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NCAA Basketball 09 - Playstation 3

Platform : PlayStation 3
Rated: Everyone
23 customer reviews
Metascore: 68 / 100

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  • Dictate your style of play by selecting pre-game strategies, and use the all-new Game Tempo Meter to know when to alter your settings on the fly
  • Now with more authentic arenas and mascots, plus classic and alternate uniforms, and new in-game commentary and analysis
  • Easily search and create matchups with your favorite team’s rivals, share game files, and enjoy improved, smoother online play
  • An all-new game engine delivers the true-to-life style of play for every Division I team, including authentic team ratings and scouting reports
  • 64 of the all-time greatest NCAA college basketball teams are placed into the ultimate bracket, and you decide who takes home the crown
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Replicate your school's style of play, set the tempo and win with NCAA Basketball 09. Whether your school pushes the ball in transition, runs a half-court offense that utilizes the clock and limits possessions or features a balanced attack that combines transition offense with set plays, NCAA Basketball 09 rewards the strategic player by emphasizing team specific styles of play. College basketball springs to life in NCAA Basketball 09 with frenzied crowds, authentic commentary from Dick Vitale, Brad Nessler and Erin Andrews and now featuring Division I coaches in-game for the first time.

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Platform: PlayStation 3
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  • ASIN: B001F04SUW
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches ; 4.8 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: November 17, 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,634 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By DLH TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 9, 2008
Platform for Display: PlayStation 3
NCAA Basketball 09 is a very good basketball game, but if you own a previous version of a college hoops game, think twice before spending the money to upgrade. I own "College Hoops 2K7" which I purchased for $5, and IMO this game is not all that different or much better. The biggest improvements are the graphics are a little better, and smoother. Obviously it is more polished and takes better advantage of the PS3 hardware than the older game. But for the fun factor, gameplay, and the college hoops experience, I find them equal. If you're looking for a college basketball game and don't own one, I recommend NCAA 09. If you're looking to upgrade from an older version, I suggest you rent first to determine if the high price is worth it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey Puckett on July 10, 2010
Platform for Display: PlayStation 3
I've played just about every edition of EA's college basketball series and 2009 may be the least enjoyable and the most poorly designed. It's a joke. I'm not even sure where to start, but even the smallest things are screwed up, like the difficulty in selecting a player to control even with direct switch. Or how about the fact that you can't select a simple ball screen from your on-the-fly controls -- the most basic element of basketball and it isn't an option.

The pick-and-roll is there but it's a joke as the guy setting the pick doesn't even stand still long enough to accomplish anything. And get this: the same button that controls your special ball-handling moves also sets a pick-and-roll, so one of your guys automatically gets in your way and clogs up the middle while you're trying to break down your defender off the dribble. It's moronic.

But the most frustrating thing, by far, is how the AI seems to work only for the CPU contolled team. On the lowest difficulty level, the CPU's defense makes every switch and rotation with precision -- there's almost never a clear route to the rim and no matter where you go there's at least one CPU player locking you down. But on the flip side, if the opposing point guard gets past you while you're defending, he can invariably walk to the rim while not a single one of your players does a thing. They just stand there.

I could go on and on, but I'll leave with this. In the Tournament of Legends mode, which is a nice idea pitting classic teams throughout history against each other in a March Madness bracket, EA doesn't even bother getting the rosters correct. I tried playing with my 1980 U of L Cardinals and there isn't a single correct player on the ENTIRE roster.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Keith Gander on December 7, 2008
Platform for Display: PlayStation 3
I was pleasantly surprised when I started to play this game (it doesn't suck, and I basically like it). I had previously bought the PS2 versions, March Madness '08, and '06. Both of which I didn't like much (hectic, jerky, unrealistic gameplay). The PS3 graphics are good and the movement of the players is fairly realistic and natural. Also, if you are not trying to control a player, the CPU takes over and moves them where they should be. They won't stop dead in thier tracks like in NFL Madden or NCAA Football. But, stepping out of bounds is loosely enforced.
The stadium (only the playing surface looks like the actual stadium), and crowd graphics are decent for an EA Sports game. The in game commentary with Dick Vitale and Brad Nessler is good and not overdone and annoying like the PS2 versions. The school's fight songs are messed up. I was playing Wisconsin in the dynasty mode, but never heard 'On Wisconsin' played even once.
The big negative is the CPU will CHEAT, and CHEAT again!! The computer opponent will sink 3 point shots like nothing (while your team can't sink a "bunny" shot). Six foot guards will glide down the lane and slam dunk while your 7 foot center stands flat footed and doesn't challenge the shot. The CPU players will dash in grab an offensive rebound while your players stand and watch, Etc., Etc. You can be madly punching buttons on your controller trying to move players over, but the CPU players still dunk or grab the rebound with impunity.
A WARNING: My game disc has frozen up a few times after only about 10 hours of play! I exchanged the game, and the second disc froze up once, but hasn't had that problem after a number of hours of play.
The cheating by the CPU isn't constant, but it, and the freezing up, are the reason I gave the game three stars.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By jdub82 on February 1, 2010
Platform for Display: PlayStation 3 Verified Purchase
This game is not without its flaws listed in other reviews. HOWEVER, as someone who is not a college basketball superfan,but still enjoys playing a basketball that might be a year out of date... this is perfect for me. First of all, I only paid $13 (its $8 now) which was $47 less than the 2010 version! I think I can wait til next year and get the 2010 version for cheaper while I play this game and repeat the process every year! Up to date rosters are not a must for me.

The gameplay is enjoyable and I really like playing dynasty mode where you have to start off as a coach in a much lesser known/ smaller program and have to recruit and play much better teams until you can get better job offers, etc. I really like this mode because its exciting to attempt and take a smaller school (NIU, Indiana St, etc) to the NCAA tourney. I'd reccomend it for sure for $8 to anyone who wants some college hoops in their life.
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