Summary: I love college football and this game does a great job of capturing the excitement of the real thing. The dynasty mode is great with the new sports illustrated covers that highlight the star games and players. Gameplay is fun but it takes forever (and I still haven't figured out) to find the optimum settings for a competitive game. One disadvantage is the fact it takes so long to play a game. If you don't have tons of free time then this can be a problem.
Summary: While this is a very fun game, there was very little done to improve from last year's game. The most evident problem is probably the worst looking crowds in any college football game. Another minor problem were some of the graphical "hiccups" in pregame, and even in postgame presentation. My friend and I have been having trouble loading our created teams. Every time we try, the game either freezes, or gets very buggy. I would give NCAA Football 2004 a B+.
Summary: I picked this game up after I became bored with Madden 2003, and realised I probably wouldn't be getting the updated version each year as I usually do with Madden. Sure, hands down it beats all the games from other developers like 989 sports, but there is some definite tweaking that needs to be done. I thoroughly enjoy most aspects of gameplay, but flaws in the A.I.
sometimes extremely fun and sometimes extremely frusterating
Cedric Pitts, Amazon
4 August 2003
Summary: Ncaa Football 2004 obviously had huge expectations because NCAA Football 2003 was one of the greatest games ever (better than Madden 03). Yes, the game gets better in some areas such has game options, more teams, more plays etc. But there are glitches and most of them aren't little things, they're big glitches such as a facemask penalty called nearly 60% of the time. Pass defense EA sports said has improved in 2004.
Summary: Last Year NCAA 2003, consumed my life for well over 300+ hrs. I even played it more then Madden 2003(gasp!). But could EA sports top themselves yet again? The answer is a resounding YES! Nearly every aspect of last years effort has been improved, from the play-books (a huge improvement) and the # of playable teams. The biggest improvements come in the Dynasty mode, a great feature that allows you control every aspect of your team season after season.