EA still has a ways to go but its getting there. ill tell u two that completely blow Madden outta the water:
1)when a penalty is done, 2k5 shows it like a telecast where they draw a yellow circle around the guy on screen so you know who to watch and then see him actually commit the penalty.so cool how they made it look a sportscaster was drawing on the screen like they do
2)the 6 squares on the field that pop up for the qb stats and shows where and how many throws, completions, and tds are done in each respective area of the field.
those 2 were so ahead of their time. i do gotta admit tho, other than the more consistent blocking and presentation, im not really missing it too much...and yes i do have updated 2k5 rosters for '09/10 season and have played my franchise months ago.