Summary: To sum this game up frankly: horrible camera, clunky controls, laughable animations, the players look like they're wearing plastic uniforms, player models are cartoonishly out of proportion, the team stats mean nothing, the frame-rates are inconsistent and stutters when menus load...and the list goes on. I'm not big on the extra features, I just like to play exhibition matches and this game fails miserably. What happened since NCAA 2006?
Summary: For one, this game used to be my favorite game on regular xbox UNTIL I went out and bought a xbox 360. I then purchased ncaa 07.....hated it. Then played ncaa football 08. Also hated it. Mainly because EVERY single year EA sports will change the controls to TRY and make something different. I completely stopped playing it after the 07 version on xbox 360.
Summary: This year's game is a step ahead from last year's...except for in one (and the largest i.m.o.) category - fps. The gameplay is so slow a lot of times, imagine the worst lag you've had playing online in Madden or any shooter game; that's what normal off-line gameplay is like on ncaa '08. If you played last year's title, the offline lag is worse this year...Other than that - it's a great game and EA is almost there in terms of a great game.
Summary: My major issue with this game is the lagging of the gameplay as well as the announcing. It seemed it took a quarter of a second too long to switch between players on defense, which of course can cause undesired results. The gameplay was akward as well especially on defense. I found playing on the defensive line was nearly impossible. I could never get any pressure on the QB. The graphics are out of this world and the game is very nice to look at overall.
Summary: I'd like to add my voice to those who have voiced frustration with this game. My copy is flawed and freezes fairly often, which is apparently a pretty common problem with this game. In addition, the recruiting in dynasty mode is TOO detailed and time consuming. Recruiting used to be one of my favorite parts of dynasty mode, but it simply takes way too much time now. What else? I'm playing Campus Legend with a QB, and I get sacked an average of five or six times a game.
Summary: I've been a fan of the NCAA series for the past 5 years. I owned last year's version on the original Xbox and thought it was great. Now that I've moved to the 360, it feels like the game has regressed (except in the graphics area). There are too many bugs and problems and it really seems like the game was rushed to meet the shipping date. I think it would have been a lot better if extra time were taken to test and work out the kinks.
Summary: I have loved the EA Sports NCAA franchise since I bought NCAA 99. Each year the features expanded, creation of teams, game control, and finally the Legend feature. This year was a total waste of money. If you are thinking about buying this game, beware. The only good feature is the Legend. It has promise. It's a nice twist that you play your high school championship to determine your skills. This is better than the "try-out" option from last year.
Summary: +excellent graphics and rightfully so for the xbox 360, no framerate skipping or clipping +running game is awesome, moves and feels just like college ball +sooo many modes to participate in, its honestly a football lovers DREAM come true... -but even with all of these modes...i found myself BORED with them for some odd reason. after one Campus Legend season as a running back at North Carolina, i became DEATHLY bored going into my second season.
Summary: After the '06 version of this game, I didn't bother to buy the '07 version, choosing to give the franchise a year to fix the problems that made me hate the '06 version. Sadly, this version is worse. One thing that I want to say first and foremost is that I don't like games that are too complicated. The recruiting mode on this game - while it's got depth some players probably love - is too complicated for me.