Well it would seem that although many of you play FIFA, not so many are keen to leave comment on it. Only four of you took part this week, and as my custom is to pick out four quotes from your reviews obviously everyone will get a mention this week. Perhaps there’s just not enough to comment on in sports games, so I may try and stick to story driven titles in future.
We’ll get things off to a start very simply this week, with just two sentences from citizeninsane45. However, they’re good sentences and put you in the right mind for the general consensus on this game.
As far as football sims go, it is the best. Improved gameplay physics and the various game modes now on offer will mean you get dozens of hours of game time if you are a footy fanatic.
Next we’ll turn to the game’s online, obviously a very big part of the FIFA experience. Although they do have local multiplayer and career modes, it seems obvious that many will find the online to be the focus. The improvements that tonycawley mentions seem a fantastic addition to the online, giving you a purpose beyond just having fun.
Previously in FIFA games I’ve enjoyed playing online but wondered what the point is, but now they’ve introduced an awesome league system. You start in league 10 and every league lasts 10 games. You’re given points targets for staying in your current league or promotion, it really is clever and really gives a reason to play online and rise up through the leagues.
Next we turn to a slightly mixed opinion from Sympozium, who focuses on the changes in this year’s defending and tackling engines.
Theres a new engine… tackles are fiercer than ever before, Rooney can chop peoples legs off with his special kick stamper attack and Northern Ireland can score against eh… the best in the world by outrunning the defence. The most annoying thing is how easy it is for the Computer to score like Man City… its a bit annoying that the tackling or defending never seems to be so effective.
For the final view this week we turn to a slightly over excited Mickey2010, who nicely rounds up the game. He also looks briefly at the game’s biggest competitor, PES, and it would be slightly odd to talk about FIFA without any mention of PES.
I always keep thinking that they cant top what they just did but they always prove me wrong! totally fantastic with a whole load of i,provements and alot more crammed onto disc instead of having to buy it months later on DLC it’s a fantastic game! i persoally love Fifa and i used to be a really big PES fan but after PES 6 i believe PES went downhill! just my opinion!
Now it’s onto the very brief verdict of FIFA 12. As I mentioned only four of you took part this week, and all four of you were in agreement. The rating for FIFA is a unanimous Buy It, some advice I may take soon so I can have a few games with the rest of TSA.