The lights are on
The past couple of years EA Tiburon has hosted a blog talking about the improvements to the NCAA and Madden franchises. The latest entry talks about NCAA Football 11's new lighting system and how it makes the game look better than its predecessor.
The new blog entry talks to Jean Adams, the game's art director, about how a process called linear lighting, which enables the developer to better control how light or dark things look without compromising detail or making the overall image look flat or over-saturated (scroll down for a comparison with last year's title). As EA Tiburon tells it, linear lighting makes everything from players' skin to their equipment look more realistic by how they handle light.
We'll be able to judge for ourselves when we get to play preview code in anticipation of the game's July release. What do you think of the game's new look?
Here's a comparison between last year's game and NCAA Football 11 highlighting how the new lighting system makes the game look.
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GO BLUE!!!!!!FIRE RICH R!!!!!
The graphics look about 10x better. But has the game play improved at all or am I still going to fumble every time I try and juke or spin? Are corner backs going to magically slide 10 yards to make improbable interceptions? And is the recruiting system still confusing and frustrating?
Jake - that's funny.
Agreed that it looks great, but I would like to see more fluid game play. It shouldn't take to the count of 10 for a QB to release the ball when the rush is on.
Eh, graphics are nice, but like a few people have mentioned, I care more about the gameplay improvements that they hopefully have made.
The difference is amazing...hopefully this makes it into Madden as well.
Don't care....don't care....don't care.
When will EA get it through their thick skulls? It's encouraging to see them working on the graphics, but what they need to focus on is the actual GAMEPLAY!
No more canned tackle animations. If the ball carrier is engaged with a tackler high, then I should be able to switch to the closest defender and join the tackle animation by going low, not just "clip" through the animation.
As I said in a previous post: BACKBREAKER WILL FORCE EA TO REVAMP THEIR PHYSICS ENGINE. Gamers will see how cool of an impact that the Euphoria engine has on a sport like football, and demand it be put in the next installment of EA football games. (EA's response will be to buy NatualMotion)
Oh yea, can anyone say "terrible A.I. pursuit angles"?
Go 'Noles! Scalp 'Em!
Cant help myself now... ROLL TIDE!
I agree with you guys. I am a little nervous that it's April and all we've heard about the game are surface tweaks. The new lighting does look good, though.
This is kind of alarming that all we have heard about at this time of year is lighting. There needs to be some gameplay improvements from last year or I won't be buying.......Go ND
Moar Ti'ts.....less texas.....
does it have a feature where *** white college girls try to have sex with you all the time? thats college sports life for ya
***, this actually looks better than madden.
Go Blue. That is all.
Hopefully TCF Stadium will be in this one...it's the one thing us Gopher fans can look forward too....
It looks really good.
Looks good. Haven't bought a NCAA game since 05. Thinking this might be the year to jump back in.