Excerpt: The line between reality and video games continue to blur. There are so many aspects of NCAA Basketball 10 that mirror real college basketball that it is scary. EA Sports has really stepped up their game in terms of presentation. When someone walks behind me and asks who I am watching on TV, you know the game has got it going on. Fans of various teams will find their favorite arenas, team colors, and cheerleaders.
Summary: At the end of the day there is a lot to love about NCAA Basketball 10 and there is a lot to want to avoid. The game is the best option out there if you’re a college basketball fan (read: only option) and it does a very good job of recreating the college basketball atmosphere. If you want a slew of game modes, or online leagues you’re looking in the wrong place – but if you want a robust dynasty mode and every college basketball team in division one then this is the game...
Satisfying representation of the college hoops experience.
Common Sense Media
13 May 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that this is a straightforward simulation of college basketball, where players attempt to guide one team to the Final Four and a national championship. The game is available online with open chat, a feature Common Sense Media does not recommend to children under the age of 12, because of the potential for exposure to bad language and privacy concerns.
Excerpt: Being Canadian we often do not get a lot exposure to NCAA College Basketball on TV. Granted, we get some highlights buried at the back end of TSN's Sportscenter, and most sports tickers seem to have an endless stream of NCAA final score results. Yet at the end of the day, if it were not for March Madness many Canadians would go through life never having watched a single NCAA Basketball game.
Conclusion: 10, it suffers from sluggish, frustrating controls that let a lot of the air out of the gameplay fun balloon. Without much practice learning the nuances of controlling players on the floor while establishing an offensive strategy, NCAA Basketball 10, despite all its many quality features, feels more like sloshing through quicksand with sluggish controls than enjoying a smooth and silky college basketball contest.
Excerpt: NCAA Basketball 10 is EA’s new college basketball title, and EA has made a huge attempt to improve on what has been a mediocre series in recent years. Since 2K Sports abandoned the college game a couple of years ago, there has been no competition to push it along. Despite this lack of competition, EA has found the motivation to improve the college game, and the result is a very solid, if a bit bare-bones entry into the series.
Excerpt: College football is nearing the end of its season, and once the awards are handed out, sports fans’ attention will take a fast turn to the hardwood. College basketball is in full swing—and there is nothing quite like it in the world. Unlike the vast, open-air, coliseum-like feel of big-time college football games, college basketball presents a frantic, intimate, intensity-packed feel that is rivaled by no other event.
Conclusion: A great addition to any college basketball fan's library. The issues with AI and lack of new game modes are a bit frustrating, but the overall improvements to gameplay and presentation make this title an enjoyable and rewarding experience.