Summary: I usually stay at least two to three years behind on sports games. I'd rather get 2 to 3 games then pay $60 for a new sports game every year. The last Madden I bought was 2006 on PS2. I thought it was okay. I actually liked the QB vision and it was a challenging game. It was not better than NFL 2K5 for PS2, which I still pop in to play. I have All-Pro 2K8 for the 360 as well. The gameplay is awesome to me. I do not like the kicking game although I am getting better.
Summary: It's taken two and a half years and three releases, but Madden is finally back to form. In Madden NFL 08 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, EA Tiburon has put together the most complete version of Madden seen on either console to date. The gameplay is tight, practically every old feature that had been previously missing is back in some form or another, and new additions have been made that significantly change how you play the game--for the better.