Summary: NCAA Football 11 gives more legs to the college football season with an online component that will capture the affection of diehard fans. Despite some minor flaws, this is a great step in the right direction for the genre.
Pros: The online dynasty mode that lets you remotely trash talk, The locomotion engine that offers realistic gameplay, The improved AI
Cons: The Long load screens and slow menus, The visual clipping and glitches, The Boring commentators
Excerpt: With the college football season just a couple weeks away, die hard fans are thinking about sinking their teeth into the new version of NCAA Football from Electronic Arts and taking their favorite team to the National Championship before the real season even starts. NCAA Football 11 (available for the Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and PS2) brings a new online dynasty mode into the mix this year, complete with connectivity to check on your recruiting / game schedule through a...
Excerpt: Will a perfect college football game ever be developed? It might seem like a pipe dream, but with NCAA Football 11 , EA has gotten a few yards closer to making that dream a reality. This year’s game follows in the footsteps of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 by striving to achieve a greater degree of realism while providing enough user-friendly options (both old and new) to retain its mainstream appeal.
Excerpt: by EA Sports. The lack of choices may irk some but at the very least, EA rarely fails to produce a solid, if not fantastic, college pigskin simulator that continues to satisfy the needs of its loyal followers.
Summary: NCAA Football 10 made some significant strides last year by introducing some entertaining new modes and reworking old ones to flesh out the entire college football experience. This year, EA Sports took a different approach with NCAA Football 11 by focusing more on beefing up on-field action than on making major in-game upgrades to supplementary modes like Road to Glory.
Pros: Running game feels better than ever, Defense plays smart, Online dynasty web interface works great
Cons: Few improvements to most modes, Run blocking still has some issues
Excerpt: The slow steps through the locker room. The descent down the stairs toward the field. The tapping of the "Play Like A Champion Today" sign before turning to the gridiron. This is the famous entrance of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. If you’ve only experienced football through a gaming console, you wouldn’t even know what I’m talking about. That is, until now. NCAA Football 11 is all about the pre-game pageantry.
Summary: A brand-new, rock solid running game and ESPN broadcast-style coverage make NCAA Football 11 the best college football game ... even if it's the only one on the block. The gameplay benefits far outweigh the minor glitches that continue to plague the game.
Pros: New locomotion system makes the running game a lot more potent, ESPN integration is a big boost of realism, Online Dynasty lets you recruit away from your console
Cons: Glaring glitching errors on the field are unavoidable, Very long load times put you to sleep