Conclusion: It is obvious that the developers noticed the flaws in NCAA 2004. Although it was a very good game, it was skewed too strongly to the offense. So they attempted to fix things by making the game more defensively oriented. And it did make it more difficult to score. But the methods used to make the game more defensive have made the game less realistic.
Excerpt: One of the fundamental facets of any sport, whether it’s before, during or after a season is the constant drive to improve and innovate play to the next level. Whether that’s dominating your opponents, creating groundbreaking styles that revolutionize the activity, or redefining the presentation of the game, success only comes from a thorough desire to get better.
Excerpt: Take EA’s NCAA Football franchise. Long considered the “little brother” of Madden, it has become a powerhouse in its own right under EA Sports’ careful tutelage. In fact, it’s even managed to eliminate its competition this year, as it’s the only college football title being released this season. Grab your school colors and fight songs, because it’s time to enroll in NCAA Football 2005.
Excerpt: The release of “NCAA 2005” by EA Sports marks the commencement of the 2004 football gaming season. In recent years, this game has been so good and market dominant, all of its competition has conceded defeat. Will the lack of competition turn to apathy for this series or will the game continue to move forward?