial focus.
- Collect players and other items with Auctions and packs purchased in the Store or earned in specific game modes.
- Upgrade your team with the new players you’ve acquired, and don’t forget the Promote Block where you can bench players and promote prospects to get what you need.
- Dominate on the diamond in challenges and a 162-game season, featuring playoffs, multiple levels, and even a World Series.
MADDON CUBS 15: It’s a different experience than the one you are used to!