Summary: Good game overall. I recently purchased a PS3 a few weeks ago and didn't want to pay for NCAA 2011, so I bought NCAA 2009. A good intro game to get used to the controls and get introduced into the new system.
Summary: In some small aspects of the game, they seem to have taken a step backward. The crowd graphics are worse, the celebrations with the mascot are lacking, and some of the tackles are less realistic. The player graphics are as good as 08 and the stadium views are better.
Summary: I remember playing MADDEN on my SEGA Genesis back in the early 90s; thought it was the greatest thing in the world. My, oh my. Comparing the early MADDEN games to ones like NCAA 09 would be like comparing a Model T to a Ferrari. Yes, there is that much difference!
Summary: This game is really sweet! I'm not sure where the negative hoopla is coming from. Maybe you've play too much NCAA, or maybe you should stop buying EVERY game, every year. Either way, my expectations weren't as major. Though I've owned 07 and 08 for the 360, I like this version.
Summary: Pretty good game. It has its similarities to the EA Madden games but it's also different. Such as if you're playing in the "Dynasty" mode you don't draft you get to create prospects and try to recruit them.