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Published on June 22nd, 2009 | by Brian Browne

NCAA Football 10 Demo Impressions

Fans of the NCAA Football series can now try out this year’s installment. The demo is available on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and don’t forget about the TeamBuilder site, which has already launched so that fans can get a head start on creating their own squad. The demo is big in capacity (1.57 GB), so be prepared to wait a little bit to get in on the football action. As expected, the demo recreates last year’s National Championship game between the Florida Gators and the Oklahoma Sooners. The preview is pretty impressive and walks us through some new features:

1. Enhanced Defensive Lineman Moves – With new animations, take control of your defensive linemen using the right stick to fight pass blocks and put pressure on the quarterback. These are very useful tools in playing the game because offensive lineman actually make a pocket for the QB to step up and throw in. Gone are the days of the simple QB side scramble.

2. Player Lock – Player lock allows you to lock on to a specific player in order to control that position during the play. When you lock on you’ll get a whole new camera angle that puts you closer to the action. The angles from this feature are incredible and will excite gamers who like to single-handedly takeover the game.

3. Defensive Player Assist – By holding A (on 360) or X (on PS3) on defense your player will be put under CPU control so you have time to read a play and decide the best course of action.

Overall, you have a lot to look forward to. The running animations have been improved and no longer feels jerky, but for fans of the passing game however, you will see that the interception ratio is much higher this year. When NCAA Football 10 hits stores July 14th, I recommend you go pick it up.

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