Summary: Decent game that has alot of flaws, Ill keep playing this until I get sick of it and go back to playing NCAA 05 on my Wii with a gamecube controller. Just like my Madden 11 review, these current gen games are my first and last since they have made so many changes that I hate. Even my friend kept saying while playing this and Madden 11 "this is why I will never get a football game on a ps3, they aren't as good as last gen versions which are superior".
Once again, EA takes your money, provides an inferior product
J. Cummings "Somewhere in PS2 land", Amazon
4 August 2012
Summary: Much in the way EA Sports ruined Madden going from 2010 (which, for my money, is the best next-gen Madden, 2005 being IMO the pinnacle of that franchise), and because no one else can get the license (SPOILER ALERT: That is going to change soon. Starting in 2014, the NCAA license is up for grabs for anyone that wants to pay what they are asking. So have faith, and maybe a developer will step up and give us the NCAA game we've been longing for), EA has you at their mercy.
Summary: EA Sports has turned into a pathetic company. They don't have any competition so they make at the most maybe 5 new animations per year. The first few times its cool to see the cut scenes but they are repeated in and out so many times its lame. At the beginning of the games you play you see the players come out of the tunnel and all that. Thats cool I guess but honestly I don't watch that. I just want to get right into the game and enjoy it. The gameplay is dissapointing.
Summary: Folks said "always be positive!" So... great graphics! Otherwise, NOT the same great game it once was! Where do I begin?! Still many old glitches left uncorrected, including that frustrating quick-snap offsides penalty! Because EA Sports caved in to Microsoft and Sony and ONLY manufactured NCAA 12 for their newest devices I was eventually forced to purchase one of them. Strike one! Pleased to see those graphics! And the honeymoon ended there.
Summary: For those of you who keep buying this game every year a new one comes out, I have one question: Why? Until folks stop buying this game every year, EA is going to keep looking to these sheep to buy their mediocre products. They have a virtual monopoly on college football and it shows with their lousy efforts to make this game top-notch. Now it's simply become a roster update year after year.
Summary: I skipped NCAA 2011, but had a blast with 2010, and NCAA is a game you don't need to get every year since EA doesn't really update anything, they have like 2 people work on small updates (one on graphics and one on rosters and AI). It is a shame there is no competition in the football market for EA, but thats another topic.
On the surface, it's good. But below, it stinks, sort of.
15 September 2011
Summary: I haven't played a ton of the modes in this game. Mainly I have played a good deal of the Road to Glory mode. As the quarterback, I only have the option of playing offense, so I'll leave some feedback here regarding that gaming experience. I really enjoyed the new addition, which is a full schedule of playing high school games in your character's senior season, including playoffs. The ability to use Team Builder to construct your high school, with logos, field, etc.
Summary: First of all I'm a GIANT NCAA Fan! Secondly, I've bought every NCAA Football game that has been released on PS3. Every year I say that I won't buy next year's game unless they add a lot more stuff and each year I buy it thinking this is the year. I wish I would have skipped this year's game. The only thing that is really different is the coach contracts and a few minor tweaks here and there.
Summary: Complete AI control of the game. User skill, once again, thrown out the window. Passing accuracy - controlled and unrealistic. Wide open receivers missed, especially in key moments. Passes led to the AI defender so they can intercept it. Also, why does the QB get "stuck in mud" after the snap? I can't move him out of the pocket on some plays and of course, he gets sacked. Blocking - controlled and unrealistic (and terrible). Still an issue with football games.
Summary: Pros and Cons ***************Pros -Coaching Carousel is new to this series, it's far from perfect but adds some longevity to offline dynasty -Custom playbooks...this used to be in series back in the PS2 days, so it's not really new but very useful -Custom conferences, helps to maintain balance of power ***************Cons -EA added dreadlocks on some players, you will see more dreadlocks in a single game than you will see pass interference called in 1000 games -Freezing,...