Conclusion: The realism quite certainly is top notch throughout the game, especially the mascots that have the ability to walk through walls and players as if they were but mere mists (the players in replay mode have a similar ability). O quit you’re sarcasm! Truthfully though, the game realistically portrays the college football atmosphere.
Summary: This game has more replay value than any
other game, I've EVER played! The only game that even comes close in my eyes is Baseball
Stars for the NES. The Dynasty mode is the best I've ever seen in a sports game, and the
countless awards will keep you playing season after season. Trying to recruit the next big
thing, yet having to worry about your young stars leaping to the pros is something that
can't be related in words.
Excerpt: The first question that popped into my mind when I got NCAA Football 2002 was: 'How much better will the PS2's graphics be?' Three words for you: Much better. Tiburon did another envious job in making football look like it's supposed to. All of the Division-1 stadiums are rendered to exact detail, and the crowds look a whole heckuva' lot better. The fields are sharp and precise, with every color snapping to where it should be.
Excerpt: From the start, there is plenty of stuff to tinker with. This game does a good job of catering to a very wide range of gamers. For the ones who need a quick fix, there's the Exhibition mode. For those who want a little more lasting taste, they can play a season. And for all the college football nuts, fulfilling your life's dream of running a dynasty is even possible. Before taking off to the field, a visit to the Options menu may be in order.
Excerpt: Absolutely shattering everybody's expectations last October as one of PS2's launch games, by general consensus EA Sports' Madden 2001 was touted as the best football sim to date. I picked Madden as my favorite pigskin title as well, but overall the game lacked a little something. The player models looked a bit 'chubby', but nonetheless it was an amazing game.