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  • Summary: NCAA Baseball makes its video game debut with MVP 06 NCAA Baseball. You can control all the aspects of your throws and swings with the right analog stick. The game includes licensed teams, equipment, and ballparks from around the country. You can also customize many aspects of gameplay by creating ballparks, players, and universities, and by taking part in recruiting and in-depth stat tracking. In addition to the Road to Omaha career mode, the game features various multiplayer games. Expand
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. The mini-games are awesome, especially the batting challenge, which lets you get used to EA's "load and fire" batting system (which, we hear, was licensed from Club Jenna).
  2. 87
    A great baseball game. Load and Fire, which will surely be imitated in future baseball titles to come, is the most fun and satisfying hitting system to date. The pitching, baserunning and fielding is all vintage MVP.
  3. Even if you are not a fan of the sport at the collegiate level, at the core of MVP '06 lies the same game of baseball, maybe in its purest and most competitive form, which we all love and enjoy.
  4. 80
    Dynasty and Tournament Modes offer rewarding single-player experiences, and mini-games lifted straight from MVP past are good for passing the controller with a room full of people.
  5. Sure, it lacks the licenses and loving treatment given to the major league games, but it's innovative enough for to warrant a go. Although some of its risks don't pan out, we still recommend recruiting this surprisingly skilled kid.
  6. So while the hitting mechanic and improved ballpark creator are cool and the integration of a live ESPN sports ticker is sweet, you'll need to think long and hard about buying what is largely last year's game sans major league appeal. [Feb 2006, p.77]
  7. The only addition is Online Everywhere, which lets you check out the live ESPN ticker while still in the game, and it's hardly essential. [Apr 2006, p.93]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. DaveR.
    Feb 12, 2006
    10
    Great baseball game. College baseball at its best. This game surpasses an aready great MVP 2005 MLB edition. This is a definite buy for baseball fans. Expand
  2. [Anonymous]
    Jan 23, 2006
    9
    Improved graphics from last year, gameplay is good. Has all the extras you could want: create a player, team and ballpark. The dynasty mode is also deep; recruiting, all division 1 teams and the best of all the college world series. Collapse
  3. AdamN.
    Jan 21, 2006
    7
    basically the same game as 05 but with new fielding and batting. The basethrowing can be enraging but u get used to it. its a little bit hard to throw to the cut too. When u first play the game youll have trouble hitting but u get used to that too. overall a great game for a first college baseball game. Expand
  4. AndrewA.
    Jan 26, 2006
    7
    Not up to par with past years, but it looks like this is the beggining of a above average new series from EA.
  5. Jul 23, 2013
    5
    I mean, it isn't a horrible game, I just don't think it's a great game. I'd like EA Sports to try at it again, I think they could really improve and make a great game. Expand