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  • Summary: NCAA March Madness 08 has created a strategic new gameplay experience called Dynamic Post Play that enables you to take complete control over running your offense through the post, and defending your opponent in the paint. Experience the intensity of a strategic match-up on each possession,NCAA March Madness 08 has created a strategic new gameplay experience called Dynamic Post Play that enables you to take complete control over running your offense through the post, and defending your opponent in the paint. Experience the intensity of a strategic match-up on each possession, outwit your opponent by creating a favorable mismatch, and then make a move that scores the bucket to lift your team and your fans to victory. For the first time, you have complete control over dozens of new offensive post moves, including finesse ones like an up-and-under, drop step, hook spin, jump hook, and pump fake, and the ability to combine moves together. Animations can be interrupted at any time to transition into a new move, enabling you to read and respond to the defense, just like real life. Take command of the post on defense with strategic positioning to dominate down low -- guard your opponent man-to-man, front him to deny the entry pass or read the offense and go for the steal. NCAA March Madness 08 finally makes dream match-ups a reality, enabling you to replay classic games in college basketball history. Featuring more than 70 classic teams, take the court as the 1972 UCLA Bruins against any of the great North Carolina Tar Heels teams of the 1980s, the Duke Blue Devils of the 1990s or the two-time defending national champion University of Florida Gators. In addition, the ultimate teams for dozens of Division I programs have been created enabling you to go head-to-head to determine the best team in the history of college basketball. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 15
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  1. All in all, NCAA March Madness 08 is not a bad game, it's just yet another bad PS3 port.
  2. There’s enough new in here to warrant a look at the game even if you played the last one to death. It won’t blow your socks off, but it will any aspiring collegiate hours upon hours of enjoyment.
  3. NCAA March Madness 08 has a few flaws such as some transitions of animations, easy fast break opportunities, and a few game play quirks, but nothing will distract any college fan from getting excited about the team they love.
  4. It’s definitely not the best game on the NCAA court, but it is worthy of a second look.
  5. 69
    A solid basketball title and is definitely a step above what we saw from Live 08. The improved fluidity is something that only 360 owners will get to enjoy, much to the dismay of Sony Nation.
  6. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    67
    What a letdown! I had high hopes for March Madness this year, but this one's all sizzle and very little steak. [Jan 2008, p.90]
  7. 50
    It's almost like congratulating Adonal Foyle for working on a new move in the offseason while completely ignoring the fact that the rest of his game is downright awkward.

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  1. BryonF.
    Jan 7, 2008
    7
    It is a pretty good basketball game. Courts and arenas look great. Got tired of playing the 2k basketball and enjoy this one. Commentary is It is a pretty good basketball game. Courts and arenas look great. Got tired of playing the 2k basketball and enjoy this one. Commentary is great and atmosphere is good. If you really like the 2k games you might want to stick with that, but if you are looking for fun faster basketball than you will like March Madness. Expand