NCAA Football 14: What’s New and Review
(Watch Video below for a full in-depth review and game play footage)
As we near another college football season we begin to foam at the mouth in anticipation. Our spirits are high, in hopes that our favorite school will redeem itself from last years debacle and make a run at a BCS National Championship. Why wait until August 29th when you can start the season right now?
EA Sports has released the latest installment of their popular college football video game, NCAA Football 14 on July 9th. Now I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “Why should I buy another NCAA game when it’s the same game every year?” Well normally I would agree with you but EA has stepped up their game and has brought some fresh new aspects to the game – adding a deeper Dynasty (Franchise) mode with coaching skill point to aid in your teams success and also EA’s fan favorite mode Ultimate Team makes it’s debut in NCAA Football, which is in FIFA and Madden.
In Ultimate Team you buy card packs which represent players from the past that you can play as to face the AI or VS players online. So imagine Bo Jackson and Cam Newton together at Auburn. Ultimate Team makes it happen. Road to Glory is also back but nothing new is in the mode. Most importantly though is the game play makes you feel like it’s a new game. The core mechanics are the same but because of the newly upgraded Infinity Engine the game looks and feels different, in a good way. This engine is the same one used in the latest Madden making players now fall, hit and move more human like. With new thumbstick total control jukeing, acceleration bursts and stamina bar, it makes for a great experience, even for the most savvy of veterans to the series. Oh and let me inform you that the Truck Stick or big hit stick, actually works again. Thank you EA!!!
I recommend picking this game up pronto if you’re a NCAA, Madden or football fan in general. It’s a perfect blend of old school mechanics and new school innovation. The game is easy to pick up and play for newer players to feel instantly gratified but rewards the players who have experience and have some football knowledge. I’ve been playing the series from the very beginning and I will be honest it was getting quite stale but I am really impressed with the changes EA made. Not much of a change but enough to breathe new life into it. The game will cost you $60 plus tax depending on the state you live in. So don’t let last season keep haunting you. Go pick up a copy of NCAA Football 14 and I’ll see you online.
NCAA Football 14 Game Review Video: What’s new
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