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|EA Sports returns to the gridiron for another season of collegiate competition with this "2005" edition of NCAA Football. In addition to offering the realistic graphics, engaging play, and attention to detail that many have come to expect from a game that's built on the best-selling Madden NFL engine, this year's NCAA Football is designed to accommodate the many emotional and environmental factors that influence the action on the field. The collective enthusiasm of a passionate crowd can be a significant factor in nearly any team sport, but it is especially powerful in college football. |
Not only can the intangible inertia of an emotional stadium influence a game's momentum, but more substantial factors, such as crowd noise, or even the unsettling rumble of a thousand foot-stomping fans, can have direct effects on snaps and play-calling. Individual players may react differently as they run on field to the cheers and jeers of 100,000 over-excited fans, too, and smart gamers can turn this to their advantage using NCAA Football 2005's new "Match-Up Stick" feature. Coaches can now spot that nervous freshman tight end, for example, and perhaps gain the upper hand by matching him up against a seasoned senior linebacker.
Of course, "home field advantage" is not an automatic -- visiting squads that can shut down an opponent on its own turf will take the crowd right out of the game, and perhaps even enjoy a few on-field advantages of their own. Either way, these emotional and environmental effects may be most drastic when competing in one of NCAA Football 2005's "Top 25 Toughest Places to Play," which include famous stadiums such as Florida's "Swamp," LSU's "Death Valley," and Michigan's "Big House." Nevertheless, the crowd can be a factor in the smaller stadiums and leagues as well.
As in previous editions, NCAA 2005 features a nearly comprehensive selection of major conference teams, as well as squads from more than 70 smaller 1AA schools. Crowds cheer realistically for their home team, no matter how large or small, but a number of higher profile squads may also see their fans performing signature celebrations in the stands, such as the "Gator Chomp" or "Texas Hook 'Em Horns." Once they have a feel for the new emotional flow of this year's college football game, PS2 and Xbox players can go online to compete against other EA Sports fans.
|Game||NCAA Football 2005|
|Number of Players||1-4|
|Game Special Features|
|Game Series||NCAA Football Series|
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- grahdavi.zfctpw...Nov 3, 2015Verified purchase - USEDby
controllers & games
a purchase 4 controllers, 3 games, everything seems to be working like new.I only used 2 of the controllers up to now,but i'm sure there the same. thank you.
- 987759623@delet...Jan 6, 2010by
Was Great Gift
My sister was looking for this game for her child.<br>This game had put a smile on a childs face.<br>What is there not to love about someone sharing in what they have and to<br>offer to another at a price one can afford..<br>thank you
- stainded28Mar 2, 2009by
Addicted to NCAA 2005
I haven't gotten into newer versions yet. I feel a strange need to keep up with my Dynasty. Great game!
- sub_6cornersMar 21, 2007by
So many awesome features make this game one of the best NCAAs ever and one of the best sports games ever! Multi-payer is just awesome!
- desertseatsJan 9, 2007by
NCAA Football 2005 - ggrrrreat
This game is a MUST for the diehard college football fans like myself. It doesnt matter that you can buy it 2 years later for less than $10, it brings you back to two years ago when your team was amazing (Oklahoma). The Dynasty option allows you to coach/recruit/play, and is the best part of the game. I will say that I am a 3-time national champion in just 3 years of play. Maybe I should make it more difficult.<br><br>The crowd option is also great when you are playing the computer, but better when you are playing your friends. The screen shakes and their controllers rumble... it can cause an interception if they aren't careful!<br><br>I would recommend this game to ANY college football fan with an xbox. You'll find yourself playing for hours!