gamers (92%) found this review helpful
This game BLOWS away College Hoops 2k7 by FAR on Xbox 360!!! this games graphics are nice, game play is a lil rough to start off learning the button controls (but any sports game almost is), but as u play it, it gets better to control. the rough side is the CPU defense has a strong stealing and blocking shots without tweaking the game play settings for these two options. But if you slightly tweak these two just a lil, the game will drop down to a more realistic feel, blocks and steals will still be there, but not as unreal as it first seems... great fake outs on the defender, when the game is loading, u can rack up points with the play solo while loading feature, VERY KOO!!! the crowd gets a lil annoying cause at times it sounds like its on a 10 second loop, but u have features to pump up the crowd, pump up your teamates and even pump yourself up as well with the selected options you can choose from. EA Sports has made a good come back from a few lacking basketball games lately (NBA and NCAA) but this is something i am excited to play and cant stop playing!!! this is a MUST buy for any NCAA March Madness fan... but if you are 50-50 go ahead and rent....
I have played an enormous amount of basketball games in the past including NBA titles and NCAA titles and have been pleased but I have also been mad at a lot of them. This title puts all of the other crapy games to rest. I loved this game from the first time I put it in. Some people say that it is just like all the other ones, but I say that it is not at all like any other basketball title i have played. What I havn't liked about other basketball titles is that the crowd dosn't make a difference in the games, and the players are only as good as the programers made them. This game is different. You can have a terrible player at the start of the game, but then you make a couple of baskets with him, and your team gets on a roll, his composure goes up and so does his all around ability. I love that feature of this game. Also if you are playing very well in a game, you will eventually get an impact moment that will pump up your team and make them play better but at the same time it will make the other team play worse. That is one of the best features of this game. The graphics are great, a 9 out of 10. The online is also very well done for an EA title. 8 out of 10. All around I would give this game a 9-10 out of 10. Great game and a great choice for rental or for purchase. I would never get bored of this game and I don't think that any one will. A great title!!!
posted by mculberson (SAN ANTONIO, TX) Jan 21, 2007
Member since Feb 2006
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
I bought this game because I liked the way the graphics looked and the dynasty looked like it could be pretty sweet. On both of these counts March Madness does a pretty good job. The animations are a little stale and I've tried my hardest to get a closer view of the action, and the camera just doesn't adjust any closer.
The dynasty mode is nice, but when the novelty of how it is set up wears off, the actually mechanics behind everything is pretty much the same as any other dynasty mode. It's not bad, though, by any means.
The problem I have with this game is the actual gameplay and controls. The controls just aren't responsive enough, and the lack of icon passing really hurts the game. When you see a player open, and the circle is around that player, often times you press the pass button to get it to him and nothing happens. Moments later, your player passes to an altogether different player. This happens too many times and hurts the gameplay.
I really wanted to like this game, so much so that I bought it before receiving my Gamefly copy and now I am regretting it.
Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad game, and I've had some fun playing through a couple of dynasty years, but now it's just gotten old, because the gameplay just brings it down. I guess I'm just spoiled with the gameplay on NBA 2K7. This just doesn't measure up in that area. And in the long run, when you take in to account the animations, the graphics aren't that much better than NBA 2k7 anyway.