After a couple of disappointing seasons from the Madden team, this season is definitely showing that team is one the way up the leader board. All of the on-field controls have been refined this year and it is noticeable as soon as you step out onto the field. The players have a much more realistic look. They don't seem as though all the players were competing for Mr. Olympia. There are still some flaws with our beloved Madden. Passes still seem to blow off course at the last second that turn into interceptions, the poor offensive pass protection, and the very simple and plain presentation. The deep franchise mode returns and it is still one of Madden's greatest features. Even though this is a big step up for the Madden franchise, it still is not back to championship form, yet the team at EA Sports has finally shown that Madden is hitting the weight room and going to training camp.