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Juventino

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I bought one early in the summer. I felt the same way as you guys with a dust covered PS3, but I decided to pull the trigger for Uncharted 4. Didn't regret it. Because I wasn't up to date I really notice the strides in graphics and gameplay the games made. In Franchise Mode there's also a ticker below with the scores from other games, it's like watching a game on tv.

In the second season Q rushed for the NFL's single-season rushing record (around 2400 yards) and 20 TD's. He was voted league MVP and led Miami to a 14-2 record. The retirement of Tom Brady may have had something to do with that. The Dolphins made it to the AFC Championship Game, but suffered a heartbreak 31-29 loss to the Tennessee Titans. In the final seconds Q broke a run, a desperate attempt without time outs starting from Miami's own 2, but he was tackled/tapped on the heels by Tennessee's safety. Clock to zero. Game over.

Some more pics, now proper screenshots (I figured it out, some include filters and I cut away the game info):



 

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yoyo913;3955422 said:
Game looks great. Are there game modes where you can play online with Q? NBA2K has something like that.
I think so. Player career mode is part of the online Connected Franchise mode. I currently play in the offline Franchise mode because I need to fix my wifi signal. I'll check.
 

ShiftyPowers

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I refuse to buy a new system until NCAA Football comes back. I still play it on my dusty PS3 and expect my play to ramp up considerably now that college football is back.
 

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Yeah, NCAA Football is the reason I was never big into Madden since the NCAA Football game was usually superior to Madden.

But due to the whole athletes not getting paid and whatnot I don't see them rebooting the franchise unfortunately.
 

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Which NCAA games do you guys play? I've been thinking about getting one, but they're hard to come by here. Only 13 is available on Amazon UK for a reasonable price.
 

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I think I had 14 or 13, the one with RG3 on the cover (2nd to last game made) and it was pretty fun. The dynasty mode was a bit too easy and became repetitive quickly but I liked it and think it was better than the next one because recruiting was call-based rather than point-based like in the last game. The shame is that you can't really simulate current seasoms because there's no play-offs. There are some updated rosters out there though.


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Mandieta6

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There's a statement like that every month. Probably won't happen in this decade unfortunately. I would love to see the NCAA fold on this student-athlete angle though.


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They can make super generic players with other numbers then let it be fully customizable and the NCAA Football community would take care of the rest. I doubt they could get sued for that.
 

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Of course they can do that and I have no idea at all why they don't do that. Easiest way to avoid all these issues: if you don't have customized/downloaded rosters on your console, the game automatically generates the rosters randomly for each team when you start a Dynasty based on their Offense and Defensive Ratings, which are just 2 numbers plugged into the game. It's such a simple fix.

And Az is right, I've seen unofficial statements like that from EA so many times. I thought they were going to release a 2016, but clearly they didn't.

I have NCAA 14. I had more or less every version since maybe 2002 or 2003. I find the recruiting and player development to be much more fun than Madden. I made myself as a player in whatever the mode is where you follow a player and develop him and go to class and all that shit... white 6', 200 lb RB at Stanford. Believe I was in McCaffrey's class. I won 3 Heismans and broke Ron Dayne's career record like halfway through my junior year. When I got the ability to call audibles I just called my own number constantly, plus Stanford ran a power running game anyway.

I'm also played Dynasty modes as the coach for like 50 years. Most recent one I remember I started out as an offensive coordinator at some tiny school, then got the job as the offensive coordinator at Notre Dame, which I used to get the Troy job. I won a couple National Titles at Troy, and then took over at THE U... Miami. At that point I was on cruise control because a 6 Star Miami program recruits itself, as it would in real life and should in the game. After a few years to get my own guys in I think I had a 12 year stretch where I lost maybe 2 games (H)
 

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My dynasty mode I started by taking over as defensive coordinator at San Jose State and surprised the world with my aggresive blitz-heavy scheme to go undefeated in an easy conference and a weak season from the major sides to reach the BCS final but lost. Moved to Boston College as a defensive coordinator and had a great season, finishing in the top 25. The head coach jumped to Clemson so I took over as head coach and finished undefeated but outside of the final because 3 other teams did as well. Stayed on to win the championship and then jumped to UCLA where I won the championship twice waiting for the Stanford or Michigan job to open.

Wish the game allowed for a more gradual progression so it takes longer to become head coach of a top side.


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I actually think it's reflective of reality for coaches of such great units.

Gus Malzahn was a HS coach. Spent 1 year as a successful OC for Arkansas, 2 years at Tulsa not even as the sole OC, 3 years at Auburn as OC, 1 year HC at Arkansas State, got the Auburn HC job.

Hugh Freeze is even crazier. High School coach to Ole Miss TE coach and Recruiting Coordinator for 2 years, to some no name lower division university as HC, Arkansas St OC for 1 year, Arkansas St HC for 1 year, got the Ole Miss HC job.

It doesn't always happen, but a lot of high quality coordinators prefer to take a secure job at a top program instead of pursue a HC job elsewhere. Big programs pay coordinators more than a lot of HCs.
 

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Sounds like a cool game, wish I had gotten on it sooner.

I played my third season with Quackenbush. He rushed for 2400 rushing yards like last year (didn't break my own record), 25 TD's (personal best) and 700+ yards receiving plus 6 receiving TD's. Led the Miami Dolphins to a 14-2 record, on top of becoming back-to-back league MVP.

Last year's playoffs ended in heartbreak during the final seconds of the AFC Championship, but not this time. I beat the Broncos and Steelers (OT thriller) en route to a Super Bowl match-up with the Saints in my home stadium in Miami. Tannehill got injured during the AFC Championship, so Q had to carry the load. He rushed for 5 TD's and trashed the Saints. Q's going to Disneyland.

The graphical detail is pretty great. You can feel the distinct character of each stadium and even the patches on the uniforms for Super Bowl LIII are correct.






 

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Loaded up my old Miami Game and played a couple seasons.

10 straight 14-0 National Title Seasons (H). 1 loss and 16 National Titles in 17 years (H)

And this is with simming just about every game. Generally I'll only play the last game of the season.
 


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