posted by AMurphLXA (STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO) Jul 20, 2006
Member since Jul 2006
gamers (86%) found this review helpful
I've been a fan of EAs NCAA Football franchise for a while now, and the release for the Xbox 360 is a fun game but doesn't live up to its predecessors.
From a visual standpoint, this is the best looking football game I've seen. The pre-snap and replay video sequences help to immerse you into the game. However, I found that the level of detail during actual gameplay can be distracting and make it difficult to focus on executing the play.
For those that enjoy the option run, you may find yourself disappointed as well. Since the 360 lacks the black and white buttons, but uses the left and right bumpers instead, I found that the controls for the option run are not as easy to master as they had been in the prior releases, and to successfully execute the option requires a fair amount of practice.
It seems to be a noticeable trend that franchise releases for the 360 have tended to leave out features that give gamers have grown to love. Unfortunately for fans of the NCAA franchise, this game is no exception. While none of the releases included the popular "Race For the Heismann" mode that was new in '06, the original Xbox and PS2 releases instead include the Campus Legend mode. Much to my disappointment, this mode seems to have been left out of the 360 release.
To fans of the Dynasty mode, you will not be disappointed. All the excitement and struggle of building a powerhouse dynasty and becoming a coaching legend are still intact in the 360 release.
Some of the features new to NCAA '07 are:
The "jump snap" button. This allows you to anticipate the snap and get ahead of the defensive line-if you time it right.
Momentum. Big plays, both offensively and defensively swing momentum towards and away from the direction of your team, effecting the fans, and players alike.
Kick system. Use of the right analog stick to direct and power kicks.
All around- a good game, but nothing outstanding. My recommendation:Rent it, but skip buying it, at least until next year.
posted by BigMike93 (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Jul 20, 2006
Member since Jun 2006
gamers (80%) found this review helpful
NCAA football 07 is so far the best football game out in my opinion. It is the most realistic, and closest thing to college football I've ever seen. The game play is solid, and the sound is excellent. The lighting in the game is unbelievable. But my complaints with the game are small. For instants like they have create a player but it is so basic. You can't even chose how much muscle your character has. The attributes are more in depth which is great but, I wanted to give myself a black visor, gloves, and wrist bands. Your entire equipment is randomized. Also there is no race for the heisman mode. I loved the idea of it in NCAA 06 but it is missing in the Xbox 360 version. In dynasty mode there is no magazine anymore. I don't know about everyone else but I enjoyed that. Besides those little things the game is overall great in game play but feels like it took a step back in features almost like Madden 06 but it doesn't feel rushed. The game is great but lacking features that are in the ps2 and xbox version. Come on 360 we need those.
gamers (71%) found this review helpful
The graphics are good. the gameplay is great, the animations are nice. Yet there is no create a player or school. And my favorite feature is gone, i can no longer play on the same team as my friend. This is the only version that does not have the above. If all next gen means is a graphical upgrade than i want no part of it. The game is good nut the xbox version offers so much more.