trending / - - - - - - - - -

trending / playstation 4 - ni no kuni - halo - wii u - bungie interview - ces top picks - radeon hd 7850 - woods pga tour

NCAA Football 14 Demo Impressions

/ Jun 20th, 2013 No Comments

NCAA Football 14

[adsense250itp]PlayStation Network and Xbox Live users can practice their skills with the NCAA Football 14 demo release from EA Sports.The trial run of the game offers fans the opportunity to take the reins of six teams in three different games. Each team features different skill sets, strengths and weaknesses allowing for an accurate taste of what this title is going to look and feel like when it hits store shelves on July 9.

Alabama (Roll Tide) vs. Virginia Tech at the Georgia Dome for the Chik-fil-a Kickoff gives a preview of NCAA’s new feature: neutral site games. Ohio State at Michigan offers a nice even match to test your mettle. Oregon at Texas A&M may be some early conjecture about who’s going to be contending in this year’s championship game. In addition to the three short trial games, the demo also features a tutorial mode allowing players to become acquainted with the features.

Tutorial mode is the best option for first-time players or players who have lost touch with their skills. It features a run-through of all the techniques you can use in the game that can help you get the trophy. The tutorials also help users become familiar with new techniques and concepts carried over from previous games.

For those unacquainted with the controls, a quick trip to the ‘settings’ provides a brief introduction to what you can do with the gamepad in your palms.

The controls are super sensitive, and while this is a godsend for running backs needing to stop on a dime to cut around those pesky middle linebackers, in menus such as uniform selection a nudge of the control stick too far leaves you moving back and forth in an effort to get a good look at all of the customization options.

The first match chosen by yours truly pitched the best in the league versus a regular nobody: Crimson Tide vs. Hokies. And it only took me what felt like an hour to get those uniforms coordinated.

EA Sports introduces new features in this installment including improved camera angles, a new pre-game introduction, new music, and for the first time neutral game sites – though little has been said as to which locations will be included.

While waiting for the game to load, which takes some time, the loading screens display tips and tricks about features in the game including the stamina bar, a small circle around the feet of your current player that determines how effective he will be at fending off that tackle.

My first impression is that the game’s graphics – logos and extra-necessary animations— are a nice touch, but they overshadow the art of the actual game and look different from last year. Some of the gameplay graphics feel rough, but perhaps that’s to be expected from a demo release. The commentary is general; a herald from previous games in the series, and sometimes contradictory and annoying, but is effective in creating the game day ambience.

In a series that is essentially the same game every year but with different statistics, EA Sports worked hard at creating a new feel to NCAA Football 14.While it may be hard to notice these improvements in the demo, it is something to look forward to when the full version is released.

Downloading the demo and playing through a game will award players with Ultimate Team card packs for use in the full version of NCAA Football 14. Xbox 360 gamers are also granted a Heisman Ultimate Team item simply for downloading the demo.

  

Miranda L Visser

Miranda L Visser

Gaming since she dug an NES out of a dumpster down the street from her home as a child, Miranda L Visser contributes to Gaming Illustrated while working on her M.A. in Norway. She dearly misses steak and being able to walk down the street to buy cheap games.
Miranda L Visser
Miranda L Visser

Latest posts by Miranda L Visser (see all)

tags: , , , ,

Related Posts

FIFA 17 Review: The Journey Forward

Feb 3rd, 2017No Comments

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands

Going Wild in Ghost Recon Wildlands’ Massive Sandbox of Co-op Chaos

Jan 25th, 2017No Comments

Mass Effect Andromeda

Mass Effect Andromeda Release Date Announced

Jan 4th, 2017No Comments

For Honor

For Honor’s Combat is a Needed Change After a Shooter-Dominated Season

Dec 15th, 2016No Comments

Top Articles

New Releases: Week of 2/19/17 Feb 19th, 2017 at 9:00

What’s in Your Box: Attack on Hyrule Feb 18th, 2017 at 11:00

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Release Date Announced Feb 16th, 2017 at 9:45

Rise & Shine Review: Bullet, Hell Feb 15th, 2017 at 12:00

5 Emotionally Compromising Video Games Feb 14th, 2017 at 10:00

Gaming Illustrated Plays For Honor Feb 13th, 2017 at 5:13

New Releases: Week of 2/12/17 Feb 12th, 2017 at 9:00

What’s in Your Box: Dark Titans 2 Feb 11th, 2017 at 11:30

Fire Emblem Heroes: The Jump Off Feb 9th, 2017 at 9:00

E3 Will Be Open to the Public Feb 8th, 2017 at 9:59

Rise & Shine Review: Bullet, Hell Feb 15th, 2017 at 12:00

Tower Defense Generals Review Feb 6th, 2017 at 12:00

FIFA 17 Review: The Journey Forward Feb 3rd, 2017 at 12:00

Toby: The Secret Mine Review: Outside of Limbo Jan 27th, 2017 at 10:30

Yakuza 0 Review: Sub-Prime Gangsters Jan 25th, 2017 at 10:00

Defense Zone 3 HD Review Jan 17th, 2017 at 10:00

Orconoid Review Jan 2nd, 2017 at 10:00

Batman: The Telltale Series Episode 5 – City of Light Review Dec 20th, 2016 at 11:00

Portal Router Review: The Future of WiFi Dec 16th, 2016 at 12:30

Clutch G1 Optical Mouse Review: Coming Up Clutch Dec 14th, 2016 at 11:00

bestjett buyeww 4581335650 link


besttrew buyhfgh 4581335650 link


bestavbe buydfgss 4581335650 link


bestjett buyeww 6912428106 link


besttrew buyhfgh 6912428106 link


bestavbe buydfgss 6912428106 link


bestjett buyeww 2930204552 link


besttrew buyhfgh 2930204552 link


bestavbe buydfgss 2930204552 link


bestjett buyeww 9972272659 link


besttrew buyhfgh 9972272659 link


bestavbe buydfgss 9972272659 link


bestjett buyeww 7945123642 link


besttrew buyhfgh 7945123642 link


bestavbe buydfgss 7945123642 link