Rated 6 out of 10 by kesp82 offline is a 7 and online is a 6
well another bust for ea sports!All the hype about how the new graphic engine will change how you play the game that part is true towards how broken it is!Same commentary since 2002 stadiums look like cardboard especially the scenic backdrop horrible!Offline is ok the cpu is alot more challenging than previous yrs but it's pretty much the same game except a little more color pop to it .Online is what hurts ncaa 14 it's really unresponsive broken unreallistic qbs running over linebackers and everyone in his way (option is almost unstoppable) too bad the rb doesn't show same effort!Defense ai doesn't cover properly in zone or man the hit stick seems really weak too!Plus the no-huddle is really hard to stop when players constantly do it i know teams do it in real life but when defense ai isn't doing it's job makes it really hard to keep up!offense was favored this yr and it shows.ncaa 14 is ok at best too many bugs slow it down!rental at most!
Rated 6 out of 10 by lucasc47 Built to lose. Exaggerated physics
This game is a step down from the previous versions of NCAA. The "real time physics" they added is greatly exaggerated. For example, a player runner half speed will completely knock a player off their feet when they hit and 320 lb defensive lineman will run down and tackle a scrambling QB who has 94 speed before he can throw it. It seems like the defense and receiver roles have been reversed as the defense always seems to find the ball in a split second and intercept it while the recever quits on the play and has no idea where the ball is. While when I am on defense it is rare to intercept the ball. Players drop wide open interceptions when. It feels like the CPU players all have 99 rating because it's impossible to tackle in the open field and once they get past you there is no catching them. Recruiting was hyped up to be much greater in this game than past... WRONG. You assign points to you recruits and hope for the best thats it. It feels as if the computer generates random scenarios for recruits. You see 5 star ATH's committing to one star schools while he has offers from every college in the game. One thing I do like about the game is the new coach skills, it helps with the terrible recruiting process. Also the commentary is quite broken and annoying. Phrases are repeated constantly and most of the time they don't even make sense with what happened in the game. For example, I will punt and then once I get the ball back on offense the commentator will say "We'll a fumble/ turnover really hurt this teams last drive" when no turnover ever happened.
Rated 10 out of 10 by HoundDawg Amazing
This game is great. The animations and physics look seamless and real. I would recommend this to anyone who likes football.
Rated 0 out of 10 by supremegamer8000 Infinity Engine Will Make This Sucker A Must-Have
The Infinity engine is going to blow this game to fame. The physics that are created with Infinity are incredible. Body parts will move in a realistic way if they are hit. Cool physics such as stiff arms and truck-sticks will be a big part in making this game look elite. Tackles look sweet but there's more than just these great graphics. Players movement while running for the touchdown has been advanced. Runners will navigate through the maze of players better then ever. Defense has been enhanced as well. The game will show you routes to the ball carrier tho help you. You'll be showed the defensive players you're going to need to read for that play. There are more cutscenes, one of which is a halftime show. All in all this game is going to be one of the best sport games you'll see all year.
Rated 6 out of 10 by SgtGriff Recruiting gone
Well as most of you I was anxious and highly anticipating NCAA 14. Of course I preordered and got it as soon as I woke up. Well, to be blunt, the recruiting is terrible. There is no real rhyme or reason to it. All you do now is allocate points to a player and hope for the best. Some weeks I would gain points and some I would lose. I have no idea how it works, I won my games kept the points at max for the players I was recruiting and I have no idea how you win or gain points.
The gamplay is fine. Though I would say they put alot of emphasis on offense. Playing def this year is definitly harder and can get frustrating at times. It seems all they cared about was making every team play like Oregon or Johnny Manziel. A few glitches here and there also, IE my qb wouldn't hand the ball off on a running play and would freeze until someone tackled him.
Overall, the gamplay is not terrible, the announcers(the gameday guys) basically say the same thing as last year and miss plays. Not a big deal for me. But the recruiting is a killer. No real control on recruits except you get to pick them, it seems to me it's a roll of the dice whether they join or not. Hope this was at least a little helpful.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Codigo31 can play this all day
Got this game a month ago and been playing only offline dynasty. I found the game frustrating at first until I figured it out. As said before defense is a joke. I used texas and was playing kansas and gave up over 300 yrds passing on varsity defense. Until ur coordinators are leveled up your offense and defense struggle. Recruiting is very easy once you figure it out. I put all my coach points into recruitment first as that seems more important than game management as of right away. The reason you gain and lose points on a week to week basis can be based on the recruits bonus points as sometimes it depends on conference prestige or coach prestige or even playing time. You cant just select all top recruits when u start ur dynasty until ur recruiting skills r leveled up and even then you need to target the right ones. If you try to figure it out and wanna put in the work to do it, it is an awesome game and the hype of the band playing on big drives and the rivalries r insane. Nothing like the red river game! It has nice animations and if you dont press x or a after each play it can run smoother. I like this game alot and highly recommend it to anyone who wants to play some college ball. I have not done road to glory or online so no comments for those but offline dynasty has given me 100 hrs of good gameplay so far.
Rated 4 out of 10 by FactSt8R Way too many bugs!
For the record I never write reviews and have been a huge NCAA fan. Saying that this game is the worst I have ever played. Almost every time I play when the game finishes it freezes. This totally takes me out of the mood to play. Also varsity is very inconsistent. For example as Clemson I beat Georgia by 50 then play a tight game with NC State in which their web went 30-33 400yds and 4tds. Yeah that's realistic(sarcasm). I don't mind playing close games just want it to be realistic. Anyway my last complaint are the gameplay sound effects which are ridiculous. I hope this review helps and no one else's wastes their money on this game.
Rated 1 out of 10 by Rackumrack One word....AWFUL!
The game has way to many bugs to have been released. When an opponent intercepts the ball they put the ball wherever they want to. I threw and interception and they caught it on their 21 yard line, meaning they had 79 yards to go. When they set the ball they were on my 19 yard line with 19 yards to go...garbage. Receivers also run out of bounds by 5 yards by themselves and come back in an catch balls. EA really missed on this unless they get the game play mechanics right. As of now would not recommend wasting your money if you like playing legitimate football, not street ball.
Rated 9 out of 10 by COUSINxxPIZZA The most amazing NCAA yet
This game is a great game the graphics are phenomanal and the gameplay is great I really like how it matches you up with your actual highschool teams you actually played in real life I really think it was worth the 60$ and the head to head not multiplayer is amazing to ilove the way the blue on Boise States field illuminates the game....... The game is really a killer and would be a lot of fun to a hardcore sports gamer like a madden 13 or 2k13 player. It is a great game overall and I cant wait to see the rest of the NCAA games
Rated 9 out of 10 by d142894 GOOD very good
its a good game but gamestop is not a good store. I dont get why it costs so much for a game but then u return it and it is like 1 dollar like bruhhh.