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NCAA Basketball 09
6.8 out of 10

NCAA Basketball 09

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NCAA Basketball 09

19 November 2008
  • Conclusion: While there is no question that NCAA Basketball 09 still has some gameplay issues to correct, the addition of game tempo control, custom playbooks, effective pick-and-roll mechanics, and easy-to-use play calling options has made this game a viable alternative to the NBA titles for casual and...
  • Pros: College atmosphere captured well, Deep playbook options to customize style of play, Easy-to-learn controls, New pick-and-roll mechanic is simple and effective.
  • Cons: Dribble moves rarely work, Defensive AI is not consistent, Response times during gameplay often slow, No online team play mode.
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Overall 6

NCAA VBasketball 09 Review

18 November 2008
Overall 7

NCAA Basketball 09

Operation Sports
17 November 2008
  • Excerpt: It seems that EA Sports got the message after OS gave last year's edition of March Madness a four out of 10 rating. The embarrassment was too much to handle and thus, EA had to change the name of the franchise from March Madness to NCAA Basketball.
  • Pros: Pregame focuses., Coach feedback system., Improved gameplay.
  • Cons: Dynasty menu changes a step back., Vanilla online options., Where is the atmosphere?
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NCAA Basketball 09

12 November 2008
  • Conclusion: A good outing for NCAA Basketball 09 on the Playstation 3, not perfect, but good. NCAA Basketball 09 has the underlying element of what could be a huge step in the right direction, but the lack of depth ends up being the games great fault.
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Overall 8

NCAA Basketball 09

11 December 2008