First, this is a review for the WII version, NOT any other consoles. The first thing is that there is a great feature called "call your shots" that allows you to draw your reciever's routes on a passing play. You are probably supposed to use it when you don't like the defense, but it is great anytime. Commentary is good, but the computer AI is ridiculous. Even the 3-13 Rams got off a 70 yard passing play on their first play of my game against them. There are too many big plays, wwaayy too many sacks, and too many touchdowns.
When you get a touchdown you are supposed to get up and move the wiimote and nunchuck to celebrate. When you are on multiplayer its fun, but when you are playing the CPU, it is completely ridiculous and pointless. There is a way to turn it off, but then you cannot celebrate.
There is a good collection of mini-games on this disk. They are supposed to help your skills at this game, but they are so fun that you may not return to the regular game for a very long time. There is even a backyard football game on this, called 5 on 5. Each touchdown is one point and playcalling is made unbelievably simple. The players have big heads, for reasons beyond me.
They have franchise and superstar. Franchise is good but the more you play it, the more likely you are to get bored. Superstar is quite fun, as long as you aren't a QB. If you are a QB, the camera angle constantly switches from seeing one side of the field to the other, and sometimes the camera is so bad that you cannot see the reciever that you passed to.
The main game will frustrate you with its bad AI, but EA made the other features good enough to make it fun. It's a game worth buying.