This game is a disappointment compared to Madden 11.  This game is exactly the same if not worse than last years. I don't see any real major improvements made in this game.  Defense is a little bit easier but its still frustrating when you are in perfect position to deflect a pass and somehow the receiver still makes the catch.  Also the franchise mode is awful.  Some things are really cool about it like the scouting, but a lot of necessary material is missing, which makes the game feel less real.  The major problem with madden is that there is no competition.  Im tired of Madden and NBA 2k every year. I would like to see some new Nba street and Nfl street games. Hurrah for that!