When I first started playing this game I spent a good deal of time setting up a coaching legacy and doing a lot of pre-season activities such as recruiting and modifying my schedule.
The Recruiting aspect of the game was quite in depth and was actually some what fun to mess around with.
However, as soon as I actually started a game in my season I stopped almost immediately.
Gameplay: This game is border line unplayable. you have the freestyle stick to make cross over moves but everything just felt and looked clunky. The shooting mechanics and defense just weren't fluid and made the game not enjoyable to play.
Graphics: As bad as the game play was the grapichs were much worse. I have an HDTV and I am using HDMI cables so I was expecting a nice clean presentation and for the players and the court to actually look good. Quite the contrary, it looked like I had the PS2 version of the game. I even double checked it when I ejected the game.
Overall this game is not even worth renting. I sent it back the same day I got it in the mail. If all you wanted to do was setup a coach and simualte all the games you may get a few days of fun out of it. However I would say if you are looking for a NCAA basketball game try the 2Ksports offering. It is just a much better product at this point.
posted by NCAALOVE (BALDWINSVILLE, NY) Dec 17, 2007
Member since Feb 2007
gamers (18%) found this review helpful
I REALLY HATE TO B---- ABOUT GAMES SINCE THERES LOTS OF BAD THINGS HAPPENING IN THIS WORLD BUT IN THE WORLD OF SPORTS GAMING EA REALLY IS STARTING TO SUCK. I UNDERSTAND THEY HIRING THESE EGGHEAD JUNIORS OUT OF SCHOOL WHO REALLY DONT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT SPORTS. FIRST, THE GAME SEEM TO ARCADISH. PLAYER MOVEMENT SUCKS,PLAYER ANIMATION COULD BE BETTER AND GAMEPLAY IS NOT WHAT YOU WOULD EXPECT IN A NEXT GEN GAME. ICE SKATING I THOUGHT WAS ANOTHER SPORT BUT IT SEEM EA MIXED UP WHAT GAME THEY WAS MAKING. DYN. MODE STINKS. ITS NOT DEEP,YOU CANT EVEN GO SEE THE RECRUIT PLAY IN ANY TURNMANENTS(ALLY 2KSPORTS)AND MOST OF THE RECRUITS SUCK. OH YEAH, WHERE IS THE COACH, SIDELINES LOOK SO UNREAL, THERE IS NOW REALISM. SMALL PLAYERS ARE ABLE TO PUSH BIGGER GUYS OUT OF BOUNDS ON DEF TO EASILY,WHAAAT!AND IT WAS A WASTE OF TIME PUTTING CROSSOVER IN THE GAME IT DONT WORK. I COULD GO ON IT DOESNT MATTER,EA WHO I USE TO LOVE IS SOME GARBGE NOW, AND I HAVENT GOT IT THROUGH MY THICK SKULL THAT TRYING TO PLAY THIS GAME AND ITS NOT GOING TO GET BETTER. MAYBE THATS WHY ITS ONLY 49.99,GLAD I DIDNT PAY THE FULL PRICE.