I've been playing NFL 2k5 for like 6 years because no Madden game can come close to it in gameplay and realism, until this year. I played through a few games today and am blown away by the gameplay and the graphics. It's leaps and bounds better than the last couple years' Madden games.
Pick it up if you like football
Damn, its out already? I wasn't really paying attention. I did see the commercial for it last night though. I would be interested in seeing how it compares to Madden 10 though before I shell out the cash.