Nukezilla Review: NCAA Football 13 (Xbox 360)
The long running college football series returns to quench the summer release drought with NCAA Football 13. Does this year’s release go for the end zone or is EA just running out the clock?
Some new features have been added to this years addition including new animations for passing and catching along with a Reaction Time mechanic that slows down time so a QB can spot an open receiver or back find the hole. Most won’t notice the animations and the Reaction Time comes off as gimmicky.
Heisman Challenge lets you fill the cleats of some of the greats like cover athelete Robert Griffin III and Barry Sanders. Being able to use the players on any team is a nice addition and downloadable content players like Tim Tebow are available for purchase.
As before Road to Glory, Rivalry Matches and Dynasty modes are all here and haven’t seen much attention.
The biggest problem with NCAA Football 13 is that EA hasn’t done enough to change the game on the field. The game looks the same as previous titles with now dated graphics and some rather odd behavior from players.
When Heisman players and new animations are the bullet points on the back of the box it’s hard to justify this game at full price if you have any of the previous titles.
College football fans will get the same enjoyment they get from the series every year but this late in the game fans are ready and deserve a new playbook from EA.