I'm not usually that high on Madden when it comes out. It's usually small changes and a roster update. But I'm excited for it for the first time in years. I think a lot of it has to do with the new development team that has been working on the game. There are some big changes, and I think it's going to be great.
A couple changes:
Brand new "Infinity" real-time physics engine. No tackle is the same.
A great read on "Infinity."
Also, there is a new "Connected Careers" mode. No more franchise mode, offline or online. No more Superstar mode. All of these, as well as a coach mode, are incorporated to the new all-encompassing mode. Choose a team, be a player, be a coach- you name it- and play with up to 32 other players online, or choose to play offline. And change paths at any point during the 30 year franchise, if you so choose. An all-new RPG-like aspect of the game is incorporated throughout this mode.
This is a great read on "Connected Careers."