For all you gridiron fans out there, life just got sweeter thanks to the release of NCAA 09 Football. Other than McFadden on the cover, there are also plenty of new drool-worthy features on this version, available for Playstation, Xbox, Wii, DS and PC. Just imagine this: wider spaces, bigger holes, directional pump, play bluffs, enhanced passing control, open receivers and cutback lanes. You could also manipulate the ambience, with better customization controls and better-looking fields. And yes, enjoy the dynamic crowd in the sidelines with cheerleaders, mascots and more players getting in on the action. When there’s so many of these waiting for your shaky hands to handle, where do you play? The PS3 or Xbox 360? We examine the pros and cons:
Play with PS3
Okay, so you probably weren’t too happy with NCAA 08 playing on your Playstation. After all, you got into the action at just 30 fps (frames per second). Xbox players had it better – at 60 fps. Sony has heard your cry and answered your prayers. NCAA 09 can now be played on the PS3 at a faster, smoother 60 fps.
And if you want to be part of the Blu-ray DVD wave of the future, this is an excellent console to get. After all, there are other games out there that you want to immerse yourself in. Playing control and manipulation on the NCAA 09 is also much improved, so that’s probably something you can perform deftly with the PS3. If you don’t mind the occasional less-than-perfect color, images and graphics, go ahead and choose the PS3.
Play with Xbox 360
If it’s graphics you’re after, go with the Xbox. Per pound of muscle, Xbox 360 easily trumps PS3, even if Sony’s release papers say otherwise. Its GPU is simply much more powerful, allowing you to enjoy the stadium views in all its pixilated glory. Vertex processing is also well worth it.
If you’re talking high def, Xbox can deliver, something than PS3 can’t, since its anti-aliasing technique is a wee bit backward than that of Xbox. Since you’ll probably want to take pleasure in scoring that touchdown without feeling like you’ve been blinking the whole time, get your NCAA 09 Football game on the Xbox. After all, your hands may do all the work but your eyes are the ones doing the navigating. Give them a good treat.
Which one to use to play NCAA 09 Football with?
If price matters to you, get the Xbox 360. For one, the PS3 is more expensive, although you’ll need to shell out additional cash to get HD-DVD on your Xbox. But with the faster rate of running NCAA 09 Football, there shouldn’t be a lot of complaints on your part if you choose the PS3.
However, for the money and the sheer enjoyment of a great-looking game at its spiffiest, you might want to try the Xbox 360. NCAA 09 Football’s latest enhancement suit this gaming system. But again, it still depends on your own inclinations.