Excerpt: March Madness 06 features all of the same gameplay modes as last year - including online play, which is solid, if unspectacular. If you're a hardcore hoops fan, most of your time will be spent in the game's dynasty mode, which allows you to head up any Division 1 team in hopes of leading them to the NCAA tourney.
Conclusion: I may be in a minority by saying it, but do we really need a new sports installment every single year? I know that the teams and such change with every season, but with such little development time for a game, it's very hard to expect a "better" experience than what the previous year offered. For the most part that's something that suffers from.
Conclusion: It's too bad the development team hasn't worked out the issues with the franchise mode in March Madness. Slowly but surely it's starting to lock down a real college feel and atmosphere with the actual gameplay. If you never play dynasty modes and don't mind a somewhat rough-looking game, then March Madness 06 could suit your needs just fine. But if you're looking for a complete package of college basketball, then you'll probably need to look elsewhere.
Pros: Lockdown stick feature works well, Gameplay feels right--like a college basketball game should.
Cons: Dynasty mode still feels broken, Graphics starting to look really dated, Can't swap plays in play-calling system while in-game.