Excerpt: NCAA Football 09 is a safe game. While it finally delivers on the features fans have been asking for in recent years, it also doesn’t drastically change the tried and true formula which put the NCAA Football franchise where it sits today. Instead, it subtly tweaks the experience.
Summary: The NCAA Football series has always been in the shadow of its big brother, Madden. But like Eli Manning or Ronde Barber, both of whom have a more-famous sibling, NCAA Football has established its own identity and proven itself to be more than Madden with marching bands.
Pros: Online Dynasty mode supports 12 players, Great college atmosphere, Home-field advantage is effective but doesn't feel cheap, Custom rosters can be shared online
Cons: Lots of missed tackles, Recruiting gets old quick, Campus Legend is more of the same, Icing the kicker works way too well