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This is a really fun football game and the most complete college football expiernce since 2005. All the modes that have been missing are back, like create a team. Its better than ever. The presentation a sound is great. The physics are good a game plays smooth. Other than create a team there isnt too much new. One cool feature is player lock, where you can lock onto any player for a play and it has a specific camera angle the works very well. Other than that you can set ur team to play agressive or conservative at timeouts. So if you have 09 and you dont mind about new tackle animations and minor details than dont spend 60 bucks on this. But if your like me and want to get the latest and greatest, get this game. It lives up to its hype.
It plays a lot smoother than ones in the past and looks a lot better.I have enjoyed playing this years model vs the past 2 on PS3 and it's well worth a rental.When the season rolls around you will have the option of playing season showdown online each weekend and showing that your school is the best.If you make it to the 32 team play off at the end of the season.You'll get to prove that your team is really the best if your the last standing.
The down side that i have seen and maybe it can be corrected by updates.You get called for face masking on almost every play.Whether you really did it or not.Clipping is another call that seems to happen a lot.Doesn't matter if you turn them down or not.Your still going to get called for it.
Another problem is that they want you to pay for all these extra DLC.Which cost 12.99 if you buy it all at once.Then if you rented the game you can't use the teambuilder option b/c you need a code.Well you can get a code but you have to pay another 9.99 to get it.If you plan on keeping the game over a long period of time.I would say spend the 9.99 but IMO.Don't waste your money on the other DLC.A bunch of junk like extra pipeline states,boosting your team ratings to get recruits and some recruiting guru to help you with the guys on your board.There is some other junk but it is just that.I didn't waste my money and i finished #1 in recruiting, like i always do.IMO it takes the fun out of the recruiting and IMO it isn't that hard to pull a good class in.
Could the game have been better, yes.Is it worth a rental if you love CFB, yes.Would i advise anyone to buy it, only if you plan on not selling it.These games have an awful resale value.
By the way, if you want the complete roster with names.Go to the EA locker room in the online option and use my PSN-(amcanes).
...does it just seem like this is the same game as last year with better player movements and animations?
I don't hate the game, in fact I played 6 games in my Dynasty in one sitting when I first got the game, but it isn't standing out as a "great" game.
Maybe I've been watching too many previews for Madden 10, but it just looks as if they are at least 3 steps up on NCAA right now. Remember when NCAA killed Madden every year? It seems as if those two have completely swapped places.
College enthusiasts will disagree and say Madden sucks, but in honesty, Madden will be better than NCAA this year by a looooooong way.
If you played NCAA 09, think of that game, smooth it out some, and add Erin Andrews. That's basically what it is.
The game is good enough for me to give it a 7, nothing more.