EA Sports has decided to not just tease gamers at E3 this year, but also open doors to the NCAA enthusiast at home owning an XBOX 360 or PlayStation 3 console.
Not only can you test a few modes, you can earn some collectables for the full retail releasing July 10th. One of the modes available is Dynasty Mode. Here’s you can choose up to three different games:
- · Kansas State at Baylor (12:00pm Kickoff)
- · Oregon at USC (3:30pm Kickoff)
- · Alabama at LSU (8:00pm Kickoff)
“Throughout their chosen game, players will be able to see the rest of the college football landscape unfold via the new ESPN Bottom Line ticker and live Studio Updates with analyst Reece Davis. Each game starts at a different time of day, demonstrating the different ways the day’s stories can be told through the Bottom Line ticker and Studio Updates.”
The other mode is the Heisman challenge starring the cover athlete himself Robert Griffin.
“After listening to Griffin tell the story of how he chose Baylor, players can rewrite history by inserting Griffin as the starting quarterback on any of the six schools included in the demo. With Griffin at the helm, users can utilize the QB’s incredible mobility and passing acumen to carve up opposing defenses. Further enhancing the experience, players can trigger Reaction Time to literally slow down the action and evade defenders, spot open receivers and find the perfect opportunity to score”
Talk about redefining moments! With an entire month, gamers will surely get a clear vision of what to expect come July. Playing the demo will unlock three players for use in Dynasty Mode: Tim Brown, Jim Plunkett and Archie Griffin. In addition, plan to snatch up a few Nike Pro Combat Uniforms for sharing the demo with friends.
Gameplay is unbelievable! I had to again question if I was playing NCAA or NFL? Some of the same updates coming to Madden can be noticed here in NCAA. The first thing is motion blur. Second, the details in the environment. A glance at the turf, especially during replays, looks a bit too real. As for controls, they are about the same from NCAA ’12; which is quite fine, because you’ll need that simple control scheme to enjoy all of the new animations!
The only excessive add on is the Studio Updates, so far. It seemed like every few plays, ESPN had to take you back to the Studio Update to highlight other games. Just be prepared to press the A or X button a lot. Besides that, game on! Tune in closer to launch of the retail version for our full game review.