NCAA Football by EA SPORTS

 
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Frustrating controls, sub-par graphics ruin experience.

What parents need to know

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
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Language
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Consumerism

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

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Privacy & safety
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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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QUALITY
 

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. 

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:$.99
Release date:August 23, 2010
Category:Sports Games
Size:220.00 MB
Publisher:Electronic Arts
Version:1.0.1
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.0 or later

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