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NCAA Football 2005
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- Features 16 new 1AA teams to choose from, for a grand total of 78 - including the Southland & Ohio Valley conference and All-American and National Champions teams
- Choose from custom playbooks, offensive schemes, and defensive schemes that include the 4-2-5, 3-3-5, and the 3-3 stack
- New Match-Up Stick - Match a composed senior wideout against the nervous freshman corner, or exploit other match-ups to see who takes the pressure
- Try your team in the 25 toughest places to play - 3D recreations of LSU's Death Valley, The Swamp at Florida, Michigan's Big House and more
- Deeper Dyansty Mode than ever - Monitor discipline levels and grades, recruit high-school athletes, and keep your players happy so they don't transfer in the off-season
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Home field advantage matters big-time in NCAA Football 2005. Depending on the stadium and intensity of the rivalry, the home-town crowd can snuff out audibles and prevent hot routes for opposing receivers. Check your players' composure to see if they're holding up under the pressure.
From the Manufacturer
With NCAA Football 2005, track the crowd's impact on players-see if they have enough composure to withstand the pressure, and take advantage of key personnel mismatches with the new Match-Up Stick. Add in fan celebrations like the Gator Chomp or Texas Hook 'Em Horns and you'll see that NCAA Football 2005 delivers the real emotion, collegiate atmosphere, and traditional gameplay of college football.
- Electrifying Stadium Atmosphere - Watch the visiting team fight crowd noise when calling audibles and hot routes-feel the stadium rumble with energy through controller vibration and shaking cameras. Pump up the crowd and build up your home field advantage or make big plays and take them out of the game.
- New Match-Up Stick - Track the crowd's impact on players and see if they have enough composure to withstand the pressure.
- Top 25 Toughest Places to Play - Build your team's stadium atmosphere to rank among the elite stadiums in the country-see, hear, and feel the immediate impact from hostile environments like LSU's "Death Valley," "The Swamp" at Florida, Michigan's "Big House," and Nebraska's "Sea of Red."
- New Custom Celebrations - Revel in your favorite team's competitive spirit. Celebrate in style with team-specific fan celebrations like the Gator Chomp.
- Deeper Dynasty Mode - Monitor discipline levels and grades to ensure your program's integrity, while recruiting promising high school athletes and converting them into skilled position players. Keep players happy with playing time or risk them transferring to one of your rivals in the off-season.
- New Gameplay Enhancements - Lay the wood to the offense and change the momentum of the game with big plays that get the crowd and your players fired up. Choose from new custom playbooks, offensive schemes, and defensive schemes that include the 4-2-5, 3-3-5, and the 3-3 stack.
Top Customer Reviews
Graphics are noticeably better. You can see the footwork a running back uses to avoid the arms of defenders on the ground or diving at them. Twisting tackles. More passes batted in the air. The folks at EA keep getting closer and closer to the real thing.
The home-field advantage is impressive. The crowd reacts very realistically. They are going nuts after a big play, while the volume is much lower after the other team hits you with a big gain. The added celebrations (with the mascot and crowd getting into the act) are a nice touch. After all, college football is about emotion.
A lot has been made about the match-up stick - which is a welcome addition. But after just a little playing, I'll also give a warning. It's great to know that your receiver is better than the guy across the line, but that doesn't matter much if he's not open - especially against zone coverage. I found myself relying too much on the match-up stick and forcing the ball into coverage just to try to get the ball to the hot receiver.
Another new, realistic twist - I started a dynasty and before my first game, I had to suspend my fullback (a position where I have NO depth) for academic reasons. Oh, the joys of being a head coach.
Recruiting looks a little different as well (although I haven't spend much time with it yet). You can have players transfer to or from your school in the off-season. Also, you must choose to spend your "points" on a mixture of recruiting, training and discipline. Instead of being limited to visits and/or phone calls from the head coach or assistant coaches, you have a larger number of gradients. You can spend just a little on a so-so player or devote a huge portion of your recruiting points to that one blue-chipper your dying for.
Wait a minute. Why are you still reading this...? Just go out and buy it. You'll be glad you did.
Passing-Still could tweak the backfield dumps for broken plays,
backs are clumsy and screens have to get better its a staple of college football. Overall passing did improve with some AI for help w/beginners but once your accustom...its on.
Rushing-Still the best, added features like rattled backers make for crushing hits when your running with a high powered backfield
ie Georgia/LSU/Auburn. If you like speedy breakaways then the new feature of agile running is like driving a nimble porsche compared to the Caddilac style of 2004's version. All in all Im impressed.
This is an ever growing part of sports video games and this game pretty much locked it down. Players are very smarter,faster and lay hits that look so realistic you need to sit in the hot tub after laying down the controls. The use of Homefield advantage is worth the price of admission. This feature is the very reason why this game should very well rival game sales between madden and absolutley smother any other college game out there.
Take my word for it, play one game at Sanford Stadium and you'll see why this is exciting.(If you have HD you are extremly lucky)
Please,please,please dont buy any other game if are a strict college f-ball fan. Game is great keep up the good work EA.
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