If you really like college basketball, you will enjoy this title. It is not perfect, but it is a decent game of basketball complete with the feel of the college game. I truly enjoyed the presentation of the game--if you are playing an important game or tournament game it will be aired with the NCAA on CBS. Gus Johnson and Bill Rafferty's announcing the game sounds much like a real college basketball game. The ESPN inclusion with D Vitale is also enjoyable. The game itself plays much like NBA Live 10-- with an emphasis on running different kinds of offensive sets (which are easy to call on the XBOX). All Division I basketball teams are here and if you have an online connection you can even download roster names (which makes playing the game a bit more enjoyable). There are some issues with gameplay though. The players even with the offensive sets seem to stand around a lot--necessitating calling more plays. The reaction of the CPU players on your team also seems poor at times resulting in misdirected passes and steals by the opponent. Players behavior around the basket also seems wierd. Once or twice a player will actually get his shot blocked by the rim. Also posting up an opponent is rather cumbersome and difficult especially if you ratchet up the difficulty (the opponent appears great at stealing the ball). Overall, the game is still enjoyable even with these flaws. One major omission is the "One Shining Moment" piece at the end of the NCAA tournament. I actually enjoyed this from NCAA 09 and wished they had it in this one.
this is a pretty fun game to play. its one of those where it can make you really mad at times but then it can get you really pumped up as well. the added commentary to the game was really great. the espn version is much better than the cbs but they were both a good addition to the game. some errors however deal with things coming up that arent true, like you may be on a 10-2 run in the last two minutes, but on the bottom it will say its been a 10-2 run in the past 32:43 which is kind of werid at times. i have seen it be correct though. for those who complain about not enough fouls..turn up the in-air collison foul frequency to 70. it will give the game the right amount of fouls and will get you and your opponent to the line when you deserve to be after being hacked pretty hard. EA sports is a great gaming company. they have always made great games but this one does lack some things that they should improve on. change up the dynasty mode a little bit, dont allow the ai to tackle you when your driving to the basket, have the crowd get pumped up more, etc..
overall an A- definitely rent this game, or if u love college basketball a lot like me, buy it, i truely believe its worth the money.
oh and p.s. for the guy who said madden 10 sucked this year.. ummm no. that was by far the greatest football game ever made in gaming history. get better at it and youll see how fun it is...
This game is okay. Just okay. I want to like it a whole lot more than I do. Everytime I start to like the game a little, it breaks my heart. One thing this title could use badly is better freestyle controls. And by that I mean dribbling. Isolation is ddamnn near impossible. College Hopps blows this away. The reason I still give this game a chance is because I just love the College basketball atmosphere. I've never played the new NBA Live 10, but I can imagine it's not far from it. One thing that really annoys me is the lack of control the player has with the ball. As soon as you start driving to the hole, somebody from the opposing team bumps you and you drop the ball. You pretty much get tackled. EA should stick to the football games (NCAA football is a very good game, but basketball pretty much sucks under EA). But because I love College ball in general, I give this a 7 for it's potential. But it has a long way to go. Look...just bring back College Hoops. I still have 2k8 and won't hesitate to put that back in.