go_jays_go wrote: Irish wrote:
What I'm confused about is how the announcers say all the names. If they knew the game wasn't going to have names, then why did they program it so the announcers could say them all?
On another note I really like NCAA 2006, if anyone was thinking of getting it. More realistic then the last one was IMO.
I really wanted to get it, but they don't sell it in Canada. So maybe one time when I go to the States, I'll pick it up.
What would you rate it Irish?
I'd give it an 8 out of 10, but for minor discrepancies.
First the good:
-the heisman mode is a cool touch, but not much different from dynasty mode, except you have a dorm room with fan mail(worthless repetitive stuff) and your room increases each year and there is a heisman ceremony(extremely quick and not that impressive.) But it is cool to center it around one player and see what you can do.
- The dynasty mode is great (alot like last years) with the sports illustrated feature covering a variety of games/topics and keeping you up to date on what's going on around college football. You can also recruit during the season, which is pretty sweet.
- The real thing I noticed is the gameplay is better. You can run and pass the ball effectively, the animations are better, you can get "tackled" occasionally when you get stood up but you can pound the a button to break away which is cool. Plus you have the truck/hit sticks like madden.
Another good thing is I'll play on all-american and whoop vanderbuilt 55-10, but come back and lose to tennesee in a real close game(I'm georgia) so the realism is there.
No names(which can be fixed obviously). The heisman mode I got tired of, just because he fan mail is extremely repetitive("I knew you could be good" from Kathy etc etc) and it is pretty easy to win the heisman when you just make sure the player is involved in every play.
That's about it though. Lots of classic teams, all time teams, players look real, stadium intimidation is there. Basically, last years game, but I feel like I get a more realistic competitive game then I used to.
On Varsity I would blow out everybody, on Heisman i would get raped by friggin Utep or whoever in the old days, but it's better now, which is what the game comes down to IMO. Also, it's harder to scramble with the quarterback, which makes it better.
Oh, and I forgot, the minigames (pass skeleton especially) are fun and help you improve. The pass skeleton lets you run pass plays against just secondaries, so you don't have to worry about scrambling and can practice all the routes against zones, man to man coverages etc.
Anyway, that's about it. I recommend it.