I bought this game a week or so ago and love it. My old version was 4 years old and needed an update bad. I can only compare it to the 2003 version, but I love how they made a stick moves option for running the ball. I used to suck at running but now can get the occasional breakaway runs. Also, they made the defense better against the pass. There is not a lot of unrealistic 80 yard bombs anymore. They made the short pass easier and the long pass harder. &) This game has really improved since '03.