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NCAA Football 09!

The latest addition to the popular NCAA series has finally been released, but will 09 bring anything new to the franchise?

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Finally: The biggest addition to this year's football is the ability to create and participate in an online league with up to 12 other players.

You will finally be able to take your favorite collage team online, pitting your team against other real-life opponents.

This long-awaited addition to the NCAA football series is highly enjoyable, and is completely devoid of any flaws whatsoever.

Darren Mc who: One of the oddest additions to NCAA Football 09 is the often too easy difficulty that tends to give you an absurd advantage on offense.

While 08 was at times crushingly difficult, 09 tends to be too easy; allowing you to break huge plays several times per game.

Your running backs can juke like the best of them, and you will often be able to shake off several defenders with ease.

While breaking huge plays on offense is tremendously fun, on the defensive side of things the game can become increasingly frustrating.

Your team will miss a massive amount of easy tackles, and will be shaken off like leaves in autumn way too much.

Same Old Dance: Other than the online Dynasty Mode and wacky difficulty, very little has changed in the latest year of NCAA Football.

The Campus Legend mode hasn't changed at all, and if you have experienced Campus Legend before, you will be vastly disappointed.

The single player aspects of Dynasty Mode haven't changed either, and you will guide your team of choice through the season to the Championship.

Rent vs. Buy: NCAA Football 09 is still an incredibly enjoyable game, with gorgeous graphics and flawless gameplay.

While NCAA Football 09 isn't much different from last year's edition, the game is still a blast to play through and has limitless replayablility.

Report Card

NCAA Football 09 is still an incredibly enjoyable game, with gorgeous graphics and flawless gameplay. While NCAA Football 09 isn't much different from last year's edition, the game is still a blast to play through and has limitless replayablility. (Krakrabbit.com)

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