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Will you buy NCAA 2014?



Eddie-Eddie's picture

I'll probably pick up a copy in the next few weeks. 

HighBallAce's picture

I bought a copy and I have to admit I'm kinda disappointed in it! You have to go through a bunch of menu's to pick your play and I'm not really crazy about that. I guess maybe I'll get used to it but it seems like it's just kind of tedious. 

Deadly Nuts's picture

Use coaches choice. It gives you the top plays for your situation.


omahabeef1337's picture

Isn't the play selection the exact same as almost every football game for the past 15 years? You pick your formation, pick your alignment, then pick the play, right?

TheBadOwl's picture

Compared to the last few NCAA games, it's a huge improvement. And once OS rosters are out, it'll be incredible. Not by any means perfect, but it's the best way to get your Buckeye football fix until the season starts.

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

Denny's picture

I am an adult, so I will not buy NCAA 2014.
Hey neat, same answer as yesterday.


Oyster's picture

Same here.  Job, kids, mortage.  When I have free time, I prefer to nap.

3M hoards the KoolAid like Elaine hoards sponges.

(and FitzBuck was clearly the winner)

Cincinnati Mac's picture

The cover choice precludes me from making a purchase.
I'll just rent it for a couple of days. Get named rosters setup. Simulate several seasons so I can export draft classes then wait for Madden.

Denny's picture

Is that really a thing, not buying a video game because there is a picture if a rival in e cover?


Cincinnati Mac's picture

Not if I REALLY wanted it. But that cover certainly doesn't encourage a purchase. And since I was on the fence anyway, the cover was the clincher.

BuckeyeAsylum's picture

Yeah, I can go either way for or against buying NCAA. That cover selection made it easier for me to not split my time w/ NCAA this year. Not the main reason, but it was the easiest deciding factor since I was on the fence whether or not to buy it anyway.

rdubs's picture

I would but my xbox died recently.  It started freezing up whenever I would load a game.

AJW_16's picture

I know a lot has been made of the cover, but I really wish they used this pic of Denard:

"Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you." 

Unky Buck's picture

I have NCAA '13...there's no reason to buy the game every year, IMO. On top of that, I've heard very few positives (the only ones are in this thread actually) on the gameplay in general, so it makes no sense to me. I'll just stick with my OSU dynasty in '13.

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Danify's picture

As a game designer, I completely agree with your comments. I have friends within EA (Company of Greed Dime Charging) and I continue to stress to them about releasing a single NCAA Football game (No 2014 etc...) involved with every year you charge the person with a 20 or 30 dollar fee to download the new rosters (players, coaches, etc...) graphic upgrades, physics instead of releasing a product extremely similar to the previous year. But, what can you expect from EA who has been rated the worst business company two years running.

Urban Nation Army's picture

I will buy it when Braxton is on the cover.

Bet you can't say "Bert Bielma is a bumbling buffoon" five times fast.

jeremytwoface's picture

I actually really love sports games at times.
A lot of them have almost turned into an RPG where you can add skill points to your player and try to complete certain tasks.
I love taking my favorite team and doing the career/dynasty mode and just destroying everyone. I love finding specific plays that almost ALWAYS work (this was easier in the earlier versions. They've made the AI much smarter since then).
There was one year I bought it and played the career mode and had 4 out of the 5 Heisman finalists on my team (TE, RB, QB and OLB).
I love creating a player and taking him to college glory.
That being said, I hate the games now and won't buy it.
There's a couple reasons for this - 
1) The games and graphics are so similar from year to year that it's basically like paying a full $60 for the same exact game.
2) It starts to get very VERY (very) repetitive.
Maybe when the next gen games come out I will pick it up to see what more they can do, but not this time.
(Man, this turned into a much longer comment than I originally wanted it to be)

And when we win the game, we'll buy a keg of boooooooooze!! And we'll drink to old Ohio 'till we wobble in our shoes.

OSUs12-OH's picture

NO!  The cover...enough said!

"I want a hungry team. I want a team that can't wait to get out there. I want an angry team! You're the Ohio State Buckeyes. You're an angry football team. You're a hungry football team and I'm proud to be your coach." UFM

Bucksfan's picture

Nope.  The NCAA will not get a dime of my money off of the sales of these games.

BuckeyeSki's picture

Does anyone have a full tOSU roster for PS3?

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FUqUespin's picture

I am 50.  I still play these games.  And I am in a league.  With other adults.  We have to take turns playing as Ohio State.
I think there is something wrong with me.

FUqUespin's picture

Who wants to start a league?  Who wants to play a game?  Who has a league I can join?

Calgarybuck's picture

I'm down for both...Has to be PS3

chicagobuckeye's picture

I won't, but not because of the cover and instead because until I hear of a massive change from one year to the other, or it has been 3-4 years I usually just wait. I have 2012 right now and am content playing that for now.

buckeye1129's picture

2012 is where it's at Chicago! EA stopped trying after that one because they were banking on the world ending anyhow, so why even buy another edition. Ok so of course I'm joking, but with EA especially this rings true:
Different number, SAME GAME.
Once Race for the Heisman was invented in 2006, please tell me ONE major or significant change that has occurred in this game? I buy them every 3 years or so for improved graphics and some gameplay alterations.
Speaking of '06, that game sucked all around, from the vomit inducing cover to the horrible, HORRIBLE sountrack.  I remember having to switch it from their idea of a game sountrack to school fight songs in the game settings multiple times.

Golden Buckeye's picture

I'm not the most hardcore gamer, but I will say that if you love NCAA Football video games this is definitely a great improvement to all other games...
The introduction of Ultimate Team brings in a brand new element just as big as dynasty mode for many players.
Dynasty mode has been improved drastically, especially when it comes to recruiting; taking things from tedious to enjoyable and quick by introducing a certain amount of "points" to allocate rather than the "time" from previous versions.
Also the gameplay has been improved as well, now it runs on Madden's engine and you can definitely see improvements in running with the ball carrier.
Now if you don't care for the video game or really don't want it, don't buy it. But if you're on the fence because you have 12 or you really liked 13 but you wanted more out of it, 14 is the biggest improvement in the franchise in a few years.

buckeye1129's picture

The best play ever in any NCAA game is in NCAA 12.  It's in Ohio State's playbook in the shotgun formation where there are 3 WRS and your top TE on the right side, and your top WR on the left side.  The TE is lined up standing like a receiver, but he is still pretty tight in formation with the line.  The play is called Buckeye Verticals.
Your WRs farthest to the left and right run go routes that hug the sideline.  Your next receiver on the right also runs a deep pattern, but his slants to the inside ever so slightly.  This is where the play gets cool.  Your slot receiver runs a weird sort of crossing pattern about 20 yards from the line of scrimmage that extends across the entire field.  It starts out looking like a quick slant, but he keeps going and going and going, while getting deeper downfield.  At the same time, your tight end runs a short crossing route.  
When you run the play, it is almost guaranteed that your tight end or slot will be wide open after 3 or 4 seconds.  If the defense catches on and starts playing zone, you hit your X or B (on 360) receivers streaking down the sidelines.  If you like to recruit good TEs and/or have a fast TE, it's fun to audible his route into a quick slant which allows him to get open faster.  I have had a game where my tight end had 18 catches, 620 yards and 7 TDs. You can also have the TE run a streak instead of a quick slant.  Oftentimes there will be a linebacker covering him, and if he is fast enough the defender has NO chance.  Idk if this play is in any other versions of the game. 
I know this wasn't exactly about NCAA 14, but it's my favorite passing play that EA has ever put into one of their games.

JKH1232's picture

It looks like they've made the option workable again this edition, plus added more RPG elements for dynasty mode and streamlined recruiting.  Call me interested enough.

dsbgobux's picture

Purchased it yesterday because I only had ncaa 2010. My kids an I burned the cover while listening to buckeye battle cry in our driveway. Our neighbors who are all PSU fans just don't understand

Buckeye in PA purgatory

buckeye1129's picture

That's because the closest thing they have to a rival  They actually consider us a rival lol. Don't get me wrong I hate them as do most Buckeye fans, but they aren't a real RIVAL.  Only Michigin is a true rival.  They don't know what it's like to have so much hate for a team that you want them to have a great season just so your team can ruin it.

UrbzRenewal's picture

Taking any 360 challengers (xDx3xAxTxHx - yes, I was in middle school once too). I went out and got it yesterday and a 3 month XBL card. So far the pass rush sucks, it's impossible to get pressure unless you bring 7 or more guys. Linemen spys don't work at the moment, it sucks them into the blocker. Curl routes are very overpowered. Add those together and it really helps pro style offenses. If you try to scramble upfield with a QB, chances are you'll run into a lineman and fall down. The option plays are more gimmicky (at least online), and don't really have any effect. I've been running OSU with the TAMU Air Raid+Multiple D.

Things you already knew: Philly Brown is fast as hell ingame. OSU's team speed overall is ridiculous (they have Rod Smith as the fullback). Carlos Hyde doesn't seem to have the burst that  Smith has though.

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Yes, I'll probably pick up a copy.  May wait for a used copy to save some cash.

BuckeyeinSavannah's picture

I always want for the Sports Illustrated package.  I've been doing that for years now.

Eddie-Eddie's picture

I'll put the picture of Zack destroying Gardner over Denard the Ratard. 

DJ Byrnes's picture

Denard Robinson isn't in that picture.

Californian by birth, Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

buckeye1129's picture

I think he said he would rather have the pic of Boren destroying Gardner over "Denard the Ratard". This was very likely edited tho, so disregard this if it was edited.

southernstatesbuckeye's picture

ESPN is feeling the wrath of the Ohio State fan base as it overwhelmingly avoids the network...and their ratings have plunged. 
Take THAT, you hideous trolls!
Now EA will be crying bitter tears at placing Denard on the cover.  Ohio Staters will not cooperate and sales will prove to be dismal.  EA, in a panic, will issue a tearful apology to OSU, and will, in an unprecedented move, recall all copies of the game, and re-issue the proper cover...Mr. Boren hovering menacingly over a cowering certain quarterback.

Not a Cereal Downvoter.  But I will downvote the Serial Trolls who lurk under our bridge.