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  • Summary: NCAA March Madness 07 delivers an authentic college basketball gameplay experience by offering custom playbooks for each team through the Floor General Playcalling system, the EA SPORTS Lockdown Stick that allows your players to pressure the ball, force turnovers and harass opponents on the court, and an enhanced Dynasty Mode with new School Pride and Recruiting features that let you build your school into a national powerhouse. In addition, the popular voices of college basketball are back with ESPN’s Dick Vitale and Brad Nessler calling the action courtside. With the most advanced ESPN integration package available in NCAA March Madness 07, fans connected online via Xbox LIVE can watch college basketball game highlights, segments from Pardon the Interruption and Around the Horn, interviews and analysis from SportsCenter, and more. Fans can also download and listen to ESPN radio podcasts as they play NCAA March Madness 07, including segments from Dan Patrick, Mike & Mike, Stephen A. Smith and others. All this is in addition to live ESPN Radio SportsCenter updates every 20 minutes, the ESPN Ticker and ESPNews. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 33
  2. Negative: 3 out of 33
  1. A great first entry for the series on the Xbox 360, with great dynamic gameplay and a robust Dynasty mode. Far and away the best basketball game EA has released for a next-gen system.
  2. 79
    Madness 07 is a great first entry on the 360, but there is plenty of room for improvement. In the end, Madness is a fun, good basketball game worth a look.
  3. From a strong matchmaking system to a deep dynasty mode that largely mirrors EA's NCAA football game, March Madness does a good job bringing the energy of college hoops home.
  4. This season it doesn't quite have all the fundamentals down pat, but another semester's worth of schooling and polish should help the next outing. Ultimately, it's a solid (if unspectacular) hoops title that deserves a look.
  5. Beneath numerous flaws there's a decent basketball game in March Madness 07, but you've got to dig too deep to find it.
  6. Easily the best NCAA basketball option out there. It does so much right that even the frustrating scoring issues can’t really kill the experience.
  7. The selection of modes is weak. In the 360 game, you can only play through the dynasty mode or a single game or tournament. There is no single-season option or practice options. No mini-games either.

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Score distribution:
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  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. BrysonicV.
    Jan 15, 2007
    Love the intensity meter... art is very cool and authentic.
  2. Bigdog
    Jan 25, 2007
    By far the best basketball sim on the 360 to date. Although, the commentary is a bit annoying *wink.....i have a few complaints on recruits ...sometimes they just simply dissapear lol. But all in all a much better game then NBA Live love the atmosphere .....for net year how about raftery and mike patrick ....tru acc gurus Expand
  3. O'LeeW.
    Feb 5, 2007
    March Madness is better than the collage hoops the way the fans get like after they score is the real deal.
  4. KyleA.
    Jan 20, 2007
    Great core basketball. Love the new features, but the school pride (more cheerleaders,student section, larger crowds, bigger band)is a little difficult to figure out. They should include some sort of instruction. Expand
  5. HuevosB.
    Jan 21, 2007
    Graphics stink, controls are no good, don't get it, 2K7 college hoops is way better. Download the 2k7 demo and you'll see. I was playing in Rupp Arena and Vitale kept saying, "Welcome to Loisville Kentucky". Expand
  6. AS
    Jan 20, 2007
    Choppy framerate. Unrealistic play. Better graphics in comparision to Collge Hoops 2K7 but the trade off is awkward gameplay. Good representation of college atmosphere that sets it apart from NBA Live. If your priority is great graphics then March Madness should be your choice. If your looking for fun, College Hoops is the right way to go this year. Expand
  7. JoeRack
    Mar 5, 2007
    Can this game be any worse? they should get rid of the guys making this game.its horrible. the framerate sucks. the gameplay doesn't even play like basketball. c'mon ea, get with it. who cares about the graphics when it plays so bad. 2k7 is so much better. shame on you ea. Expand

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