Sega Sports NCAA College Football 2K3
Sega Sports NCAA College Football 2K3
by Sega of America, Inc.
ESRB Rating: Everyone
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• ESPN-style presentation
• Players have the proportions and physiques of college-aged athletes
• All 117 Division I-A teams and selected Division I-AA teams
• Save senior players and draft them into NFL 2K3
• 1-2 players
Amazon.com Product Description: NCAA College Football 2K3 re-creates the college atmosphere on the field, where you can execute plays like the wishbone and other triple option formations, on the sidelines filled with cheerleaders and mascots, and in the stands, which come alive with enthusiastic student rooting sections and bands striking up fight songs. The ESPN-style presentation offers replays, scores, and more.
The new "college look" player models and animations mean that the NCAA football players finally have the proportions and physiques of real college-age athletes. You can choose from all 117 Division I-A teams and selected Division I-AA teams. A comprehensive legacy mode lets you assemble your football program from the ground up and build a Division I-A powerhouse. You can also create a school and join the conference of your choice. The game lets you compete for the nation's top high school recruits and develop your squad in the off-season with spring practice sessions.
You can compare your coaching effectiveness with history's greatest college coaches, and also save senior players from NCAA College Football 2K3 and draft them into NFL 2K3. New player names will appear on the backs of their jerseys. The authentic ranking system lets you track your team's performance and its shot at the national title with the writers poll, coaches poll, and BCS standings. You will compete in the postseason classics, including all four BCS games: the Fiesta Bowl (the 2003 BCS championship game), the Rose Bowl, the Orange Bowl, and the Sugar Bowl. You will be surrounded with the sounds of pep bands playing university fight songs, students in the rooting section yelling school chants, and cheerleaders and mascots with hundreds of motion-captured moves.
From the Manufacturer: NCAA College Football returns for another year of legendary rivalries, emotional upsets, and unique college gridiron action! Over 140 schools go helmet-to-helmet in the tradition and pageantry that is college football. Call and execute the plays that make the band play, the cheerleaders shout, and the mascots dance! NCAA College Football 2K3--it's what college football is all about.
NCAA FOOTBALL 2k3, November 3, 2002
Reviewer: huskertornado from Rogers, Arkansas USA
Great game. To those who say the difficulties are too hard: Just practice. It's more like real football that way. You must understand the strengths and weaknesses of your team and your opponent. You can't jump into a head coaches position and expect to win easily and you can't do it here either.
I own the 2k2 version on Dreamcast so I had an extra year with this game. The 2k3 version on XBOX is very nice. On last years game I had to start on Walk-On, but then quickly moved on to Starter. Now I only play on All-American and wish that there was an even higher difficulty. I am in season 6 in the Legacy and have been on All American the whole time, I have only lost one game and have won 4 out of the 5 national championships, I am of course (look at name) playing as the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Legacy is a strong point, figure out what your team needs for recruiting and after that conduct spring drills and see how your team has improved since last season.
I would recommend this game over EA's College Football 2003 game. Sega makes the better product this time.
One MAJOR Flaw, September 10, 2002
Reviewer: funboy73 from Roll Tide, AL
This would be a five star game if it were not for the difficulty of the three different levels the games allows you to play in. I have owned the game for two weeks and have mastered "Walk-On". This is the lowest level of difficulty. I was playing Alabama and beating everyone by 28-50 points a game; with over 500 yards of total offense. So I bumped it up to "Starter", the middle setting. I now lose EVERY GAME by at least 28 points. Regardless of what play I call, the game calls the play that will beat it. I think that the programmers should have placed the levels a little closer together. I would hate to see how bad I would get beaten on "All-American" level.
Great action....lacks a bit of authenticity, September 5, 2002
Reviewer: James Pollard from Heidelberg, Germany
What I like:
The action of the game is bar none the best football game I've ever played. It's extremely difficult to even beat a cream puff team at times. You have to execute every play to supreme perfection on both sides of the ball.
What I don't like:
The commentators keep saying the same [darn] thing over and over. Program some more dialog or just leave it out...it gets real annoying after a while.
Fight Songs? I know LSU's wasn't correct. Everything they played in Tiger Stadium was off. It seemed to me like the bands were all playing the same exact songs. I'd suggest doing this right or not at all...it makes you look like a [jerk] otherwise.
Bands? Where the hell is the band anyway. I don't see them anywhere in the stands...would make sense to draw them there...don'tcha thing?
Student sections? I didn't notice any part of the stadiums being more unruly than others. In fact, it was all the same....
Overall...they need a consultant....like me....to check these little details that can prevent things from seeming phony.
If you pay the NCAA for a license...go all out...don't half [rear] it. Put in the actual crowd chants from each school....actual band songs (for first downs, touchdowns, extra points, fourth quarter, pregame, kickoffs, etc.)...and whatever else you can think of to make it look like you're watching TV...not some artificial game....that should be the goal...I think.
good effort but comes up short..., September 2, 2002
Reviewer: James Hendricks Jr from Portsmouth, VA United States
This game is a bit more complex than EA's outstanding title this year--neither one offers Xbox Live support, so they should add it on next year. However, EA's gameplay feels more true and entertaining (for me)--getting started with 2K3 was a bear! But I'm starting to get the hang of it now...just be perpared to practtice ALOT.
NCAA, August 29, 2002
Reviewer: John Prater from FPO, AE United States
I just bought this game a few days ago. This game is pretty good when it comes to graphics and and other things you would look for in a Football game. I olny had a coupple probles with it: #1. The game Menu and it's inards is so Damn confusing and the manual does not explain it that well. #2 which is not really a big problem, It's just the controls take alot of getting use to. If your use to madden like I am. Prepare your self!....over all Im glad I bought it. You should to!
I hate this game, I will never play it again., August 15, 2002
Reviewer: A gamer from OREM, UT United States
The game cheats!!! When you keep burning the computer he just starts making your recievers drop balls. That is about the lamest thing I have ever seen. The developers just failed to make a good enough AI to stop your offense to the game just cheats, this is stupid, unrealistic, and completely unnerving. And what is up with his 3rd down percentage? Give me a break, I cannot tell how hard it is to stop the computer on 3rd down, it is almost impossible. I have played a lot of football games in my life and I found NONE to be so unrealistic and infuriating as this one. I really liked the 2k2 version but this game is a piece of junk.
Great X-Box football!, May 24, 2002
This is some great X-Box football. It looks and plays better than anything else on the market, as this game is truly a marvel in every way. The gameplay is excellent, and it gives you full control. This is easily the best college football game available.