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Horrible, waste of money.
, September 13, 2011
This review is from: NCAA Football 12 - Playstation 3 (Video Game)
I finally decided to trade this back in. I can't believe how much Amazon offered me for this piece of garbage. That is an apt description, because I literally tossed it in the garbage can the other day. I would have gotten rid of it earlier, but we were promised a patch that would fix all the issues. I didn't check the online stuff, but the gameplay seemed to be the same and it even ruined some things, like the no huddle offense.
The main problem is the passing game. It's completely unrealistic. It was a little too easy last year, so to make this game different, they decided to make it unnaturally difficult. It's no that they cover well, they don't. There are plenty of open receivers, but you can't get them the ball, because every defender playing zone is a hall of famer; even if you're playing against Western Kentucky (no offense to the Hilltoppers). They tip every ball you throw, even if it is intended for a receiver 20 yards behind them. It would be equivalent to every player being 12 feet tall. And when they're not doing that, they are running to spot where you are going to throw the ball, because they know exactly what play you are running as soon as you snap it. That also applies to running to the outside. As soon as you snap the ball, the cornerback basically blitzes even though they are playing a deep zone, because they know exactly what the play is and where it is going.
In conclusion, do not buy this game no matter what the reviews say. I wish someone would have told me before I did. It would have saved me a lot of frustration. I don't know how anyone could play this game for a day and give it a good review, unless EA paid them to do so. Buy last year's game instead. You'll save $40 and I think it's a better game overall. The passing may be too easy, but at least it's fun to play. Yeah, that's right; scoring 50 points a game, because you threw it to the right receiver at the right time is fun. Getting intercepted five times a game by super human defenders while throwing to wide open receivers in not fun. Very lazy programming by the developers. They tightened up something that was too easy by just making the CPU team cheat. I can't wait to see what they have in store for us next year. Running is too easy this year, especially shot-gun draws, so those will get stuffed every time next year. And then they'll say,"See the game is totally different from last year.That's why you should buy it again." They spent the entire development year designing stadium entrances, which everyone will just skip after they see them once anyway.
Sorry for the long rant. I don't usually write reviews, but this game made me so angry that I just couldn't let it go.
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