Summary: I wonder if active NCAA players prefer playing Madden . Do they want to play as themselves, or their friends? Or do they want to play as the players they grew up watching, the players that made it to the big time?
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.
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.