Response to NCAA Football 13 Should Act as Wake-Up Call for EA Sports

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Posted July 18th, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Those disappointed with NCAA Football 13 should take solace in the fact that even the usually forgiving major media sites have turned on the product this year. NCAA 13 is the lowest the series has come in since Metacritic has been tracking it with a current score of just 76 and just the second time an entry has come in under 80. This is something that EA Sports has no choice but to respond to. 

Reviewers are often a year behind in their assessments. Most don’t know what they’re looking for and instead base their general reception of a sports game on how the prior version was received. A great example of that was with Madden NFL 12 which got hammered almost to the extent that NCAA Football 13 has. The problem there was Madden 12 was a very good game yet was being penalized for Madden 11 or even just the general sentiment towards the series which has failed to live up to its potential and expectations. Yet those same reviewers praised Madden 11 which was the one that should have been met harshly.

Now take a look at what EA has done for Madden NFL 13 and you’ll see that low review scores actually do get them to act. Innovations in the way of “Connected Careers” and “Infinity Engine” physics are on the way. These aren’t easily marketed features but they’re intensely valuable. Compare that to “Heisman Challenge” in NCAA 13 which was solely about marketability.

Metacritic matters not just in sales correlation but also for developers who end up having their bonuses based on meeting score thresholds. The whole reliance on Metacritic creates a completely flawed environment but that is the world we live in right now. Companies will often craft games – specific features or levels of accessibility – to appeal to reviewers. EA likely expected “Heisman Challenge” would be a well-received feature for the more casual crowd (and reviewers) but clearly the deficiencies and lack of advancement elsewhere were too great to overlook.

Now EA will face reviewers were not afraid to rate NCAA 13 rather poorly and therefore will be looking for significant improvements and additions. They are well aware of this. Consumers also start to turn away from a sports series after consecutive disappointing efforts. So like Madden 13 it should be expected that NCAA 14 will tilt more creative an innovative. If that effort isn’t there then it could be a sign that the company doesn’t have a healthy long-term outlook for the series which is inherently at a disadvantage due to amateur restrictions that have severely hampered potential for growth in particular for digital revenue.

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  • Tom

    The nice thing about this headline is you can use it every year, and all you have to do is change the year of the game. This is getting ridiculous at this point, EA just rolls out the same game every year and couldn’t seem to care less. I just hope they wake up and actually improve it finally.

  • Kenny D

    It’s just sickening to me that EA could release a game where the online leaderboards are completely ruined. It’s ridiculous that I wasted $60 on a game that I can’t even play online. When I lose 20 skill points for a loss and gain 1,sometimes even 0 skill points for a win,it comes to show me how much EA really cares about its product and customer. It’s even worse that we’re 8days into the release and the leaderbord issue hasn’t been fixed….

    • Tom sucks

      Maybe you should stop losing LMFAO

  • Peoples Champ

    If they dont fix these leaderboards soon, Ill be taking my talents back to 2k sports and EA will never see me buying one of their bullshit games again

  • Bird of Anger

    EA is a money-whoring joke, They care about bottom line and short development cycles, and not quality of product. In the end, they will lose but goddamn what a waste of ten years this is going to be.

  • Great article. Maybe this is a wake up call for EA Sports. I’ve been saying this for years. They need to strip NCAA down to nothing and rebuild it. Get it of gimmicky stuff like Heisman Challenge, Mascot Matchup etc. The 3 major modes are Online head to head, on & offline dynasty and RTG. Make the gameplay, the features, the experience authentic, realistic and most importantly not broken! Football (both college and NFL) have garnered so much attention over the past few years. So many people are obsessed with the game, the players, the hype, everything! If you deliver a superior product year in and year out than you will be successful. Like Apple with the iPhone. They build on it by enhancing the current features, the workability, functionally, speed, etc. EA Sports needs to clean house, start fresh and build a brand new product with a different vision.

  • MoneyMayweather

    Can’t get enough bashing of NCAA football 13 eh ? pasta your pathetic.

    • GEE

      i dont think Pasta is bashing NCAA13; i believe he is just reporting to us some of the facts on what is going on behind the scenes of EA and their slight disappointment from NCAA13 release.
      Let’s face it, some like the game the way it is and most want great gameplay and lots of legacy issues fixed. IF you arent aware of it yet; EA Sports is milking us on these Madden and NCAA titles right now! Ask yourself this; why does EA need to push out a game every year with “minor” so called “improvements”? Could they not skip a cycle and produce a great game that everybody would want to have, with tons of replay value? Answer: NO; because they (EA) found a way of “Milking” us yearly for mediocre products. They hype you up and sell you trash in a box! And some people dont mind other peoples TRASH!
      cheers

    • PacquiaoIsBetter

      @MoneyMayweather:disqus FUCK U

      • Kevin

        It’s funny to see a guy with Pacquiao in his screen name telling a guy with Mayweather in his screen name “fuck u.”

  • CJ

    With all of the freezing that’s occuring, I don’t even understand how people are playing this game. I’m definitely not starting a dynasty until this is fixed. It’s just sad that this issue continues to show up.

    • Phil Shannon

      that killed me last year, I was 4 seasons into a dynasty and now I cant play a game in it

  • Stamkos91

    Ea doesn’t roll out the same game every year: NHL and FIFA improve EVERY year. Without exception. It’s the NCAA team.

    • I totally agree. Pasta hit the nail on the head with his “Hits and Misses” piece. Some of the improvements are actually nice (improved play action, throwing trajectories, tons of new animations, dynasty ticker, recruiting) but the game remained uninspired and tired. The developers went to the Michigan/ND “under the lights” game and failed to capture that experience in the game is just absolutely pathetic. The missing jerseys, fight songs, bugs, freezing etc. all equate to one stale product. NCAA 14 better be vastly revamped or else I think that series will fade out and eventually die off

    • JD

      Agree 100%. Fifa do a fantastic job at changing the game and making improvements for the good of the game. Can we not ask the creators of NCAA to speak to the makers of Fifa and brainstorm some ideas before making the game? This can only be a win-win for EA and the buyers. The possibilities for this game are endless but we need the right people in the right positions and state of mind in order to achieve this.

      • 49ersfan1

        FIFA NEEDS CHAMPIONS LEAGUE AND WORLD CUP AND GOOD MY PLAYER..

        • Phil Shannon

          they dont have the rights to champions league, PES does.

      • Nor*Cal Voodoo

        they never get a game completely right, lets be honest the games are never what we want, point is to get more right then wrong. NCAA for years have been better then MADDEN NFL. sadly this year it wont be, and MADDEN looks like a stinker as well. I pray that another developer comes out and does an NCAA and NFL game. hell i want one for COLLEGE Basketball too.

        EA does a good job on there NHL and FIFA series, but its time to let some one else make a version of NBA, NFL, and NCAA football and basketball games. let EA have baseball and lets move on.

  • def

    Pasta you are sooo right MADDEN 11 sucked balls, while MADDEN 12 is fun and I still play it to this day.

    • Really?

      You sir are an IDIOT

    • madden 12

      madden 12 is garbage fuck. it sucks and superstar is fucking shit….. fuck u bitch

      • 49ersfan1

        agreed

  • I am not going to bash the game nor do i think Pasta did in his article. I will say that i have bought every game through 2012 including Madden series. I played the demo and thought well lets just wait and see what the game brings. I have EA season ticket so i downloaded it loaded it up and well I gave the game 2 hours and realized this will be the first year i will not make the donation to EA’s summer party fund. They improved some parts, but in no way is it worth it IMHO..

  • JD

    How is it that EA gets it so right with FIFA yet NCAA Football and Madden continuously let the consumers down year after year. FIFA is annually EA’s best product due to its innovation, creativity, control, stability and is overall a highly enjoyable game. On the hand you have NCAA and Madden which constantly produce broken games that freeze, have bugs, hardly any new worth while innovations or creativity but still wreck the consumer of $50-$90 each year. Take a leaf out of Fifa’s book and get it right!

    • Keith.

      FIFA has competition. Madden and NCAA don’t. Simple as that, really.

    • Christopher5

      Hamburglar is runnin the NCAA show..thats why. Dude is horrible, and it really isn’t EA as a whole that sucks. Its the whole NCAA team.

    • Dave3979

      It’s the development team….FIFA and NHL are made by EA CANADA, those guys know how to make a sports game. I’ve said for years that EA CANADA should also do NCAA and Madden.

  • Texan

    I’ve always believed that it takes more than a year to take NC & Madden to the next level. For the record, I’m enjoying the gameplay & I think the graphics are the best yet, but after that…boring! This years game is just an upgrade that should have cost $20 tops! It’s not worth $60!

  • Jesse

    I didn’t buy NCAA football 12 because I thought it looked the same as NCAA football 11 and its sad to say that I’m probably not buying this years game either. I am getting Madden 13 no doubt tho. But i’m not a rich guy…I’m not gonna waste 60$$$ on a game that is the same as the year before!!!

  • JZ

    Funny that I think NCAA Football 13 is the first decent football game this gen. Madden should be even better. Is it a great game no. But considering the garbage EA has put out the last 8 years Im happy.
    We got a bunch of different trajectorys for passes.. check
    No miss cleo DBs of defensers… check
    Kick/Punt reruns are solid check….
    Just wish is was possible to miss a FG goal. Only thing left out that was a must fix.

  • I can understand how people would be disappointed with NCAA Football 13, but this is the best football simulation of this generation. The freezing issue has to be fixed as well as the jersey omission. I am a big time face mask guy and there are to many popular facemasks missing. I am pleased with the gameplay, but I am disappointed with the package that is NCAA football 13! Step your game up EA!

  • Really?

    Madden 12 was a horrible game when you compare it to Madden 11…You are such a fucking moron Pasta

  • Christopher5

    the proof is in the freezing..with all the patches that they are going to have to do with this game it will be time for NCAA 14 to come out before this crap is up to code. Mid august for a patch…yea more like christmas time before this one comes out. NCAA 12 may have been a crappy game, but it def is not this broke. Updated the rosters myself, and i have zero freezing.

    • Actually NCAA 12 was the worst game in the series.

      • Christopher5

        I havn’t had half these issues with NCAA 12..my dynasty is freeze free. I don’t have the ticker but i think ill survive.

  • But they will put the Infinity engine in next year, and market that as their big improvement, which it will be, but when you consider Madden is going to have it this year, it will just be another year without any actual innovation to the game.

  • Jvick88

    I argree with really? and disagree with pasta, madden 12 was garbage. DB’s never urned around to play the ball, fumbles happened almost every other drive with players fumbling that shouldn’t, run defense is severely lacking, and it took a second or two longer for qbs to get rid of the ball than in years past for some reason….and that’s just the gameplay issues

  • KhalidX

    Operationsports probably loves the game . EA can depend on good ol Steve to be on his knees

    • MackSwagger

      Yeah. Everyone that doesn’t piss and moan about everything EA does is a kiss ass. Nice logic you got there.

      • WalterD.

        No…but you? Your breath does smell a bit like ass crack. Just sayin..

  • va 757 go hard

    ii like the game myself yea it could be this or that and have that or this but im a grown man and i cant see myself whining over a video game!!! either im going to buy it or not going to buy it!! simple but bitch about the price and this and that??? negative!!!

  • jz

    Do people realize that we had two different passes for the last 15 years. super lob or bullet. This is the biggest change ever in a EA game.

    • Christopher5

      Don’t forget the “total control passing”.

  • You guys bitch more then women. I dont see half the problems you guys supposedly are finding. Maybe the problem is you guys nit picking in all honesty. My game doesnt freeze. The gameplay is great and dont see half the problems that last years game had.

    • MackSwagger

      I agree man. I don’t have any of the issues these guys are talking about. I’m not saying they aren’t there but I haven’t had one problem since I’ve had the game.

      • Crimson

        Here’s an idea. Why don’t you two fairies get married? You could NCAA until you get bored and then at night, you could play “hike the ball” together until you both pass out.

        • Hey douche fuck how about you learn proper grammar. Talk about someone who needs a diaper change and a bottle.

          • Albert Einstein

            Proper grammer? Oh,…you’re one of those types of people, huh? Could you please elaborate? Maybe you could use your own statement for the example? Have you ever heard of a “comma”, you friggin panzy?

          • Benyiomen

            Oh good retort albert einstien is it? I happen to know his great grandson ben. He will love to find your IP Address and send you a notice to take his great grandfathers name off.

          • Albert Einstein

            Shut up stupid. That’s the stupidest thing I ever read on the internet. Go kill yourself. You’re a true fucking idiot.

        • MackSwagger

          lmao you people whine like EA dumped you at the prom and left with the hot chick.

          • WayneHoliday

            You expect canned laughter after that lame joke? Does this look like a fucking sitcom to you, Dilbert?

          • MackSwagger

            No I don’t expect laughter. Nice Dilbert comment you thrown in there for added effect. Do you expect laughter as well? Or do you only care about how many likes you get?

          • Christopher5

            you mad bro?

  • Didnt EA Canada make both the basketball titles that failed epically

  • The Walk On 777

    Top it off with a corrupt ranked game leaderboard and freezing dynasties…

  • MackSwagger

    LOL wow. I can’t believe pasta is using metacritic.

    • Patrick

      LOL wow. I can’t believe you’re still here trying to find someone else that likes the game as much as you do.

      • MackSwagger

        Actually I’m not. I just think Metacritic is bad I like game rankings better. Try again man. I’m not trying to find my NCAA 13 buddies to rally against those of you who don’t like it. Next.

  • Poops

    So what if they decide to ‘completely’ change the series by getting creative and going casual? Or rebuilding the engine like elite 11? I do believe ncaa 13 could have had a lot more in the way of new features and atmosphere but I also recognize the significant gameplay improvements that were *finally* made. We can punish EA for making them late, but what if that then is interpreted as gameplay not being important? Again, I do expect more features and updates, but what they did provide we should be careful about bashing, recognize and just say they didn’t provide more.

    • GarySayer

      People like you…..are why this has gone on for so long. Please get the hell away from us.

      • Want some cheese with your whine!

        • GarySayer

          You wanna drop that soap again, you fairy? You like to have a throbbing EA boner inside your backside ever year, don’t you? I’d bet you’d be willing to pay about $64.99 to get bent over every year by this same EA pick up line,”New and Improved Gameplay!!!”

          Get ready to grab your ankles again bitch, MaddenNFL13 will be out soon.

          • CRY ME RIVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Dick Johnson

            Agreed dude! This is a place for discussion don’t understand why people are so hostile. They probably forgot to change there tampon or depends

  • Wake Up

    This is old news. EA’s football games have been bad since this gen of consoles. We’re acting like this is a surprise that EA put out ANOTHER bad football game. How about instead of whining about how you got ripped off yet again, why don’t you rent or not buy the game at all? You ever thought not buying the game might decrease sales and force EA to improve the game? It’s not rocket science.

    • MackSwagger

      You sure act like it is Kevin Levin

      • Keith.

        Wonder why no Game Changers ever post in these threads — is it because they know that, if they used their Game Changer name, they’d have no credibility whatsoever? Or that they’d be subjected to constant ridicule? Or is it because they can count on guys like “MackSwagger” to do the job for them?

        • MackSwagger

          Credibility on the internet sure is valuable isn’t it?

  • Ralph

    I guess I am the only one that likes the game then…

    • Nor*Cal Voodoo

      i liked the game, hated the fact that i cant export my graduating class anymore. that blows. this was enough for me not to buy the game. rented it for a week. will do the same for madden. i may like it but wont buy it. no reason to, cant import rookies from ncaa, and as far as i know Madden wont give you possible rookies from NCAA so ?? its a no. no Matt Barkley or Landry Jones in Madden 13 2014 Connected Careers for me… so its a wast of 65 for me.

  • I skipped a year (and didnt play much of NCAA 11 either) so to me NCAA 13 is a more superior product in my eyes because I haven’t seen as much stagnation as the rest of you. Thats the killer thing with these titles if you do buy them every year, because EA doesnt do nearly enough (sans maybe FIFA) to persuade me to buy every title year in and year out.

  • ddddddddd

    i really need to masturbate now.

    • seeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

      my balls are itchy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • nba

        awesome!

        • ddddddddd

          while i was doing that i shaved my balls hair

          • seeeeeeeeeeeeeee

            i forced a little horny bitch to massage them for me, then fucked her

  • asmckenna1215

    nice little blurb about Metacritic you put in there, Pasta. read about its effect on the gaming industry this morning

    • Ooog

      I’m not one for the nerd=losers association but I am a big fan of reviewers=losers (exceptions of course). For example, take a look at the user review and metacritic score for Diablo 3. Not to mention that sites like IGN were praising some of the worst Maddens (10 and 11) to high heaven – and clearly knew next to nothing about football. Sigh.

  • Joseph Parks

    most of the ppl doing all of the complaining simply put…just cant play the to begin with. come on ppl! how about instead of complaining about what wrong with the game, u spend the sleepless nights, put in the time and develop ur own game. maybe then all of u will realize that nothing is ever gonna be perfect…look in the mirror

    • Christopher5

      This is what they are paid to do! They have had the past 3 years to change something? NCAA 11-13 basically the same game man, i chose to go into the medical profession not to be a game dev. I am just waiting for Hamburglar to waddle into my hospital so he can admit that he is a piece of shit.

  • DaArab

    My brother bought madden 12 for 60 dollars last year he didn’t really like the game so he decided to return it 3 months ago although keeping it for awhile, I took him to a local game store and he tried to trade it in, when we asked how much money we could get for it he looked at us and smiled, he said, this game is worth nothing, my son bought it and returned it the next day. He offered 3 dollars for a game that was just 5-6 months old, funny thing was is that he said with the money we get back that we could get a real football game nfl 2k5 which was still priced at 2.99 over there. We bought it although being extremely disappointed at how much money we lost, and saw how much of a better football experience it was then this years madden. Run animations were smooth and quick, passing felt tight and playing defense felt the same. Overall is that EA is not delivering the package.

    • MackSwagger

      LMAO quit putting that game on a pedestal. It’s no good.

      • Christopher5

        Better than the shit we have to play today..if we had the option to buy a 2k series football game or an EA football game every year, EA would have to bow out. Only a matter of time.

        • MackSwagger

          I doubt it. If that was the case then 2Ks case would have been so strong Take two would have bought the license. And if NFL 2K5 is so much better than what we have today how come the fans didn’t come out strong to support APF 2K8 to send a message to both the NFL and EA?

          • Warren20

            Dumbest post I’ve read in a while, and that’s saying a lot because there are plenty of dumb posts on this site. Buying the NFL license isn’t like going to your local store and getting a loaf of bread so stop making it sound like Take Two could have just easily went and bought the license. When you have a mega corporation like EA willing to squeeze you out by overpaying there is pretty much nothing you can do.

            As far as APF 2k8? Did you really expect a game with no NFL license to topple the Madden juggernaut?

          • MackSwagger

            But EA didn’t force Take Two out of anything. Take Two bought the franchises from Sega(if I remember correctly) who originally published the 2K series after EA originally refused to develop football games for the Sega Dreamcast. Take Two isn’t some dirt poor company who couldn’t afford to do business with the NFL.

    • Nor*Cal Voodoo

      FYI, any sports game is only 25 on trade ins, and thats only in the first month. its all down hill from there. even though they will sale your same game for 54.99 used…. sucks huh

  • daley7199

    The video game media is much like the Liberal bias media that infects our country to date. Let EA release virtually the same stale game year in and year out and the media takes exception to it but 2k has been doing this for years and years with its NBA2k series but for some reason the media seems OK with this. Any media outlet should be taken with a HUGE grain of salt much like we do with your commmentaries. They are nothing but “personal” feelings of those who are writing them and are in no way a reflection of anything. The actual story is why do these companies continue to market a sports game on a yearly basis when it is quite clear that they cannot offer any significant and worthwhile improvements in a 1 year development cycle. Furthermore the gamers themselves have grown spoiled to point where there expectations are neither reasonable nor achievable in said development cycle. Video games are not real and they never will be yet us the gamers continue to rant and pontificate about every mundane detail that doesn’t match the games real life counterpart. Just look at the idiotic dispute over player ratings, a trivial, non quantifiable number that in reality has no realistic bearing in a video game. Even the real life players get sucked into the idiocy. The gaming community would be better served by sports games not being released on a yearly basis. The added development time would be much needed to release changes that are actually significant. In the mean time, simple roster updates would suffice.

    • Same game engine.

      Really? Is that what you think? That is really interesting.. You should go write a blog about it….somewhere else.

      • Christopher5

        No kidding..i got to were it said something about liberals and i stopped.

  • Blackice6137

    Im goin to be honest with you pasta. If ea doesent patch this game sooner than mid-aug they would have lost all their fans that stuck bye there side threw thick and thin. with madden comming out at the end of aug people will just trade ncaa in for madden and try to get some vaule for their dollars they wasted.

    • Christopher5

      EA already got their money..they could care less about people trading it in. Money in hand.

  • hawkeye

    It’s about time that fanboys start to wake up and realize that we’ve been given a crappy series with regards to football video games for the last 7 years. I’m not saying it’s all been bad, but the progression has been a joke and we STILL don’t have a true sim experience football game. Madden 06 was the last game that didn’t completely disappoint. I remember the days of being excited to unbox the new game and feeling a new and better gaming experience. Now, it’s just minor tweaks to last year’s game and the feeling of being completely ripped off. I’ve been suckered into buying EA’s football games over the years because I love football and kept hoping for a miracle but every year – disappointed. I’m glad I finally came to my senses and stopped donating 60 bucks to the EA suckers foundation.

  • balls of fury

    all the fifa talk is nonsense. they are really good games, but who gives a shit about soccer. football, this country-USA football, is the bread and butter cream of the crop. highly marketable money on top of money. all time and effort should be made to make this and any other football games EA does the best of the best. instead we keep getting boring mediocre game play year in and year out. 2k and EA really funked things up for the sports fans. MVP baseball was by far the best baseball game ever made, (even better then Ps3 The Show) but what happened 2k bought the rights now they keep rolling out shit games every year with the bye product of hey pitch a perfect game and get a million dollars. THEY HAVE TO OFFER PEOPLE 1,000,000 CASH MONEY TO PLAY THEIR STUPID CRAP GAMES..and what did the football fan get. EA bought out 2k and now were stuck with shit madden and their shit difficulty settings like how every A.I. player is a god on all madden. Wake up…EVERY
    aspect of EVERY madden game has sucked balls. oh but i agree the passing is better in ncaa 13! big goddamn deal, that only took about 7 or 8 years longer then it should have. I read it in someones post earlier and they were right. there is no competition for EA’s money hoarding asshole developers so they’ll do what they please and say fuck the consumer cause they know we need our football no matter what..and fuck whoever said don’t buy the game. like its our fault for having faith a decent football game will EVER be made and we will be soo surprised (like Christmas morning) and for liking football so damn much you pansy nobody.

  • AAAAAHHHHHHHH

    all the fifa talk is nonsense. they are really good games, but who gives a shit about soccer. football, this country-USA football, is the bread and butter cream of the crop. highly marketable money on top of money. all time and effort should be made to make this and any other football games EA does the best of the best. instead we keep getting boring mediocre game play year in and year out. 2k and EA really funked things up for the sports fans. MVP baseball was by far the best baseball game ever made, (even better then Ps3 The Show) but what happened 2k bought the rights now they keep rolling out shit games every year with the bye product of hey pitch a perfect game and get a million dollars. THEY HAVE TO OFFER PEOPLE 1,000,000 CASH MONEY TO PLAY THEIR STUPID CRAP GAMES..and what did the football fan get. EA bought out 2k and now were stuck with shit madden and their shit difficulty settings like how everyone is a god on all madden. Wake up…EVERY
    aspect of EVERY madden game has sucked balls. oh but i agree the passing is better in ncaa 13! big damn deal, that only took about 7 or 8 years longer then it should have. I read it in someones post earlier and they were right. there is no competition for EA’s money hoarding asshole developers so they’ll do what they please and say screw the consumer cause they know we need our football no matter what..and what blasphemy was spoken by whoever said “don’t buy the game”. like its our fault for having faith a decent football game will EVER be made and we will be so surprised (like Christmas morning) and for liking football so damn much you pansy nobody.

    • Smh

      2k didn’t buy the rights to baseball…..that’s why The Show exist….

      • Roxie Sanchez’

        they bought the rights to mvp playa not baseball itself

  • Scott Trible

    My favorite part of being a RTG QB is when my coach calls a HB Pass, the HB throws an interception, and I lose 50 points because of it. I have bought NCAA every year since Danny freaking Wuerffel was on the cover, and this is the first year I can recall being truly disappointed. Over-hype for the repetitive Heisman mode (aka-not quite RTG), no improvement in gameplay, and the menu sludge…OHHH the menu sludge.

  • e-mon

    It’s amazing they can’t even get basic math correct for drive summaries.

    • Nor*Cal Voodoo

      patch fixed this

  • BTBALLER30

    People are responding negatively to the online play because the same old cheese plays dont work as well anymore. You actually have to have some football knowledge to do something. I love the fact that I can outsmart someone in this game and not have to worry about one play being ran over and over

  • tish

    I stopped reading when you called Madden 12 a “very good game”. Are you on crack?

  • FIFA Gamer

    Honestly, NCAA clearly gets more boring every year. I play it for one week and then don’t even look at it again. The creators in EA that create this game need to be replaced because their work is pathetic. Quit screwing us, the consumer!! We want every new uniform in the game, realistic game play (defensive backs that don’t drop 10 interceptions a game), logo socks and arm bands, Adidas visors for Tennessee etc, celebrations based on the importance of the game being played, colored visors and stickers, the options to your back plate or not, more cleats and maybe the ability to play in the under armor or us army all American game in road to glory. If you want my money, start making the editions we want instead of “improving” shit that doesn’t matter. It’s a disgrace

  • Tim

    Ncaa 13 is weak as fuck, who makes a game where you cant stafe and makes it impossible to cover anything deep! And the ai blocking is horrible, very disappointed, and i hope madden isnt this bad…

  • Dick

    LOL NFL2k5…Jesus, you idiots don’t let go…I wish we could send you back to that year.