Summary: If you're looking for a game that makes you feel like you're actually playing or coaching college basketball, this is a pretty good game to get. The game is, for the most part, accurate: * The arenas all have the right names (as far as I've checked), and if you're playing in a high- or mid-major team's arena, the court is a good facsimile of the real thing, but teams from low-major conferences are generally given generic courts with the team's logo at center court.
Summary: As a huge Canes fan, I really looked forward to the 2004 version of this game (Carmelo on the cover), because it would be the first with our brand new Convocation Center. It disappointed, though, as the arena in the game was clearly patterned after the Convo, but lacked its feel and was actually still called the Miami Arena. Anyways, all that has changed for 05.
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Monty "~Monty!~", Amazon
6 April 2005
Summary: 6 seconds left...you call a timeout..its the final game of the final four..your team (the team you play religiously with) is down 2 with the ball at halfcourt..2 point jumper to tie or 3 point J to win the game?..You resume action..nerves running through your hands..you press a button on your d-pad..you option to run a play to get your best 3 baller open..you want the victory..you inbound the ball..turn..set yourself up for the shot..and..
Summary: I have played all college hoops games of 2005 (March Madness, Final Four, and College Hoops). This one is, by far, the worst. I can't stand the controls, gameplay, or camera. One of the few things in this game is the realisticness. Gameplay 4/10: The actual gameplay is pretty bad. Unfortunately, the cameras are terrible, and out of all the games College Hoops has the best camera (2K5 Broadcast). The fluidity is rough and it seems like its one of those vibrating tables.
Summary: I could go on and on about the faults in this game. but I played College hoops and this game and honestly this game is just flat out amazingly bad. There are honestly too many wrong things with this game, it just seems like EA Sports stopped trying on this franchise altogether. TERRIBLE GAME!
Summary: i will preface this review by saying i am white, so saying that there are too many white recruits is not coming from a racist angle. i got villanova in dynasty mode and scheduled my first game against north carolina. leaving early for unc was felton, may, mccants and williams, only to be replaced by four vertically-leaping enhanced caucasian freshman.
Summary: Don't get me wrong, the game certainly is a step up from 2004, when EA Sports could barely market a college hoops game to rival Pac-Man. But in the manufacturer's efforts to improve and increase gameplay, they overlooked many things and skipped just a few steps. The first few instances of note are found in the overall gameplay, where, even with a fun to use and easy to learn play-calling mode, it still can be quite difficult to imagine it being realistic in the least...