I played the Demo, and there's no way that this game (or any future installments) can dethrone Madden. It was fun, but it wasn't the football experience that you can count on like in Madden. The "RTS like" qualities of Madden have become such a norm that as soon as I loaded it up I felt weird. The running was fun, the passing not so much so. Flipping the play or calling audibles was either nonexistent, or hidden in the menu. It was too hard to switch to the player you wanted (having to press A till you got there) or the split second of messing up the motion when you manually switch to the receiver or rusher. What I can give it props on is the "focus" mode, but there were too many moves assigned to the stick and not enough to the buttons. Some overhauls are definitely needed, what I think this game can become is like The Biggs compared to MLB 2k__, but they should focus more on spectacle.
Great Review Funk.