Unfortunately, it simply hasn't evolved enough to warrant a higher score. If they'd included some Stadia features, such as State Share to send match scenario challenges to friends, or at least cross-progression or cross-play in some way that would have aided, but as it stands this is only a straight barebones interface of the Xbox One / PS4 edition of the game. It's excellent for what it is, but not a lot more.The one thing I'll say is that I did not always like my experience playing online at all. In those ancient days, when I had been losing in awkward ways, I encountered a great deal of toxicity. While I clearly know I am not very good at the game and do not mind losing at all, I faced a lot of players who'd only shout at me and taunt me, even though they were effectively ensured a win. It might have been fine to manage some gamers who gave me some advice rather, but it didn? happen.
I'd also argue that, while the Seasons style is meant to pool you against players of a similar ability level, even with all that I've heard, I'm clearly still not great enough for even the lowest tier of players on the internet. I refuse to believe that I'm just the worst Madden NFL 21 player in the world, so it strikes me that the people who are at precisely the exact same level as me and there must be more of them -- essentially aren't choosing to play online.
That's a pity, because if the neighborhood was more bizarre and the game managed to match me with more players in a similar skill level, I'd likely play multiplayer more. There is still plenty for me to learn about American football, and I love the game so I'm going to continue watching it live and playing games such as in try to deepen my understanding; hopefully I can take what I have learned the past couple of weeks and use it to get much better. Playing online, however, I believe I'll retire at 1-16.