madden 2005So, you'd hope that for their first year of exclusivity, EA would bust out a classic title. A Madden for the ages. Erm, apparently not.

A goodly chunk of average reviews, reports on message boards that in both solo and online, you can tell what play is going to be used. Reports from hardcore fans that really, it's got a new passing method, and a roster update. Other than that, it's Madden '05. In short, it's looking like EA didn't even wait a year or two before kicking back, putting their feet up, and saying "Screw it".

All hail our new football overlords.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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