Summary: I've never liked the Madden series and I used to not like the 2k Series. I was stuck playin NFL Fever on Xbox. Then when that got bought out, I went to ESPN and fell in love with the 2k5 Version. Then EA sports did something that flat out should be illegal. Isnt that a monopoly or whatever? ESPN 2k5 will be the game I continue to play until EAs contract runs out. ESPN is smoother, more realistic, and just quite frankly a more fun game to play.
Summary: Madden 2006 has one major major flaw, which is QB vision. It is nearly impossible to pass to different recievers while in the pocket or on the run and/or get off quick passes on blitzs etc. Poorly thoughtout operations and too many buttons to press. When you disable this mode in non-online play there is still a spot light that shows where the pass is intended to be, which ruins the fun of playing since it gives your defense an idea where the ball will be.
Summary: Wow, this game is really a major disappointment. I can't say I'm surprised, however. Basically, nothing has been updated. Graphics, presentation, tackle animations, etc-- all the same. The QB vision cone thing is stupid. It just allows you to be sacked more often and if you run a draw play or a delayed handoff it is painfully obvious to the defense.
Summary: I recently ordered this game with high expectations. I have enjoyed the rest of the madden series hugely and was very excited when it came. Unfortunately, i was dissapointed. I traded it in to the local game store within 2 days because i was so fed up. The game has bad graphics. The create a player is incredibly stupid and simplistic. And the rest of the modes are either untouched ro ruined. And the QB visionis the nail in the coffin.