I got Madden already. I played it for about an hour and I'll be trading it in for another game the next time I'm at Gamestop. I just don't enjoy the game anymore. It LOOKS good this year, but it just doesnt feel right to me. I like to play franchise mode and build my team over the years and once again they fucked that all up. The interface is clunky and inefficient, the layout and simulation setup is retarded and it still amazes me that Madden '05 had a better scouting system and more in depth franchise than a game almost 20 years older on a console 2 generations ahead. Its a fucking joke and a sad commentary on EA as a company. The actual gameplay, while looking terrific, is just more of the same from a hand holding standpoint. EA has made it so the user has as little control over the actual movements of the player as possible and has the computer do most of the work for you. I never liked being forced to use the joystick for player control as I felt it wasnt anywhere near as precise as using the D-pad, and thats the case in Madden 18 in spades. While controlling a player I feel completely disconnected from him and during the play it feels more like Im giving the computer a suggestion in which direction to move and less like Im controlling it myself. This becomes very apparent when running near the sidelines where instead of cutting sharply away from the out of bounds line, the player will lean almost in how you turn on a motorcycle and take way longer to make the turn. Defense is nothing more than picking which player you want and then button mashing whichever icon the game tells you to and the same thing happens on passing. Throw the pass up and wait for the game to tell you which button to hit and hope the game rewards you the catch. I just dont enjoy playing the game anymore. Its strange to say that because I was a Madden lunatic for 10 years and have loved video game football since Tecmo Bowl, but the game is just dumbed down garbage at this point made for kids and casuals who just mash buttons and theyve taken any enjoyment out of the game for me. Add in all the clutter and trash of their fake social media nonsense plastered all over the menu and its fucking eye cancer. Social media is a cancerous nuisance to sports coverage in real life, theres no need to create fake social media to help ruin a video game. Couple all this with my growing disdain for the NFL and its players, and I guess its just a recipe for me not liking the game or having any interest in playing it. I only even watch NFL games that Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers are playing in the past couple years, so I suppose it stands to reason I wouldnt have any desire to play an NFL video game if I dont even watch the games anymore. And now with Rodgers hurt, I'll be watching Brady's games except for the occasional really big game with 2 good teams. I dont even watch the games that I bet on anymore. Thats how sick I am of that fucking sport and all its players and their antics. EDIT: Wow, just proofread this. Sorry for the novel. I just got lost in a train of thought, lol.