Heading into this console transition my opinion was that, of all the genres that could possibly sell a new Xbox or PlayStation, sports would come in last. Despite the richer visuals and refined experiences I've seen so far, that opinion still stands.
This is the rara avis of outcomes in Madden NFL—the career-ending injury. It is the sports video game equivalent of permadeath, and yes, it'll actually happen in your living room, although I have never seen this myself.
Today marks the release of the 25th anniversary edition of Madden. As usual, a lot is old, a little is new, but Kotaku's review highlights one unnecessary gimmick that makes the game worth taking a pass on.