NCAA Football 14 on PlayStation 3 Review – Physics Driven Animation and Ultimate Team Mode
25 July 2013
Excerpt: NCAA Football 14 represents a quality college football game standard that improves again with new Ultimate team mode, faster loading times, expanded customization, and a new graphics/physics engine. The Hype NCAA Football 14 unlocks the unpredictability and innovation of the college game.
Pros: Ultimate Team mode, gameplay recording and uploading feature, more streamlined Dynasty mode, customization options, high replay value, expanded coach skill building elements, improved AI movements, improved running game mechanics, simpler and faster options for player recruitment
Cons: no local multi-player season play, occasional lag/clipping, main theme music too repetitive
Excerpt: College football season is right around the corner. Crazed fans will soon be tailgating at their favorite stadiums and gathering at their usual spots to watch their beloved schools battle it out on the gridiron. It’s a beautiful time of year.
Excerpt: It’s easy to say that sports games have grown stale and tired. After all, this generation of consoles has dragged on longer than any previous generation, and we probably need more power for virtual sports to take another step.
Conclusion: Concept: The series is trying to upgrade itself, but as this generation of consoles comes to a close, it falls short
Graphics: If there has been an upgrade in this department since last year, I couldn't tell
Sound: The halftime commentary touches on what's happened so far, but sometimes it focuses...
NCAA Football 14 Review: fourth and long waiting for next-gen turnover
8 July 2013
Summary: A decent final entry in this generation, NCAA Football 14 sports a better physics engine, more refined gameplay and mild tweaks to some game modes. We have higher hopes, however, that we see more substantial changes as this franchise makes its way to next-gen consoles.
Pros: Physics engine makes offense more rewarding, Training challenges are fun and provide solid tutorials, Streamlined game modes add flexibility
Cons: Doesn't push itself very far, Mixed results with A.I., Some glitches, bugs, random commentary errors
Conclusion: "NCAA 14 is a polished, well-oiled machine." "Blocking isn’t yet perfected, EA’s focus on it definitely shows." "The newest version of the Infinity Engine brings physics-based interactions to NCAA Football for the first time."
Pros: Slick new physics, Much better blocking, Running the option
Cons: Post-whistle frame rate hiccups, Stale commentary, Road to Glory unchanged
Conclusion: EA keeps up appearances with another excellent installment in the NCAA franchise. It adds a few token new features while putting another layer of polish on an already sparkling product. If you've been away a while it's time to get back on campus.