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1.0 out of 5 stars Horrible, waste of money., September 13, 2011
= Fun:1.0 out of 5 stars 
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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Initial post: Oct 25, 2011 4:44:14 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 25, 2011 4:44:58 AM PDT
Having played this game series every year, and stupidly again buying this year's version based on a few good reviews, I have to agree with this reviewer's assessment, with one addition.

Besides the ridiculous CPU jumping linebackers and ESP-laden defensive backs, YOUR defensive coverage men seem to have a consistent inability to cover anyone, particularly on deep passes. In the 15-20 games I've tried (and tried, and tried, and tried) so far with this year's game, I can't even count the number of times I've been beaten deep by the CPU- and this is when I am in PASS defenses; and not only do they get beat deep, the CPU receiver is usually 10 yards behind the nearest "defender".
Really sorry AI issues, on both sides on the matter.

I've tried every slider adjustment to make this play better, too, and nothing seems to work.

If you own last year's game, don't buy this one.

And next year, I'll be hard-pressed to find a reason to buy this game again. Enough is enough.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2011 11:04:54 AM PST
What's the deal with the multiplayer in this new NCAA 12 game? Every opponent that I've played against seems to pick Alabama as their team of choice. Moreover, it's hard to pair up with an opponent during matchmaking who doesn't "leave the match." in summary, multiplayer isn't all it's cracked up to be.

As far as the passing game is concerned, it seems there's a glitch where you can use a hail mary constantly to a strong side (3 or more receivers) and press Y to constantly catch the pass! There doesn't seem to be a running game when you play against a human opponent. I don't understand why EA hasn't fixed this...

Posted on Jan 3, 2012 8:28:45 PM PST
I completely agree with you and both the other guys commenting on this. I bought it and sold it back like two weeks later, I got on here to see if this game would still have a 4 1/2 star rating because that is ridiculous, and im glad you decided to write a 1 star rant review so I didnt have to lol
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