NCAA Football 12 has the potential to be a really great game only for the insane AI pass defense to ruin it. I'm a veteran player of NCAA Football, Madden, and all these football games and I still have a hard time throwing the ball. The CBS and LBs are psychic, I'm not joking. I've lost count of how many times I've thrown the ball to an open TE on a Four Verticals play only for a CB to break coverage and swat the ball down or intercept it, and I get sacked way too many times on Play Action Passes. The most frustrating thing about the passing game is that while the AI Pas Defense is so determined to stop you they're practically superhuman, your Wide Receivers make little (if not any) effort to grab the ball. This is especially bad on man coverage, even great receivers like Robert Woods or Justin Blackmon will never jump to catch a ball or drop an easy pass. The other aspects of this game aren't bad however, and this game may even be a 10 if throwing in this game wasn't a pain.
I have been a dedicated NCAA/Madden player for over a decade now, and it has gotten to the point where I believe the improvement of these games has become stagnant. NCAA Football 12 is EA Sports latest installment in... Read Full Review
Updates: After playing this game a bit more, I wanted to add a few things. The AI pass defense is absurd. Especially on the harder difficulties, EA really dropped the ball on this one (PUN INTENDED) WR route running ... Read Full Review