Excerpt: Sports games on new systems are often a little late to the party, but College Hoops 2K7 arrives on the PS3 just in time for the Big Dance. At this time of year it may be hard for college hoops fans whipped into a frenzy by the NCAA Tournament to resist snatching up the game and recreating some of the tourney’s match ups on their PS3. Will they be disappointed? Does the game have the staying power to keep you coming back after the nets have been cut down in Atlanta?
Excerpt: In all honesty, 2K Sports has slid a bit since producing some of the most memorable sports titles in recent memory. Their last few installments haven't quite been up to snuff, and unfortunately, EA hasn't exactly been burning up the charts, either. In other words, sports fans are no longer selecting between which football, baseball, basketball, or hockey game is better, they're simply forced to choose the version that is...well, the least mediocre.
Excerpt: Down 14 with just under three minutes to go, my Trojans are facing imminent defeat at the hands of the top-seeded Arizona Wildcats. With nothing left to lose, I tell my team to play in desperation mode, which means running a fullcourt trap no matter the circumstances. Less than ten seconds later, I’m rewarded as Gabe Pruitt steals the inbounds pass, and tosses the ball out to Lodrick Stewart for the three.
Conclusion: Right along side March Madness we have a game for you today that hopes to ease your pain once the tournament comes to an end. Not sure what we are talking about? Well it’s college basketball of course, one of the most beloved sporting events in the United States where the best college basketball teams all come together to compete for the National Championship.
Conclusion: With Tekken 4, Namco bet large. They get to go home wiser and still have some change in their pocket. The new features such as the full 3D arenas and breakable obstacles are welcome indeed. While some of the complexities of 3D fighting such as character-specific wall evasion and stronger alternate stances elude Tekken 4, there is no doubting the fact that the series’ long awaited jump into the genuinely 3D world of 3D fighting has been admirable.