Great game, tons of extras, make a solid keeper...
posted by Motive (ESTACADA, OR) Oct 14, 2011
Member since Oct 2011
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
The only disapointment I had was w/ the rental you weren't provided the same access as the "new" game owners, which I think is complete BS. Other than that it is a really complete game and I liked how you can build a guy from HS go through recruiting, complete signing day with your favorite team and then at the end of your NCAA career you are able to upload into Madden 2012. This game is Faaaaaaaantastic!
posted by wesleysh21 (SHREVEPORT, LA) Jul 13, 2011
Member since Jan 2008
gamers (83%) found this review helpful
I really thought NCAA 2010 was the best one yet, with 2011 being a hair of a step backwards in subtle ways. In 2012, they clearly took a huge step forwards. For those that sit on the sidelines for years at a time because the games are the same year after year, this is finally the year you can jump back in and get something "new."
Pros: Just about everything about the gameplay feels more fluid and natural. The Road to Glory mode has been changed to allow you to clearly target (thru performance) schools you'd like to attend. If you don't get a scholarship offer, you always have the option of walking on (far down the depth chart, often times).
Cons: Huge wait times for loading, autosaving and advancing to the following week. I spend as much time waiting as playing, as has been the case for years, so it hasn't changed. Many people are experiencing freezing for seconds at a time. The school specific introductions that were added this year are not that great and get boring game after game. There are those that are truely tradition, that it happens every time, but others seem like they made it up and its not something that should be done every game...you'll see.
Overall, a solid game, and the best of the line to date. I went ahead and bought it, the first game I've purchased brand new in roughly 2 years.
EA Sports keeps improving, this game is almost flawless. A must BUY!
Reason to play- Top of the line graphics, game mechanics sharper than last year. Road to Glory mode has been improved greatly and is enjoyable for once. Online Dynasties have been given even more freedom to customize things. An the single player dynasty mode is vastly improved. Things like customizing confrences and editing division names are just a few subtle changes that make the overall expierence better than the last years edition. The play on the field feels responsive and more realistic than previous efforts.
Reason not play- This is a minor complaint but all the menus in the game feel sluggish, even while playing offline and turning off the autosave functions. Their are still some "legacy issues" like defenders being magically gifted to jump 5 feet off the ground while running in the opposite direction of the ball but these issues have always been in all football games. Still it's frustrating and needs to be noted.
Overall this game is worth a BUY because it is significantly better than last years version with much more options in every game mode.