I like the controls a lot. They take a little getting used to, which I'm working on right now, but they are pretty cool. The controls are what sets this Madden apart from the others. I understand where you are coming from because when you are used to the button pushing of the older games it is hard to learn a new way. I haven't had any problems getting worn out because I'm used to playing games like Zelda and Wii Sports that require a lot of movement.