With EA's insistence on including a remarkably written story mode with paper thin narratives into their sports games, Madden's might be the worst of them all. In a game that lets the player to make choices that affects the story of this game, it feels like the exact same outcome would have happened despite choosing wildly different options, which increases the list of items which don't make sense in the game.
There are even some lost parts of the voice acting where characters are definitely talking but there's no noise.
Even though there's a great deal of issues with some of the motions players can pull off, particularly the maddening lag on the kick wheel, you will find a couple of neat additions that are exciting to pull off. There two new moves, both hurl and dead leg, really help to combat the defense in a much greater way than in previous matches, and it increases the range of ways to produce the defender miss. Due to such motions, the gameplay is slightly less insistent, which is something that the sport desperately needed.