As I was writing my NCAA Football 12 Custom Audibles Not Working post, I kind of went off on a tangent. I’ve been meaning to do a post like this for awhile now, but I just haven’t gotten around to it. With that being said, this is our NCAA Football 2013 Wishlist. Trust me; This wishlist really isn’t asking for much, and I know that you will agree.
#1. Remove Conservative, Balanced and Aggressive Feature.
Remove this from the game. This is not sim. This is arcade. If you set your running game to conservative, which you should be doing, you will never fumble the ball. If you set your running game to aggressive, you break way too many tackles, but your chances of fumbling increase 100%.
In real life, you can’t just say, “Okay. Never fumble the ball.” You can tell your players to tuck the ball in, and play conservative, but they’re still going to fumble the ball.
I like the idea of this feature, but I’ve played 150+ online games with my freshman (60 ovr) running back, and he has maybe fumbled 3 times. Remove this feature, or at the very least, take down the impact the feature has in-game, by 75%.
#2. Fix Open Field Tackling.
We’ve all seen it before: Your running back can truck a defensive lineman and a linebacker, but whenever he is on the corner, that corner back always seems to take him down. Open field tackles are not easy to make. So why is it so much easier for us to truck defensive lineman and linebackers than it is to truck corner backs?
#3. Remove the Audible to a Blitz and Jump the Snap Offside Glitch.
It’s happened to all of us. As we’re controlling our defensive tackle, we click ‘A,’ and we then click down on the right stick to change his route to a blitz. Unfortunately, clicking down on the right stick also activates the jump the snap feature, and more often than not, we end up with a 5-yard offside penalty.
#4. Get Rid of Rocket Catching.
This is self-explanatory. I’ve seen guys utilize the rocket catch to pull down 60 yard passes while being covered by 5+ defenders. It’s absolutely ridiculous. Although I have written this guide on how to stop the rocket catch, unless you actually know exactly when it is coming, it can be damn near impossible to stop.
#5. Add Strafe for Wide Receivers.
Have you tried to manually control your receiver during a jump ball? I’m not talking about performing a rocket catch. Rather, I’m talking about switching to your receiver while the ball is still in the error, and attempting to get him in position to make a catch.
Once you take control of your receiver, they pretty much go stupid. I don’t know how else to explain it. I do know that adding a simple strafe for wide receivers would fix many problems.
These Problems Are Easy Fixes.
These are the main problems that came to my mind tonight.
I know that there are many more problems that I haven’t discussed. For example: Run blocking sometimes works extremely well, and other times, it is atrocious. 1 defensive lineman can sometimes get passed 5 offensive lineman with ease. Finally, the game seems to have some sort of black screen glitch.
Although NCAA has many other issues, these are the big ones that stand out. For NCAA Football 2013 to be the great game that I know EA can make it be, please fix the 5 issues above. This wishlist really isn’t asking for much. Just a few simple tweaks to make this game great.