" It's funny. This year Madden finally got it right. Yet I see reviewers in a lot of places only now starting to sound off about the poor controls and legacy issues that I was so happily trashing back when previous editions of Madden first came out. I wonder if I'm out of the loop. But no matter. Madden was a shocker for me this year, and I can heartily recommend it to most football junkies. I'd still rather play this year's NCAA football game or ESPN NFL 2K5, but a case can certainly be made for Madden NFL 2009. "