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  • Summary: In NCAA Football 08, players look to be a leader and become a legend on the field. With all-new Leadership Control, players now lead by example and control the action on the field and can increase their sphere of influence by improving their players’ personal ratings on each big play. ForIn NCAA Football 08, players look to be a leader and become a legend on the field. With all-new Leadership Control, players now lead by example and control the action on the field and can increase their sphere of influence by improving their players’ personal ratings on each big play. For the first time, the game features a new and deeper recruiting system and an all-new Campus Legend mode. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Sporting a beautiful look and feel and more modes than you can shake a stick at, it’ll cure your football fever all season long.
  2. NCAA 08 is more fleshed-out than its predecessor and by being so improves on the key complaint against that game.
  3. It's nice to see such a strong effort come forth from EA and I only hope they keep this kind of intensity in the future with their other franchises as well. NCAA Football 08 is a must buy for any fan of the grid iron.
  4. A solid production that delivers several gameplay surprises and innovations. And we give credit where credit's due. Just fix the damn frames per second conundrum, EA!
  5. An example of misappropriated resources. The things that weren't broken have been changed, and lingering issues have gone untouched. With that said, there's plenty of game here.
  6. 78
    Running at 30 frames per second and only 720p makes this a graphically inferior title to the 360 version of the game, which is truly unfortunate, since the game is quite good otherwise.
  7. Knowing the Xbox 360 version looks (and plays) so much better, it’s tough to get excited about this game on a $500 console.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. ClaudellB.
    Jul 18, 2007
    10
    Great game play. This game just scratches the surface of what the PS3 can do and it still is something to be in awe of. The graphics, the Great game play. This game just scratches the surface of what the PS3 can do and it still is something to be in awe of. The graphics, the gameplay and the options. 10 rating from me! Expand
  2. JohnS.
    Aug 15, 2007
    10
    Loved the game. Very good legend mode. Complete game, perfect for the ps3 in every way.
  3. BobtheBuilder
    Sep 30, 2008
    10
    Very good game for fans of college football, yes there is room for improvement but the game is fun none the less, a must have for sports fans.
  4. Mr.Football
    Jul 19, 2007
    9
    Best graphics of any football game to date (on PS3). Graphics are not as good on XBOX 360. Game play has improved a little. The defense is a Best graphics of any football game to date (on PS3). Graphics are not as good on XBOX 360. Game play has improved a little. The defense is a little smarted than in the past. Game play is a little more realistic. Don't like the celebrations after almost every other play. Expand
  5. Rudy
    Aug 1, 2007
    8
    Very good game with a good foundation towards the future. Still missing features (like extra camera angles) that the current gen game has and Very good game with a good foundation towards the future. Still missing features (like extra camera angles) that the current gen game has and a few issues with the gameplay but its a solid title. Very different in feel from the PS2 version as its more realistic and defensive oriented that newbies will have to get used to. The game grows on you and is worthy of a purchase. The 30 fps isn't bad but its not as good as the 360 version which is super smooth. Expand
  6. DominiqueA.
    Aug 2, 2007
    7
    While it is still a good game several things are missing to make it a top game. Here are a few of them. I almost only played Campus Legend While it is still a good game several things are missing to make it a top game. Here are a few of them. I almost only played Campus Legend mode but I've seen enough to have a good impression on the game: - In campus Legend, it really getting boring to practice the same kind of play over and over. Plus when you are #1 on the depth chart, you just sims to the evening even. -Talking about evening event, it is ridicuslously repetitive and the outcome 9 times out of 10 is the same. So you just learn which choice is the optimal choice and then you take it. -If you sim the evening event, thesystem will not make good choice and you'll be soon in trouble with your GPA. Watch out for that! -Buggy, buggy, buggy. I can't remember a single game that I've noticed that many bug: plays in the playbook that are not the ones played on the field, collisions detection that are sometime inexistant, visors on player that appears and disappear on the same sequence, game freezing for an undetermine d period of time, injured players that their status is not displayed after the injury and the most annoying one -> The Pontiac Summary drive that sometimes shows up about 2-3 times each plays! -Really suspect playcalling in legend mode -Commentators have a lot to say but... as always, after a couple of games, you'll get tired of hearing the same thing over and over again. A big plus would be to make some commentaries between the preivous games played, in a dynasty mode or in campus legend. I can't believe no one ever thought to make this at this time. -In Campus Legend, I would have liked to watch the plays of the defense instead of simulating them until the next offensive drive... That would have been nice. -ESPN.com is a great addition but I think it could be a little more interesting... Like footage or interview -Coach movements in Capus Legend mode is absent. Looking at my offensive coordinator, I would have fired him couple of times -The lack of possibility to create 2 Campus Legend on the same team (1 offense, 1 defense) -The lack of possibility to advance to the next month in the calendar mode.. You have to simulate the last day of each month to make it advance to the next one. -ESPN Radio is quite repetitive.. More content please! -Graphics are good on the field but the people on the side line and in the crowd are better than last year but still when a on a close up shoot, you can see that there is 2 types of pants (blue pants and green pants) for 70 000 people in the stadium. Plus it doesn't look like there are any women in the stadium! I might sound like I didn't like the game but I really like it. I just wish that it would have been more polished before it was released. I can't wait to see madden! Expand
  7. KikiK.
    Jul 22, 2007
    2
    Awful game. Anyone who gives this a 10 has never played football in their life. Why can't I complete along pass if my personnel is Awful game. Anyone who gives this a 10 has never played football in their life. Why can't I complete along pass if my personnel is vastly superior to the opossition's? Why is playing defense like watching an ugly flower bloom? It takes as long and the payoff is the same. Why does my offensive line give me no time to pass even though their playing against a 1-AA team? Hmm. I'd rather play on 04 on the Ps2. I hate you EA. I always think your games will get better but the never do, They never do. Shame on me. Expand

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