I thought I would give it another try but I can't deal with it. This is the worst game that has ever been made. I can't believe after 10 versions of it that it is so bad.
The challenge system is terrible, you can't challenge all challengable plays, just the ones that it will allow you to. And you can't go to instant replay first to decide if you want to challenge or not, you have to decide like 2 seconds after the play happens. And then even when you do challenge it picks out the two worst camera shots you could get, you can't see anything most of the time. And anytime the AI challenges it is an automatic success, it has never failed a challenge yet.
I also don't understand why the tubby lineman can out run my running backs and wide receivers. WTF. Or how a receiver can make catches without ever turning around to look at a ball, it goes right through their back and into their hands. Or how defenders can stand right in front of my receiver's route bringing them to a complete stop, and it isn't pass interference.
Or if you go to swat the ball, yeah that only works 50% of the time, the other 50% of the time he'll just level the receiver instead. Tweeeet! Yeah they get the flag of course. The defense is a joke, it is a one man defense because everybody else that you aren't controlling directly can't do anything by themselves, they can't even stay on their assigned guys.
You can't challenge a QB fumble either. You go to sack them, you hit them, the ball pops out, and then it is an incomplete pass. WTH. Yeah it is incomplete if he is throwing it to his shoelaces! You go to challenge and the challenge button is greyed out and you can't select it.
The worst thing is when players get their own personal force fields. Yeah when it matters most, you can't tackle the ball carrier, you just bounce off of him like you two were the same side of a magnet. Bang! Big play and you lose.
This disc is going to die a fiery death!