Regrettably, it simply has not evolved enough to warrant a higher score. If they had included several Stadia features, like State Share to send match scenario challenges for friends, or at least cross-progression or cross-play somehow that could have aided, but as it stands this is just a straight barebones port of the Xbox One / PS4 version of the game. It is good for what it is, however, not a lot more.The one thing I will say is that I did not always enjoy my experience playing online at all. In these early days, when I was losing in embarrassing ways, I encountered a great deal of toxicity. While I obviously know I'm not so proficient in 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 would have been nice to face some gamers who gave me some advice rather, but it didn? happen.
I would also argue that, although the Seasons style is supposed to pool against players of a similar skill level, even with all that I have learned, I am clearly still not great enough for even the bottom tier of players online. I refuse to believe that I'm just the worst Madden NFL 21 player on earth, so it strikes me that the people that are in the exact same level as me and there must be more of these -- essentially aren't selecting to play with online.
That's a shame, because if the community was nicer and the game was able to match me with more players in a comparable skill level, I would probably play multiplayer more. There is still plenty for me to know about American soccer, and I love the game so I'm going to keep watching it live and playing games such as in attempt to deepen my understanding; hopefully I can take what I have heard the last few weeks and use it to get much better. Playing on the internet, though, I believe I will retire at 1-16.