a) If you enjoy online play, online dynasties, teambuilder, etc; then buy the game or else you are going to spend $25 in MS points just to use these features.
b) Also I have once yet to see the EA servers working when connecting, which is actually a common issue with EA.
c) Recruiting has changed (more like a routlette wheel) and is even more tedious now more than ever. The logic makes no sense. Why would a recruit continously bring up topics that he doesn't care about? Then when you go to a new topic, he'll bring up the topic he doesn't care about again? No one in real life does this.
d) Gameplay is good (not great). There is almost no discernable differences in speed between players. The pass blocking issue remains, when players will just let defenders run by them even though they aren't blocking anyone. Players really cannot juke that well, even HBs and Wrs.
e) graphics are great. Stadium renderings are amazing and uniform options are all there. The gleem of light reflections on the helmets is amazing.
It's brilliant. They fixed all the annoying issues from last year and made play-calling better. The running mechanism is odd at first and makes things awkward during punt returns, but when you run the ball it feels great. You really acn't juke or stiff-arm, it's possible, but it slows you down so much that it makes no sence. Passing is better, too, almost perfect passes can finally be batted down by linemen. Many people complain that the atribute threshold keeps the players too even, but they shoud be that way and it can be turned off.
Better than lst year, but that was terrible. They added some cutsences, but it's a lot like madden 10.
Other-4 The Career mode is the same exept now you can play in skill positions only instead of addeding kickers and punters. The recruting is kind of lame, its the same, exept ramdom topics which sometimes begs the question, If that dooen't matter to you, why bring it up?
Also there is only dynasty or Career mode, other than exibition or mascot games.
I love football. I love football games. The last couple of years of NCAA have really just been remakes with updated rosters. NCAA 11 really seems like a new game. New animations, better gameplay, and great playbooks make this a great game for the college football fan. There are still glitches (QBs sometime continue to run backwards on a Play Action play; AI blocking is still lacking, especially on kick returns), but, it is a solid game for the average college football fan.