I like Madden I thought 11 was down, but I like 12. I don't bother with the franchise and crib stuff so the lack of in Madden doesn't bother me. I used to be a franchise maniac but since I got online I am all about ranked matches. You get a different philosophy each game and as long as you can consistantly avoid the cheesers, glitchers, guys that kick constant onside kick, and go for it on 4th and 8 on their own 13 you can't beat it. 12 is a lot better defensively than 11 and that helped a lot.