ZTGD: Complete with a name, and engine change, EA sports NCAA Basketball 2009 arrives on store shelves as the only option for college b-ball fans looking for their fix. Being unchallenged by the College Hoops series this year hasn't deterred EA from making some big changes to the gameplay in NCAA 2009, however, as for the first time the game shares an engine with NBA Live. This swap provides some great enhancements to the gameplay, but disappointingly, that evolution did not apply to all areas of the game.
+ Great tempo control mechanic
+ New Rivalry Challenges
+ Deep Dynasty mode
- Directional passing needs work
- Lackluster player models
- Occasionally disruptive animations