One thing that EA Sports has done well with its NCAA Football franchise is the level of realism. From fight songs to mascots, each and every school in the game has been lovingly re-created for video game sports fans to enjoy, and "NCAA Football 11" is no different. In EA's latest, the first thing you'll notice is a return to realism with each of the 120 included schools boasting unique offenses and defenses, coaching styles, stadiums, and traditions. Once the actual football begins, you'll be treated to precision controls that will have you manipulating the players in new and exciting ways, which includes updated run mechanics, double-team blocking and running lanes.
One of my favorite things about playing an EA Sports game is the commentators. ESPN broadcasters Kirk Herbstreit and Brad Nessler offer up their insights and play-by-plays from start to finish, making the game feel more like a television broadcast and less like a video game.
While many games fail to evolve their core gameplay and hope that updated rosters are enough to satisfy the masses, EA Sports takes the high road and brings football fanatics a new look, new controls and a new reason to fall in love with college football.
Media Link: "College Football Live" airs Monday through Friday on ESPN.
Hot on the heels of the eagerly anticipated animated film "Despicable Me," the game of the same name places you in the shoes of Gru, one of the best supervillains on Earth. Using a variety of weapons and an army of miniminions, you'll break, freeze and blow up everything in your path as you attempt to reach your ultimate goal: stealing the moon. In order to do this, you'll need to complete missions and solve puzzles that will challenge both your reflexes and your mind.
The Nintendo Wii, Playstation 2 and PSP versions of the game offer platforming action that uses ingenuity and creativity to solve puzzles, dodge obstacles and defeat foes. Your little yellow minions will also come in handy as they become the bridges, weights and stairs needed to accomplish each level's tasks. Gameplay differs a great deal as you head to the Nintendo DS version of the game. Here, you'll control the mischievous minions and their arsenal of goofy gadgets in order to complete brain-busting puzzles.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun