Summary: Where to begin? I love college football, and a group of my buddies wait anxiously each year for the new iteration of NCAA Football to play our annual online dynasty. But this year has been very disappointing. First let's start with technical issues we've encountered. 1. Custom Playbooks. It's amazing how a feature that was a staple of last gen systems can be so poorly translated into the current gen systems (and late, I might add).
Summary: I've purchased every madden game since Madden 2008 and I've always enjoyed playing them. But last year NCAA 11 was widely considered a superior football game to its professional counterpart. Definitely not this year. I have no idea what happened with this game. When I played the Madden 12 and the NCAA 12 demo, I felt that NCAA would be the better option this year because the gameplay felt smoother and looked more realistic.
Not like the others: feels like made by geeks, not jocks
Kevin Van Horne, Amazon
17 January 2012
Summary: I've played EA NCAA football for many years and always loved the game. The play-by-play, the excitement of the crowds, the colorful uniforms, macots, everything made it so much better (in my opinion) than Madden's pro game. I especially liked the gameplay and controls better than Madden as well - it felt more like football. I bought this year's game expecting improved graphics, some interesting tweaks (for the better) in gameplay, controls, and the general experience.
Not much different from previous versions...fun, but don't expect it to last.
1 December 2011
Summary: I started off playing in dynasty mode as an offensive coordinator for my favorite college team. I got about a season and a half in, when the game crashed, and CORRUPTED my data. I don't mind if a game crashes once in a while, but to lose your data is heartbreaking. This was about a couple months ago.
Summary: I've been playing football games since the 90s, so I know what I'm talking about when I say EA Sports has gone to complete garbage. Offline, the game is decent...as other people have said, pass interference calls are virtually non-existent, do more than 4 or 5 hurry up runs and your back gets injured for at least a few weeks usually (even if he has a high injury rating). Even with those issues, it is pretty fun to play offline..
Summary: I have played most of the ncaa football games to date and this one is by far one of the worst. Lets start with the few Pros: There is no doubt better graphics as far as the ESPN presentation and pre-game stuff is concerned. On field graphics are pretty good but would not say they are leaps and bounds better than last year. I love the controls to this game and probably are my favorite out of all the football games. Other than that i am very disappointed with this game.
Summary: I bought this game because I have done so every year it comes out. It is my favorite football series. All I have to say is EA, what happened? In every game mode whether online or off it freezes constantly. I have tried playing at least 30 games and have only been able to complete 5 of them. Have looked at forums for answers and on EA's website. Guess what? No answers! People say there are patches or they are on the way. I say balony!
Sam Loomis "It's Halloween Night - Everybody ..., Amazon
28 October 2011
Summary: I love this game and play it all the time, but oh my fricken gosh, it freezes all the time. The first day I got it it froze on me. Then it froze again and I had to get another one. I thought maybe it was just that one but it wasn't. Have you ever been playing for the national championship against the #1 team in the country and winning 56 to 21 with 19 seconds left, and it froze!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have. I love this game it's so fun, but EA you're better than this.