Sunday, October 4, 2009

College Hoops 2K7

I sent College Hoops 2K7 back to Gamefly on Saturday. It's not really worth a full review but here are a few notes:

- While playing NBA Live 07 recently, I came to the conclusion that I don't care for a vertical camera angle for the game (i.e. looking from basket to basket). That point was driven home with this game, which uses a standard sideline camera. It's just a lot easier to see how the players space out on the court.
- The players aren't as aggressive to the basket as they should be. If they have a wide open lane to the basket and you hit the shoot button, they'll pull up for a jumper rather than go for a lay-up or a dunk most of the time.
- I wasn't really impressed with differences between teams. NBA teams play pretty much the same, but college teams should seem pretty different. Some press more often and shoot a few more threes, but for the most part they all seemed to play the same (crappy) strategy, especially on offense.
- This game has some of the most ridiculous Achievements I've ever seen. Some are glitched, like the individual and season records (they can't all be broken, rendering the Achievements impossible). And an Achievement for beating every team in the game? There's over 350 teams, and the fastest you could play games is about 5 minutes each (1 minute halves, plus loading times, clock stoppages, etc.). So if you just started playing teams one after another, it would take over 21 hours just to finish that one 25 point Achievement. Gross.
- Oh, and Sega took down the online servers, so the online Achievements can't be earned either. And that's about half of the Achievements in the game. Needless to say, this one isn't for Gamerscore whores...

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