In real football, linemen are expected to alter their block style depending on the scenario, however it's been the case that the offensive linemen are able to play the same way each time. Even though Madden NFL 21's switch to the next generation version made some improvements, it's an issue in the game that needs to be addressed.
Franchise mode can be a lot better than it is now, at least according to many Madden players who have played the mode for years. There are a variety of ways to enhance the experience. One of the most basic enhancements is to make the transaction wire more realistic.
Franchises not managed by players may make strange decisions about which people to make trades and signings, both during and in-between seasons. This can be beneficial for the player but it may also degrade the illusion that it is an actual simulation. Artificial intelligence that is smarter can bring about a change.
Presentation matters and according to Madden fans, EA has not done the best job in providing players with their ability to change the setting of the game and making games look realistic, even with the more appealing graphics. Sidelines can look ridiculous, with weirdly-shaped characters in football pads performing the same routines over and repeatedly. Similar behaviors can be seen in the crowd. It is interesting to watch them rise and move around the stadium so that they can at least generate some motion.
It's beyond time to upgrade the Super Bowl video game. While the announcers try to establish the mood by describing how important this juggernaut game is during the pregame, the game itself never feels like an actual Super Bowl. It feels like an exhibition game, which is a mess with poor presentation and design that leaves plenty to be disappointed.