Summary: It has simply controls, the player only controls some aspects of the game. So if you like limited participation playing the computer and allowing it to control much of the game, this is a game for you. It does have some fun aspects but it is limited.
Summary: If I would have trusted my first impressions of this game I would have stopped playing after the first game, but over time it has grown on me. This is certainly not the best EA football game out there, and I would agree that any of the NCAA games for the GameCube are fundamentally better, but NCAA 09 has its place. Once I figured out how to change the camera views I became much more satisfied with the game.
Summary: Game is fun, I wish they had the mini games that the other NCAA's have for training. Also, during game play the score board blocks upfield vision. For some reason about 1/3rd of the time I will try and pass to one reciver and it goes to a totally differet one.
Summary: This game is great for someone who is new to football games. It is a very stripped down basic football game. It is easy for anyone to pick up and play which is what the designer was hoping for, however in making the game easy for anyone to play they have neglected the hardcore gamer or veteran video game football fan. (No online play) In a very anticipated return to nintendo, many people were looking forward to playing NCAA again.
Summary: Obviously, if you look at the other reviews, long-time players are not going to be too happy with this game. This is my first college football game since the very first Nintendo console, so I can't complain the same way. The comments about the graphics are true, but that's not necessarily a primary reason why I bought this game so I'm fine.