Top positive review
on January 1, 2014
I have always been an NCAA fan and purchase the game every year when it is released for as long as I can remember. I choose to write this review because basically 14 is the last edition of the game and it's no different from this version.
I love college football, and the Heisman mode alone is well worth the purchase. Unfortunately, EA sports has relied for far too long on brand name and appeal. The rating for this game is much more dependent upon my love of college football and the excitement of the sport than anything else.
The physics and the programming of EA is more and more arcade like every rendition of the game. What makes me upset about these titles is that the trajectory of balls (chuckle) as well as the engagement of players change to the whim of the CPU. Most dedicated gamers can learn the ins and outs of the system, but they shouldn't have to.
If you're engaged then you shouldn't slide/fly to the ball carrier based on proximity. You could be running straight away and if you pass an engaged defender he'll glue to you.
- The ball trajectory is insane as well, if it's heading one way it will literally auto track to another player without any rhyme or reason. Another lazy glue tactic to allow for the catching motions which are the prized features of the franchise for some reason.
While the death of NCAA football game is already given, and somewhat upsetting, I'm hoping that maybe more companies can get involved. Monopoly inspires little creativity, and for a long time dedicated player it's annoying. They essentially just keep updating the rosters and port every other feature of the game, and add or bring back some other fan favorite gimmick and a spit shine and scream "are you happy now."