PastaPadre posted his impressions of the NCAA Football 12 demo:
Judging from community reaction the demo for NCAA Football 12 has been received relatively well though it hasn’t seemed to inspire much excitement. From from a gameplay and presentation standpoint NCAA Football is maybe becoming all too familiar but the franchise still carries one of the strongest feature sets amongst all the yearly sports offerings which would seem to be enough to keep it on high ground.
His first paragraph, as well as most of the rest of the piece, falls right in line with my thoughts. I didn’t seem any drastic improvements and some of the issues PastaPadre references later, like play action still being useless, are uninspiring.
It seems like as usual, the developers have focused more on aesthetics (i.e. team entrances, mascots, uniform patches and grass blades) as opposed to fixing gameplay issues that have existed for years.
After a couple of patches last year NCAA Football 11 was arguably the best in the series, and Dynasty mode is still my favorite game mode ever. So like PastaPadre says, there isn’t a lot that needed fixing, but hardcore players of the game will likely remained frustrated with some gameplay flaws.