Being the only game in town is a good and bad thing for the Madden franchise. It’s great because you never have to look over your shoulder. However, looking over your shoulder often requires you to push harder to ensure that you’ll never be caught. Nothing is wrong with a little competition. At any rate, it’s hard to figure out if Madden is great because it is truly a good game or if it is because it is the only football game with an NFL license.