As I play Madden 12 and NCAA 12, the one thing I always noticed and am annoyed by is the lack of the CPU AI using special moves like they should. They don't have the sense of trying to break down a defender during a 1 on 1 situation. Instead they just to run through everybody.
But as I play NBA 2K12 demo and watch all the retail youtube videos of fellow OSers, I noticed how the CPU AI uses their special moves. They spin, hesitation dribble, dribble behind the back, dribble between the legs, etc. Their vision of the whole court is presented very well.
They use the entire court when they have the ball. They try to break down the defender and not just automatically just go in a straight line like they do in the Madden and NCAA series.
IMO, no matter the sport, the CPU AI need to use their special moves just like a human controlled player would. How boring would MLB The Show be if nobody ever tried to steal a base, slide head 1st or feet 1st into base. How boring FIFA would be if nobody ever tried to a cross or header, spin move. How boring NHL would be if nobody ever tried to check anybody.
So why is it in the Madden and NCAA series for the longest now, they have gotten away with their CPU AI players not using their special moves ?
All sports games need to strive for realism. All CPU AI players should be doing the same things as they human controlled counter parts.