Summary: My boys love this game. It helps them develop careers of players who end up becoming stars on the NBA 09 game. Good way to teach the progression of hard work - from college to the world of work. So what it is basketball, it makes the same point that I make in the classroom, get an education and you can be what you want to be, even a professional basketball player.
Summary: I am a novice gamer as far as skill goes, but this game is very difficult to play. Even on the easiest setting the computer hardly ever misses a shot. Whenever you drive through the lane and make any contact it's a charge. The different modes are great, and the arenas look amazing. It has any team you could want. It's just frustrating to play.
Summary: For everyone who plays EA Sports games,NCAA Basketball 09 is a must have for all sports gamers.From designing your coach and campus,to recruiting unlike any other EA game has allowed,to the competition and rivalry just like the real deal.I think NCAA Basketball 09 deserves a 5-star rating.
Summary: For those of you who like watching basketball, playing basketball, and basketball video games you will find this game more than frustrating. I don't get many sports games but when it comes to basketball I am hooked. I had a basketball game for every system I have ever had, except my NES, and this game is by far the worst. My biggest complaint is that the game reaction is slow.
Summary: Honestly, EA has officially lost me as a consumer. You are forced to spend over $[...] for the same game EVERY year. The only difference from this and 07 and 08 is they added all these new shoes and uniforms. Let's talk about what's missing. - Game plays like it wasn't DESIGNED by basketball minds. Some rules are simply not acknowledged. I have NEVER seen an over the back/travelling/certain dead ball substitutions/etc on the game.