In real football, linemen should change the way they block depending on the play, but it's always been situation that offensive linemen are able to play in the same manner each time. Madden NFL 21's jump to next-gen saw some improvements in this regard, however it remains a critical aspect of the game that requires fixing.
Franchise mode is substantially better than what it is now, at least , in the eyes of many Madden fans who have played the mode for years. There are many ways to enhance the experience One smaller thing to consider is to create a transaction wire that is a somewhat more realistic.
Franchises that do not have control by the players may have wild decisions regarding which people to sign and who to trade between seasons. While this may have advantages for the player, it can affect the overall impression of this simulation being real. Intelligenter AI could help make a difference.
Presentation matters and according to Madden fans, EA has not done well in giving players an opportunity to modify the setting of the game and making the games look more realistic even with the nicer graphics. The lines on the side can appear at times a little ridiculous, with oddly shaped individuals in football pads who are running the same two or three animations over and over again. Similar behavior is seen by the fans. It would be interesting to see the crowd move more within the stadium to at least generate movement.
It's high time to revamp the Super Bowl video game. The announcers begin the game by mentioning how important the match is in the pregame. But, the actual game does not feel like an actual Super Bowl. It's like an exhibition match with poor presentation and overall appearance that leaves a lot to be left to be.