This game is a step down from Madden 08. The graphics are more cartoon like NFL Blitz. Players are almost freakishly out of proportion. The modes are different now using mini games like the Tiger Woods series is doing. The only thing I did like is they have a point and pass option that allows you to point the remote at the receiver you want to pass to and press the button. That is nice. I wish they had that in 08. Overall game play is good. Computer opponents are easy to beat however. Game is good for younger players or if you like simple controls as they do have easy modes as an option.