This game is almost the exact same as the 08 edition. The super sim feature is good for sim lovers, but not enough to go and buy a new copy if you have 08. No upgrade gameplay wise, just basically a roster update of the same game. Rent it, return it, and move on.
To me, this is the best madden yet. It is more along the line of actually being in the NFL rather than just messing around with created players. It is more real because you can't change the depth chart to your liking so it makes you work your way up. If you want it to be even more fun, upload your NCAA 09 player so that way he is already loaded in attributes so you can dominate in the NFL. Very good overall gameplay and graphics. I would deffinitly recomend it.