Conclusion: The fact that College Hoops 2K7 is starting to feel a little “old hat” doesn’t hold it back from being a fun basketball title. There’s just barely enough new stuff to warrant a purchase from those who already took the plunge with 2K Sports’ NBA game. The atmosphere of a true-to-life college basketball game comes right through, both the screen and the speakers, perfectly.
Excerpt: College basketball is here, and that can only mean one thing: its time for the newest NCAA installment from 2K Games. Grab your rhythm stomping boots and your favorite jersey from the closet, because College Hoops 2K7 is as much for the die-hard b-ballers as it is the casual gamer. Having come out mere months after its 2K6 predecessor, Hoops tries to take full advantage over making the move to a next gen system.
Summary: Parents need to know that this game depicts the sprawling, complex world of college basketball. In addition to the game on the court, players manage rosters, player development and chemistry, recruiting, and budgets -- all while watching for job openings with better teams. Players can spend twice as much time micro-managing the business of their program as they do playing (maybe not what your 7-year-old had in mind).
Excerpt: Hot on the heels of College Hoops 2K6, which only came out in March of this year, 2K Sports delivers its latest update in this increasingly awesome sports franchise. And considering college sports games can’t rely on the standard roster upgrade to justify buying it year after year, does 2K7 really add enough to make it worth buying so soon after the previous installment?