I have it. Initial feelings I'm not liking it. Will need more time with it. I will say the graphics look much better than 25 and the run is no longer cheesy. And this game is geared more to defenses than anything. Which leads me my next beef.
Madden 13 was geared towards the pass, so many gamers threw a ton
Madden 25 was geared towards the run, so many gamers ran a ton
Madden 15 is geared towards defense, to be continued.
Why is there never a balanced game? I love that the defense reacts to the run so much better than last year. The outside run cheese is halted. By cheese? OL, WR pancake defenders and you're off. Now, defenders shed blocks and pursue better. While that is good, just seems like everything is bottled up. Your offense becomes short yardage drives down the field. Not many home run plays unless you control the Safety/CB and botch on an interception or call a bad defense.
I need more time but the feel of this game I dont like. And the changing of buttons just irks me. I'm used to using D pad to hot route now its Y and D pad is changing camera which screws me when I'm on defense trying to shade etc