Published on July 21st, 2012 | by Shopmaster1
38 Days Till Madden NFL 13 – NCAA 13 Warm-Up
Madden NFL 13 will be released on August 28th, 2012 and we’ll countdown to that moment with tips, task lists, answers to burning questions you have, and information that will get you ready to play some Madden 13.
38 Days Left: Use NCAA Football 13 as a Warm-Up
When I first heard that NCAA Football 13 wouldn’t have the Infinity Engine that Madden 13 has, I thought that it may affect those that buy NCAA to warm up for Madden. I thought that Physics which play a significant role in the gameplay aspect would be too much. I can admit I was wrong. There are still a number of similarities and things you can take away from NCAA Football 13 for those that want to use the college game to get ready for the pro game of Madden and we’ll talk about some of those things now.
The first thing you have to know is that the same game play team that works on NCAA Football works on Madden NFL and this year a lot of the big changes other than physics can be found in both.
- Read and React Defense
- WR can’t see the ball if they are not looking
- Total Control Passing
I really feel though that after playing NCAA Football 13 for a couple of weeks the biggest thing you need to work on for Madden is user catching. Not only user catching for offense as a WR but for defense as a DB. I’ve seen a lot more people say they are having problems with strafe catching on defense and that’s something you need to get straight before Madden rolls around.
I think the other thing that people have to get used to is where to place the ball when throwing. I’ve seen so many people that I play try to throw to that drag route with the defender trailing and that defender steps in front of the ball for an interception. Ball placement is also a key area especially when playing defense. You have to know that WR running a post could turn into a fly splitting a cover 2 defense with ease. QBs with the accuracy of Rodgers, Brees, Brady, and others are going to be ridiculous, so coming up with unique defensive schemes are going to be key. You can start working on those schemes now.
Running in NCAA Football is probably going to be the only thing that’s not going to translate over to Madden. You won’t be able to run into the back of your offensive line and still bounce outside like it’s nothing, but still practice running anyways.
So the task for today is to make sure you play some NCAA football 13. Even if you just download the demo and start there it will prepare you for Madden NFL 13.
Make sure you come back tomorrow as we continue our countdown to Madden NFL 13. If you have some questions about Madden that you want me to ask the developers, let me know. One of the days is going to be answering fan questions to the developers.