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GF Rating
4.7

556 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
1

Horrible

EA should be ashamed of itself

posted by spidercali (Palmdale, CA) Jan 17, 2009

Member since Nov 2008

6 out of 7 gamers (86%) found this review helpful

Head Coach 09 wow were do I start? First lets talk about the good things in the game. The game has good scouting and interesting player and coach development aspects and the draft is sort of OK(except for the fact I could not find my draft board after it appeared as a task like 3 times before the draft). The daily practices and evaluations and play creator are enjoyable. Where this game falls apart is everything else. The game is ridiculously slow even if you sim all the games it will probably take you over 10 hours to get through a season. This is unreasonable since on all of their other football games if you sim the games and tend to the other football operations it will take have the time at best. The menus way to complicated to find the things that you need for new users and things that you want to do like re-sign players or trade them is hard because the task are set up linearly and you have to wait to do most things. The game also crashes regularly which may set you back 2 or 3 hours of waiting for the tasks to reappear so you can complete them again. The game has all the space available of a blu-ray disc but the gameplay looks like it is from the Playstation 1 or at best Playstation 2. The game makes you wait to complete tasks and wade through alot of tasks that you don't want to complete, task need to be readily accessible and it needs to be streamlined. With the fact that it does not need to hold the enormous rosters of NCAA 09 or the finesse game playing attributes of Madden 09 what is using up all the space on the disc its not fast or dynamic in any way. EA probably had a very small staff to work on this and had most of the staff working on the real football blockbusters. The Head Coach idea has so much promise but this is for the diehard fans only for the rest of us I say EA should be ashamed.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Improvment but will never be there.

posted by angelfan16 (COVINA, CA) Sep 8, 2008

Member since Feb 2007

6 out of 8 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

Well pretty much everything improved this year! Except for actual AI intelligence. For those of you who take time away from playing Madden 09 to play this game will see that the menu and overall controls in the game are much easier to use and actually less time consuming! BUT in the end it just doesnt beat calling plays in a game were you actually control players and outcomes yourself and it doesnt beat Madden 09 physics and graphics! For those of you that are actually bored of Madden 09, I say why not give it a shot and see how it turns out! Madden aside, this game in a great overall improvement from last year and should be commended for this improvement!

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Its a good strategy game

posted by MIMAS19 (MIAMI, FL) Apr 4, 2009

Member since May 2006

1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

the game is ok but it is a good strategy game for adult who like football but if your a kid and your not into football don't buy the game the graphic are ok there not perfect but they are OK the game itself is ok but nothing out of the world

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