Parts to Remember (3 out of 5)
NCAA Football 2007 has a special team’s camera that gives you a unique and interesting point of viewing important players during special team’s situations. Returning punts and kick-offs gives you a nervous feeling as you feel and then see tacklers coming at you at full speed out of the corner of your eye.
The impact camera is spectacular and extremely satisfying to watch as it zooms in on players during important moments of a big pass, hit or run. It creates dramatic moments that are fun and entertaining to watch in slow motion, like a NFL highlights replay.
The momentum meter feature is really well balanced; it’s still possible to score when momentum is against you, although you can still feel the pressure of the momentum swing.
Parts to Forget (4 out of 5)
In reality they really didn’t change much in NCAA Football 2007 from last year, at least not enough to warrant a new title and additional costs.
The receivers at times take on impossible angles when their trying to catch the ball, unless they can do things that normal humans and receivers can’t; this aspect of the presentation is off a bit.
NCAA Football 2007 slows a little too much at times, chugs along at a slow frame rate before catching up and continuing at a smooth rate.
The Game Graphics (3 out of 5)
The graphical presentation of NCAA Football 2007 is only average, the details and textures of the field and characters is dull and flat, which about the same from last year.
The player animations are smooth most of the time; occasionally they will jerk around a bit, but not for long.
Sounds in the Game (3 out of 5)
The sound of the crowds is amazing during rivalry games; the variety of sounds is wonderful and adds beautifully to the experience of the college football game. This is matched by the sounds of the game that tell you you’re at a football game, like the sound of helmets meeting, players fighting, and the coach screaming.
Story Line (3 out of 5)
NCAA Football 2007 sends you to school this year; you’ll have to concentrate on a student-athlete school day to make it through this year. Grab your books, you need to study and keep your courses up to make it through this game, which means less time for partying and making a nuisance of yourself. You’ll need to decide on a major for your courses and declare it and take tests to keep your marks up or you may have trouble with the coach, fortunately, you can still have one of the eggheads write the critical tests for you.
Playability (4 out of 5)
NCAA Football 2007 includes a fun and engaging Dynasty mode that can keep you busy for weeks managing your created player’s school day and having fun playing the games.
The AI is pretty good, I didn’t find any major problems with the choices of the AI, and it wasn’t too smart either, which makes it challenging, but not so hard that some gamers are turned off.
NCAA Football 2007 has a pretty shallow learning curve so even if you haven’t played football much you should be able to pick the game up and play pretty easy.
The Bottom Line (3 out of 5)
NCAA Football 2007 doesn’t do enough different from last year to warrant you put out the money to buy the 2007 version if you already have an earlier version. Should you not have any title in the franchise, then NCAA Football 2007 is perfect for introducing you to this entertaining college football title. The college year is a little boring but the games make up for all the boredom, just like real college football life.