NCAA looks great and runs as smooth as last years
MVP 05. In fact, I'd say there is more realism involved
in NCAA because the parks in NCAA are much less graphics
hogs than the professional stadiums. This allowed
EA to bump up the realism in terms of backgrounds
and other details. The commentary provided by Kyle
Peterson and ESPN NCAA's Mike Patrick who does a admirable
job in this game even though he's extremely limited
due to the lack of licensed players. Unfortunately
though that's about where the awesomeness of the presentation
ends. EA seemed to cut corners on the overall presentation
of the game and it seems to be missing the visceral
thrill of an exciting sports event. It's just a little
more lowkey than I was expecting.
the game online via the Xbox or PS2 is a snap. EA
introduced their Online Everywhere feature which is
more of a big deal to PS2 owners as XBL subscribers
have had features like this for years now. Online
Everywhere allows PS2 players to keep informed of
happenings, games, friends while playing NCAA offline.
Playing online is quite smooth although everyonce
in awhile you'll experience lag. I played a few games
where lag was ever-present and since I didn't want
to bow out of a game - as the game stats track that
- I simply had to adjust my timing. It was hard to
adjust to and I lost big time, but I didn't quit!
$29.99 price point will certainly be an attractive
feature to many baseball fans who might not be all
that excited about playing a college baseball game.
If all of the enhancements are taken into consideration
though, NCAA is a must play game. Much like you, I
wish this was an official MLB game - which would definitely
make it one of the best baseball games ever released
- but it's still a great game of ball no matter how
you look at it.
SPORTS Load and Fire Batting System
Change the way you approach hitting in a video game.
Finally, you will have countless optionsand
complete controlin the batters box.
your NCAA experience by creating your own university
from the ground up. An enhanced Create Ballpark
feature allows you to customize your parks
wall dimensions, field surface and setting. A deeper
Create-a-Player features face and body morphing
that creates endless possibilities.
Road to Omaha
Featuring an exclusive NCAA Baseball license with
the top universities and conferences, plus authentic
ballparks including Rosenblatt Stadium, home of
the NCAA Championship.
Up-to-the-minute updates from ESPN Radio and the
ESPN ticker keep you completely up to date in the
world of sports.
Build a college dynasty with year-round recruiting
and NCAA Challenges that let you upgrade facilities,
equipment and earn the respect of recruits.
See MVP Baseball like never before with new visual
enhancements, the top ESPN announcers, Mike Patrick
and Kyle Peterson, and a television-style presentation.
Gun down runners at home or make an easy toss to
first as you control the power and accuracy of your
throws with the right analog stick.
or Summer Rules
You have the option to use NCAA Rules or Summer
Rules (professional rules) or a hybrid of the two
in MVP 06 NCAA® Basbeall.