I just got the chance to check out the NCAA Football 13 Demo not too long ago, and in all honesty, not much has changed. The demo itself is about 1.98 GB or so, and is currently available for download on the 360 (not sure about the PS3). So what did I think of it? Well, everything is functional as expected, but there is just no heart here whatsoever. If this is what passes for a new installment of an EA Sports franchise then I think I’ll spend my time playing something else.
The Good: The controls are solid, and the presentation is fantastic. Interviews with former heisman trophy winners is cool. The demo is lengthy, and will take you around an hour or so to complete. Extra characters and jerseys can be unlocked from playing and sharing this download with other people.
The Bad: Play by play commentary is downright boring. New modes don’t feel all that different and special from the other games. AI is off balanced, and can range from passive aggressive to downright unfair. Camera angles for the new single player experience make passes almost a nightmare to complete.
The Ugly: Everything has a sort of been there, done that feeling to it, and for a heafty price tag of $60, fans of these titles definitely deserve more than they are getting.
Final Demo Verdict: This was a tough call, because while everything works, nothing about the demo felt fun or interesting enough to make me want to buy it. I think I’m going to have to pass on this one.