Excerpt: In early June a few of us Game-Boyz staffers had a chance to demo some of EA Sports’ upcoming games at E3 in Los Angeles. Much to our surprise, unless I missed something, we did not see a single NCAA Football 10 game on display. There was no shortage of Madden 10 for all consoles on the floor; however, the NCAA game was nowhere to be found. I found this somewhat confusing as last years game was solid and garnered a lot of praise from gamers across the globe.
Summary: NCAA Football 10 picks up right where 09 left off. The game adds some new play mechanics, and makes it a lot easier for casual fans to pick up with micro-transactions and the Family Play mode. However, the Season Showdown mode gives college fans a chance to give their favorite team bragging rights, and the Road to Glory mode has been updated nicely from previous iterations.
Conclusion: Concept: The TeamBuilder is the big feature here, but some small additions take the gameplay a step forward
Graphics: Player models are essentially the same, but the animations are blended better to make the game smoother overall
Sound: Somebody needs to stuff Lee Corso's mouth with a sweaty jock
Playability: QB precision passing makes a huge difference from last year
Entertainment: NCAA 10 is more fun to play than 09, but not all the effort that went into the game –...
Excerpt: NCAA Football has been a fan favorite for years and has provided an action packed college football experience. The college football series has always included depth and gameplay that Madden couldn’t compete with. That doesn’t always make for a better game, however. This year’s college football saga brings forth upgraded defense, new running abilities and team control, but it all depends whether or not a player can find the field through all the menus and recruiting...
Summary: NCAA returns to the gridiron equipped with many positive gameplay changes. TeamBuilder is the best creation system yet, the revamped blocking mechanics make playing a defensive lineman fun again, players finally negotiate sidelines correctly, and the improved dueling between receivers and the secondary makes the passing game more dynamic.
Conclusion: Achievement Level: Moderate (Depends on how much time you're willing to sink your teeth into this game for 1000g) Last year I would have given NCAA 09 a 8/10, this year's title, I feel is much improved over the last, I personally like it much better than Madden 09 and it's score is much deserved. Overall: 8.5/10 (A game to buy if you're a football game fan.
Solid college football experience with open chat option.
Common Sense Media
5 September 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this is a straightforward simulation of college football. Players select real college teams and guide them toward a national championship. The game is playable online, a feature Common Sense Media does not recommend to children under the age of 12. Parents can limit the online chat aspect by using parental controls on some of the consoles.
Conclusion: �NCAA Football 10� isn�t an earth shattering game, but is still very, very fun. For someone like myself who never watches football at all, it does a great job at sucking me in to the experience and leaving me thoroughly entertained. There is a lot to do here and it will take quite some time to burn through all the new features.