Summary: As far as gameplay, graphics, and all that jazz; it's the same exact game as last year. Except for the presentation of it; also a few minor things done to the dynasty mode, it's virtually the same. Theirs a mascot challenge, which is just playing with the mascots...kinda dumb. Although within Dynasty mode recruiting is a little better. Safeties actually can tackle better, and some skill positions are faster.
Summary: Considering how little improvement EA Sports put into this years edition, you'd have to think that the PS2 is being phased out. Of course with this year's game, you have the roster updates, along with any changes in uniforms and helmets. There are some minor changes to the Campus Legend and Dynasty modes. The DB Cover position drill in the Campus Legend mode was changed for the worse. The view of the field zooms farther out but doesn't include the extreme sidelines.
Summary: This is a decent game that does include a few more minor features than the previous edition. Whether or not those few extras make it worth buying is up to you. The commentators still get slip up now and then, and the actual gameplay and graphics are no different from 08. I would wait until the price comes down before making it a permanent part of my collection.