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 –...
Solid college football experience with open chat option.
Common Sense Media
12 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: 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.
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: �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.
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...
Excerpt: College football has always been more like rock‘em sock‘em robots rather than a strategic football game. Players are running all the over field which leads to less control and an overall feel of spastic gameplay. It has always been a problem with the NCAA Football series, however there are a few things that have been tended to over last year’s edition. NCAA Football has been a fan favorite for years and has provided an action packed college football experience.
Conclusion: Overall, Team Builder and Season Showdown really make the game worth the money. Yes, it is a roster update. Yes, the mechanics appear to be 95% identical to ’09. But yes, it is worth the price if you are a fan of college football.
Summary: Fans'll love it. Gamers not familiar with the series will also find plenty to sink their teeth into. While not revolutionary by any stretch,
NCAA Football 10
should satisfy football aficionados until
rolls around in August.
Pros: More of what you love; easy for newbies to pick up
Cons: Waaay too much deja vu; defensive AI still needs improvement