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.
Summary: While March Madness 2005 borrows some new features from NCAA Football 2005 and includes a revamped play-calling system that is actually fun to use, a broken dynasty mode and choppy online play mar an otherwise good basketball game.
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