- Title: NCAA Football 07
- Platform: Xbox
- Publisher: EA Sports
- Developer: EA Sports
- ESRB: E for Everyone
- Genre: College football
- Pros: Amazing atmosphere, tons of modes, great gameplay
- Cons: Not as pretty as the 360 version
Features and modes
NCAA Football 07 offers a ton of modes. You can play a standard game, explore rivalries, use mascots, spring drill minigames, dynasty mode, practice, and the new Campus Legend mode. Campus Legend isnt really new, since it is pretty much the same as last years Race for the Heisman mode, but taking your freshman player and turning him into a campus legend is undeniably fun. A big difference this year is you have to choose your major and actually take tests. These are supposed to be students, after all. Online multiplayer is once again a big draw and it runs silky smooth. Your only real problem is finding good people to play against because some people like to spam big money plays and blitz every down so if your skills arent up to par it wont be too enjoyable. Overall, the features list isnt radically different over last year, but there are tweaks and improvements everywhere, which make this years NCAA football a vast improvement.
The core gameplay in NCAA 07 is spot on and everything just feels right. Precision passing, jukes and special moves with the right analog stick, and other enhanced controls are present and accounted for but there are some new tricks here as well. Blocking punts and kicks is now easier thanks to an over the shoulder camera you can switch to. The kicking game has also been changed to use the right analog stick. You can also jump the snap by pressing the A button at just the right time and you can alter defensive hot routes on the fly. All of these changes combine with the solid gameplay core to create something college football fans will feel right at home with.
Graphics and Sound
The sound is what really makes NCAA Football 07 stand out. The crowd reacts to what is happening on the field and in some stadiums it can be absolutely deafening. It is also very cool to hear all of the different chants from the crowds and all of the school fight songs. The commentary team of Brad Nessler, Lee Corso, and Kirk Herbstreit once again do a good job but Corsos lines repeat a lot.