There's no doubt -- not a single Football game since ESPN 2K5 has been able to reach the kind of presentation found in 2K5.
FAR superior game to ANY football game to date (IMO)
The day they announced the exclusivity contract for EA - I knew we were in for a long road. Nothing against EA - just when there's NO competition -- what's the point in making vast improvements?
I fully agree -- a "new" visitor to the Madden genre should NOT make their judgements based solely on 06's 360 version.
This years should be better ... but I have to keep telling myself, this is EA were talking about. Look at the list of "features" for 07 ... they actually have the nerve to include "Coach's Challenge" as a FEATURE!?!
They consider the fact that this one, very important, option was taken out of last years, that since they decided to include it in the 07 game ... it can be considered a "selling point". (vintage EA)
I still own ESPN 2K5 for Xbox -- but only have a 360 --- and wouldn't you know it. It's not backwards compatible. ... and I'm pretty sure, it never will be.
I voted 2K series ... my heart will stay there - but have began to adapt to the Madden style of gaming -- and w/ the proper adjustments, and sliders ... there is some fun to be had.
NCAA Football 07 is a blast to play ... and I can't wait to export my draft classes to see how they do at the next level.