NCAA 2008: Buy or Wait?

So NCAA Football 2008 has come out, creating hysteria amongst the college football world. There are a few Bama bloggers who have already bought their copies (Todd and Memphis Tider).

My dilemma is this: I want to buy this game and play it. But, I have a PS2 (which isn’t the end of the world by any means). I want to get a game with the best graphics, or graphics good enough to satisfy most people. I know I can afford an Xbox 360 in a few weeks if I wanted that version. Or, I could save my money for a longer period of time and get a PS3 eventually.

The only problems with buying an Xbox is that I would have to go buy a lot of games for it instead of just putting in my old PS2 games into the PS3. However, the Xbox is cheaper than the PS3, and seems to run at 60 frames per second. Plus, I could just keep the PS2 and still play those old games on it.

So, I propose a set of questions to you, the reader:

1. Should I buy the game for the PS2 or wait for another system?

2. If I do buy a new system, should it be the Xbox 360 or the Playstation 3?

3. Am I stupid for wasting a post on this topic?

4. What would Nick Saban do?

5. Is EA Sports just messing with my head? If so, how successful are their tactics on me compared to the rest of the country?

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Temptation: Do you really want to spend the rest of your life wondering…
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5 Responses to “NCAA 2008: Buy or Wait?”

  1. gorjus Says:

    Get the PS2 version. I haven’t read the reviews yet, and maybe I’m being silly to be worried that the feature sets will be hobbled on the next gen versions (much as the new Maddens just weren’t as deep on the PS3/360). I certainly don’t think the gameplay would be any better, but if you’re looking for better graphics, you do need to go next-gen.

  2. Todd Says:

    Sounds to me like you’re biggest issue is that you have a lot of games you still play and won’t be able to use elsewhere. I’m using the PS2 version because NCAA Football is the only game I play, and it works fine for me on the PS2. But if you want to upgrade your gaming possibilities, I’d say wait the few weeks and get the XBOX 360 or for the PS3. ’08 has some cool new features, but it’s not the huge leap in game play that ’06 to ’07 was by any stretch of the imagination. You can probably wait.

  3. Memphis Tider Says:

    I’m with Todd. There’s not a huge leap in gameplay. I thought it would take a little while to get used to, but I was wrong. I beat Western Carolina 63-0 and Vanderbilt 72-13 on Varsity gameplay, with my 2nd teamers playing the entire 2nd half in both of them.

    Bottom line, if you enjoy playing other games as well, wait until you decide on the X-Box 360 / PS3 and then go with that one.

  4. doubtingthomas Says:

    Depends on what other games you want to play. I’d go with the 360, and get a subscription to gamefly. I rarely ever buy games, just pay gamefly about $22 a month to always have two games at a time.

  5. delacruztaylor Says:

    Don’t buy the PS2 version, I have it and I’m disappointed. The game graphics are a little better. But its pretty much the same game as last year with a few new things. I’m kicking myself for not moving up to the new systems.


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