It's the 20th anniversary of the NCAA Football series, so I thought I'd see what MGoBloggers favorites were. I have every one except 98. My favorite has to be 06 and 07 as a close second.
Can't go wrong with these two:
Mike Hart is unstoppable running behind Jake Long.
Hell, when I'm not working or studying, I still play my dynasty on this. Super Mario was a beast in this too.
I was ranked in the top 500 on PSN. Yes I am a loser, I had nothing to do that summer, I was 16 and had no job.
16 at the time with no job, I was ranked very high in Madden that year. Haven't been as good since lol
I'm gonna go with real life NCAA football. Like actual dudes playing the actual game of football.
EDIT: This made more sense with the original thread title.
Mine was the first one they made because I thought it was the coolest thing ever getting to play with the Wolverines in a video game when I was a little bastard.
Bill Walsh College Football '95 for Genesis. Tyrone Wheatley, Amani Toomer and Mercury Hayes were unstoppable in that game.
I remember that. The creepy animation of bill walsh before the game started and everything.
You think you're old? I remember the Atari football from with the 3 players on each side that faded in & out when they moved. On a vertical field. Intellivision football was a little better, but not much
the 2600 or the 7800? I had the 2600 with a football game that had a black and white label that said "FOOTBALL" and had to play it on a 9" black and white TV because my father wouldn't deal with it on the only color tv in the house.
Seriously, did we grow up in the 1980's or the 1780's?
The 2600 around 1979 or '80
That is exactly what I was going to say...With the wonky option play that always always worked if you held the ball long enough..
I loved the original gamebreaker on the original playstation. the game was so bad it was great. Turned out no one could stop Randy Moss and I also took South Carolina and dominated the Neb team 88-10 in the national championship bowl.
Also loved the recruiting on it....nothing like signing up to 5 guys.
lol, why is this creepy??
Gonna have to say '06 as well, still play that one on my original XBOX. I especially love the create-a-sign feature since I would always make the most offensive signs possible (Corso Loves The Cock, F*** The Police, etc.). They had random cutscenes of goofy looking overweight white guys with cornrows holding them up and enthusiasticly pointing at them.
So disappointed when they took that out...my were always offensive, either directed toward my friends or ohio players...made me laugh every time
do I. I soft modded an original xbox, and turned it into a poor man's entertainment center. I guess I'll get a 360 when the 720 comes out. I seem to be a generation behind.
Hey don't feel bad. I soft modded mine a couple of years ago, and up until about 6 months ago, my 360 was paper weight. Some days I'm torn between playing my 360 or busting out some SNES roms on the xbox.
Michigan fan. Breaston was unstoppable on any long ball.
Im gonna have to say 06. It was the first time where you could win the heisman, and they really put a lot of emphasis on that feature. I had a blast playing that. I also believe it was one of the first times where there was an actual home field advantage. If you were playing on the road in a hostile environment in a close game, you couldnt see which routes your receivers were running,and the screen would shake. It was a fun game.
I still play this one for the original Xbox. Any other NCAA football after that is just complete garbage IMO
04 on PS2
I was something like 300-0 in that game (I was like 16 when I first started the dynasty), for funz I would put the quarters up to the max and see if I could break the scoreboards, on one bodybag team I scored something like 100 points over the scoreboard max (keeping track on paper) which is already >200 points...oh how I miss summer vacation.
But I was curious to know if any of you have participated in Alumni Football USA?
Only owned two in my life - 04 and 06. Like 04 better as I enjoyed the "Replay Classics" mode no the side and it was so easy to recruit and build a dynasty. 06 was cool in that it introduced the Heisman mode but the impact player was annoying.
don't mean to hijack a thread but saw a twitter retweet from treadwell simply stating "Clemson:)" hmmmmm
I don't mean to tell you that he's a high school kid and that you should stop paying so much attention to what he says on Twitter, but he's a high school kid and you should stop paying so much attention to what he says on Twitter.
Not going to lie, it was 99 with Woodson on the cover. I played that game so much it was insane. I would purposely play the 98 Rose Bowl too just so I could play as Wooson. Michigan was so good in that game.
Not NCAA, but Super Tecmo Bowl for the NES was the best football game ever. Barry Sanders was awesome.
SUPER TECMO BOOOOOOOWL!!!!
Barry Sanders was awesome, but if you wanted to destroy your noob friends, Christian Okoye was fucking money.
06 on the xbox, had an actual soundtrack and I believe was the first year you could actually have the QB sprint out of the pocket, like actual use turbo in and out of the pocket.
06 did have an awesome soundtrack. Not a bunch of songs you knew but it was all catchy stuff.
2004. I have on PS2 and Gamecube. Actually went back when I got frustrated with '10 and started a dynasty on '04 (cube, because I play when working out and we have a Wii in there) where I tried to recruit accurately. 55-man rosters are hard and I utterly failed to recruit a Brandon Graham and had to create a Jake Long. I've also been pretty good at keeping to the true storyline, even to the point of running left all the time, with one major difference: Antonio Bass never got hurt.
Henne did at the start of the '07 season, and Bass shone.
Also because of when the game was made and who was consulted, it suhhhhhcks at running the ZR, while running left 14 times actually does make the waggle incredibly surprising.
Anyway I am on 2008 with a senior Antonio Bass running RR's first team, but haven't played in months. Been re-reading the Wheel of Time series on the bike instead. Something about reliving the RR years...
just don't bring up bass. just don't. ;(
I didn't even own a PS2 but I went out and bought the game anyway (borrowed a PS2 for brief time but definitely not enough time to warrant buying a video game).
I love pussy too much to play games. Thank you nerds for all of the pissed off girls that bang me. Keep playing your games while I play your bitches.
Cool story bro.
Quality first post here...
edit: Forget it, I'm not responding.
Posted this on the iPhone app. Apparently on a post that only shows up there. First post #FAIL
I was drunk last night.
Your girlfriend from behind is my favorite. Yeah you beat a fake game after 12 hours, while I pounded your girl.
I have only owned one NCAA game, and that was 05 which came with my Xbox. That was a fun game. I wish I knew where my Xbox and disk were so I could replay that game.
But when I do, I play Ncaa 06 on PS2. You don't even have to use Chad Henne in that game. Mike Hart owns in that game.
I've owned or played extensively every NCAA since 2006, except 2007. I gotta say, I really liked the improvements to zone blocking in NCAA... 10? Whichever one that was 'the new thing'. Run blocking in 12 was completely idiotic, though. Zone blocking with a medocre line routinely produced 30+ gains, where even with a 90+ line across the board would get you TFL on the reg with, say Off Tackle Power.
As much as Cook loves to whine about coverage being the issue, in particular, being 'too weak', he's bitching without knowledge of what to bitch about. Unless you're playing on Varisty, which... n00b... the issue with coverage is that even if a WR has 2 steps and you throw a perfect pass, most of the time, the ball will be dropped, assuming any contact within 3 seconds of the catch.
My real issue is with the differences between zone and man blocking. In (again, I'm pretty sure this is the one, they all seem to blur together at this point) 2010, they were at least balanced, and there were OL players who did zone blocking well, and those that did man blocking well, mostly varying on size vs. speed. In the most recent iteration, which I have only played the demo, and 2012 there seems to be a distinct advantage to zone running, regardless of OL talents.
In general, I think there is an ever so slight trend upward with the games. However, our expectations for "what obviously needs to be fixed" are rarely satisfied. The house rule we had in college was buying every other year... which was frequently disregarded because the flesh is weak, but I think it's a good policy. The additions this year, on paper, seem like a nice step forward, but when, the day the games comes out, a friend(who's pretty darn good) tells me he threw 6 picks in his first game... something is probably wrong.
p.s. Anyone remember those terrible articles in the Daily previewing the games via a playthrough between two of the Daily sports writers (whose names elude me). Yeah. Those were painful.
I absolutely LOVE '07. I like taking plays from other teams' playbooks and making my own. I'd have nice spread and option plays and mix it with some MANBALL and destroy shit. Jason Forcier was a pretty good dual threat in this one. I also liked the pre-snap options of looking at mismatches, and then shitting all over the poor rattled DB that was covering Manningham one on one. You could actually throw a deep ball in that one, and the linebackers didn't have hands like a 5* receiver. Another thing I miss is that you could adjust your o-linemen pre-snap. Why in the fuck did EA get rid of that, and did they ever bring that back post '08? That and the ten-yards-away- from- the-play interceptions are some of the reasons why I never purchased another installment. I will get '12 or '13 because it would be blasphemous of me to not get one with Denard at QB.
In a long time. Why? Every single defensive player including the 300+ plus pound lineman can sonehow run faster than Mike Vick (and now Denard). It's almost impossible to break away when I play them.
IMO the most recent game is the best all round game.
ehh I'm still having a problem with Super LB's Desmond Morgan has like 10 INTS this season already (that part is cool but Denard has also thrown a shit ton of picks to).
Dreamcast. Shit yeah.
was awesome. And so were we.
An honorable mention would have gone to the year (2008?) were they put the online Teambuilder into play... I used to create custom vector logos for my own teams and design uniforms and stadiums based on the artwork to create literally my own program... Too bad the online component was constantly malfunctioning and 'losing' my uploads. Grrrrrr, still sour about that.
though was probably the worst one of at least tthe decade. If I'm remembering correctly thats the one that was quickly ported over without the normal about of testing. It also lacked some basic features found in the PS2/Xbox1 version.
Even though the dickhead from USC was on the cover, I thought this was the best one.
Flamebait me, troll me, straight out dawg me, this topic is silly. That's being as nice as I can be about it.
Posted this is another thread and thought I'd post it over here as well.
Has anyone heard about the Lawsuit that was filled against EA by consumers? From what I saw they have settled on a 27 million settlment to be given back to the consumers, however I havn't seen how to go about getting the money back. Its 1.95 for every game bought on the PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii after 2005 and 6.79 per game bought on gamecube, PS2, and xbox.
There are many articles that can be found by a google search but here is one.