NCAA Football 14
In the good ol' days, my late July would involve unwrapping the latest NCAA video game, downloading a Denard Robinson cover, and hyping myself up by winning 5 NCs in a row with Michigan.
Now, since the NCAA is dumb and won't pay players their value, we don't have that video game to look forward to. What signals you that football is coming? HTTV, various hype videos, other MGoBlog stuff helps... but I'm missing that NCAA videogame fix.
Instead of waiting for EA to make a new game, I decided to add my own little twist and play the teams I really want to play. Enjoy!!
1980 UM vs 1985 UM Interception on PS3
The game has been available for 14 hours now and wanted to see what the rest of you were thinking so far.
EA suckered me into the season ticket a few months ago so I have been playing it since the 5th and have had a pretty positive experience. I'm one of the die hards that plays on Heisman and destroys teams by 70 with the likes of Toledo and UTSA. I had always felt that the past games were a little glitchy but overall a "good" experience. So far this years game has a lot of promise but I'm seeing some glaring holes while playing the CPU. I created my own playbook filled with I-form, pistol, and shotgun with a ton of read options. It's really fun to run but its becoming almost to easy. Just for kicks I played and entire game with toledo against bama running variations of the read option. Had 650 yards rushing and won 42-10. I found that to be a joke.
I have noticed it to be more difficult to run out of the power. Last year there was a money play out of ifrom twins where it was a power to the opposite side of the twins and if your fb lead through the lb or saftey, you were gone. That sequence is gone now but counters seem to have a little pop to them.
Passing is still a pain but doable if you know what your looking for. Short underneath routes are high percentage still. The deep ball seems more difficult to hit this year but I haven't messed around with that very much as I have been playing with the option to much to care yet. I'm not going to comment much on this.
Defense has been a lot harder vs the CPU and I've had more then a few, "I probably shouldn't whip my controller off the ground" moments. The Blitzs don't hit home nearly as much as they use to. CPU no huddle offense gives you absolutely no time to change forms or call press coverages. The ball carrier recovery feature is cool to watch unless its when your saftey is on an island and a TE just runs through him like a Mac truck. Overall its more realistic but the hair pulling moments are going to drive me nuts for the time being.
I have lightly skimmed over the dynasty so far and thought it looked pretty good and like the new concepts but I haven't dove in yet. I'm waiting for the Operation Sports rosters to come out before I go hard into that.
Whats your thoughts so far? Like? Dislike? best cover are ever? (answer is yes) Whats your money play (formation and primary reads) any rosters that are worth downloading yet?
add me on psn if you would like: Poshea49
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The competition is Oregon's Kenjon Barner, Texas A&M's Ryan Swope, and Alabama's Eddie Lacy.