Gamernode writes: "The NFL is getting ready for the season to begin, so that can mean only one thing: it's Madden time. A yearly release, the new Madden installment is easily one of the highlights of each year for many gamers, as it continues to sell huge quantities. No matter what the critical reception is, there's no doubt Madden will sell like hotcakes. The question, then, is what's different in 09?
With Brett Favre on the cover, this was supposed to be the year which finally laid to rest the Madden Curse for mainstream gamers. Unfortunately (for him), Favre is back in a slightly different shade of green, so the curse's chance of striking again, like this iteration of Madden, is better than ever."