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  • Summary: Sega Sports NCAA College Football 2K3 recreates the college atmosphere like never before - from the field, with plays like the wishbone and other triple options, to the sidelines, with school-specific cheerleaders and mascots, to the stadium, with rabid student sections and bands striking up fight songs, to the presentation, enhanced with a completely new ESPN broadcast system. And behind the scenes, it's big-time BCS pressure as you assemble your team from the country's top prep prospects, prepare in rigorous, off-season spring practices, and endure a competitive Division I-A schedule. Three ranking systems - the Writers Poll, Coaches Poll, and BCS Standings - track your team's progress throughout the season and determine which teams will play in the 25 post-season bowl games. Strive for perfection and the spoils of gridiron success are yours - the Heisman trophy, a BCS Championship, and your shot at campus immortality. [Sega] Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
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  1. 90
    While all this is great, it still comes up a tad short compared to EA’s NCAA football game, especially in the college atmosphere category.
  2. The game seems to lack an overall level of polish, as you'll see some questionable AI and some occasional bouts of slowdown in the PS2 version of the game. Still, the gameplay itself is rock-solid.
  3. 77
    The legacy mode is rewarding and the gameplay is predominantly solid, but a plethora of bugs and some AI issues ensure it won't supplant EA's game as the reigning champ this season.
  4. 68
    For those of us who only buy one game per sport per year, NCAA 2K3 is still playing second fiddle to the pioneer of the genre, courtesy of EA Sports.
  5. The problem is that EA’s "NCAA Football 2003" is a MUCH better game then NCAA2k3. EA’s game makes 2k3 pale in comparison.
  6. 67
    Improved, but still trails EA's "NCAA 2003" in every conceivable department. [Sept 2002, p.52]
  7. You'll see a lot of poor passes (regardless of your quarterback choice), poor tackling (even for a computer-controlled player), hot and cold A.I. and many, many wide open receivers dropping balls. This is probably the most frustrating aspect of NCAA 2k3.

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