Video Detailing Visual Improvements in NCAA Football 12 Plus Six Screenshots

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Posted March 15th, 2011 at 12:50 pm

EA Sports has delivered a brief video discussing some of the work that has been done on visuals for NCAA Football 12. In particular the “HDR Lighting” is gone over in detail which preserves the contrast regardless of the conditions. Along with the video are six additional screenshots including one that directly compares the grass of 11 to 12.

The improvements don’t end with HDR and Dynamic Exposure. As you can see in the screenshots, we have added a lot of other eye candy to the game. Dreadlocks, Higher resolution crowds and new gear are featured here, but what stands out the most is the addition of 3-Dimensonal grass and particles. The field surface has looked like a tennis court for way too long, with the addition of 3D grass our game looks more photo realistic and immersive.

Check out the screens in the gallery and continue on to watch the video. As always leave any thoughts in the comments! 

  • Anonymous

    any word on if Madden 12 will have this real grass? It looks freaking amazing! I have always wanted this in a sports game!

  • Anonymous

    any word on if Madden 12 will have this real grass? It looks freaking amazing! I have always wanted this in a sports game!

    • Sdot

      WTF HDR LIGHTN REALLY ?? REALLY I SWEAR EA B ALWAYS TRYNA HYPE UP DA SMALLEST ISH

      & 3D GRASS WTF I WASNT HYPED BOUT DIS WEN DEY 1ST NTRO’D DIS N MADDN 06 or 07

      & I DEF DONT GIV A ___ BOUT IT N NCAA 2012 SMFH

      • forty six & 2

        It’s the very first bit of information released. What are you expecting in March? No matter what EA does, I know you’ll find something to piss and moan about, but at least wait until they actually release some pertinent information.

        • Sdot

          NO MA “IF” EA ACTUALLY MAKES DIS GM (SUBSTANTIALLY BETTA) / DIFF FROM NCAA11

          I’LL GIV DEM CRED BUT ODDS R DEY WONT & UNLIKE YA DUMB A$$ I DONT GIV CRED 4 ISH IDGAF BOUT

          IF U DONT LIKE IT E.A.D

      • forty six & 2

        It’s the very first bit of information released. What are you expecting in March? No matter what EA does, I know you’ll find something to piss and moan about, but at least wait until they actually release some pertinent information.

      • http://twitter.com/AJMoojenowski Tony Majewski

        Is it really that hard to type in complete sentences? I shake my head at that, sir.

        • Sdot

          IS IT REALLY D@ HARD ??

          ANSWER : NO

          DA ?? IS THO Y DA F___ SHUD I ??????????????????????????????

      • http://twitter.com/Mason_drews Mason Drews

        Do you not understand what HDR and DE are? There’s no hyping going on here HDR and DE are completely evident in the video above. . .stop posting comments just to get a few likes. . . completely ignorant with your lackadaisical sentence structure and grammar. . .

        • Anonymous

          It’s hype dude…may be justified, but it’s still hype

        • Anonymous

          It’s hype dude…may be justified, but it’s still hype

        • Anonymous

          It’s hype dude…may be justified, but it’s still hype

        • Sdot

          LMOA D@ U THINK I GIV A F___ BOUT WHETHER OR NOT SUM1 LIKES MY COMMENT

          MAYB U “NU” HERE BUT IM NOT I BIN DOIN DIS B4 PASTA HAD DA OPT 2 “LIKE” A COMMENT

          SO UR THEORY IS IRRELEVANT JUS LYKE UR OPINION BOUT MY GRAMMA IDGAF U DUMB B!T@H GTFO MY D___

        • Sdot

          LMOA D@ U THINK I GIV A F___ BOUT WHETHER OR NOT SUM1 LIKES MY COMMENT

          MAYB U “NU” HERE BUT IM NOT I BIN DOIN DIS B4 PASTA HAD DA OPT 2 “LIKE” A COMMENT

          SO UR THEORY IS IRRELEVANT JUS LYKE UR OPINION BOUT MY GRAMMA IDGAF U DUMB B!T@H GTFO MY D___

      • Anonymous

        there was no 3D grass before.. ever. just look at the way this looks.. It’s not just a 3d effect, there are actually call of duty 3 style grass blades!

      • Anonymous

        there was no 3D grass before.. ever. just look at the way this looks.. It’s not just a 3d effect, there are actually call of duty 3 style grass blades!

      • Anonymous

        there was no 3D grass before.. ever. just look at the way this looks.. It’s not just a 3d effect, there are actually call of duty 3 style grass blades!

        • Sdot

          CORRECTION DEER WAS NEVA 3D GRASS N NCAA

          BUT DEER WAS 3D GRASS N MADDEN

          6 F___IN YRS AGO LYKE I SED DIDNT CAE BOUT IT DEN & DEF DONT GIV A F___ BOUT IT 6YRS L8R

          • Anonymous

            there was never 3D grass in Madden! EVER! go check youtube of 06,07,08..

          • Sdot

            LOL I DONT NEED 2 CHEC UTUBE ASK PASTA

            HE KNO D@ YR @ E3 EA FOCUSED ON DA “NU” 3D GRASS 4 LIKE 15MINS SMFH

            N e BODY @ E3 D@ YR CAN TELL U or LYKE I SED MSG PASTA IM SURE HE SEEN D@

            IF IM NOT MISTAKEN D@ WAS ALSO DA YR DEY HAD FIELD DEGRADATION

          • Sdot

            LOL IT WAS 07 JUS GOOGLE IT (MADDEN 3D GRASS)

            VERY 1ST LINK CONTAINS DIS QUOTE
            “3D Grass in Madden 07…

            Not sure if any of you guys have seen the E3 videos of Madden 07 on G4 but the new 3D grass looks incredible. It makes the game look so much more realistic IMOP. This is now my most wanted game for the 360, very stoked about how this title is shaping up. “

          • Anonymous

            no you are completely wrong man.. it had a 3D effect.. there were no real grass blades!!

            they had field degredation in 06,07 and 08 and there were puddles and grass shredded looking.. but there were never real grass blades, this is a first.

            Madden 07: http://www.thebuzzmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/madden-07-screenshots-20061020020649405.jpg

            NCAA 12:http://media1.gameinformer.com/imagefeed/featured/electronic-arts/ea-sports/ncaafootball/ncaa12/ncaa12g.jpg

            any more doubts?

          • Sdot

            LMAO YES DEER WAS Y DONT U JUS ASK PASTA

            U MAKIN URSELF LOOK BAD RITE NOW AS I WAS @ E3 & WATCHED DA EA DEV TALK BOUT DA BLADES & ALL D@

            4 15 MINS TRUST ME ON DIS “BLADES of GRASS” EA BIN DEER DID D@

          • Anonymous

            look at the pics man! its proof right there!

          • Sdot

            FAM D@ PIC IS B.S. DATS Y?? LOL

            Y?? DONT U ASK PASTA LIKE I BIN SAYN U CANT TELL ME DIFF WEN I WAS ACTUALLY @ DA EVENT

            U OBVIOUSLY WASNT SO I REALLY DONT SEE HOW UR TRYNA ARGUE SUMTHIN U WERENT DEER 4

            LOL STR8 COMEDY 2 ME

          • Anonymous

            yo get your eyes checked! Seriously! Look at the NCAA 12 comparison pick! It’s so obvious! There has never been real grass blades and chunks of dirt breaking.. it was always flat! How can you not see that?

          • Sdot

            LOL MY DUDE POP N AN OLD COPY OF MADDEN 06 & U’LL SEE

            DA SAME ISH 4 DA :LAST TIME ITZ NOT F___ NU

          • Anonymous

            yo you’re on fucking crack! How obvious is that NCAA 12 Shot!! WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU MAN! Are you blind or just straight up ignorant?? god dammit..

            once again:
            http://media1.gameinformer.com/imagefeed/featured/electronic-arts/ea-sports/ncaafootball/ncaa12/ncaa12g.jpg

          • Anonymous

            what happened? can you admit you were wrong now?

          • Anonymous

            no you are completely wrong man.. it had a 3D effect.. there were no real grass blades!!

            they had field degredation in 06,07 and 08 and there were puddles and grass shredded looking.. but there were never real grass blades, this is a first.

            Madden 07: http://www.thebuzzmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/madden-07-screenshots-20061020020649405.jpg

            NCAA 12:http://media1.gameinformer.com/imagefeed/featured/electronic-arts/ea-sports/ncaafootball/ncaa12/ncaa12g.jpg

            any more doubts?

          • Anonymous

            no you are completely wrong man.. it had a 3D effect.. there were no real grass blades!!

            they had field degredation in 06,07 and 08 and there were puddles and grass shredded looking.. but there were never real grass blades, this is a first.

            Madden 07: http://www.thebuzzmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/madden-07-screenshots-20061020020649405.jpg

            NCAA 12:http://media1.gameinformer.com/imagefeed/featured/electronic-arts/ea-sports/ncaafootball/ncaa12/ncaa12g.jpg

            any more doubts?

          • Anonymous

            no you are completely wrong man.. it had a 3D effect.. there were no real grass blades!!

            they had field degredation in 06,07 and 08 and there were puddles and grass shredded looking.. but there were never real grass blades, this is a first.

            Madden 07: http://www.thebuzzmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/madden-07-screenshots-20061020020649405.jpg

            NCAA 12:http://media1.gameinformer.com/imagefeed/featured/electronic-arts/ea-sports/ncaafootball/ncaa12/ncaa12g.jpg

            any more doubts?

          • Sdot

            LOL IT WAS 07 JUS GOOGLE IT (MADDEN 3D GRASS)

            VERY 1ST LINK CONTAINS DIS QUOTE
            “3D Grass in Madden 07…

            Not sure if any of you guys have seen the E3 videos of Madden 07 on G4 but the new 3D grass looks incredible. It makes the game look so much more realistic IMOP. This is now my most wanted game for the 360, very stoked about how this title is shaping up. “

          • Sdot

            LOL IT WAS 07 JUS GOOGLE IT (MADDEN 3D GRASS)

            VERY 1ST LINK CONTAINS DIS QUOTE
            “3D Grass in Madden 07…

            Not sure if any of you guys have seen the E3 videos of Madden 07 on G4 but the new 3D grass looks incredible. It makes the game look so much more realistic IMOP. This is now my most wanted game for the 360, very stoked about how this title is shaping up. “

          • Sdot

            LOL I DONT NEED 2 CHEC UTUBE ASK PASTA

            HE KNO D@ YR @ E3 EA FOCUSED ON DA “NU” 3D GRASS 4 LIKE 15MINS SMFH

            N e BODY @ E3 D@ YR CAN TELL U or LYKE I SED MSG PASTA IM SURE HE SEEN D@

            IF IM NOT MISTAKEN D@ WAS ALSO DA YR DEY HAD FIELD DEGRADATION

          • Sdot

            LOL I DONT NEED 2 CHEC UTUBE ASK PASTA

            HE KNO D@ YR @ E3 EA FOCUSED ON DA “NU” 3D GRASS 4 LIKE 15MINS SMFH

            N e BODY @ E3 D@ YR CAN TELL U or LYKE I SED MSG PASTA IM SURE HE SEEN D@

            IF IM NOT MISTAKEN D@ WAS ALSO DA YR DEY HAD FIELD DEGRADATION

          • Sdot

            LOL I DONT NEED 2 CHEC UTUBE ASK PASTA

            HE KNO D@ YR @ E3 EA FOCUSED ON DA “NU” 3D GRASS 4 LIKE 15MINS SMFH

            N e BODY @ E3 D@ YR CAN TELL U or LYKE I SED MSG PASTA IM SURE HE SEEN D@

            IF IM NOT MISTAKEN D@ WAS ALSO DA YR DEY HAD FIELD DEGRADATION

          • Anonymous

            there was never 3D grass in Madden! EVER! go check youtube of 06,07,08..

      • Jaybubba99

        I think you need an english class there dude.

        • Sdot

          O RLY I THINK U NEED

          2 NOT B SO CONCERNED WIT OTHER MEN F**

      • http://www.facebook.com/cpounds CriShon Danger Pounds

        Can anyone even read this? How about we not respond to people who can’t learn English.

        • Sdot

          WTF IS D@ N UR PIC SHXT DATZ UGLY SMFH

          • Anonymous

            yo they are right man.. can you just write normal text?

          • Sdot

            WUT U FAIL 2 REALIZE IS D@ I NEVA ASKD N e 1 2 READ MY POST

            SO W/ D@ SED IDGAF BOUT WHO DOESNT UNDASTNA WUT

            REALLY IS OF NO F___ CONCERN 2 ME 2 B BLUNT

          • gots2bhere

            im sorry you are retarded end of story

      • PmoRVA

        as long as it gets better i dont care what year they put it in the game

      • PmoRVA

        as long as it gets better i dont care what year they put it in the game

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OSNQJ3O6N3PB4EGZHJ2JTD6RMU Rob

    Looks good. Nice to see the visual improvements. Hopefully they’ll get to the gameplay changes sooner than later.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OSNQJ3O6N3PB4EGZHJ2JTD6RMU Rob

    Looks good. Nice to see the visual improvements. Hopefully they’ll get to the gameplay changes sooner than later.

  • Kurn

    Looks amazing! But Ive come to expect that from NCAA.

  • Kurn

    Looks amazing! But Ive come to expect that from NCAA.

  • Clintbeastwoods

    Ncaa still sucks no matter how pretty you make the graphics look! All ea games suck! Boycott all ea games! Madden 12 and Ncaaa are going to be horrible and you should not waste your money on them! Dont fall for all these bs hype videos! EA is trying to brainwash you yet again!

    • Lurrne

      ncaa 11 was great i dont know what youre smokin

      • Clintbeastwoods

        Ncaa 11 was just as broken as madden 12 and had all the same issues because it uses the same broken engine and is basically the same game with a few tweaks here and there! Who are you trying to fool? All ea games suck!

        • Mikeq672

          You are so wrong its ridiculous, I guarantee you didnt play ncaa 11. I traded my madden in and after not having played an NCAA for a few years, i was surprised at how good it was, and how much better than Madden it was.

          • http://twitter.com/WWOFTBBNR Phil

            NCAA 11 was probably the best football game I’ve ever played, and I’ve been with it since Bill Walsh on Sega.

          • The360King

            I have to agree with you. NCAA was a great game…One of the best football games of all time. And I go back to Atari football. I preorderd Madden and for the first time in my life, traded it in before the season was over. I dumped it halfway into the football season, and I’ve had every madden since it was first released on Sega Genesis. (For those with bad reading comprehension skills, I know it was originally released on Apple II, but I’m talking about the first release for the Sega Genesis console).

          • mediaman00

            PROVE IT. Beyond words. Prove it.

          • mediaman00

            PROVE IT. Beyond words. Prove it.

          • The360King

            I have to agree with you. NCAA was a great game…One of the best football games of all time. And I go back to Atari football. I preorderd Madden and for the first time in my life, traded it in before the season was over. I dumped it halfway into the football season, and I’ve had every madden since it was first released on Sega Genesis. (For those with bad reading comprehension skills, I know it was originally released on Apple II, but I’m talking about the first release for the Sega Genesis console).

          • mediaman00

            Again, quit talking and prove it. show some vids man, break down the plays at every position if you can’t do that then you’re just talking shit. It’s time for all the Madden and NCAA football fans to backup their claims of Madden and NCAA football greatness, I have yet to see one video that proves the games posses true football fundamentals and gameplay, all I see are highlights and screenshots. Prove it, and quit talking

      • Clintbeastwoods

        Ncaa 11 was just as broken as madden 12 and had all the same issues because it uses the same broken engine and is basically the same game with a few tweaks here and there! Who are you trying to fool? All ea games suck!

      • mediaman00

        Prove it. Set up a youtube channel and post some videos showing the awesome gameplay. Not talking about highlights – I’m talking about straight up football fundamental breakdowns of every position. If you can do that instead of talking shit, then we will have to concede because the truth cannot be disputed, but if you can’t do it, then you’re just talkin shit, bruh.

    • Lurrne

      ncaa 11 was great i dont know what youre smokin

    • http://twitter.com/GunsNRoses300 fsda

      this man is right, madden and ncaa wont be good until they get rid of this retarded engine!

    • Matthewczech

      shut up hater.ncaa is way better than madden

      • Clintbeastwoods

        Explain to us all how a game that uses the same exact broken engine is way better than madden? They are the same exact game with a few cosmetic differences! Give me a break with all the bullshit!

        • Skyur45

          If you played both games, you’ll know its not the same engine.

          • mediaman00

            Prove it. Show some videos that display the differences. otherwise you’re just talking, shit. Prove it. Don’t even respond to this with words, respond with proof, bruh

        • Skyur45

          If you played both games, you’ll know its not the same engine.

      • Clintbeastwoods

        Explain to us all how a game that uses the same exact broken engine is way better than madden? They are the same exact game with a few cosmetic differences! Give me a break with all the bullshit!

      • mediaman00

        Okay let’s say that’s true, It’s better than Madden, does that mean it’s good because it’s better than Madden? or is it the lesser of two whack games. It’s impossible to like real football and like Madden and NCAA football games at the same time. None of those games have true football fundamentals or gameplay, they are both polished turds and if you like them, you don’t know shit about football, I’m just sayin

        • http://twitter.com/RMay9 Rick May

          How about instead of getting all hard on the “prove it” bullshit on everyone’s posts, play the games for yourself… BRUH!

        • http://twitter.com/RMay9 Rick May

          How about instead of getting all hard on the “prove it” bullshit on everyone’s posts, play the games for yourself… BRUH!

        • http://twitter.com/RMay9 Rick May

          How about instead of getting all hard on the “prove it” bullshit on everyone’s posts, play the games for yourself… BRUH!

    • Matthewczech

      shut up hater.ncaa is way better than madden

  • Clintbeastwoods

    Ncaa still sucks no matter how pretty you make the graphics look! All ea games suck! Boycott all ea games! Madden 12 and Ncaaa are going to be horrible and you should not waste your money on them! Dont fall for all these bs hype videos! EA is trying to brainwash you yet again!

  • Anonymous

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyIUFlkWUeQ

    at 0:18.. you can see the grass blades and chunks of grass torn apart. THIS IS AWESOME! Finally!

  • Anonymous

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyIUFlkWUeQ

    at 0:18.. you can see the grass blades and chunks of grass torn apart. THIS IS AWESOME! Finally!

  • Rozodo

    looks amazing i love the grass getting kicked up

    • John

      I want to have Jean’s baby!

    • John

      I want to have Jean’s baby!

  • Rozodo

    looks amazing i love the grass getting kicked up

  • Phillipr24

    Ok just throwing this out here since they are talking about visual improvements. Players dont exclusively wear sleeves. No, sleeves are attached to a shirt which should be visible in the neck area. It doesnt even look like they are wearing pads under there . Its nothing major of course but its very artistically noticeable.

  • Phillipr24

    Ok just throwing this out here since they are talking about visual improvements. Players dont exclusively wear sleeves. No, sleeves are attached to a shirt which should be visible in the neck area. It doesnt even look like they are wearing pads under there . Its nothing major of course but its very artistically noticeable.

  • Anonymous

    I am sad that NCAA 12 is looking this good. I was hoping to have NCAA 11 as my go-to college football game and never need to buy another one.

    However, if they can make NCAA 12 look this good, and can improve some presentation elements and shore up Dynasty Mode a bit (especially recruiting), then I might dive back in and buy it.

  • Anonymous

    I am sad that NCAA 12 is looking this good. I was hoping to have NCAA 11 as my go-to college football game and never need to buy another one.

    However, if they can make NCAA 12 look this good, and can improve some presentation elements and shore up Dynasty Mode a bit (especially recruiting), then I might dive back in and buy it.

  • Unknown known

    Dreads – hopefully there will be options for length…seems a bit long.
    Pylons – noticed pylons in the game
    Chain gang – did not see
    Graphics – looking pretty good overall…however 4 years late for next gen.

    Whatever additions have been made won’t mean anything if gameplay is broken there should be so many tackle animations that I don’t see the same one during an entire 15 minute game just like in REAL LIFE…because if it’s in the game…it’s in the game. Right EA?!!!

  • Unknown known

    Dreads – hopefully there will be options for length…seems a bit long.
    Pylons – noticed pylons in the game
    Chain gang – did not see
    Graphics – looking pretty good overall…however 4 years late for next gen.

    Whatever additions have been made won’t mean anything if gameplay is broken there should be so many tackle animations that I don’t see the same one during an entire 15 minute game just like in REAL LIFE…because if it’s in the game…it’s in the game. Right EA?!!!

  • Skihawks

    Damn, those Canes uniforms look sweet…I was hoping that those would get in the game…Should be an awesome selection in next year’s game with Boise, VT, OSU and others boasting new alternates this past season…

    • Skyur45

      The alternate jerseys were in last year’s game. (NCAA11)

      • Tocco42

        not those ones

        • The360King

          I think they might have been but you had to unlock them with the demo. I know there were about 6-8 teams with special uni’s that could be unlocked, but I can’t remember which teams right now.

          • http://twitter.com/AJMoojenowski Tony Majewski

            Those are this years pro combats, they weren’t in ’11… They look like FAMU uni’s in my opinion.

          • forty six & 2

            Those are last year’s, they worse them against Va Tech. Nike doesn’t unveil the current season’s until the beginning of September so there’s no way to get the right Pro Combat unis in the right season.

          • http://twitter.com/AJMoojenowski Tony Majewski

            I meant this last season’s, my bad.

      • Skihawks

        The Canes uniforms in the photo were not in the game. Those were new in 2010 and did not make the NCAA 11 game.

        The new batch that were used in the 2010 season appears to be in this year’s game….Also, I didn’t notice the grass before…Pretty sweet.

      • Hds

        these are new styles. not in 11.

      • Hds

        these are new styles. not in 11.

  • Skihawks

    Damn, those Canes uniforms look sweet…I was hoping that those would get in the game…Should be an awesome selection in next year’s game with Boise, VT, OSU and others boasting new alternates this past season…

  • SENZ

    Good graphics can’t cover up a sh*tty physics engine, and until they actually get an engine that doesn’t look like electric football, then it will always suck. Same ol saying “you can’t polish a turd”

  • SENZ

    Good graphics can’t cover up a sh*tty physics engine, and until they actually get an engine that doesn’t look like electric football, then it will always suck. Same ol saying “you can’t polish a turd”

  • SENZ

    Good graphics can’t cover up a sh*tty physics engine, and until they actually get an engine that doesn’t look like electric football, then it will always suck. Same ol saying “you can’t polish a turd”

  • SENZ

    Good graphics can’t cover up a sh*tty physics engine, and until they actually get an engine that doesn’t look like electric football, then it will always suck. Same ol saying “you can’t polish a turd”

  • Unknown known

    I noticed in the video that the crowd actually had people going up and down the stadium steps during gameplay; however, the sideline players still look horrible.

    • Josh

      Why the hell can’t they improve the sidelines? I’m so tired of looking at the cardboard nintendo 64 looking players on the sidelines! Is it really that hard to get the sideline players to look like the players on the field? WTF its 2011 already! Come on EA!

      • Schoen

        its 2011, but the consoles were released in 2005. you can only do so much on that hardware. i hope that the new consoles use OpenCL in their gpu. there is a reason sport games have hit a brick wall so to speak when it comes to physics. they require alot of floating point math compared with first person shooters and rpgs. sport games are going to disapoint the masses until physic engines like “natral motion” are used on more powerful hardware to truly show what they are cappable of.

    • Josh

      Why the hell can’t they improve the sidelines? I’m so tired of looking at the cardboard nintendo 64 looking players on the sidelines! Is it really that hard to get the sideline players to look like the players on the field? WTF its 2011 already! Come on EA!

  • Hig

    I need to see those animations. The grass really helps cover up the look of players skating above the ground they had before though

  • Danny

    These graphics are scary good. They need to fire Ian Cummings and whoever else works on Madden. Just put the people that develop this game onto the Madden staff.

  • Unknown known

    Pastapadre community,

    Is it too much to ask that we do not see the same tackle animation in a 15 minute game, is that too much to ask for realism in the game?

  • Unknown known

    Pastapadre community,

    Is it too much to ask that we do not see the same tackle animation in a 15 minute game, is that too much to ask for realism in the game?

  • Philly

    I’m glad they’ve continued to improve the lighting and graphics in the game. Once again, this IS something they improve every year, so I’m not going to fall out happy over this. It is a good step though! I’m glad I didn’t buy NCAA 11 (was really close after playing the disgusting Madden 11), as this now sets me up to really feel something fresh IF the gameplay has improved. It’s been since NCAA 08 that I’ve really dove into this title. Improve the gameplay and improve presentation and I’m all in.

  • http://www.thematuregamer.blogspot.com MattColby

    Why not show this video in motion? Why? Because there’s no way in hell it will look like this in motion. Nice try EA, but I won’t be impressed until this actually works in game, not just in some freeze frame pre-rendered mess.

    • Kin36

      Or, you know, its March, and no games show videos four months before release. Most games dont even show pics.

      • http://www.thematuregamer.blogspot.com MattColby

        Wow, really? I guess all these screenshots and videos of games that don’t release until as late as November are just figments of my imagination. My only point is, they do this every year, releasing these amazing looking screenshots that look nothing like the actual gameplay. I’m not saying it’s not going to look better, just don’t expect it to look like this when you boot it up in July.

        What it comes down to in the long run is false advertising and making claims that they don’t live up to when the game releases. If the game does look like this in the end, I’ll have egg on my face and be as happy as anyone else here. But don’t count on it. Been gaming too long to expect anything more.

      • http://www.thematuregamer.blogspot.com MattColby

        Wow, really? I guess all these screenshots and videos of games that don’t release until as late as November are just figments of my imagination. My only point is, they do this every year, releasing these amazing looking screenshots that look nothing like the actual gameplay. I’m not saying it’s not going to look better, just don’t expect it to look like this when you boot it up in July.

        What it comes down to in the long run is false advertising and making claims that they don’t live up to when the game releases. If the game does look like this in the end, I’ll have egg on my face and be as happy as anyone else here. But don’t count on it. Been gaming too long to expect anything more.

    • Kin36

      Or, you know, its March, and no games show videos four months before release. Most games dont even show pics.

    • http://twitter.com/Cizzle64 Cory Robertson

      Exactly right, EA does this crap every year for Madden as well. Everyone remember this trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02ajPL3Kna4&feature=fvwrel

      Same Shit, Different Year

      • The360King

        Nah…That’s a little different than usual. That was arguably the biggest tease in video game history.

        • Anonymous

          yea this can’t be compared to that.. that was a tease of next-gen.. and it actually looks cartoonish now.

          • http://twitter.com/Cizzle64 Cory Robertson

            Seeing what Madden is today, i would love to have cartoonish lol…Madden has 0 excuses! Loads of money and yet they fail to produce an above average game every year

  • http://www.facebook.com/anthonymarchwinski Anthony Marchwinski

    Called it.

  • http://twitter.com/WWOFTBBNR Phil

    Funny that one guy is wasting so much time making different names to rip EA. Must be a pretty awful life he’s got.

    This looks really great, love the grass. I can’t wait to see what else they’re doing, the NCAA team really stepped up last year, hopefully this year they’ll top that.

    • mediaman00

      What do you know about someone’s life? Anyway, prove how the NCAA team stepped up, other than graphics, the game plays just like Madden 11 does. If I’m wrong, prove it. Post the vids, bruh. Let us see it. The game does not represent true football fundamentals and gameplay, period. It just looks great. Looks are proved in screenshot, gameplay is captured on video. All I see are your words, show us. Bet you can’t.

    • mediaman00

      What do you know about someone’s life? Anyway, prove how the NCAA team stepped up, other than graphics, the game plays just like Madden 11 does. If I’m wrong, prove it. Post the vids, bruh. Let us see it. The game does not represent true football fundamentals and gameplay, period. It just looks great. Looks are proved in screenshot, gameplay is captured on video. All I see are your words, show us. Bet you can’t.

  • Yezurrrrr

    I’ve noticed… nobody has the towel anymore

  • Yezurrrrr

    I’ve noticed… nobody has the towel anymore

  • nygiantsfan91

    well first they are not going to give away features this early bits in peices the graphics have always been good but these are not the major issues tackilng animations suck and audio presentation needs to be fixed as well loud stadiums for crying out loud player emotion will make this game realistic i didnt see any new features in the video except lighting and 3d grass cool but not what i was hoping for

  • nygiantsfan91

    well first they are not going to give away features this early bits in peices the graphics have always been good but these are not the major issues tackilng animations suck and audio presentation needs to be fixed as well loud stadiums for crying out loud player emotion will make this game realistic i didnt see any new features in the video except lighting and 3d grass cool but not what i was hoping for

  • Josh

    The grass is cool and all (Its about damn time) but what about the crappy looking sidelines? When are they gonna address that? Why do the players on the sidelines look like cardboard cutouts? Why are there players on the sideline wearing the same number as players on the field? Where are the chaingangs? Where are the coaches on the sidelines? When are we gonna get interactive sidelines (APF 2K8 has them). I mean come on EA these things are a given in a football game!

    • The360King

      One of the problems is likely the storage limitations of the discs Xbox 360 uses. If they used BlueRay like PS3, there would be space to deal with issues like that. Unfortunately, there’s only so much they can fit on a DVD. At least that’s my guess.

  • Josh

    The grass is cool and all (Its about damn time) but what about the crappy looking sidelines? When are they gonna address that? Why do the players on the sidelines look like cardboard cutouts? Why are there players on the sideline wearing the same number as players on the field? Where are the chaingangs? Where are the coaches on the sidelines? When are we gonna get interactive sidelines (APF 2K8 has them). I mean come on EA these things are a given in a football game!

  • Jeffreyduke1982

    II’m soooooo glad that this HDR lighting fixed the gameplay issues, man this is soooooo awesome……..NOT!

    • mediaman00

      LOL!!! People like NCAA because it’s prettier than Madden but it plays the same way. You can dip a turd in sprinkles, but it’s still a turd!

  • FEASports

    Ben Haumiller sounds like he has twinkes stored in his cheeks, lets see some gameplay fat boy, but honestly no matter how the game plays is still wont buy it new.

  • http://twitter.com/3YardsandACloud JeffHCross

    Hey Pasta, I’m thinking it would be a decent idea for you to tag news posts like this with a tag about the game. Like NCAA 12 or something like that. Might help drive audience and it would help people look at every NCAA 12 post in one search later on.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000295534671 Jared Baxter

    A little disappointed that you can’t wear your pants above the knee.

    Maybe it will be in later.

    Other then that, I’m pretty excited. I just hope the game play is as equally awesome as the graphics.

    It’s been a long time coming. Next generation football games should’ve looked like this years ago.

  • http://twitter.com/AJMoojenowski Tony Majewski

    First off, I rarely post on forums, because it’s just flat out exhausting to try to reason/converse with some of these people that comment.

    I don’t understand why people are so up in arms about these games every year, if you don’t like it, don’t buy it. Writing in all caps that EA is trying to brainwash you is a waste of time because you’re not going to change anybody’s mind, instead you’re just going to get in an internet argument that accomplishes nothing.

    They’re on less than a year cycle to think of new things to add/change, develop and produce. If they ran on two/three year cycles you would see major jumps in features/graphics/physics, but instead they’re on a strict schedule to get this game out on a yearly basis. Yes, I agree they need to improve on aspects of the game, but that’s an explanation behind it.

    People act is if these improvements would be simple fixes, but that is obviously not the case or else they would be fixed. In my opinion, If they need to improve anything it’s the ability to stop plays you know are coming, because like in any sport, if you see it coming, it should not be a successful play. Although I understand the process and I enjoy college football, so I purchase it every year and have fun playing it.

    I deal with software on a daily basis, and the publishers that try to hurry up and push out a new solution with new coding and features usually fail. Stuff takes time… Look at the first NCAA for 360 compared to ’11. Huge steps. I thought ’11 was a solid effort, especially compared to Madden. I expect ’12 to be a solid game as well.

    • http://twitter.com/3YardsandACloud JeffHCross

      Well said.

    • http://twitter.com/3YardsandACloud JeffHCross

      Well said.

    • Clintbeastwoods

      I understand that there are 1 year development cycles but EA has 7 years to correct the issues! EA recycles the same garbage every year and charges top dollar for it! Sorry but you money hungry bastards are not getting any sympathy from me or anyone else!

      • Jwade3247

        you don’t like what they’re doing, don’t buy it. Simple as that.

      • mediaman00

        Absolutely – and not only that, they have more money than any other sports gaming developer and maybe more than any other game developer period. People are just stupid and that’s why Madden and NCAA does so well every year because they sell to dumbasses.

    • mediaman00

      Boo-hoo-hoo! Quit whining, you fag! We seen it in the 2K games (years ago) EA has the license and all the money so they have no excuses – so you can stop crying for them you idiot. If people can come here and say the game is great, we have the right to contest them, and so far I haven’t seen any proof that Madden or NCAA football on the Next gen consoles are true to real football fundamentals and gameplay like the 2K games are. All of yall Madden and NCAA lovers are all talk. I can show you why these games are crap but you can’t show why they aren’t, and if you can, put it on youtube and let us see what you see because all I see is Pretty graphics and shitty gameplay.

  • MoneyMayweather

    it doesnt matter! I will be purchasing madden 12 just as I have every year since 2002.

    • mediaman00

      wow! you admit you’re stupid to the whole world. Well, retards don’t know that they’re retarded so I can understand why you would do that to yourself. Sad – so sad

    • mediaman00

      wow! you admit you’re stupid to the whole world. Well, retards don’t know that they’re retarded so I can understand why you would do that to yourself. Sad – so sad

  • mediaman00

    EA does this every year and all of you idiots still haven’t caught on to it. They dazzle you with Blazing highlights and gorgeous screenshots then the game comes out and it’s straight garbage. Then you dumbasses spend the rest of the year trying to justify your stupid purchase when you know they aint do shit but make it look better. What idiots!

  • mediaman00

    EA does this every year and all of you idiots still haven’t caught on to it. They dazzle you with Blazing highlights and gorgeous screenshots then the game comes out and it’s straight garbage. Then you dumbasses spend the rest of the year trying to justify your stupid purchase when you know they aint do shit but make it look better. What idiots!

    • Jwade3247

      Man,shut the hell up. Seriously.

      • mediaman00

        Oh – my bad, you must be one of the dumbasses that buy this crap every year, didn’t mean to offend you, idiot.

      • mediaman00

        Oh – my bad, you must be one of the dumbasses that buy this crap every year, didn’t mean to offend you, idiot.

  • mediaman00

    SHENANIGAN’S!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=500860219 Tino Wallace

    It looks nice but i’m not going to get hyped up for it this year. I want to see some realistic offensive/defensive line interaction.

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