Summary: Yes, there are some foibles in the game, but overall, Madden NFL 11 is a triumph. Simplicity has paved the way for more elegant football strategy, co-op finally makes sense and is fun to play, and Online Franchise is a keeper for years to come.
Pros: Simplified game features make Madden more accessible to all players, GameFlow allows you to game plan for opponents and play a fast, fluid game, Deep online experience still the gold standard for football fans
Cons: Menus bury some of the best features in the game, GameFlow still makes some bizarre play calls, Perhaps too few changes from Madden NFL 10
Conclusion: I enjoyed my time with Madden NFL 11, but then again, it’s not a vast improvement over last year’s offering. The multiplayer and Franchise modes are fun and built to last, but players likely won’t get much mileage out of the online component.