Excerpt: This season's release of this franchise feels like GameDay ’98 (the year the franchise made the leap to 3D). For fans of RedZone Interactive, you know that GameDay ’98 was the zenith of this now crestfallen development team, but shouldn’t we expect more than the same old, same old, in these days of DVDs and 128-bit processors?
Excerpt: NCAA GameBreaker 2001 has actually got some very impressive graphics. Everything on and off the field looks incredible. Okay, so a few of the linemen are a bit fat looking, but you will put this outta your mind when you see the players', coaches', and refs' mouths moving as they talk, yell and celebrate with great emotion. The mouths are pretty generic, but what comes out of the mouths is quite unique.
Conclusion: There could not have been a better time for Sega to drop out of the hardware market and focus only on software. Hopefully the guys from Visual Concepts will start making sports games for the PS2. Someone needs to put 989 Sports out of their misery. NCAA Gamebreaker goes against all that is good. It teaches people to accept inferior products on supposedly superior systems.
Excerpt: This year, it seems every PlayStation sports game franchise has received two things, a roster update and new packaging. NCAA GameBreaker 2001 is no different. However, Sony has left well enough alone and has made only a few inconsequential changes and additions that are hard for even the most die-hard GameBreaker fan to notice.