Conclusion: For every time you feel like the guy that only gets into the game if there is a blowout when playing NCAA 08 March Madness , there’s usually an equally satisfying moment that makes you wish time would warp ahead four months.
Excerpt: If you asked any basketball oriented person in this country what is the best time of year to watch basketball, there wouldn’t be many to not say the month of March. There isn’t much else that can compare to “The Big Dance.
Excerpt: College hoops have been an enjoyable pastime of mine for years, primarily due to a decent basketball program back in my college days. I�ve been let down in the past by video adaptations of my favorite sport, but EA�s March Madness 08 looked like a decent effort at recapturing my attention.
Summary: Parents need to know that this basketball game features scores of college teams from around the country in realistic action. Players will be exposed to some in-game ads, and examples of unsportsmanlike behavior in excessive celebration upon scoring, taunting of other teams, and delivering rough...
Excerpt: It’s human nature to sugarcoat the negative in a situation no matter how strongly we feel about it. That bad movie that “had a good soundtrack.” That awful song that “had a nice beat.” Or, perhaps the most famous of them all, “she has a good personality.
Conclusion: You can't argue with the results of EA's focus on revamping 08's post play, and some people will really dig the inclusion of a large number of classic teams (with short shorts), but it's really a shame the developer didn't spend a little more time addressing the little nagging issues.
Pros: New post moves work great, Improved interface makes dynasty mode more enjoyable, Does a nice job capturing the college atmosphere.
Cons: Gameplay is sloooooow, A large number of small nagging issues really bring down the gameplay, Lack of real team schedules and inability to alter sim length are big oversights in dynasty mode.
Conclusion: disappointment. Still, there are some new wrinkles in NCAA March Madness 08. There’s a refreshed offensive game due to the Dynamic Post Control. Gamers will have more finesse moves in the post at their disposal, although it will take some acclimation to learn to use them effectively, particularly if...