seeming as i purchased the 08 version and played it for months, this really is going to be an honest 08 vs 09 and whether it's worth spending the extra cash on this version.
08 has the same commentary as 09.
08 has red menus and carpets and 09 has blue.
08 has the same table and player graphics as 09, but the balls on 09 are more detailed and realistic.
09 has a new tournament included over 08.
still neither 08 or 09 has online play and no additional features motion plus to boost it a little.
the bottom line is if you are new to this game, i would buy a cheap version of 08 incase it's not your cup of tea. i feel that blade are cashing in on some money for the same as 08 with a 60 second make over!!!! different colour carpet!!!!! new shiny balls!!!!! different colour menu!!!! wow, wow, wow!!!!!
at least if they had included an online option after 9 months of 08 release, i think people would have been encouraged to spend the extra money on this.
get the 08 for cheapness and wait for them to stop being lazy.
the gameplay gets 5/5 as with my last review of 08, but drops to 3 for effort on this years installment. if you really don't believe me borrow or rent 08 and 09 and see for yourselfs.
naughty blade interactive. very very naughty.