As for the aspects of Madden 09 that the developers fumbled on, they are small in comparison to the overall improvement that is this football game. Weird loading issues, random clipping effects, and sometimes off-the-wall AI are some of the more major gripes but I never once found myself taken out of the experience by any of them. Because Favre (man he's old) is no longer with the Green Bay Packers, EA has made a new 360 cover, with him in Jets attire. Even though Madden NFL 09 is not perfect in any shape or form it is the best football experience available on the Xbox 360 and should be checked out by new fans of the series as well as twenty-year veterans. The new features tossed into the game give Madden 09 a bit of everything for everyone who enjoys football.
Live Play: 8.5