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This year’s game is clearly one of the most user-friendly versions in recent years, but unfortunately, beginners will still probably have a tough time learning the ropes, in spite of these new features.
If you throw an interception or take a bad sack, Cris Collinsworth will break down the play for you and explain not only what you did wrong, but what you should have done instead.
The only problem with the number of pre-snap adjustments is that it's near impossible to perform many of them when you're on defense due to the short amount of time between when you come out of the play-calling screen and when the ball is snapped.
Sure, there are Madden savants out there who can call an audible, shift the line, highlight a receiver, tell the left outside linebacker to spy on the QB, and fake a blitz in five seconds, but most people can't.
Just as there are plenty of good things to talk about with regard to 09's gameplay, there are some problems worth mentioning.
Slants and crossing routes are exceedingly difficult to defend against.
This is a great way to help you learn from your mistakes and it's nice to have a do-over if you get cheesed by the CPU, but it takes self-control not to rewind anytime you make a bad play.
Rewinding a buddy's touchdown is also a surefire way to prematurely end your friendship.
When you first boot the game, a virtual Madden that looks just like R2-D2's projection of Princess Leia in appears onscreen to administer a Madden IQ test.
When John Madden Football was released in 1988, no one had any idea that it was the beginning of one of the best-selling series of all time.
But after 20 years, tens of millions of copies sold, countless tournaments, and even a TV show, Madden is a global phenomenon.