NCAA Football 13 is a fun experience that’s still too raw to turn pro (review)
21 September 2012
Conclusion: NCAA Football has always struggled to find its own place on the pigskin pecking order. While EA Sports has continued its quantity-over-quality approach with this latest entry, the title still provides a solid college football experience. If you’ve played previous games in the franchise, you’ll know what to expect — breakdancing mascots, deafening snare drums, and the pageantry only found on a sun-kissed Saturday afternoon.
Pros: Don’t feel like controlling the action on the field? Grab a virtual clipboard and coach your team to victory. You can even take your play online with connected features like Online Dynasty or the Team Builder, where you can meticulously re-create your high school or Division III squad for head-to-head battles. This year, the experience features some minor but welcome improvements that add more depth and challenge, such as new difficulty settings, improved play-calling...
Cons: This has always been the case with the two franchises. Madden has consistently received new advancements before its overlooked sibling. So, college football fans are stuck playing a 13-named title with 12-based technology. What we do get are a few studio-update segments with host Rece Davis. Where’s a mumbling Lou Holtz when you need him? EA Tiburon has a great opportunity here, and the studio clearly cares about presentation. Last year, it focused on iconic school tr...
Excerpt: The NCAA Football franchise has always been a shining example of how yearly iterations of sports games works and works well. One of the top reasons why this was the case was its consistency in innovation. But, as you will notice, the past tense was used here.
Excerpt: We’ve heard it year in and year out – if a sports franchise is popular, chances are that the changes that are made with the following entry in the series will be minimal. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, right? Well, with NCAA Football 12 , EA Sports really shook up the franchise in a good way, but left us wondering just what would be left for the following year’s game.
Excerpt: College football recently got a shot in the arm with the announcement of a long-overdue playoff system (coming in 2014). Does NCAA Football 13 offer fans the same kind of rush? Thanks to strict student-athlete regulations, EA’s pigskin sim has always lacked real players beyond its flashy covers, but NCAA 13 makes some in-roads on that front with the new Heisman Challenge mode, which pulls several past trophy winners into the game.
Pros: + Great core college-football simulation., + Plenty of distinct play modes included.
Excerpt: For the past few years I have been lucky enough to play, and ultimately review, EA Sports NCAA Football game. Throughout these years I have seen the franchise make some steady gains and with each new release the development team at Tiburon somehow keep upping the ante. EA Sports NCAA Football game is no longer considered an appetizer for EA Sports’ own NFL Madden franchise, which releases in August.
Summary: Si vous possédez le précédent opus, vous pouvez le conserver. Certes NCAA Football 13 offre quelques nouveautés qui améliorent un petit peu votre expérience de jeu, mais cela ne justifie pas de payer 60 $ pour ce nouveau titre. De plus, les nombreux bogues risquent d’ennuyer certains amateurs. Bref, avant de vous procurer cette nouvelle itération, nous vous conseillons d’en faire la location.
Pros: +Les améliorations pour le recrutement +Prise en main simple +le mode un bouton qui permet à n’importe qui de jouer +L’ambiance et les animations des mascottes et des cheerleaders
Cons: -Trop de bogues -peu de changement avec la précédente itération -60$ -Commentateur trop souvent répétitif