Summary: NCAA Football 08 is just like any other sports game in terms of how it plays. Most everyone has played these games, and the game makes no breaks from EA tradition. There is the main dynasty mode, a fun mode where you play as an individual player, and a couple of mini games. You’re not going to be blown away by the game, unless you’re a fan of recruiting, like me.
Excerpt: The NCAA series was in the same spot as a coach depending on the season to keep his tenure. Last year’s disappointing next-gen debut was pretty dull, offering nothing special but flashy graphics and the same crummy next-gen Madden engine. This year, Camp Tiburon trained the boys well. NCAA Football 2008 is a far better game. Still, it has flaws that keep it from being a game I’d recommend the devotion of a purchase. NCAA Football 08 is, however, worth a look.
Conclusion: franchise more than it had been in some time. Despite that lack of freshness to the overall gaming experience, NCAA Football 08 continues to be an exceptional college football game, as the old adage of “don’t fix what isn’t broken” perfectly describes what college football gaming aficionados will find in NCAA Football 08. some improvements, and not so much that anybody will really notice, because it’s not on-the-field gameplay that changed at all.
Conclusion: NCAA has always been a good franchise, but it’s a few steps shy of being a great one. The current strategy works, and it’s content can drive sales no matter the how good the product, but for the less hardcore player, these antics age very quickly. I personally challenge EA to rethink their development process, go back to the drawing board, or inquire around the community to find provisions that can be taken to become a true gridiron powerhouse.
Excerpt: During the regular season you'll be working the phones when not calling the plays in an effort to reach out to academically-challenged brats with excellent 40 times. You're allotted ten in-game hours per week to sell your school to up to 35 athletes. Each athlete has his own interests and priorities and in scouting him you'll find out how well your program matches up. For example, Jamie Bass is really interested in athletic facilities (do they not have gyms in Ohio?
Excerpt: NCAA Football 08 review Game Over Online - http://www.game-over.com A year ago, EA Sports released NCAA Football 07 on the Xbox 360. It wasn't a bad game - the gameplay was pretty solid as is par with the series. It wasn't a good game either. Features were missing, animations were choppy, and the overall feel of the game was not great. Luckily, this year is a different story, thanks to a much better effort from EA.