Excerpt: When it comes to EA's football franchises, NCAA Football has always been my favorite. I like pro ball, but I live for college football. Unfortunately, the past few years haven't been that kind. NCAA Football always makes a decent showing, but has always felt like Madden 's hand-me-downs. The last two years were particularly disturbing thanks to a noticeable lack of college atmosphere. NCAA Football 11 changes -- mostly -- everything. NCAA 11 's oozes "college football.
Summary: While college football struggles with a terrible BCS system, no playoffs, and crumbling conferences, its virtual gridiron counterpart is just starting to hit its stride. NCAA 11’s new locomotion engine puts the skill of Barry Sanders at your fingertips, making running backs feel like real threats every time they touch the ball. Revamped blocking mechanics help make formerly useless plays like draws and counters legit options for the first time.
Summary: NCAA Football provides the ultimate experience for the true football fan, delivering the excitement and pageantry that can only be found in college football. NCAA Football 11 will give players 120 ways to win with real college offenses that, for the first time ever, reflect the authentic style of every NCAA FBS school.
Conclusion: Concept: After several years of being a good but not great franchise, NCAA Football 11 emerges
Graphics: The new lighting makes a big difference. Last year’s players almost look like a bunch of cartoon characters running around in comparison
Sound: I’d like more situation-specific audio, as some of the commentary sounds out of place at times
Playability: The smoothness of the locomotion engine makes running and finding holes effective even with just the left stick...