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. Pros -Updated features from previous games -New in game features -Fun and enjoyable for dynasty and recruiting Cons -Poor graphics for players (run oddly and sometimes hard to control player) -Some game features(High School dynasty) can only control one player.
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! The graphics on these days are unbelievable. Also, the running game is much more pronounced & realistic than football video games used to be.
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. It's still fun and an overall decent college football experience. Heck, what other college football game are you going to play?
Summary: This game is great!!! I have more fun playing this game than madden 09. It would have been better if they kept the QB avoidance thing. They should put that in Madden too because of the underrated speed ratings of all QBs. I mean Def. Tackles can outrun QBs in these games so the QB avoidance can give them that extra second to make that game winning pass. But this game has awesome graphics and brings the feel of college football to your house.
Summary: NCAA 2009 for Playstation 3 is a great game that is different from last years. Besides for the updated rosters, the graphics are much better this time around and the stadiums look amazing. I enjoy this version more than last years. The playbooks are different this time around and completely different from those on PS2. It's a different way to pick your plays which takes a little adjustment time.
Summary: NCAA 09 is still a lot of fun, but I agree with many other reviewers on this site that this years' version is no major improvement over the last few years. Having played through a full college season schedule with my alma mater TCU (on the All-American level- and now playing another at the highest Heisman level), I'd offer the following criticisms, largely of gameplay features: 1- Agree the running animations look much worse than previous versions: players look like they...