NCAA Football 08
Great College Football
NCAA Football 08 is a great game for every level of fan. I am a pretty hard-core fan myself, and I am very pleased with this game. The controls are very easy to learn. Almost anyone could pick up the game and start playing within minutes. The detail and sharpness of the game is very pleasing. It looks about as real as a video game can. The variety and inclusion of EVERY team is very important to me, and I was satisfied with the many schools available to play as. The dynasty mode is fun. You pick whatever school you want, and play through the season. My favorite mode is Campus Legend. You make a player, whatever position you want, and play in his state's high school playoffs, trying to impress the scouts that are attending. You then get offered a scholarship to a few different schools. (The farther you go in the high school playoffs, the better.) Then you get to play through the entire season,while working up the depth chart and keeping up the old GPA. So, whether you're a casual collegiate fan, or a die-hard, true to your team kind of fan, you will love NCAA Football 08.
NCAA 08: New Gen Hit or Disappointment?
I hope that the new NCAA 08 has great graphics, but also idealizes college sports. Last year's version was too much like Madden. I hope that the new trick play thing works really well and it has something to do with skill to get off the trick play (I hope my little 5 year old cousin won't be able to pull the Statue of Liberty on me). I also hope that they minimize the advantage of fast QB's. I know last year's version if you had Michael Vick on Madden or if you had someone like Brent Schaeffer for Ole Miss, you could dominate and win no matter who you played. I hope that all the stadiums are on this one, unlike last year when they didn't get it done in time and had to give some teams generic stadiums. I understand giving teams like Arkansas State generic stadiums, but not a 100,000 seat dome. Overall, I think this next game is going to utitlize recruiting and I hope that they bring the pop quizzes to the 360 version. I give my preview rating so far: 4.5 out of 5.
worst of the series
This has got to be the biggest scam EA has ever come up with. The game is a joke. You have to be a really, really big EA fan boy to ignore the nonexistent passing game, constant clipping (not the penalty), choppy animations, freezing, excessive turnovers (with meter all the way down), useless defense, ridiculous campus legend, cheerleader less and coach less sidelines, meaningless player ratings, and it just keeps rolling downhill. Wow, I still can't get over the passing game, awful, awful, awful. Your receivers will never, I repeat, never beat the defender off the line. Throwing down the middle or screens are you only option (you'll still get swatted most of the time, lob passes, bullet passes, doesn't matter) and that is boring! I could go on, but I will spare the reader. The running game is good though. I set the game in the trash outside my house if anyone is interested.
Best of all the series.
This game was my first NCAA football. I loved the RTG in it. The teams are balanced too. The graphics were ahead of its time. All you HATERS compare it to '12, but this one is 4 years old, give it a break.
NCAA Football 06
So far every NCAA and Madden Next Generation is worse then all the ones for Xbox and PS2. Also the 2k series of sega is better and they better step up because there coming back. Not to mention the Tecmo Series which is still to this day amazing. All I real want to see is the completely same game as NCAA Football 2006, which is the greatest football game of all time, but just with the next generation graphic. This means I still want the body design of the orginal NCAA verisons just enchaned graphic and dear god please have to players run like they do in real life NCAA Football 2006 had it perfect. EA please fix your games it killing me! not to mention the connection on live sucks and I think its just the dumb graphic because my original version works just fine online. I am praying for a good game, but honestly I doubt EA will deliever watch EA because your real close to dieing.
BUY THIS GAME!
I played the demo of this game and it is phenominal! The graffics are amazing. I couldn't get enough of this game. I'm going to buy two copies that's how good it is. BUY THIS GAME!!!
Fun College Football
By no means is this game perfect. It won't ever come close to perfect - no sports sim ever will - but what NCAA Football 08 does right is alot of things that make it fun. The legendary mode is extremely deep and it was frightening to know that they had the names of all the high schools in my state for the State Playoffs in there. But it was also exciting to see it instead of some made up name, made it more authentic for me. Of course, they never say players name (college or high school) so it loses some luster, but everyone knew that going in. Dynasty mode (or whatever it's called here) is also great. Recruiting takes time to get used to, but is amazingly complex and deep in it's delivery. It seems this is where they focused their time (phone calls/stats/visits) instead of just on the field issues. Which is where people will complain most. 1) the crowd still sucks and has no passion. I know it's hard to replicate real life college football atmospheres, but at leats put a little effort into it. crowds at college games never settle down unless being beaten to death - here they get quiet after every play. no matter how you're doing. 2) sideline antics. nothing happens and players are dull as rocks. i rarely see anything fun and havent seen any cheerleaders or mascots with passing glances. however. the gameplay is still solid. It is FUN to play and that's really all that matters here. It is silky smooth at 60 frames per second and looks pretty good. It may not be the best, but it gets the job done. Sure, the sound could be better and louder but hey, it does what it does. And once you know how EA acts with their games, it's not surprising. I didn't even expect this good of a game to come out of 08, but i was happy with the outcome. All in all, it won't wow your socks off, but it's fun and it is the only college football experience out there. So wait till it's cheap (like now at ** bucks) and pick it up.
WVU Mountaineers are BCS bound!
With improved player models, modified touchdown celebrations and stat-filled halftime reports, NCAA 08 is poised to be the best in the highly-acclaimed series! I'm sure Mountaineer Field in Morgantown will look fantastic with its brand new, top-of-the-line turf that outshines the surfaces at many NFL stadiums. Expect a pair of Big East teams to be invovled in the Bowl Championship Series this season, as the conference is loaded with star power and nationally-ranked squads. Oh, and here's some advice, kiddies: Grab NCAA 08 for the original XBOX system. It costs less and plays better than the the versions sold for those fancy-schmancy consoles. Enjoy the game and set your television to ESPN so you'll be sure to witness college football's fastest backfield as Steve Slaton, Patrick White and Noel Devine run circles around the competition! Let's go Mountaineers!
from a futer buyer...............
now this game is finna be hot every football fan is gonna get this game I mean I bought ncaa football 07 and it blew but ea just nedded time to get straight on the next gen consels because the graphics are straight so is the recuriting i mean I ain't never seen recruiting or graphics this good in any video game ever in my life and the gameplay is off the chain I mean they brought back the superstar mode where you can go play high school games while you get recruited and that game determnes how you do and your college in the game and with the team leadership and updated 1aa rosters and touchdown celebrations and is gonna be one of the best gaames of the year next to madden and halo 3 and if I could give it any sars Id give it 7 out of 5 and I havent even played it yet but Im on my way to reserver it right now................
anything but 07
NCAA 07 was a very, very big let down. I think NCAA 06, at least so far, has been the best game in the NCAA franchise. Even last years 07 on the origianl Xbox, played better than the 360. Almost like you guys tried to turn it into Madden. Thats what I always liked about the NCAA games, just that, they were NCAA, not Madden. I liked that they were unique, and different. I liked that I could have 12 guys rated at 99, and I didn't have a financial problem due to a salary cap (Madden), only thing I had to worry about, was the 12 guys leaving early. This is the first (and hopefully the last) NCAA I've ever bought, that I ended up returning. I actually took it back the same day. I sincerely hope that you guys spend more time with this upcoming one (a hellava lot more time) than you did with the bust, that was NCAA 07.