Excerpt: A certain sickness comes over me from time to time where I feel a compulsion to grind through a handful of video gaming football seasons. When I was younger, I played Tecmo Super Bowl and its SNES sequels to a degree where I have an unhealthy amount of knowledge about them.
Excerpt: College football has never looked better. Player models continue to have more detail year after year, and the presentation of the game now begins in the box with the three-man commentating crew of Brad Nessler, Lee Corso, and Kirk Herbstreit.
Excerpt: Intro Each year EA releases a new college football game, as they control the market. Nothing wrong with that, as once again the fans wanted better gameplay, and once again, they got it. Most of the things gamers complain about have been fixed.
Conclusion: The developer has also added the notion of recruiting pipelines into NCAA 06. If you have a good number of players from a certain state, that state becomes a pipeline for you, and it supposedly becomes easier--later on--to recruit players from that state.
Pros: Much improved game balance over last year's, Controls mapped to right analog stick mean more-intuitive gameplay, New animations make for a great-looking game overall, In-season recruiting and improved features in dynasty mode .
Cons: Certain new features not quite as refined as they could be, Long load times and slight slowdown issues on the PS2.