Joel Taveras writes, " We’re nearing the end of August which can only mean one thing to any self-respecting football and video game fan: the release of Madden NFL 12. With an impending player lockout looming, the build up to this year’s title has been somewhat of a roller-coaster ride ever since the closing seconds of Super Bowl XLV. NFL players, team-owners, and fans alike had no idea how things would play out and whether or not there would be an NFL season at all. If you ask EA Sports, there was never any doubt that Madden NFL 12 would make it to retail but with so many distractions and uncertainties surrounding the NFL season, how would it all play out? Read on for my full review."