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.
Summary: Just in time for the tip-off of March Madness, 2K Sports has released College Hoops 2K7 for the PlayStation 3. People who don't follow college hoops may dismiss the game as little more than NBA 2K7 with a different coat of paint, but it's really much more. Sure, there are similarities, and both titles share the same game engine, but it's the little things that separate the two: The best season-ending tournament in all of sports, raucous crowds with crazy student...
Pros: Legacy mode is very deep, 200 fight songs, Captures the feel of college basketball, "college hoops tonight" show is a great addition
Cons: Some gameplay quirks detract from the experience, Players miss too many easy layups, Game doesn't look so hot in 1080p