This is the first Madden football, probably since the PS2 days, thats held my interest for more than a couple of hours, I've logged probably 80+ hours of gameplay. It was my pick by far. The Show regressed with online playability and although its a solid game it really didn't do anything to push the envelope and in general is starting to feel stale. I've given up NBA 2k and what ever gaming cycles I have left go to FIFA 15. Which surprised me that it wasn't at the top of the list. It's probably the best all around sports game available.
Umm I have both Madden 15 and NBA 2k15. NBA 2k15 beats Madden by a landslide and it's not close. NBA 2k15 has soooo many customization features, new modes, a new scanning feature, new gameplay features,etc. What has Madden done new this year?
I really don't see how Madden or The Show ranked ahead of either FIFA or PES this year, but to each his own. I am enjoying 2k, although many of the gripes mentioned above are very fair. I don't think we'll ever see a perfectly realistic game, for AI reasons if nothing else, but 2k and the 2 soccer games are probably 3 of the best sports games I've ever played. I am still eager to try The Golf Club as well.
Madden made some good leaps but the praising of the "Defensive Tweaks" just doesn't do it for me. I think it is the best Madden in years but it is not because of the highly touted defensive changes...come on presentation!