NCAA Football by EA SPORTS

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Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Frustrating controls, sub-par graphics ruin experience.

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Ease of Play

The game inserts tutorial screens at appropriate moments, but the controls are very unresponsive, making it difficult to perform any sort of play. 

Violence

As you'd expect with a football game, players tackle each other. 

Sex
Language
Consumerism

A link in the main menu takes you to a page advertising other games by the developer. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that NCAA® Football by EA SPORTS is an extension of the publisher's popular console franchise, but centers around the 2010-2011 season, rather than the current one. Content-wise, there's little objectionable here, but the game's controls are less than optimal and the game's graphics aren't on par with other EA football games. 

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Is it any good?

Given that NCAA FOOTBALL BY EA SPORTS is a year old, we're willing to give it a few breaks, but the problems with this game are so overwhelming that it's impossible to write them off. The frame rate is so choppy that players seem to be staggering on screen. The controls are frustrating and imprecise. The graphics are sub-par for what the iPhone and iPod Touch are capable of. And because of that, the game ultimately just isn't much fun. The playbook is fine, though, and if you're a die-hard NCAA fan, you may find something to like here. Just don't get your hopes too high. 

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For kids who love sports

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