NCAA Football 2009
Big Improvement...But Still Lacking
The main reason I bought a PS3 a year ago was to play NCAA Football 08. The EA NCAA Football franchise has been a series I play every year. While the 08 version of the game was very disappointing (I would rather play the PS2 version on my PS3), the 09 version is much improved. First, the overall game play is much improved. The controls are better and the player animations are much more fluid. The player models are also improved over last year. Also improved is the new feature of custom stadium sounds. For the true and complete college football fan, nothing is better than scoring a touchdown on a 80 yard pass to win the game as time expires and hearing your team's accurate fight song playing in the background. But there are still a few things I feel are missing from a college football game. First of all, where are the pre-game entrances? One of the most celebrated and exciting moments while attending a college football game is the pre-game entrance. Maybe instead of the heralded mascot-games, the developers could have focused on pre-game entrances. While the 09 version is missing a few things to make it the best college football game ever, it is still a step in the right direction. With the developers improving the gameplay this year, maybe next year's version can focus on the presentation.
Great game for NCAA football fans.
NCAA Football 09 is a great game for football fans looking for a fun, realistic game to play. The gameplay is pretty smooth, but the running of each player is so slow, yet that doesn't affect a player's chances of picking up yards or even a touchdown. Another thing I have to point out is that there are no names for any of the players in the game, just their jersey number and position. But above all, it's a great game, very easy to play, and very fun to play.
best NCAA football to date
good passing system good graphics and nice dynasty and campus legend modes make this game the best ncaa football to date
THE BEST NCAA FOOTBALL EVER
This game has the best game play of any football game in the NCAA franchise. You actually can scramble with a QB unlike games 2010 and up.
This game is fun and awsone to the maximum!!!!
This game is not only for little kids. This game challenges yours skills to the limit some times. You can play as any team you want . There is also a game called campus hero wer you create a character to playas. you play in the High school playoffs and through college. I have a friend who plays this game non-stop.
NICE IMPROVEMENT but,
Why are the players QB #5 instead of Reesing, where is pre-game entertances, and where is Kansas' mascot? Why can't you play as a divison 2 team but, very clear, and good competion. Awesome mini-games(I love bowling! ) Clear jerseys and nice stadiums. It is fun flipping over people mascot games. Dynsaty rocks and so does online. MY FAV GAME BY FAR. I like doing conference and winning award match-ups. Matt Ryan DOES not deserve going on the cover. 99.9% of this game rocks. Mascot games rock! Kansas State is very good at mascot games. I beat All-American #6 LSU 31-0 with them. My favorite game to do is ECU vs. Marshall. I also like KU vs. Kansas State. Plays are very good. My favorite is circus (a hail mary play).It is fun playing in snow or rain. 5 out of 5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BEST NCAA GAME YET
To start with, the graphics are amazing! It actually feels like you're in the game in real life. It is just so realistic. Now I'm a big fan of the campus legend mode in the NCAA games, but this year it was kind of a let down. It's still great, but there are no bowl games or BCS championships. And sometimes if you get the chance to go to one of the top schools in the nation, most likely, you're going to be sixth or even seventh string and won't get to play a single play. However, there are new things added this year such as high school playoffs. That means that there aren't tryouts. You MAKE your own player and play in high school playoffs in whatever position you want to be to impress scouts in the stadium. Aside from that the game also includes mini games like bowling and tug - of - war, but football style. Plus, as a bonus, the game finally has an online dynasty! Believe me when you get this game you will not be able to stop, that is, if you play as the totally awesome USC Trojans. YEAH!!!!!
A great game, good job EA
This game without a doubt is a drastic improvement from last year's game. The players run much better, the controls feel more real, and competition is much improved. The AI for the computer is unreal, the defensive ends, and tackles peel off and cover screen plays, safeties change coverage sometimes mid play if they notice a tendency, and linebackers (good ones) don't fall for the same play fake, or reverse to often. I feel the game is the best that has been released on the new generation football wise. The few things missing (like others said) are the team entrances, refs appearing during plays before penalties, Heisman trophy and championship celebrations and some smaller divisions. This game is 1000 times better than last years, and last years was 100 times better than madden, I hope madden at least makes some improvements.
Not Worth It!
I bought this game because I loved the PS2 version of 08 and I put the thing in and go into Campus Legend mode and start the high school playoffs finding that the game is just a Madden clone. You cannot pick your plays you have to pick the ones that the computer wants you to pick. When I get through the season winning the SEC title theres no celebration on the field hoisting the trophy high in the air and when I won the Heisman there was no Heisman presentation/ceremony. Not at all, I just received a message saying that I had done those things. It was pitiful. I gave up on Campus Legend and switched to Dynasty mode and still was not impressed. When you win games there is no soaking the coach or when you score this amazing 80 yard touchdown reception there is no deafening, the crowd barely raised the noise than what it was at. The presentation and pageantry have been taken away which made this game great. The makers or the game did great things with the controls (except for the jump snap, could never time it with the control being one of the shoulder buttons), the tackles, fluid player movement, and graphics but if I ever had to buy a game again, this would not be the game.
Stunning and Amazing
I bought this game as an upgrade from NCAA 07 because I heard about how bad 08 was. The best thing about this game is the online, if you have online this game is AMAZING. Online dynasty mode is addicting and extremely fun. You get to go in with some of your friends and everyone picks a different team and plays against each other recruiting and playing games. The graphics on this game are amazing on my LCD TV. I don't know why people keep knocking off points for graphics but they're really good. The Hitstick seems to work a bit better and is more responsive, players will fumble more often and injuries occur when you nail someone from that perfect angle with the hitstick. This game has awesome mini-games too. I personally like tug-of-war when I don't have time for a full game.