Shopmaster has posted some gameplay impressions for Madden NFL 12 via MyMaddenPad.
"There has always been some criticism toward EA’s Madden NFL franchise in respects to catering to the casual fan. We all know these “casual” fans and what they look like. It’s the dad that throws the football with his son outside but has never played Madden. It’s the guy who is a diehard Steelers fan but has never seen Troy Polomaulo hit stick a running back in Madden. It’s the boy who watches football every Sunday with his dad but plays Pokemon White on his DS instead of playing Madden. It’s these fans that EA has always tried to get to play their virtual gridiron football game by coming out with a new “Sexy” feature. You know what I mean by sexy feature right? It’s that one feature that will get the casual fan interested in playing Madden. So in Madden 08 it was the “Ring of a Champion”. In Madden 09 it was the “Virtual Training Center” and the “Backtrack and Rewind”. In Madden 10 it was “fight for the fumble” and “Chain Gangs”. Notice how all those “Sexy” features have been removed from the game. So when I participated in last weeks Madden NFL 12 Community Day and Madden’s Executive Producer, Phil Frazier started giving his opening presentation; I asked him one thing. What’s the new “Sexy” feature in Madden NFL 12? Phil took a couple of seconds and said “There is no sexy feature”. He later said, “This year it’s really about focusing on the hardcore.” And that’s exactly what EA has done with their feature set especially when it came down to Gameplay in Madden NFL 12."