EA reveals impressive feature set for NCAA 2009
College football fans don't have that much longer to wait until they can get their hands on the newest installment of NCAA Football 2009. With each passing year of the current generation of gaming, we've watched EA Sports slowly improve certain aspects of the game and also create other bugs that detract from it; however, with the release of this feature set, it looks like EA Sports is ready to impress the College football fanatics once more unlike ever before. We've included the list of features below and would like to point out a few of them after you get the chance to take a look.
Wide Open and Authentic College Style Gameplay
* Bigger holes, cutback lanes, and open receivers, making the game feel more wide open than ever before
* Directional pump fake on the R stick
* New college specific tackling engine
Home of the 12th Man and Home Field Advantage with new mini-game components
* Pre-play confusion and difficulty making adjustments when on the road against tough teams
* All new toughest places to play with dynamic rankings
All-new Mascot Mode with User Controlled Celebrations
* Mascot Games
* Interactive TD celebrations
* All-new Dynamic Crowd System
* College sidelines are packed with additional players, mascots, cheerleaders, and more
* All-new authentic fields with new textures, lighting, and field degradation
* New college player models, including more than 50 alternate uniforms
* User Customizable Stadium Sounds & Music
* Breakaway crowd reactions
Depth & Innovation
* Online Dynasty is here!!!
* Roster file sharing online
* Improved recruiting system in Dynasty mode highlighting ease and accessibility
* New post game presentation and play by play commentary
* 1-4 player offline co-op
* Return missed field goals
* Bluff your play art to confuse opponents
* Formation audibles
* Smart routes
* Bobble catches
* Better passing control
* Post play continuation
* All-New Mini Games
* Random play selection in practice mode
* Quick replay
* CPU vs. CPU (watch mode)
* Smooth 60 FPS on PS3
* Even teams option in play now
We'd like to first point out the most important part of the entire list and that is the 60 FPS on the PlayStation 3 console. We know you guys have been complaining about this for the last year, so that can finally stop and you can expect the same product on both consoles now.
One of the other great options is the online roster sharing aspect. This means you won't have to worry about downloading named rosters from the net for transferring, you can just pick it up online. We're very glad EA finally added this function to the online capabilities, it is long overdue.
The feature were most excited about checking out has to be the "Online Dynasty" feature. We can only imagine what they're trying to do here and hopefully it works out fine. It would be fantastic if people could check out other users Dynasty history and things of that nature.
Overall, it looks like EA Sports is ready to knock your socks off like they used to be known for. This doesn't sound like we can just expect the same game with an update on rosters like we've slowly grown accustomed to. NCAA 2009 sounds like it is going to be worth the day one purchase and we'll definitely be bringing you not only a preview of this game, but a full on review as well in the coming months.
Keep checking us for more coverage as EA has promised to release more information leading up to their end of April announcement of the 2009 PS3 cover athlete.