In this video, EA is trying to prove to all the doubters that Madden NFL 09 is more than just another minor graphics update. EA Sports has worked hard to overhaul the gameplay and physics engine by adding smoother animation transitions, "procedural learning," and more locomotion variety. You may also notice the added detail on the field itself - we're seeing each individual blade of grass, here! - which is yet another bonus. As far as PS3 owners are concerned, though, EA really has to make sure the frame rate runs at a solid 60fps. We will not tolerate another 30fps effort, but after seeing early footage for this year's Madden, we are hoping for a big-time revival.
5/28/2008 Ben Dutka