NCAA Football 14 comes out in less than a week on July 9th. I have been waiting for this game for months, and it’s finally here. The game offers new features and game modes. This newest version is going to be the best yet.
A fan vote beginning December 5, 2012 allowed fans to choose what teams would be represented in the cover vote. After it was all said and done, on March 10, 2013, it was announced Denard Robinson of Michigan would be on the cover, beating out Texas A&M’s Ryan Swope.
Let’s start with the game modes. NCAA will bring back Dynasty Mode and Road To Glory. With Dynasty Mode, all I know is that they added one new concept to the mode. EA tried to make recruiting easier and faster. Last year, it would take me about 20 minutes each week for recruiting. Now, it looks like you get a certain amount of points per week and spend points on each recruit. Also, you are going to be able to upgrade your coach in different ways.
EA decided to add a game mode: Ultimate Team. Pretty much every EA game has this feature now. Ultimate Team is where you get a deck of cards, mostly players, some uniforms, stadiums, etc. In NCAA Football 14, the cards are players that used to play college football, not current players. The overall ratings of each player are determined by their collegiate career, not their pro career. Ultimate Team is an awesome feature, and I cannot wait to see how good it is.
Lastly, EA has developed 20+ new option types like the Spread Option or Zone Read. Also, there are improvements to the running game including juke combo moves, hard run cutting for direction changes, improved run blocking, and a new acceleration burst. I actually recently played the demo for the game, and I am quite impressed. The look to the game is much better, the fields look more realistic. The new combo moves need a little time to get used to, but it makes the game better. The players move smoother than last game. The cuts are realistic; the physics are outstanding. Once July 9th comes around, I am going right to GameStop to buy the game.
- ‘Epic Bo Jackson’ in ‘NCAA Football 14’ (lostlettermen.com)
- NCAA Football 14 demo launching tomorrow (polygon.com)