Summary: This game is even better than the other(PERIOD). Next year maybe too but this game for college football fans is the only one to get. Even though they come out with a new one each year, I recommend getting them all.
Summary: NCAA Football 2009 is by far the BEST yet. Sure, there are still some areas that can be improved upon or fixed. But, the game play, crowd interaction, icing kicker option, and many many other things make this an impressive and incredible game. I have been playing this nightly and can't seem to get enough. This WILL have you screaming from your couch just like watching real NCAA football.
Summary: I've played Madden for years, but bought NCAA Football for the first time this year. I'm sure that other reviewers are correct in complaining that the minimal changes from year to year aren't worth buying the game annually, since that has certainly been true of Madden. As a newcomer to the series, however, I have been very pleased and have only encountered very minor glitches. I love the quiz-the-quarterback feature, because it rewards learning to read coverages.
Summary: I purchased this game for two boys who have really enjoyed this game. The only drawback is that it is so much fun...they don't want to stop playing it. As part of the game, they had to choose a major and then take exams. Which I thought they would hate, but they actually love it. The game requires that they maintain a certain GPA. And they compete in the football part as well as the GPA part.