OWINGS MILLS, MARYLAND - AUGUST 17: Quarterback Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens throws a pass during the Baltimore Ravens Training Camp at Under Armour Performance Center Baltimore Ravens on August 17, 2020 in Owings Mills, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

I knew this might be a tough year for Madden 21 as it pertains to public perception and review scores, but quite honestly, even I’m surprised at how bad it has been.

‘According to Metacritic, Madden 21 has an aggregate score of 65 and 69 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, respectively. The user score is even lower. Those must be taken with a grain of salt considering literally anyone can log on and plug in a low score with zero accountability or responsibility to justify their evaluation. Still, it’s got to be tough to see an 0.4 user score for PS4 and an 0.6 on Xbox One.

The question some may have who aren’t 100 percent familiar with the pre-release news and/or the current state of the game is: what’s wrong with Madden 21?

I’ve played the game and I think there were a lot of kinks that were fixed from Madden 20.  For instance, if a player has room from the defender while running a route then the defender won’t be able to magically make up the difference in space to get an interception and there aren’t as many tip ball interceptions either.

Last year the best thing you could do was run the ball but this year seems more realistic as far as defending the run.  Overall I think there are still some things that can and will be worked out with this madden but so far I like the game.

What do you think of Madden 21?