OT: NCAA Football 13 new video out

Submitted by kaykaybroke on April 2nd, 2012 at 4:09 PM

I know you guys are fans! New video came out today featuring the "sights and sounds" of the 2013 game. Features michigan holding up the Little Brown Jug, and a scene with Paul Bunyan as well!





Wolverine Devotee

April 2nd, 2012 at 4:21 PM ^

Nice! They got the new scoreboards in! Now I'm officially going to buy it.

Everyone go vote on their facebook page for Desmond Howard to be on the cover with RG3! It would be the 3rd time a Wolverine would be on it and the 2nd time for Desmond.

I have the NCAA 99 and 06 games on display on my bookcase.


April 2nd, 2012 at 4:20 PM ^

Are they retaining the new coaching carousel and custom conferences?

Those are two of my favorite parts of the game.  Also it will be nice to have some of the new teams to FBS in the game.


April 2nd, 2012 at 4:32 PM ^

wow, I completely forgot about that (blocked it out, clearly). Now the rage is filling me again.


/CB covers the fly route and the shallow in simultaneously.

//FS covers all four vert routes. 


Michigan J. Frog

April 2nd, 2012 at 5:02 PM ^

Outside zone read doesn’t work so well because the AI dictates your first couple steps, making it difficult to take advantage of cutback lanes. Plus, it’s a play you have to set up first. Inside zone read, however, works perfectly. It’s just unfortunate that most playbooks don’t carry the appropriate formations for it. Usually I use Michigan, but with Oregon’s playbook. Plus, Oregon’s playbook has a heck of a lot more constraint options in case the read option isn’t working out.


April 2nd, 2012 at 7:33 PM ^

to use is Miss. St.  Lots of good read plays, and a few more formations with a TE/ H-Back in the backfield.  GT's playbook is a lot of fun to run with online against people.  If you run any option based playbook well it gives the other guy fits, haha.

The King In Yellow

April 2nd, 2012 at 4:26 PM ^

It was only when I started playing FIFA and NHL regularly that I realized how bad EA's football division is.  Stop worrying about stupid mascot gimmicks and make the actual game better.


April 2nd, 2012 at 4:35 PM ^

Exactly this. I have NCAA '11, and from what I saw in the video:

  • The fans look exactly the same (with the backward hats and everything)
  • The cheerleaders look a little better (who cares? EA could leave them out altogether and I wouldn't notice)
  • The parachuters coming into Army's stadium before the game (I haven't seen this in any other versions, and it's cool... but it's a gimmick. Nothing to do with the actual gameplay)
  • The mascots (they look exactly the same)

I had told myself to wait 2 years before buying the next NCAA game, but seriously, what would I be getting? The updated rosters are appealing, but honestly, after the first couple years in dynasty mode, most of the guys I like will have cycled out of the game already.


April 2nd, 2012 at 4:54 PM ^

I think the offensive line blocking (actual zone blocking) improved dramatically in '12 over '11, and the running feels a lot more natural.

For this year I hope they continue to build on that and have OL who actually know their assignments and get to the 2nd level when they should. A lot of guys online have figured out how to trick your OL into missing their assignments, and it's rather obnoxious.

The primary reason I'm looking forward to this year is that it will be the first time Michigan will be rated highly in a long time, and as someone who refuses to play as anyone but Michigan online, this will translate to a dramatic improvement in my record. Or so I hope.


April 2nd, 2012 at 5:09 PM ^

I love fifa because of the fluid gameplay.  Not a big fan of the new tactical defending but i suppose it makes it more realistic than just holding down a button and following after the ball. 

Brown Bear

April 2nd, 2012 at 4:43 PM ^

I bought last years game after taking a year off hoping it would be better. After the roster bug finally got fixed two months later(the one where player tendency switched) I played it three times before I realized it was utter crap still. I'll pass this year.....most likely.

The Shredder

April 2nd, 2012 at 5:13 PM ^

The game has become recycled garbage. They refuse to put this game into a dumpster fire and start over from the ground up. Instead they sell people on "dreads" and crap like that. After 11 I refuse to buy EA anything. I just found NFL2K5 and its better then Madden 12. A game that is 7 years older is deeper in everyway. Even did the roster update so its current. Its so good.. It makes me wonder what 2K could do with the NFL and College football now. People don't feed the monkey. Stop buying it.