THE GOOD: Better than any game on the market as far as simulation and Real football action. Team fight songs, 3D cheerleaders, THE OPTION!!!. It's pretty funny to see Herbie huusker and Brutus Buckey go head to head in a mascott game...
THE BAD: 2003 is without online, but that doesn't bother me much. Only hardcore gamers will notice anything wrong, since there is so little. and it would be nice if I could creat a custom playbook with all options and just power formations, but I can manage without that.
SUMMARY: If you like to play football, buy this game. I hope next years version is as good as this one, cause this is that best hands down sports game ive ever played.
With so much cusimization, it's truly awsome.Better than Madden. If you llike Pro ball, just Creat a team in this game and you'll be all set!
THe only things I'd want: More time lag between when yotu intercept the ball and every one on the stadium know you did, WRs run at you, defying momentum and overall awareness. More opt...
THE GOOD: The game is as good as college football games get. When you play this game, you see, feel and hear college football. All of your favorite teams are included, as well as bonus teams that you can unlock. The game really gives a college feel with the stadiums, fight songs and players stampeding around (did I mention the option?). A new key feature is this year's game is the "rivalry mode". When you are playing during a season, all of your rivalry games are highlighted, and when trophies are up for stake, it makes you want to play that much harder. If you win a trophy, you can display it in your trophy case, but lose that trophy after winning it.....you can kiss it goodbye. You can also play in "rivalry mode", where you can choose from a large amount of rivalry games, ranging from those classics (Army vs. Navy - Army/Navy Game), to the ones you've never even heard of (Bowling Green vs. Toledo - Battle for 1-95). There is also a mascot game mode added this year, where yo...
THE BAD: Hard to find controller info without the book
SUMMARY: I rented this game and really enjoy it. Unfortunately it does not come with a book and so it is hard to find all the info. The graphics and teams are extremely realistic. This is my first foray into the sports genre since the Super Nintendo and I don't intend on putting these games away to gather dust on the shelf.
THE BAD: No player names. . . BUT wait, if you know your team, and you enter their names, the announcers will say them. So if you put them in manually, it will work.
SUMMARY: Um, in case you didn't notice read up above again!!! WHOO! ok. The create a player is so much better than maddens. Do you know how in Madden your player is twitching around and moving is head and arms just when your trying to look at them. IN NCAA the player corresponds with what your editing, changing gloves, he'll lift up his hands and hold them their and so on. The create-a-team is spectacular!! I made the Anaheim Lions, and the annoucer actually said "The Lions" not "The home team" like in Madden. The option play is the THE ABSALUTE BOMB SUCKAS!! Why don't they include being able to laterall in Madden, this is the funnest part about NCAA, QB bout to be tackled and. . . WHOOP, toss it too your half-back and have him run for an extra 13 yards. ANd yes, you ca...
THE GOOD: Pretty much uses the Madden engine, but has many unique features
THE BAD: Uses the Madden engine?
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But take a deeper look into it. Released before Madden 2003, NCAA Football 2003 hit the shelves early in August, following up the successful 2002 edition. EA Sports struck gold when creating the first Madden game on PS2, creating an engine that may very well be the best one out there right now. So you can look at this in two ways - EA decided to stick to what works, or EA was too lazy to come up with something new.
What makes it Madden?
Well it's obviously structured in the same way, with pretty much identical player models and the controller layout. The players react in pretty much the same way, and of course you'll have similar features, like the Campus Challenge (you know, the Madden Challenge), and the Franchise Mode (only called Dynasty here).
Before you write this off as just a cheap clone, there are things to consider. L...
THE GOOD: My NCAA, favorite schools fight song and wallpaper on menus. Better option play, reverses, and play action passing. More turnovers, especially interceptions, Improved recruiting mode. CREATE A SCHOOL!!!
THE BAD: I've played 2 seasons so far and my copy has froze 7 times, usually with less than 3 minutes left in the game. Harder to get sacks.
SUMMARY: I would have givin' this a 5, but the freezing really kills it for me. I know everybody's doesn't do this, some people in the thread have complained of this. EA should have caught this and tried to fix it, but it's no big deal. As soon as I get Madden, I'll send NCAA to EA and get a replacement. I have two seasons of madden to play so I can be even with NCAA 2003.
THE GOOD: Team Detail, Fight Songs, Better Pass Defense, More Control, Game and User Stats, and Create a Team!
THE BAD: BCS and Polls, Difficulty Levels, Player Names
SUMMARY: Well EA Sports has actually improved on their football franchise with the release of NCAA Football 2003. This game has all 117 NCAA IA teams with much more detail than last year's game. Each team has a beautifully designed helmet, uniform, and even the stadiums are realistic (since I've been to a few). I was surprised when my favorite college football team even had its fight song playing. This game really in depth and allows even the most mediocre college football fan to really get into the game!
Added features to NCAA 2003 include create a school (team), fan attendence in dynasty mode, more tackle animations, and best pass defense. Your CBs are smarter and make a lot (and I mean a lot) more plays on the ball leading to some exciting gameplay! As for gameplay speed, NCAA 2003 delivers with crisp and clean animations...