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2.0 out of 5 stars Very dissapointed - solicits you for additional purchases, July 30, 2009
This review is from: NCAA Football 10 - Playstation 3 (Video Game)
I must preface this review by stating that I have been a fan of the NCAA Football series since it was "Bill Walsh Football". I have become accustomed to each year only having a few updates and modest improvements and those have been enough to satisfy my needs as a college football enthusiast.

THIS LATEST INSTALLMENT LEAVES MUCH TO BE DESIRED.

I play this game as follows: 50% of the time is spent in dynasty mode, 25% is spent playing against friends, 25% is spent playing online. With that said, dynasty mode is the mode that I obviously really focus on. I was alarmed to find out as soon as I booted up dynasty mode that it starts soliciting you to buy "add ons" that you would think would be standard. You have to pay an additional $2.50 per add-on ($12.50 for the total dynasty add-on package) -via the PSN store- to have things such as a second pipeline state, a recruiting advisor etc.

EA could have greatly improved dynasty mode this year by releasing these new options as standard features instead of gouging for more $$$.

It's not that the add-ons are expensive, but its that they are unwarranted and it is a matter of principle. I can honestly say that this will very likely be the last time I purchase a release from the NCAA Football series.
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Initial post: Aug 1, 2009, 10:03:01 AM PDT
Keith Gander says:
I was hoping for a smarter AI calling plays in the Campus Legend/Road to Glory mode. It wasn't done. EA Sports went with more useless "fluff", like live commentary by Erin Andrews (who is nice to look at) . It's obvious that EA Sports needs some competition in the NCAA and NFL football gaming world.

Posted on Aug 3, 2009, 8:47:37 AM PDT
C. WILLIAMS says:
I agree 100% Crusty. I really believe EA is letting this game fall by the way side. It seems the Madden Franchise is always 2 years or so ahead of the NCAA series... the soliciting of the add-ons is what really frustrated me as a loyal fan of the series.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 8, 2009, 2:41:08 PM PDT
Middleton says:
do this game have side view like the ps2?

Posted on Aug 30, 2009, 2:54:01 PM PDT
Jake Blues says:
I don't like them either, but everyone should know that if you put in the time, you can achieve every add-on that they sell for free. The add-ons are there for those who don't want to spend the time to earn it themselves.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 30, 2009, 3:06:12 PM PDT
C. WILLIAMS says:
Jake: Not necessarily as the "Recruit Adviser" can not be obtained without purchasing... nor can the "coaches presentation" for trying to convince players to stay in college or not transfer if they are looking to make the jump to the NFL or transfer respectively.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2009, 9:02:44 AM PDT
p says:
You never had those add-ons before, so its not like you are MISSING anything. If you don't want them, then don't buy them.

I understand that you feel they should have been added in anyways for free, but the Recruit Adviser and Coaches Presentation don't even sound exciting for me. They won't help or hurt, its just fluff. It doesn't affect how you PLAY the game.

So many people hate these additional add ons you can purchase (they are in madden, too).... THEN DON'T BUY THEM. They are just like any additional add-on content for any game.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2009, 9:27:13 AM PDT
C. WILLIAMS says:
Its not necessarily that they offer the add-ons, its that they advertise for it incessantly during dynasty mode. They should be out of sight and only found on the PSN store (like Rock Band, Call of Duty etc.). You shouldn't have to see an advertisement for them every time you start a new season in dynasty mode, and again every time you start recruiting during the season etc. It makes the game have an "incomplete" feel to it once you are playing. I really feel NCAA could have taken a step forward by releasing these add-ons as standard features rather than milking their loyal fans for more money.
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