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  • Summary: College football has never before felt more wide open than in NCAA Football 09. Gamers can experience the excitement of making big plays on the field, as they have the ability to directly control and influence the game through the all-new break away animation engine. With huge cut-back lanes, new tackling animations and wider blocking holes, NCAA Football 09 offers a host of offensive opportunities. NCAA Football 09 also brings the atmosphere, pageantry and tradition of college football to life. Through the redesigned stadiums, which reflect even more detail of each school’s individual playing field, to the dynamic sidelines filled with school colors, cheerleaders and mascots, players feel the excitement of college gameday. Players can gain Home Field Advantage as the intensity of the home crowd rises and rattles the composure of opposing teams. All 120 Football Bowl Subdivision schools are represented in the game and players can even customize the in-game atmosphere with their own personal music collection. Off the field, NCAA Football 09 features its most robust Dynasty Mode yet, inviting fans to create and manage a perennial powerhouse program from landing blue-chip recruits to winning championships on the field. For the first time ever, Dynasty goes online with up to 12 competitors to recruit head-to-head, customize schedules and play for up to 60 seasons. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. We were expecting more bells and whistles, but in the end we’ll take what we can get. In this case, something is definitely better than nothing.
  2. 65
    Not nearly as deep or as expansive as the previous version in the series, this seemingly tentative re-entry into the portable market should've been developed for another year to present a truly innovative experience.
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  1. ZachD.
    Jan 28, 2009
    7
    Not awful, but lacking in so many ways. No roster updates, as there are for PS3 and 360, and the controls can be a bit confusing. Loading can take forever at times, as well. However, for a hand held system, it seems to work well enough to keep me playing. Expand
  2. WesW.
    Jun 1, 2009
    4
    Good game, MINUS the extraordinary amount of fumbles that boths sides of the ball seem to have. If you are a stat nut, like me, then this game is definitely not for you. This is due to the fact that if you are juking, sprinting, or spining when you are hit, you fumble. Other than this huge problem, an okay game. I just was expecting a little more out of EA.....something more like their PS3/X-box versions. Expand