10 years ago
Alright, first things first: NCAA Basketball 09 is outdated. There is a 2010 version, but there is strangely no 2011 version. But that fact aside, this game is a pretty good game of basketball. Shooting is easy, press B to shoot and X to layup or dunk. Passing is very good (unlike NBA 2k11, passing is a nightmare in that game). Using the right stick to do tricks is cool. The controls are great after getting used to them, in fact after playing a few games and looking up how to do a few tricks in the manual (such as alley-oops and picks), the game gets extremely epic with nice tight controls. The gameplay is good to, but there are some annoying bugs. For one, it seems you may get sucked into a defender when moving. Also, the computer constently fouls you in the last couple minutes, and it makes the game very stressful. But besides these 2 flaws, this is a solid game of basketball. It has most teams and even has teams from the past. This means you can play as Micheal Jordan in college, but of course there are no names, just numbers (due to licences). It doesn't have a ton of game modes, but at least enough to keep you busy. Dynasty is very well made, and there are many tournaments in the tournament mode. Online is good, but barely anyone is online in the game anymore (try to get a friend to buy the game for you to play online with). Nice achievments, player creation, and more. So in conclusion, this game is a very good game of basketball. PROS: Awesome dynasty mode, making players and putting them into teams is cool, great controls, fast paced gameplay, a lot of tournaments, smooth online, good (but not amazing) graphics. CONS: Barely anyone online (Not EA's fault), needs more modes (mascot games, mission mode, or Be a Pro mode, possibly?), sucking in gameplay. If you don't care about the fact that it is a 2009 game, it is a very solid game of basketball at a great price..... just don't expect too much.
yes: I recommend this product