Excerpt: So begins another year of the March Madness series, and once again, so begins another run at college basketball greatness. NCAA March Madness 2005 makes a good case this season, in some areas more than others. Graphically, things really seem to look the same as last year. Sure, there are some brand new dunk animations that’ll thrill the “Phi Slamma Jammas” out there, but really, the players themselves don’t look all that much better.
Excerpt: Several preseason tournaments are already under way in the world of men's college basketball. Most people don't start thinking about college basketball until February or March, but the preseason tournaments are often informative guides about who the real contenders and the pretenders are. As far as video hoops go, EA's March Madness 2005 is a pretender.
Pros: Floor General system makes playcalling fun and intuitive, Freestyle air system imported from NBA Live 2005
Cons: Dynasty system feels broken, Choppy online play, Graphics engine starting to look dated, Still many of the same flaws from NBA Live 2005