IGN: NCAA Football 09 Review & Video Review

College football is about atmosphere, and NCAA Football 09 manages to capture this environment handily thanks to items like school chants and cheerleader stunts. The improvement of jukes and ballcarrier moves adds depth to your offense, while the inclusion of features like the Quarterback Quiz and Icing the Kicker makes the overall gameplay stronger. The Online Dynasty is an excellent addition to this series, but the mistakes made with the Campus Legend mode keeps this year's title from being truly extraordinary.

Presentation - 8.5
Graphics - 8.0
Sound - 8.5
Gameplay - 8.0
Lasting Appeal - 8.5
Overall -

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Luca Blight3963d ago (Edited 3963d ago )

by far (kills Madden 08 and I prefer the pro game). Got the game a little early and am having a great time with it. Don't believe me check the leaderboards - KobeBryant24 (7-4) on PSN. I was ranked 14th in the world on Sunday (lol). Oh well, didn't have time to play it yesterday but I expect to be dropped to about 140th if I have time today!

KozmoOchez3963d ago

i know mine will be in my mailbox in a few hours, idk how the meta score is 4.7 here on n4g, there's only 2 reviews, one is 8.6 and the other 8.6, yet the meta says 4.7

Luca Blight3963d ago (Edited 3963d ago )

hopefully it'll be fixed soon. This game really does deserve credit. I really have hated on NCAA and Madden since they came to next-gen systems but EA really has nailed that last-gen responsiveness and feel/control with the latest version of NCAA.

I'm back to playing safety (and occassionally corner) instead of being stuck with linebackers and D-line because the game finally controls and responds like it should (no more input delay when switching players during play of pressing swat/intercept and not having the player respond immediately!). Basically, if you played the demo you know how much they've improved the game in this respect.

Plus, it doesn't hurt that the game looks great and the presentation is much nicer/smoother.

raddbj033963d ago

that the ps3 version was used in the review? how crazy is that, i don't think i've ever seen a multi plat sports game use the ps3 version for the video review on ign.

the_RED_SCARE3959d ago

Yes, I said it and I mean it. This really is a good game and it excites me even more for Madden.

I caved and bought it for PS3 this year rather than 360...(HDMI?). I have always been suspicious of football games on PS3 but this is the year they finally pulled their heads out of the a55es.

60 gig owners beware! I have been hearing alot of bad things like graphic tearing, fans floating in the air, teams dissappearing etc on 60 gig systems. Luckily I own the 40 gig.