As someone who has followed the EA Sports franchises for a number of years, I was incredibly pleased by the flow of gameplay. After having played both Madden '13 and NCAA Football '13, I must give the nod to NCAA Football '13 and strongly suggest you ignore Madden '13 altogether.
NCAA Football '13 brings back the Dynasty Mode, which is essentially Madden's tried and true Franchise Mode but with a focus on recruiting versus free agency. It can be played both online and offline, and you can choose whether to be a full-on head coach or control only the offense or defense as a coordinator.
Every week brings new challenges, whether on the field or off the field. Recruiting takes up almost as much time as an actual game each week. You are given a set number of prospects you can target, and then a set number of hours you can contact them and try to figure out how to win them over on committing to your school. After a certain point, they want to visit your campus and you get to choose what activities they experience while on-campus.
All-in-all, Dynasty Mode is a well thought out concept that delivers in a number of ways. Alone, I would give it a 7 out of 10. When coupled with the Online Modes and Road to Glory -- where you take the role of a freshman in college and play your way through your college years with your eye on the Heisman, this game easily comes out at a 9 out of 10.
If you are a football or NCAA fan, then this game is for you. Forget Madden '13. It's not worth the box it's shipped in.
This game is amazing. It's gonna be hard to top that once 14 comes. along. dynasty mode is awesome. Being able to create recruits representing my high school teams players is fun and makes me proud of my school. It's even more fun attempting to recruit them to my team!! The only thing i could ask for is some sort of system where momentum carries a team. A 10-0 boise state team should have more momentum/confidence than a 6-4 alabama team and therfore win, but instead simulation seems to just randomize the victor without accounting for record. Also I would love to see FCS teams in here!!! How amaizng would it be to put columbia in the big east or harvard in the big 12?? awesome game, cant wait till next year.