Excerpt: Fire up the grill, strike up the band and start up the ranking polls -- college football is finally here. Yes, despite its flawed system for figuring out championships, I love college football. Screw Sundays with the puffed-up bling-boys that make up the NFL, give me Saturday nights in the NCAA. As with previous games, NCAA Football 2005 builds on both previous games in the series as well those found in the Madden series.
Excerpt: College football fans dream of July almost as much as they do the first week of foot ball in September because that's when EA's beloved NCAA series is released to ease those summertime blues. With no competition anymore, it has been up the guys at EA Tiburon to come up with ways to keep the series fresh, instead of resting on their laurels.
Excerpt: The Swamp. The Sea of Red. Death Valley. The Autzen Zoo. In the world of college football, these stadiums are famous for their absolutely crazy game time atmospheres that consist of thousands of thunderous, insult-spewing fans. These are places that force opposing coaches to hold practice the week before with loud rock music playing at ear-shattering decibels over facility loudspeakers.
Excerpt: EA Sports is to the sports videogame world what Texas is to the real life college-sporting world. No matter the year, expect them to be ranked as the year's greatest game, and in the Texas Longhorn's situation, team. This year is no exception, as EA Sports has promised us new features in this year's version, including a "Stadium Pulse" that promises to bring the twelfth man into the game. So can EA Sports meet our expectations once again?
Summary: Mit Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare als Ausgangspunkt ist es schier unmöglich, die hohen Erwartungen an einen Nachfolger ausnahmslos zu erfüllen. Nicht dass Infinity Ward seine Ambitionen für Modern Warfare 2 besonders hoch gesteckt hätten, denn alles in allem gibt man sich damit zufrieden, am Gameplay des ersten Teils zu feilen und die Präsentation der aktuellen Konkurrenz anzupassen.