Summary: Alright, let's start on the controls, takes getting used to sure.... but i went to superstar mode like i usually start all madden games. the challenges i found to be impossible like the personal workouts and the nfl combine. and that's like the very beginning. i have to say, if you played madden nfl 07 for the ps2, you're gonna find the highlight stick extremely useless. you can't break more than one tackle really, you can't sprint and break tackles either.
Summary: This is the worst madden game ever. I traded it in after the second day. They tried to make it family friendy, that would be great if I wanted to play with my family. I buy madden for franchise mode. You dont even get to choose from a playbook. When I first played when I went to call my fisrt play I had to select my formation and the choices were pass, run, field goal, or something like that.
Summary: I was so excited because i sold my ps2 to get a ps3 and knew they still made madden for the ps3 but the controls were different like sprint was r2 instead of the regular x button and the players looked different than the other years of madden which through me off and it just freaked me out. I used to love madden but now everythings different. Their legs were skinnier and they moved funny.
Summary: I've been playing video games for about 20 years. This is my first Madden since 2005. I was rather disappointed with Madden 09. The graphics are nice, but the game play left a lot to be desired. I tried playing with several teams and couldn't develop a running game. When I try to make the running back make a move or slow down, he runs backwards and loses yards. It's frustrating! The passing game has no feel.
Summary: I have been battling this game now for months. First aspect of the game I realized was garbage was the tackling aspect. When you try to tackle the CPU, it will break 3-4 tackles until you get the man down. I have seen running backs and wide outs break tackles of D linemen... which by the way weigh twice as much as them and in all reality they should be down in an instant. In contrast, when you have the ball it is almost impossible to break the tackle.
Summary: After a painful year of playing Madden 08 online with all the glitches and AI problems was one of Maddens loyal fans who looked forward to a much improved game in Madden 09. However, as soon as I played the demo my anticipation turned to anxiety. My very first reaction was at the graphics I don't know what I expected but my reaction was " what the heck is this?" I really don't think that Madden 09 looks more real than Madden 08. In fact I think it looks cheap.