Conclusion: Concept: EA Tiburon produces its most playable and exciting version of Madden in years
Graphics: The animations are impressive and plentiful, but at times there are jerky transitions between them
Sound: Player sounds from the field are just one part of a greatly improved presentation package
Playability: The new optional fumble minigame is a lot of fun.
Excerpt: I having been playing Madden games for a very long time now. They have been one of the constants in the video game industry that I have always appreciated and enjoyed. To be honest Madden NFL video games have become a warm blankee to me. They are comfortable, and always there for me. As John Madden ages I realize that as great as this franchise has been, a day is coming where there will be major change.
Summary: Finally, a Madden game I can see myself throwing hundreds of hours into just like the golden years. With the addition of online franchise (which supports 32 players), television style presentation (including weekly wrap-up shows), and a ton of fine-tuning to the gameplay, Madden finally feels worthy of the NFL license.
Excerpt: Reviewing the Madden games is a tricky prospect for most people in Australia. With NFL barely beeping on the radar, it has always been a trial to not only learn a videogame, but also to understand the basic concepts of the game it is fashioned on. Thankfully, however, Madden for Wii does an excellent job of making the game accessible for those unfamiliar with American football.