American Sports Sims

Discussion in 'General Gaming Chat' started by agiedee, Jan 25, 2006.

  1. agiedee

    agiedee Guest

    I need a bit of advice and youse are just the people to ask, methinks... I'm amping up to purchase me a football or basketball si, I have no brand loyalties re EA or 2K. I'm erring towards basketball because I figure it may be more pick up and playable but think I may get more of a reward from the football long term, I dunno. Probably will go bball I reckon as I'll be getting my hit-ups from one or both of the Rugby games coming out. And we don't get NCAA over here (UK) it seems...
  2. Forum Ad Advertisement

  3. cavan

    cavan Guest

    madden 06 is good craic.
  4. toup

    toup Guest

    To be honest, the current crop from both companies is excellent and you will have a great time with any of the four (2 basketball, 2 NFL) games available. Personally I just bought the new EA basketball game and am loving it, but from reviews etc they all sound good. I prefer the 2K NFL games to Madden for playability, but again, you could argue the difference forever - both companies have produced great games this year
  5. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    If you want a Basketball game, get NBA 2K6 instead of Live, as well as being cheaper (at least in NZ, I pre ordered it for 39.99, which was 30 dollars less then Live when it came out), It is more realistic and funner gameplay, has a superior franchise mode and comes with a built in Street Mode and Street Campaign where you play One on One Rappers and NBA Players and what not.

    If your after an Ice Hockey game, you can't go wrong with either 2K6 or NHL 06 IMO, they both have their own strengths and weaknesses.

    If you have a mod chip, I cant recommend NCAA Football enough though.
  6. DC

    DC Guest

    if your gonna go with a basketball sim, go with NBA 2k6 its a lot better than Live 06 at least in my opinion. If your gonna go with a football game get NCAA 06 or Madden 06 both great games.
  7. ak47

    ak47 Guest

    so basically what everyone is saying is the 2k sports games are alot better than EA in every facet of american sports

    except in NFL, in which 2k sports were driven out of the NFL market coz of EA's monopolization of NFL liscense

    thus EA cant win on a level playing field

    wouldnt surprise me if EA burnt down the 2k HQ's in NY.....they cant beat them any other way, without a dollar driven campaign

    sore losers
  8. Ripper

    Ripper Guest


    In College Hoops EA has the advantge in gameplay and features IMO with their March Maddness Series, the only reason I choose College Hoops 2K6 is because for whatever reason EA refuse to let you import the draft classes.

    And the only reason I put the NHL 2K series up there is becasue of the superior Franchise Mode and presentation, NHL 06 is funner to play, but NHL 2K has a better overall package
  9. ak47

    ak47 Guest

    speaking of presentation

    i cant wait for the next madden with ESPN presentation


    Berman n co

    EA's Madden 2007 better have all the ESPN stuff that the 2ksports version had

    Especially the half time/full time wrap ups
  10. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    Check out the Preview for MVP NCAA Baseball 06, its the first EA Sports game to include the ESPN Presentation.
  11. Honestly I think you should consider NHL 2006 aswell. I don't know if any of you boys are ice hockey fans but this game is friggin great got all the teams etc, you can play in a few fo the Euro pro leagues too and Internationals aswell. Its a friggin awesome game and its faced paced and hard hitting just like real hockey.

    If not then go for NFL 2006 basketball is for tossers.
  12. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    Meh, hopefully they do better for those on the PS2 without a harddrive, they just had still pictures, FIFA 06 had actual highlights at halftime, so don't see why 2K couldn't (I have a harddrive, but it ****** my school yard chums off though)
  13. USArugger

    USArugger Guest

    Hockey is pretty good.

    I would go with NCAA football. Best game out there IMO. Since you can't I would go with Madden. I personally do not really like basketball games.
  14. agiedee

    agiedee Guest

    Thanks guys. I did pick up last year's 2K hockey installment which was great in multiplayer. Having kept an eye on the NCAA thread which I must say reads like a sports soap opera (keep it up its great reading), I tried to find it but had no joy. I'd love to get a shed load of sports sims but my friends are doing stupid things like getting married and sh't...well they always shat but now they want to sh't in wedlock or something. Basically I've got to spend money on furnishing their houses and buying them drinks. No, I'm pleased for them...really.
  15. toup

    toup Guest

    selfish b*stards, all of them! How dare they make you compromise your gaming like that...

    I would love to play some of the NCAA games but sadly the demand here in the UK isn't great enough, and I don't have a mod-chip...
  16. kaftka

    kaftka Guest

    Absolutely. Don't you hate wankers like that? We've got one of them running this place. You know what he wants us to do? He's setting up a Pay Pal account so we can "donate to TRF" so he can bloody fund his stinking wedding! Well, I for one am appalled. So appalled in fact, that I have taken up his invite just so I can see him burst into tears as Ripper jumps naked out of the cake....
  17. toup

    toup Guest

    Still, at least he'll get some publicity... apparently Air Ben is going to video the whole thing, then it'll be up on Google video and on every forum he's a member of within the hour...

    PS that really is meant as good natured banter Air Ben, I know you will take it as such.
  18. kaftka

    kaftka Guest

    Oh yeah. That applies to you as well Len. Just banter.

    ...Ripper, I'll get back to you.
  19. Lemmiwinx

    Lemmiwinx Guest

    Go out and get a copy of ESPN NFL 2K5. Best football game ever. I was a huge Madden fan but this game burns it up. Plus you could pick it up for 20 odd buckaroonys. Easy
  20. CeeJay

    CeeJay Guest

    I agree with that, ESPN 2k5 on xbox is the complete NFL package. Half time show, full time show and NFl primetime complete with highlights of all the best plays, awsome.
  21. agiedee

    agiedee Guest

    Right, cuff the basketball, I always get frustrated when I can't smash sh't up anyway. ESPN 2k5 it is!
Enjoyed this thread? Register to post your reply - click here!

Share This Page