NCAA Football 14
need better instructions for senior players in all action and sport games and at this point this is all I have to add to this statement at the present time..
NCCA FOOTBALL 14 is one the best sports games
I just recently started playing this game again and I gotta say I just love College Football. This game's presentation is completely awesome, It's like I'm watching College Football on ESPN while playing this game. The sound is awesome and the Commentators are awesome and if you listen really closely they don't always repeat their lines alot. I love the half time show and the studio updates. The gameplay is awesome especially the fact that they put the same gaming engine that they put in Madden 25 which came out a month later after this game. The gaming engine they put in this game is called Infinity Engine 2 which in my opinion runs alot smoother on here then it does on Madden 25. The tackles are alot smoother as well as the animation of the players. The modes are great in this game such as Dynasty mode to where you can level up your head coach, your OC and Your DC for your team. Road to Glory is back to where you play about 12 weeks as a high school football player and then you can head to the College level and then you can import your character into Madden 25 which I did like that part alot. All in all if you like College Football then this game is for you but like my other reviews that I have done on here, i leave it up to you if you want to get this game or not.
Excellent! Extremely Fun
EA has really pumped up both presentation and gameplay. I can feel the Infinity Engine 2 and the Force Impact System. I usually never stiff arm until I tried it on this game. I've pulverized some small DBs and have held of LBs to gain an extra 5 yards. Stumble recovery works great! It's fun to see my guy get hit by a diving DB lose his balance then regain his footing and keep on going. Presentation is soooo muuuuchhhh better. I can tell the difference between a non-conference, conference, and rivalry games by the presentation alone. The halftime show is outstanding. Unless, you have a headset or surround sound the sound can be a little quiet. As in every game it has its issues but this game is FUN! The coach skills and streamlined recruiting add a great twist to this game. I recommend this game to any football fan. It's worlds better than last years game.
Ncaa 14 is okay they added alot of pregame stuff which I like but the Ai has gotten worse. You have barely any time for passing as the offensive line constantly collapses on average of about 2 to 3 seconds, but the dumbest thing happened a few minuets ago which is why I am writing this review, Dynasty mode, Texas A&M vs Texas, Im the Aggies Offensive Coordinator, i have beaten Texas 35 to 31 with 40 seconds left on 1st down Texas has 2 timeouts left I kneel, Texas calls a TO I kneel again another TO 20 seconds left i kneel on 3rd down game over right? Nope, A&M punts for no reason as the clock is ticking and Texas gets the ball on their 20 with 8 Seconds and somehow throws a TD pass and wins..... I am livid for about a good 2 minuets and then turn my xbox off and come wright this review, stupid Ai............... I am probably going to separate myself from my xbox before it ends up with me standing over it with my gun or my bat, once again stupid Ai........
NCAA 14 Weather Environment
The producers of ncaa 14 should make it to where the weather can change during the process of the game and to where it will effect how your team will play. ex: It is clear weather at the beginning of the game then midway through it starts to rain or snow or whatever I think that would be a really cool addition to the game!!!
A Solid addition
EA Sport's NCAA 14 is a solid overall game. The new physics engine works very well. The studio has decreased, heavily the amount of the dreaded locked animations. Offenses run much more smoothly. With the impact of the spread defense on college football EA has taken notice. Read options and other kinds of options work much better than they used, and the AI does a much better job of "Keying in" on the defender that it must "read", AI decisions making as a whole is better. Screen passes are finally usable, as the QB won't get stuck in a drop back animation and will make a one step, pivot and throw move. Blocking seems improved especially when one of the lineman in question is moving around, blockers finally put a hat on someone and try to get into the second level. The pass blocking however still seems clumsy and disorganized, occasionally finding three offensive lineman blocking no one while a QB wipes the dirt of his pants. unless in play action. Defensively players key in on reads poorly, one of the few dreaded stuck animations will occur when the keyed in defensive players get stuck crashing or staying back. The dreaded no look interceptions still happen from time to time. Overall pass coverage is better as defensive backs move more fluidly and stay in zones better not over pursuing as much as they did in the past. Now onto game modes. The new mode in the game is EA's standard ultimate team mode where the players collects cards to use players in game whether against the CPU or online. The mode works in batches but its long term longevity has yet to be seen however the potential is there. Dynasty mode has been made much deeper as players now have much more control of their coaches. Coaches are now archetypal; as a coach trying to build their staff you have to ask yourself do you want the offensive mastermind who can't recruit worth a lick and doesn't have any pipelines or do you go the other way going after the recruiting wiz in hopes of landing those ever so coveted five star players. This wrinkle works especially well in online dynasty as you will often find yourself pitting against other players going after the top notch assistants on the market. Overall this wrinkle adds much more depth, longevity, and replay ability to the formerly stale mode. Overall the upgrade to the physics are well done but still have some rough spots and the inclusion of the new ultimate team mode as well as the new coach system in the dynasty mode make this game work and makes sure it will work for longer.
Back in my day
Being a guy whos played these games since probably ncaa 2006, I get so upset how much they(EA Sports) have neglected Road to Glory on NCAA and Madden. That used to be my sole purpose of buying the game was to work so hard with my created player and eventually play him in Madden. They had all kind of cool features like a dorm room, tests,making the deans list, managing your schedule, even how many buckeyes you had on your helmet if you were playing for ohio state. Now that is all scrapped, even Erin Andrews doesn't give highlights anymore. Instead of adding features They have only been removing them and I am honestly sad that the last NCAA title on the 360 will again leave me dissapointed
Ultimate team can be frustrating at times but overall its a great game. Feels like real life. Worth it.
My Legend / Road to glory import
It would be awesome if they would bring back the opportunity to import your campus Legend into madden again so you could have that from college to NFL experience but from seening videos about it. This feature of a great idea is still being over looked for another year. Come on EA some people want this experiance of an idea that made fans happy to play on there favorite team or even get drafted by random team and help them win the Super bowl. If the NFL cut the draft off and transfering of players into the business of the NFL they would probably disban from lack of fans. So if you want realizum EA then add features that make it more real and this is coming from a future game designer. but its your game EA so its up to you if we get this opportunity or not this year.
This one is gonna be good!!!
I can careless about importing players to madden. All i want is the the new engine and I'm fine. I had so much fun playing dynasty mode in NCAA 13 so I'm pretty sure NCAA 14 is going to be good. the hit stick has been buffed and the stiff arm will finally work!!!! I pre ordered my copy already and I cant wait to start my dynasty!! I like to choose teams with a C overall or lower and bring them up to be power house teams. I'm geeked!!!!!