It is taking sooooo looooooong to download. So I guess that means I haven't played it yet and I can't comment. Shoot.
NCAA 14 Demo thoughts; MGoBlogger PSN/Gamertag list
I think I'll get it on PS3 since it's free for online play.
Downloaded it and playing UM / ohio. I got my last NCAA game not last year, but the year before. This is the same game. The grass looks like 1970s astroturf. Recruiting looks like it will be cooler. Also, now the players all have random names? UM QB Landry? (who just happens to be a fast black dude wearing #12). The animations look exactly the same. Play selection, the intro screen, the commentary is the same, the colors looks brighter / slightly better, graphics are the same, the fans look... worse than in NCAA '12? Is this usual for a demo? I mean do they have all the kinks worked out yet? So far I definitely will not be spending $60 for this. I just want to play as Georgia Southern... speaking of which can you download user-created teams for free anywhere?
EDIT: This is freaking terrible. Miller rolls out to the left and starts to sprint upfield. An outside linebacker is directly vertical, maybe 15 yards downfield. Maintain your zone and predict the scramble? Hell naw, computer wants to make the lineback sprint into the middle of the field (where there are already 3 players within 5 yards) to cover some receiver. Miller sprints 15 yards into the endzone without a M player within 5 yards.
EDIT 2: Gardner scrambles outside, two DBs charge in... receiver is trying to find someone to block 25 yards downfield. Few plays later, M has the ball on the ohio 1... ohio comes out with THREE linemen. RB walks in.
I think as annoying as the kangaroos on defense who can bat down a pass that's 15 feet above their head with blink-of-an-eye reaction speed is that the AI can never figure whom to block and when to come in for a tackle. These are things that were issues ten years ago. How hard can it be to fix?
From what I understand, REALLY difficult (as far as blocking AI is concerned).
Yay for Statesboro, not far from where I live.
I looked for it this morning around 8:15, but it wasn't listed. I wanted to download it while I was at work so it would be there when I get home. I know it's going to take a long time, which is why I wanted to do that. This is probably the last time I'm going to buy this game and that's really only because Denard is on the cover.
EDIT: DarthWolverine7 on XBOX
At work right now but I will be playin all night after I get home. Looking forward to the new engine and seeing if they got rid of superman linebackers (not counting on it). Xbox Gamertag: xIcEaGeNiCkKaX
to download to your 360 while at work. That'd be glorious.
If your system has the feature turned on, your console downloads when it is off. I logged into my XBOX account on my work computer to confirm the download, but there is some error on their end. I selected "confirm" to download the demo, but it says something like, "This cannot be completed at this time. Please try again later."
I still play a lot of MW3 so if anyone wants to play that send me a message saying you're from MGoBlog so I know that you're not a random 14 year old kid.
What if I am on MGoBlog and a random 14 year old kid?
Do you play Black Ops 2? I prefer the BO multiplayer over MW. I used to LOVE the MW multiplayer, but BO 2 is awesome. I haven't played the first BO online for a while, but that is really only because my disc cracked a while ago and I still have not replaced it.
Or you threw it against a wall like I did?
Actually no, I didn't throw it. It's quite odd actually. The crack was so small and towards the center where the hole on the disc is. I didn't think it was big enough to not allow the disc to play, but it was. It must have cracked once when I took it out of the case. I will get a new one eventually when I see a used copy online for about $10.
I'm not a big fan of the Treyarch games. The game play just feels too arcade-like for me. IW certainly has some flaws but I still enjoy their games more.
It's weird for me, as I prefer Treyarch's multiplayer over Infinity Ward's, but like Infinity Ward's campaigns over Treyarch's.
I understand what you're saying completely, but I think BO2 is the best multiplayer out of all of them. MW2 used to be my favorite, but that changed when I played BO1. I just like the feel of BO multiplayer more than MW.
Xbox 360/PS3: freernnur5
Will probably be playing NCAA/BF3/The Last of Us when I have time till then next gen consoles come out.
Don't think I will do an online dynasty for NCAA as my time to be able to play will be scattered and I don't want to hold a dynasty up.
How often do you play BF3? On PS3? What times of day do you play?
BF3 and NCAA are pretty much the only game I play on my PS3. add me on PSN. my username there is the same as here.
Consider it done. I'll be online tonight at around 10pm EST.
Actually BF3 is for 360 for me. I will be going PS4 next gen though so BF4 will be on that.
Also I hadn't played it in forever and just kinda picked it back up to shake the rust off before BF4 comes out and am loving it all over.
Edit: I am on the West Coast and my game time if I play is generally around 8-9/10 pm.
This comment seems so muc like "a/s/l", and it makes me feel very old and out of touch.
My last game purchase: Tiger Woods 07 for PS2. If I'm in the mood for a football game, NCAA 05 has lasted about 30 seasons (about 2 in the last three years). I'm getting old in that game and waiting for the coach to just retire so I can buy a new one already.
The best part of my gaming is that I'm in my late 30s. I grew up on the original Nintendo and Gameboy. Now look at me! FPS multiplayer FTW! #gamernerd
Same here. I had an original NES and gameboy. I even had a sega gamegear.
favorite game was Contra! I had an Atari as well, but I'm,only 30
still actually works. I play Contra on it every couple of months for nostalgia's sake. In my life I owned these systems: NES; Sega Master System; Sega Genesis; Sega Saturn; N64; PS2; Wii; DS; & Xbox 360. Of those, I still have the NES, PS2, Wii, DS, & 360 still working, I sold the rest of the systems or they broke years ago. Xbox live gamertag: MikeCohodes (surprise surprise).
I still have my intellevision from when I was 5. Still love horse racing!! I wish NCAA and Madden would just revamp their whole engine and come with something new. I love Fifa 12, and still play it a lot, but I hope the next gen games really up the ante.
Xbox:Michigan Phan27. Add me if you want to be in an online dynasty. Thoughts on demo:Game is greatly improved. I really like the new cameras.
I replied to your message on XBOX.
For anyone that's playing Battlefield 3 or going to be playing Battlefield 4 later this year, I'm on most nights. Hit me up on PSN or shoot me a message via Battlelog at "CooperLily21" and we can squad up, talk Michigan sports while we shoot enemies in the head.
Hail yes. I love me some BF3. [TAGS]
I'm not a huge fan of BF multiplayer. The campaign mode is awesome and graphics second to none right now, but I am a Call of Duty guy.
Thats because CODers can't grasp the tactics involved in playing BF3 and the fact that the no-scoping, sprint-around-the-map technique in COD will just get you killed in BF3. (Sorry, couldn't resist bringing the BF3 vs. COD war to MGoBlog)
Oh no, I grasp it fairly well, but I just prefer COD. BF is a good game, but I don't think it's as good as COD. For the record, I hate quick scoping and sprint around the map techniques you refer to. Quick scoping is unbelievably unrealistic and it ruins the game, which is why when I keep getting killed by a quick scoper, I exit the map and lobby. I hate those people.
EDIT: I like the killstreak rewards and perks you can add to different classes. BF doesn't have that stuff. Plus, when someone who is really great at flying helicopters or jets, it's just ridiculous. I got sick of constantly being killed by those vehicles, so I got bored with BF. I'm actually in the middle of playing the campaign again, only this time on the hardest difficulty simply because I want the achievement.
What is your PSN? Are you in the TAGS clan?
360 or PS3?
I mostly play Battlefield, MLB the Show, and occasionally Black Ops (original)
hit me up on XBL: Wolver1ne318
I am usually playing Halo 4.
Thoughts: I like the new running engine, especially trucking. It works great for bigger backs and tight ends. I literally just had Funchess gain 5 YAC to set up an OT winning 1 yard run.
Yes, I am childish.
TTG I HATE OHIO = XBL Gamertag
if you ever want to play some nba 2k13 :)
I've been playing NCAA 12 and NHL 10 lately, and some NBA JAM a while back (highly recommend). Anybody tried a more recent NHL game? NHL 10 is still pretty good IMO
Gamer tag: Denardsdreads21
I play mostly fifa 13 and NCAA 13. I also play NHL 11 and it is a great game even though I don't really like hockey.
I never DNF, and don't play people who do.
Is someone going to startup an ONline dynasty? Coop, too bad you play on PSN, no Xbox?
No XBox for me. I'm actually in the process of building my own PC (first time) in hopes that I'll have it up and running in time for BF4. That game looks absolutely amazing.
Good choice going with the PC.
I'll be downloading it tonight when done with football camp. RayO3313. It's original.
Am I the only one who got error messages for like an hour before it would let you download? Also it looks like it may take a while to download...it took me 5 minutes just to get to 3%
WOW.....no more banner entrance.....that is stupid...
This can be changed for the full game. The demo is just that...a demo of the game play. It obviously won't include everything that the full game has.
Raekwon...Is that you?
XBL- Greasypickle22 (this was made freshman year, dont judge me)
mostly NHL 13, UMVC3 and Injustice at the moment if anyone ever wants to play.
Michigan has gray facemasks. Still the wrong road jersey. Still the old goalpost huggy.
So far, they are really EA'ing up.
I'm usually not one to get upset at this kind of stuff, but we haven't had those road uniforms for two years now so it's kind of frustrating that they haven't changed them yet.
Do you need Playstation Plus to download it? I won't be around a system until tomorrow and I'm curious about that
Tried to walk my 7-year old son through the download process for Xbox so it would (hopefully) be downloaded by the time I make my hour drive home. No dice. Too much confusion and I probably shouldn't have put so much pressure on a 7-year old. LOL
First game. 86 yards passing. 174 yards rushing. USING MANBALL!!
xbox gamertag newfoundhbomb
but I borrowed my friend's NCAA '12 last year and NCAA 14 looks exactly like 12. Is there really this little progression from year to year?
I was initially prepared to say the same thing. I have 12, and didn't purchase 13 because I couldn't tell much of a difference. I'm pleased by what I've seen so far this year, though. The visuals and presentation are recycled, but I don't care much about that. The blocking appears to be improved, the playbooks are much more varied (I basically have Oregon's '12 playbook memorized. It did not have shovel options, midline reads, inverted veers, or a bunch more spread option stuff), you can now make proper cuts while running, and the defensive AI isn't near as dumb while defending option pitches. There are still a bunch of problems that I've seen, and I probably won't end up buying it, but 14 is much improved from 12.
Agree 100%. Anybody trying to defend this title needs to look at the FIFA franchise. They radically overhaul their gameplay ever single year in a variety of ways, despite already A) having an amazing game and B) being the clear #1 soccer game on the market. '12 was the greatest soccer game ever made, and then they completely overhauled attacking AI, dribbling mechanics, presentation options, and player contact physics (something NCAA, a football game, doesn't even have) for '13. For '14, they have an entirely new shielding mechanic, improved dribbling, even better defensive AI, and entirely new ball projectile physics.
The NCAA franchise hasn't made a single improvement like that in years, much less a half dozen a year. They just try to make the presentation a bit flashier, give the game a few more tackling and catching animations, and fiddle with the sliders to try to fix gameplay issues.
Yes, FIFA's budget is much higher. I understand that's the reason, but it's not a good enough excuse for me to buy NCAA games. Wake me up when NCAA has a physics engine that makes sense (not just a set number of animations for tackling that players are sucked into), or blocking mechanics that even remotely imitate the actual game. Until then, I'll pass.
There isn't a lot of change year to year for NCAA, but I can definitely tell the difference every few years or so. Try playing like NCAA 10 or 11. The gameplay on this demo is a lot better than either of those games.
Your rant would be right most years, but this year they actually did change half a dozen things in the same year.
If you're the type of person who doesn't play NCAA EA games much, you're probably not going to notice a huge difference, but for the people who play it a ton, this is basically a different game from '12 or '13.
Did you play career mode when FIFA came out? It was terrible.
Play sports games and some CoD and will definitely be playing Battlefield4 when that hits
Xbox is Hiatt6
PS3 is Hiatt_6
I play NCAA along with COD and 2K
The crowd noice in 14 is amazing. At Michigan Stadium on 3rd down, you can hear Seven Nation Army in the background and the fans chanting with it.
Good call here, I wonder if all teams get the Seven Nation Army chant though (I'm assuming they do.) If you still have the old MP3 files you can upload the Hawaiian War Chant, and Temptation, and the Let's Go Blue chant to play at the correct times they would during an actual game.
About to download once I get home from work.
Xbox gamertag: dkohn81
We have 1 opening in our PS3 2014 dynasty. We've played since 2012. We are all starting as 2 stars and are very committed to advancing every couple of days. Heisman settings and normal house rules. Let me know if interested....
I want to get in on this... I think I was in a dynasty with you guys before when trouble hit. I'm fairly stable now... PSN: Duster4567
Sounds like fun... psn: gutnedawg
Even in the video game, Special K has made its way into the Big House...
Jesus, play on freshman difficulty much?
Uhh Rawls is the starting tailback unless you have a different version than I do...
Anyone else notice that before a big defensive play the crowd and special K is playing 7 Nation Army? That was a new change...
Just played my first game against Ohio. Won 41 to 35 in triple overtime. Funches with 3 TDs over the middle!
Can't find it on psn. Oh wait that's right I live in Canada. Fucking bullshit...
I ran an inverted veer with Gardner that looked sweet as hell as it opened up for a 45yd gain. For this play alone Brian will be playing this game on a loop for 4565 straight hours and retire from MGOBLOG.
I finally got a game in. This game is going to be a lot of fun. The option game seems a lot better and receivers were able to get open for once. One quick scan of the field and you can generally find someone open instead of every one of them being blanketed. I actually saw a CB make the wrong read on the route, which was left my receiver arm-wavingly wide open. Then, my offensive line held out long enough to make the safety pick a receiver on 4 verts. That was 6 points. I'm going to enjoy putting a playbook together, in this game, that makes the defense wrong on every play.
Wanting to get in a dynasty and or exhibition game.
My bro and I stopped getting Madden and NCAA after 2008 because it is stupid you couldn't outrun defensive linemen with Vick or Denard. But this looks fun! Definately getting NCAA 14 and Madden 25 (yes just because Denard and Barry are on the covers)
I get on Xbox Live yesterday morning, no demo out yet. Someone on my friends list tells me that Fable 3 is free to download and I end up playing that for hours.
For xbox live is the same as my mgoname: MikeCohodes
I'm not big on sports games though, I prefer FPS, mostly the Left for Dead and Borderlands franchises. Feel free to add me though!
I think this game will be the best since 2006. The fact that you can run all these option plays (inverted veer, midline read, etc...) make up all the other shortcomings...