Reviews: Apparently Madden NFL 09 is the best NFL game ever

Watch the Jets go 2-14 this year, IGN

Heads up, fans of American football. The reviews for Madden NFL 09 are now in, and damn near every publication loves it. 1UP, my Web site of choice for console game reviews (Edge magazine is my dead trees publication of choice) says this about the game, which it gives an A+:

this is a football game that one-ups the stakes between the sidelines, and it’s so visually impressive that it’s likely to stick in your system all season long

Not too big a fan of the NFL, but it does look like Tiburon did a fine, fine job this time around.