IncGamers: The general consensus is that, of all sports games, it’s the Madden series that has suffered most from sticking to an annual release cycle. Innovation in terms of game modes, gameplay, presentation and physics have been lacking. In particular, the past few years have seen a virtual halt to any significant progression.
By contrast, the likes of EA Sports’ NHL and Fifa series, and 2K Sport’s NBA 2K, have progressed enormously over the same period. Madden has been left behind, way behind. It needs to catch up.