So.... today is an important day in the life of many college football fans. This morning, at 12:01 AM, NCAA Football 2011 by EA Sports was officially released. I purchased my copy of the game at lunchtime today and will struggle to do anything productive for the remainder of the
week month year. My favorite features this year include
1) The re-vamped online dynasty features that let you recruit from any computer as well as a lot of other things
2) Formation subs
3) Better blocking
4) A running system that puts slightly more emphasis on agility and acceleration and a little less on speed
And now, a word from our sponsor:
When you go to a particular school or grow up around college football, you are more than just a fan. It's who you are. We thought we could leverage this pride in your roots and show that "where you come from" is more than just a statement about geography. By positioning NCAA Football 11 as a game that understands this pride and is authentic to these traditions, the takeaway should be that anything that is in college football is in NCAA Football 11.
And this doesn't just include game play (though that's a huge part of it). It's rivals and mascots; it's legends and stories. It's those things that are at the very fabric of the game itself. Of course the game is great this year as well. With authentic entrances, mascots and specific offenses for each team, the term "where I come from" takes on a much larger meaning. While playing NCAA Football 11 is ultimately a great sports sim, it should also give you a sense of the pride and emotion one has for being a fan of a team they will never not be a part of.
So yeah. Purchase the game. I haven't gotten to play yet, but it's sitting in my car. (P.S. To all of you Jacksonians, please don't steal it from my car. kthxbai!)