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  • Summary: NCAA Football 09 All-Play debuts on the Wii with stylized gameplay that is quick and easy for fans to jump in and out of great head-to-head action. The game features All-Play controls, a multiplayer social experience that allows novice users to compete against advanced players and still enjoy success. All-Play controls are designed for the more novice fans, but also feature a traditional default setting for the more seasoned veterans. NCAA Football 09 All-Play features nearly 200 schools. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. More than half of the usual NCAA modes are missing.
  2. All the hype of the new NCAA football game from EA SPorts seemed almost too good to be true, and we've learned that our instincts were right, unfortunately. [Sept 2008, p.88]
  3. 50
    With things like multiplayer mini-games removed, no online, no create-a-payer, no create-a-team, a shaved down (last year’s) Dynasty Mode, Shrine, or Campus Legend modes. This is less a full NCAA game, and more a demo of possible years to come.
  4. A weak attempt at making college football more accessible to the much-exaggerated, casual Wii demographic. Most players will find this game utterly dull and a waste of their time and money. This is a title that should only be purchased for very young gamers.
  5. 42
    Missing modes -- no online, no Campus Legend, no create-a-player, and no minigames (which is a must for the target audience) -- further illustrate the game's shoved-out-the-door nature.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 6 out of 9
  1. StevenK
    Jan 24, 2009
    I love this game, not sure why it got such a low score, remember its on the rating this on gameplay alone, cuz graphics where a miss, but i cant stay away from this game. Expand
  2. MichaelA
    Feb 25, 2009
    This game is probably not for the full-time gamer, but for my 7 year old part-timer, absolute perfection. His knowledge of football stategy, formations, etc was very limited, but he is now a blitzing, play-calling wizard! I found this website accidentally while looking for some tip to slowing down his passing game. In a nutshell, we have been very happy with this game and recommend to others, especially those with smaller children with an interest, but limited football knowledge. Expand
  3. AnonymousMC
    Jul 28, 2008
    Generic stadiums with empty sidelines, clunky controls, & lame touchdown celebration gimmick. Having been a faithful EA NCAA Football Fan in the past, this version is very disappointing. It's been so good for so long I never thought they'd screw it up. EA- drop the All Play and go back to what made these games so good for so long.

    PS-Did an EA bigwig graduate from Mich. St.? I wasn't aware that they were relevant enough to be the cover team.
  4. joeycarreras
    Jul 15, 2008
    best game ever made
  5. ColbyC
    Jul 22, 2008
    Unbelievable AI....on the "Freshman" level, I'm winning 80-0 against the computer. I move it up to "Junior" and I fumble every 3 running plays, and lose 28-10.

    There are a ton of little bugs that should have been caught. Just seems like a rushed title for the Wii. Not a fan of this game at all.
  6. MikeH
    Jul 21, 2008
    Very Disappointing Game. Graphics seem comparable to PS2 and stadiums lack the details found in other football games. The game really lacks any semblence of atmosphere out of the game, which is weird considering previous editions added features to enchance the college gameday feel. EA dumbed down the football game to the point where its just... dumb. Expand
  7. ChrisG
    Aug 9, 2009
    this is the worst video game I have ever played. If you like any of the old college football games from the past, don't get this one. The only thing this has in common with those games is the name. It is totally lame and in no way at all fun Expand

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