Anyone else playing it?
I was able to get a few hours in last night. I love the new recruiting so far, saves a ton of boring repetitive work that made me hate (and usually sim) recruiting. I am enjoying it now. It is ultra important to pick the right players at the beginning of the year. Only issue so far is that in week 7, I am still finding 3 and 4 star recruits that nobody has recruited. Longtime issue in NCAA.
I'm having fun with the gameplay. Due to some really poor playcalling, I ended last night with a brutal game between Oregon and UW. I (Ducks) kept getting first downs but I couldn't get a big play (and I kept accidentally calling for no-huddle even in formations I don't like) and had trouble scoring. I was down 21-28 going into the fourth, took a 1 point lead off a Mariota TD run, UW scored a field goal for a 2 point lead, I threw a pick at the 1 yard line and then managed to sack Price in the endzone for a safety. Won the game easily in OT. Read option can be fun, but with DeAnthony Thomas, I find that defenders let Mariota run on them almost every time. He has 500 yards rushing in 6 games and I am usually simming the second half. Even on Heisman, Oregon is like playing on easy mode, just biding time until named rosters come out.
Sarlacc, on comparing .NET to Soccer: And why not? It's a bunch of people running around in circles, feigning pain, and never scoring.