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NCAA Football 06

Developer: EA Sports | Publisher: Electronic Arts
Players: 1 to 2 Player Game | Genre: Sports

Release Date: 07/11/05

Thank goodness, do you guys know what time it is? Well in my case it's the start of the best part of the year. It's college football season man. And if that doesn't get your blood boiling then I think you're clinically dead.

This year you can create an impact player and lead home from the depths of high school all the way to a bowl game where you can possibly be a legendary college player. If you're good enough, you can be the BMOC, big man on campus for those not in the know. You'll have fan mail and everything.

Some Key Features:

1. Take Home the Heisman Trophy

Begin your career as a prep star in search of scholarship offers and work your way up to become one of the nation's top collegiate players. Continue your post-college career in Madden NFL 06 or coach a Division 1A program.

2. Impact Players

Put the weight of the entire university on your shoulders. Game changing performers single handedly break games wide open with highlight reel moves and special animations.

3. Dorm Room

At the center of it all, the dorm room is where you access your game schedule, playbook, newsletters, fan mail, and more. As you progress through your career, the living conditions improve and the fan mail increases.

4. Breakaway Control

New analog controls allow you to pull off special moves like ankle-snapping jukes and QB sidesteps as you break tackles on the way to the end zone.

5. Redesigned Graphics

From turf texture to sky color, every detail has been redesigned, including innovative stadium lighting and revolutionary player models.

6. New Dynamic Analysis

Watch Brad Nessler, Kirk Herbstreit, and Lee Corso provide new in-studio commentary and analysis on each team's impact players prior to kickoff.

7.All-New Spring Drills

Hone your skills in four new spring drills: Pass Skeleton, Oklahoma Drill, Option Attack, and Rushing Attack.

8. Improved Online Play

Find an opponent based on your skill level, check out the latest EA News, and set your gameplay options for the games you host.

9. Exclusive License

NCAA Football 06 has the exclusive rights to in-game ue of college teams, stadiums, and schools.

I had a chance to play this game at the show in May. Let me tell you, from what I had to work with, this game is absolutely spectacular. It plays faster, it's smoother, and the gameplay is on point. And all this was a few months ago. I can't wait to see how much they've improved it since then. Keep it locked on CVGames for an in-depth review.

This article appeared in the July 2005 Issue of CVGames. You can view this Issue by clicking here.

By Antoine Byrd - 07/02/05
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