EA Sports dropped the ball on this one. The gameplay is THE EXACT SAME as NCAA Football '13, except for a few areas where it's worse. There are plenty of problems with throwing the ball, and way too often on a FB Dive play the quarterback will keep the ball for no reason whatsoever(not an option play, trust me) and get tackled for -5 yards. So many less preplay settings(you can't tell your defenders to go for the pick or the tip anymore...that was the absolute key to my pass defense in other ncaa games). Injuries don't reflect reality. There's a complete lack of hustle on no huddle plays, which makes zero sense whatsoever. Holding the right trigger no longer tells your player to sprint. It tells him to quickly accelerate, so if you hold it down, your player gets exhausted after 5 yards and pretty much starts walking. This would be alright if your player actually ran fast without pressing RT. But he doesn't. The worst thing about the gameplay though is the lack of flags. If you want to make a game that really reflects real-life football, you have to make ridiculous penalties and questionable holding calls like real referees do. In this game, you get one flag MAYBE every 3 games or so. Cuz that makes sense, right? And those are just the problems with the in-game play.\nRecruiting is even worse. THERE'S NO PHONE CALLS ANYMORE! Making phone calls and promises to high school players(and subsequently having your players trust you or not) was the absolute coolest things about former NCAA football games. In this game, you just allocate points towards recruits. It's stupid and there's no ability to steal recruits from other schools. You can't schedule activities during the visits anymore either.\nOverall, I give the gameplay itself a 3\/5. It still reflects the beauty of former NCAA football games, but there's many more problems. As far as meeting expectations, it easily gets a 1\/5. It would get a zero if it was possible. This game should have been INCREDIBLE. Instead, it's below mediocre, at best. Super disappointed in EA Sports and the entire NCAA Football franchise. Especially considering this is the last game in the franchise, they should have tried harder to fix bugs. If you are reading this review and thinking about buying this game, DON'T!!! You can buy NCAA Football '13 for half the price and double the quality.
When I originally bought the game, there was a blank memorex DVD inside instead of the game. There was no way that I could've known since it had the shrink wrap on it before I opened it. After bringing it back to Walmart, I only had to wait for an hour (sarcasm) for them to believe me and replace the game. I had the worker open it for me before I left the store. Other than that, the game is great!
For those who have suffered through sub-par racing games when various consoles have launched, you won't have to do that with NFS: Rivals.\n\nNFS: Rivals takes the best parts of NFS: Hot Pursuit and makes them better. You've got two distinct tracks to go (Cops and Racers# up to 60 ranks, and the game's map is open from the start. You progress by choosing and completing Speedlists. Some of them are very simply #\"Bronze any Interceptor event\"). Some, near the end, have 5-6 different requirements which all must be filled. Basically, the game will force you to try all the tech options and force you to be consistant if you want to unlock all it has to offer.\n\nThe newest edition to the series is AllDrive. This means that if you are playing single player and another driver is also playing single player, you games could literally MEET in the same place at the same time. You might be on an interceptor event and see a race blow by you, now it turns into a Hot Pursuit event! Busting human racers as a cop or getting away from a human cop definitely is the highlight of the title, as some epic cat-and-mouse games can happen.\n\nContrary to the other review, you CAN play offline and free roam just fine. There are 80+ jumps & 80 + speed cameras to find. There are no billboards or gates like in NFS: Most Wanted, so yes, if you're one of those perfectionists\/play a game to death people, you might run through most of the content fairly quickly.\n\nBut if you need a next-gen racing game that runs butter smooth with no lag, that improves on one of the best NFS games ever released, then NFS: Rivals is an outstanding choice.
Gave it to my grandson for xmas and he could not wait to get home to play it. He was very excited. The games could be cheaper almost $60 is a lot for a game, I think. When the game is no longer popular it is amazing how much the price goes down.
I be came a major racing fan after a friend gave me gran turism 3. I imediatly fell in love with this series. I missed 4 and gt5 prologue. But when my library had five and I got a ps3. I fell back in love with the mother of all simulators. If you want kiddy racong games. Stop. Leave this page. If you want the best true to life racing SIMULATOR. Buy this game. The only thing this need to make it better is a full motion simulator simlar to what pilots use.but if you want to drive the most expensive cars in the world including concept, NASCAR, and karts. YOU. WILL. LOVE. THIS.
It's a very fun addictive game to play with your little sister specially if you wager on it. It's a great game for your sibling if they've earned it. The one thing I disliked is that Walmart online price is cheaper than at store even cheaper than game spots used games. Overall love the game and now glad that I made my little sister happy after showing her that with hard school dedication deserves a reward.
I bought this as a Christmas present for my 20-year old son who's currently away in college. I'm confident he'll be presently surprised! The fact that he's a Derrick Rose fan was all the more reason to buy this game.