Excerpt: Will it be Marcus Allen sprinting past would-be tacklers? How about Andre Ware throwing tight spirals across the field to every receiver possible? Or Desmond Howard changing games singlehandedly with spirited punt returns and amazing catches?
Pros: Variety of Heisman Challenge, Much, much better passing, By far the best recruiting ever
Cons: Heisman too easy with RBs, Timid wide receivers, Players glide right through refs
Conclusion: By no means is NCAA 13 a bad game. It's just that it is not a substantial update given the annual cycle. I wish there was more to keep coming back to. Last year blew my socks off, this year, I still have my shoes on.
Excerpt: Perhaps more than any other sport, college football is built around the magic of the upset. Everything changes when one of the nation's top teams falls to one that no one even gave a chance to, and sports memories are made.
Excerpt: As usual, there’s not enough substantially changed for any but the most ardent fans to pick it up if they own last year’s edition. However, if it has been a year or two since your last game, these new perks combined with last year’s overhaul make it well worth the price.
Pros: Heisman Challenge is a great addition; Recruiting changes made recruiting more realistic and competitive
Conclusion: All together, NCAA 13 is a rollercoaster of rises and dips. For every nice addition like better sideline play and some improved animation there are equally negative aspects like heavily glitched replays and occasionally poor AI.
Summary: NCAA Football 13 brings to the table two new features: a bullet time mechanism and an ability to play as past Heisman Trophy winners. Beyond that, it's just the same old solid football game that is sure to please, but not excite.
Pros: Bullet time in a football game? Yes please., Heisman Challenge lets you play as Eddie freakin' George, About a billion new animations make the game look as real as ever
Cons: Heisman Challenge forces players to play on modern day teams, A swath of details are once again ignored, The game doesn't bring a lot of "new" to the table