I love to dump on EA Sports because their video games have gotten increasingly worse with each year. The latest Madden NFL game I played was the 2006 version and it was garbage.
NBA Live consistently blows.
NCAA Football series has to be aborted.
BUT WAIT!!! On a day where I am in desperate need of something lazy to write on a Friday where I feel like going to bed, EA Sports does something totally awesome!!! They are using the NCAA Basketball presentation from CBS with Gus Johnson and Bill Raftery on the call! Real graphics, two of the best (and loudest) basketball announcers around, and no player names!
That’s just sick. Supposedly when you have regular season games scheduled for the virtual Monday-Friday, it will be handled by ESPN with Brad Nessler and Dick Vitale on the call, while the big weekend matches (and of course March Madness) are on CBS. Almost like in real life!
Now that EA has gotten the presentation down for the first time in ages, they just need to make sure that the gameplay is decent and that the simulations are real. That means no more Southern Miss vs. Pepperdine in the 2011 NCAA Title Game, okay?
Watching that preview gives me chills. People will probably buy the game just for the TV broadcast presentation it delivers.