NCAA Football 05
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this football strategy game minimizes child frustration in two ways -- one is that there is an excellent "ask the coach" feature to help with plays, and the second is that the teams can be made humorous by having mascot heads instead of human heads.
What's it about?
This is the first NCAA Football offered not just for Playstation 2 or Nintendo GameCube but for Xbox as well. Besides the standard features of game play and strategy, a key component in this game is how the fans react to teams as the atmosphere in the stadium directly affects how well the players do. Other features help you to find mismatched players and use that information to your advantage (Match-up stick).
Is it any good?
Fan celebrations for big plays exist -- like the Gator Chomp and the Texas Hook 'Em Horns -- and the action can get pretty rowdy.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about good sportsmanship. Because the teams respond to how enthusiastic the fans are, you might also want to discuss what happens when people are under pressure to perform.