Excerpt: And then the hedonistic binge called recruiting begins. You'll be confronted by a map of the United States. Clicking on any state will give you the list of all the potential recruits residing there. Or, to simply things, you can go to a menu to give you more focused lists such as those kids ranked in the nation's elite players, those from your school's state or those who initially have some degree of interest in you.
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. Graphics: Once again, EA updated their graphics engine to make the game seem much, much better. The first thing I noticed was that the graphics are sharper than previous years.
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. On the field, player animations are amazingly fluid, as the crew at EA-Tiburon did an excellent job of bringing the game of football to life on the small screen.
Excerpt: Over the last five years I have slowly transformed into a sports gamer and while every year I get excited about my favorite titles. It's hard to remember the last time I was this excited about one of the many Ã¢â‚¬Å“annual rehashesÃ¢â‚¬?. Being one of my favorite franchises I had only the highest hopes and expectations for NCAA 06 and I'm glad to report that, for the most part, it does not disappoint.
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. For most schools, only their home state and maybe a couple of neighboring ones are designated as pipelines.
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.