Listen this game is what all TRUE madden fans have been waiting for. A step into the more realistic approach, sure it may not be perfect but hey its a start. There is a FRANCHISE MODE BTW! its called connected careers excuse EA for not wanting you to make fantasy teams so you can blow out the rest of the league. The online aspect of the game is tons of fun to. Though the commentators get really annoying after a few games repeating the same things over and over again but never the less this game is definetly worth buying if you like madden.
I still don't see why countless reviewers are panning this game, I think it's a great step for EA Sports. Sure some features have been removed or tweaked, but there is a great experience that comes with this game. The new physics engine is one of the best additions, while the new Connected Careers mode provides two features (Player or Coach) and both provide almost an RPG feeling to it. Online is as good as ever along with Online Careers, and the Ultimate Team mode is another great feature.