VGW: The story of Madden NFL 12 really is “innovation marred by imperfection.” The game goes to ridiculous lengths to make Madden feel fresher than ever, but there are times where the blatant flaws will appear, and when they do, they take you right out of the immersive experience. Is the core Madden experience still there? Absolutely, and its arguably more fun than ever. The biggest issue with Madden NFL 12 is that the game’s biggest improvements are tainted by its biggest flaws. Madden NFL 12 is a more than worthy addition to one of the most well-known franchises in the video game industry and if you play online, it’ll be difficult to justify not picking this year’s title up.