THE GOOD: This is the most solid football game I have ever played! The controls are fantastic, the options and modes are endless! You can even nearly make your own team with the create-player options, and the trading cards you earn are fun to use in the games! I suggest this game to any die-hard football fan or weekend warrior.
THE BAD: The graphics are blocky, the commentary is choppy. Also, create-a-play mode is far too difficult.
SUMMARY: Last month, I played Madden2002 on the GCN, and it just didn't make as big as a hit as this did.
The franchise mode seems innovative in the way that you can track a player's timeline and retirement. Madden classic is cool too if you're in the mood for some nostalgia. I also like how you can substitute your players for ohters at will, it makes customizing a team much easier.