Summary: Recently, a few friends of mine were looking to play Madden together. We aren't huge madden fans, but wanted to play on a PS3. Instead of buying a new game ($60), we went the used game route ($4) and are we ever satisfied.
Summary: Controlling the receiver- at least they make somewhat of an attempt to catch a ball when you take control of the receiver. Sometimes it does'nt matter if you hold the pass button for a long time or tap. I held the button to drill a pass and it was a lob, same problem- fix it!
Summary: The games don't come in separate cases for those looking for that feature. Madden 09 is a good game, but NFL Head Coach 09 is worthless. If you're just interested in Madden 09, get that instead. This Collector's Edition isn't worth the extra money.
Summary: I would like to first point out that, in general, the game has been improved over previous versions. There's no doubt about that. Not only is Madden gaming incredible in high definition, but the way the game analyzes and adjusts to you is simply amazing.
Summary: Been playing Madden football ever since it first came out 20 some years ago- long story short: Madden '09 isn't nearly as good as several previous years' versions, mainly for the following reasons.....
Summary: madden 2009.... if you want a great football sim for the off season with updated rosters and all that good stuff this is for you. while the collectors edition does in fact come with head coach 09 for free, it real isnt all that fun if you arent into the micro management of your team/ league.