I was surprised when I began to play this game. I have been playing Ncaa basketball for years now and have never been really impressed. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by the jump this game has taken. The graphics are leaps and bounds above previous titles. The movement is crisp and the shooting this year makes you feel like you have some control. I also have to complement the presentation of the game. You have multiple announce teams and the sound and commentary make you feel like you are watching a broadcast instead of playing a game. The recruiting still needs some work and the dynasty menus need to be laid out in a more efficient way. These however are minor complaints compared to all the new positive aspects of this game. This is by far the best basketball game for your money this year. Go out and buy this game and be ready to be pleasantly surprised.
posted by DJDemond (NATIONAL CITY, CA) Feb 3, 2010
Member since Feb 2010
I have been playing EA March Madness/NCAA Hoops since the franchise came out and I feel that this 2010 version is a very good game. Some mistakes in AI and the backcourt and out of bounds issues are there, but less rampant that NBA LIVE 10. But the reality and the time it probably took to incorporate both CBS and ESPN's graphics packages in the same game is amazing. I play in surround sound and a couple of times while playing it was very hard to tell people that a real college game wasn't on. Especially how CBS incorporates that swoosh kinda sound on each replay and when they are showing any type of stat overlay on the screen. Maybe most aren't as into that aspect of sports gaming as I am, but since I am, I have to give this game a 9. Good job EA. I hope you guys incorporate this the college football as well since they are both mostly broadcast on ESPN and CBS as well. The CBS and Fox presentation styles would be sweet on the Madden while you're at it!