Originally Posted by WhiteRat
I don't think you can detect sarcasm.
I do agree with your rant on EA's lack of effort as of late but I won't agree with NFL 2k5 being better than Madden 05. Aside from a few nit-picky issues I have, Madden 08 was a big improvement over 07 (ps3 and 360 versions).
You have to admit, voice inflection, which is impossible to convey in the written word form, is a big part of sarcasm. Without it, it is hard to tell sarcasm and a simple rebuttal apart (In either case I would likely have answered the same way though because it was a valid observation that hardcore football fans are usually unquestionably loyal to the Madden franchise, while I am not.)
I happen to like the 2K franchise though. I preferred it from it's inception since I played it on the Dreamcast. That is a matter of personal taste though I suppose. 2K5 had all the things I required out of a good football game. Franchise mode, player stats, solid gameplay. Madden may have looked a bit more polished in the graphics department, but I preferred the more colorful bright look to the ralistic look of Madden, it is a video game after all, so show me something shiney and pretty