Madden NFL 09 is almost upon us, and to celebrate the game's impending launch next week, we're taking you inside the gameplay mechanics of this year's entry. Here's a look at just how close the game comes to reality, as team members explain the steps they took to elevate this title to a new level of accuracy. Perhaps the biggest concern for avid followers of the franchise centers on the fact that EA has sometimes done little more than issue a "roster update" to the game, but as John Madden says, they always want to make each successive installment better. We'll be the judges of that in just a few days time, but we're all hoping for the same thing: a top-notch simulator worthy of the legendary series.
8/6/2008 Ben Dutka