I'll admit, NCAA Football 13 totally feels way too similar to NCAA 12 in so many ways. But there are some reasons to invest in the last of the old guard EA football games -- especially if you can find a discount somewhere.
1. Dynasty mode will easily be at it's best ever. - This is clear as day. Dynamic conference prestige, revamped and deepened recruiting, the coaching carousel which I'm sure has received numerous little tweaks...it's hard not to like what EA has done with the Dynasty Mode this season. I know it's one of the selling points of the game year in and year out and this year's edition is the best yet.
2. Gameplay didn't try to reinvent the wheel, hopefully it'll be more refined. There wasn't much that could be done with the ancient engine that's been (in some form or fashion) in EA Football games for years and years now, but I'm counting on the final product delivering an overall solid (but not spectacular and jaw dropping) effort. Those expectations are reserved for Madden. My play through the demo, yeah it felt like I've done it all before...but it also didn't feel like we were setting ourselves up for huge disappointments either.
3. Online Dynasty, Seriously Try It. If you haven't yet done so, do an online dynasty with friends. This is kind of a lame duck year for NCAA, but if the gameplay is solid and if you have some friends committed to the cause, there is NO reason you cannot have a fun time playing dynasty mode with some friends. The game itself will be no worse than solid, so you can spice it up before it gets the 'Infinity' treatment. It's awful hard to enjoy life by nitpicking it after all, leave that up to a guy like me...who is reviewing NCAA and I'm probably going to nitpick the game to death. I'm annoyed by way too much in the old guard of EA Football games I suppose.
So what do you think? Are you going to be buying NCAA and giving it a shot? Have you played an online dynasty yet?