Rated 6 out of 10 by The Sandz Worth buying only for the Haftime Show
As an alumnus of an HBCU, I had no choice but to purchase it. I marched in the band and majority of the songs I heard brought back some serious memories! I enjoyed the band experience on the game. By far, its the best feature on there but I like a challenge and the football experience was not up to par. No comparison to NCAA or Madden obviously, but it could have been developed much better. There were many features to the football segment that was left out that made that portion a disappointment. One issue I had with the game is its uniqueness to every school. The only thing I saw different, other than the players and uniforms, was each stadium. Thats a positive but the uniqueness to the band was not implemented. Each band is different. The song selection for each band was unique but the marching style could have been more in tune to that particular band. The graphics were not great. Looked like a Playstation 2 graphic type game. The commenatators were horrible. The band experience was the best feature to this game!
Rated 10 out of 10 by For-show Finally a game that the whole family can enjoy
My two daughters ages 10 & 13 love the drumline challenge in this game. The Rockband drums worked and played great with the game. I am amazed that you do not have be a gamer to enjoy this game. The halftime band performances are a cinematic wonder. The Guys who ever game up this, must be commented! There is so much in this game - Junk box, Drumline challenge, football, and Halfttime Band performances. The educational component in the Virtual Museum must viewed and studied by all. As a gamer, I have never played a game that was geared to both sexes,all ages as well non gamers-just watch the Halftime in HD. For all of critics out there, if your thinking is one dimensional, this game is not for you for it is a paradigm shift in comparison to the status Q. This game is for the whole family to enjoy so you better be prepared to purchase mutiple copies to keep down the complaining. It has already started and I just purchased the game yesterday.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Stefen K. Not that I could change a person's opinion...
I understand that people would think this game is racist...but that is if you read this as ALL BLACK FOOTBALL. But the game is called Black College Football..SAME THING RIGHT? Not exactly, HBCU (Historically Black Colleges & Universites) are often reffered to as Black Colleges for short. If there are any white players on HBCU teams, then they will be on the game..(Joey Christine - Norfolk State University, QB; Nick Elko - Delaware State, QB and other players at other positions). It's the same thing when major colleges that are predominately white are on games and the black players are on display. Many HBCU's are not represented well on games historically and then there is a band experience that is omitted all together. This game is a specialized genre. Guitar Hero doesn't have any R&B or Soul of any kind and that is fine. The game is still fun. Lighten up, This is a game....A VIDEO GAME. I hope I helped somebody.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Gamer since 88 Game of the Year
It has been a long time coming for this type of game, but now with all things video games are capable of doing with interactive guitar and drums this is the perfect time for this game to be released! Make no mistake, this is not a racist game. It is, instead, a tribute to football and football fans, and a blessing to those who have not had a chance to witness a "Black Colllege" football game. So don't be scared by the BLACK in the title. It's just still a football game mixed with guitar hero for the halftime show, because that is the staple of any Black college football experience. For too long now these schools have been cheated and ignored by video game makers as they don't put the same detail into these schools as they do other schools even though players such as jerry rice, walter payton, steve mcnair and many others have come from schools such as those featured in this game. So get it, support it and have an eye-opening experience to a game that is way overdue. I hope a ps3 version is on the way, but until then i have to find an xbox, because i will be getting this game!
Rated 5 out of 10 by JSU SONIC BOOM BAND Great Halftime
This game is great if you were in or is in the band.The halftime performances are great.If you have ever been to a hbcu football game ,you will feel at home.The band experience to perform along is great.The game of football is another story.I hate not being able to change my receivers routes at the line of scrimmage.The audibles are preset.The game play is a touch slower than easports.The graphics are ok.You cant make your own schedule in the franchise phase.You cant play online either.The replay system is good.You cannot challenge a play.On defense you cant place the linebackers in coverage.You cant isolate receivers on defense.The game is not bad if you are not a serious fb player.I look for the next edition of this game to get better.The game is not so bad ,its not on the level of ncaa fb by easports.Cant wait to see improvements on next edition.They get a A for effort.
Rated 0 out of 10 by The Sandz This game is going to be Awesome
This game is going to be really good! Outside of the NCAA Football games that had black colleges in there but the creators never gave the entire black college experience. The bands are a key piece in HBCU heritage. I, myself attended and graduated from a black college and I also marched in the Band throughout my college tenure and I must say that the experience that I had was the most enjoyable one. If you have never been to an HBCU, witnessed an HBCU, or even learned or attempted to familarize yourself with the black college experience, please do not call this game racist. I recall a time when NCAA Football had no black colleges but I still bought and played it. Was that edition of NCAA Football that lacked black colleges your "White College Experience"? Think about what you are saying when it comes to racism. Like the person below just said, its only a video game.
Rated 4 out of 10 by Huge football fan Needs Work
I really enjoy the game. It's nice to play a football game that is not made by EA. There are some good points and bad points to the game. I like how the recievers catch a long pass in stride, run blocking is nice, playbooks are nice, and the half time show is pretty fun. Now the bad. The game appears to be made as a spur of the moment game. The controls are a little delayed, difficult to switch players, no hard count, the field appears to be short (but it's not), and most of all, there is no online challenges. If you are a gamer who likes to play other people on line, steer away from this game. If you are just a huge football fan (like I am) then I recommend this game. It is fun and there are different game modes. The online part is very important, especially to current gamers, and that is what will ultimately hurt this game. I feel this game had a lot of potential to be better than what it is. I just feel that there was minimal time put in making this game with wanting to produce an average football game. It's too bad, we need another football game, that is not made by EA, to take off and have a series of it.
Rated 10 out of 10 by KoolBrez HBCU Homecoming @ Home
I found the lighting and graphic outstanding. The authentic stadiums add realism to the toal experience. The Legacy Museum is very enlightening because of the historical info and the profile it gives on the schools that are in the game. The music is off the charts. Halftime formations and sounds are like being in the stadium. I tried the Jukebox mode in my surround sound and man it was awesome. The whole family is enjoying this game. I have played the football and think the graphics and gameplay are with in the standards of other games. I like the players intensity and the schools' background music. You can actually hear "Neck" and " Cold Hearted Snake" in the background. The HBCU classics add to the realism. I recommend this game to everyone. It is truly an excellent blend of football and showmanship. I give it a 9.5 out of a 10.
Rated 0 out of 10 by lbrow531 Black College football at its best!!!
This game is not meant to be racist in any shape, form or fashion. It's introducing to the masses what the "Black College" football experience is all about. Sure, EA Sports has the market on lockdown with the traditional NCAA Division I schools, but when you play with traditional HBCU teams like Hampton or Jackson State, you feel there's something missing, and that's what BCFX is promising to bring. Playing sports and graduating from an HBCU or Historically Black College and University has been an uplifting and worthwhile experience for me. It's something that I'll cherish for the rest of my life, and to see a game that brings a little bit of that experience to the video game market is something I could not have conceived being made. I'll be the first one in the store to purchase it.
Rated 2 out of 10 by Interesting points The spirit is strong but the football is weak
I too am an HBCU grad who had high hopes for BCFX. The songs from each team took me back to when I used to sit in the stands and enjoy the band while glancing at the football game (the stands were more exciting - lol ). It is refreshing to see real stadiums that I've visited in the past and present. By far the band experience is the high light of this football game. However, the game play leaves me wanting so much more. This game cannot stand next its competition. It tries to do too much at once, football and band mini game. The animation is often choppy with no momentum (physics is lacking). Receivers run interesting routes with far too many incomplete passes, even when wide open. In all BCFX is a good first, but needs far more polish.