I think a majority of purchasers are people who a) attended a certain college or b) cheer for a certain college. That being said, it is wildly popular for sports fans, as well. I'm sure the same can be said for most sports games... I don't have a favorite NBA team or Soccer team but I love playing both those games.
Well, I do root for attend and have been a long time fan of a certain college, but putting that aside it is still a great football game, better than madden I would say, just because of the game play. I like the plays in college better, and it seems(to me anyways) that the game speed ncaa is just a little faster than madden, although I don't have the latest madden so it could have gotten faster..and well building your own dynasty in madden is a lot more complicated than making your own college in ncaa, and those are the real reasons I play ncaa instead of madden
The main reason i play NCAA over Madden is because of recruiting. I enjoy recruiting much more than drafting. In college you have 2-4 years of a player's services. If you have a good player rotting on the bench, he might transfer. I like players rotating in and out every few years. Sure, having Payton Manning for 10 years would be a great thing, but in college, you never know what kind of athlete you might end up with when your start QB/RB graduates.
That the same reason I love playing NCAA over Madden because u never know what to expect. I like taking the smaller schools and building them up with recruiting to compete with the bigger schools. I cant wait till July 10th
I think this year Madden will top NCAA. Madden has made a laundry list of fixes adding perfectly equal online and offline franchises. Better ball trajectories, life like physics, better commentary and presentation and so much more. NCAA has had great online dynasty for years and is definitely a safe bet. But just from the looks at e3....Madden could actually top NCAA for the first time in years. Not saying it will but that's my opinion.
Yeah this year ncaa doesn't look so good that's the worst looking demo visually I've seen in a while. Last two years NCAA has won the battle, but this year with Madden's Infinity Engine Madden looks to dominate once again.
I happen to enjoy this game far more the Madden and I buy both for my football fix. I love the fast paced action and the college atmosphere. My teams is the Michigan Wolverines and the New Mexico Lobos (hometown team).
I too like NCAA just for the fact of recruiting... The thrill of landing a top recruit is nothing better.. You cant get that in Madden.. Also having the #1 class also makes you happy.. The closest thing you get to that in Madden is a big trade, but wipty do thats one trade were in NCAA you have 25 recruits.
I fall under the, I buy this because of my college. I went to WVU and was always a Madden guy before that. Now I buy every NCAA. Ended up buying Madden last year and literally played one game and traded it back in 3 months later.