i got Madden 09 before this one and as usual I was impressed by the quality of the game. So the major question is what the heck happened? NCAA 09 looks like a game that came out ten years ago at least. The graphic quality is absolutely horrible there's no realism to the players the fields are bland at best and it just completely ruins the whole experience. The game play itself is the same used in the wii version of Madden which is incredibly fun (except for the whole celebration controls they are just dumb and annoying after about the third time you have to do it). Unfortunately the control system just isn't enough of itself to save this game. Hopefully EA will come to their senses and do better next year. Come on guys the game is supposed to get better every year not worse.
NCAA Football 09 is pretty much what you would expect from this EA franchise. The controls for the Wii are fun, the atmosphere is exciting and the depth of teams and options keeps it interesting. As a big college football fan I would love to own this title. The EA sports game are clearly making a concerted effort to captalize on the unique controls of the Wii. This game does a good job of it with the all-play.
Some criticism, way too many fumbles and turnovers. You must hold the direction arrow of the receiver you are throwing to all the way through your motion. If you don't he computer will throw it for you. And obviously the graphics aren't stunning.
Overall a rating of 7 out of 10 because it does most everything you want it to.