Excerpt: When EA originally showcased their all-new defensive system in FIFA 12, I couldn’t see any problem with the act of stopping an opponent dribbling towards me. A tap of *circle* sticks a leg out to prod the ball away instead of the player doing it automatically. Simple. Even though they removed traditional 2nd Player Press – where an AI team-mate would sprint in to tackle for the ball like a heat-seeking missile – it still felt easy enough to defend.
Pros: Dribbling is much easier and more fun, Tweaked online head-to-head leagues, Multiplayer is amazing
Cons: The AI is an unrelenting beast, Solo experience is frustrating, New defending is tricky to learn
Summary: FIFA 12 is a great game when you get on the pitch and actually play football. The off-the-pitch issues are what plague it most, which sort of makes it realistic and close to real-life, just not in a way EA Sports - and certainly not the way the fans - expected it to.
Pros: Tactical Defending is a great addition, Precision Dribbling gives players a lot more time on the ball, Nice, solid presentation
Cons: Impact Engine is a bit wonky in places, Both Online and Offline game modes are plagued with bugs
Excerpt: FIFA is the type of game I always imagined would benefit greatly from 3D. The fast-paced fluidity of the visuals and gameplay could only seem much more impressive accompanied by the sensation of shots hurtling towards the player. Turns out I was right, at least according to my experience with FIFA 12 on the 3DS.
Conclusion: So it's still a great game should you love it and get on with the new system, a terrible one should you not. And as mentioned, you can put the old system back on, but why buy a new game if you want to play the old one? So do feel free to ignore the score and read the text of the review before making a purchasing decision. Or play the demo, it really is there for a reason this time.
Excerpt: Is it better than FIFA 11? To fans of the FIFA series, that question holds no importance. By the time this review is published, they’d have already purchased FIFA 12 and sunken several hours into it. However, this is a question that many gamers who aren’t fanatical about FIFA tend to ask, and most years, that question is easy to answer. This year, not so much.
Conclusion: FIFA 12 brengt weer eens wat vernieuwing in de serie wat zorgt voor zowel positief als negatief commentaar. De nieuwe aanpassingen zoals precision dribling, tactisch verdedigen en de nieuwe physics engine zorgen weer voor een nieuwe manier van spelen die je onder de knie moet krijgen. Het spel wordt er wel een stuk realistischer door. De weerelementen zorgen voor net wat meer diepgang in het spel, en de 'suport your club' is een leuke toevoeging aan het spel.
Conclusion: I fan della serie FIFA dissero a EA che avrebbero preferito giocarsi gli europei UEFA Euro 2012 in un DLC per FIFA 12 , piuttosto che come un gioco stand alone. Detto fatto. EA ha realizzato un DLC che aggiunge gli europei di Polonia e Ucraina al celebre videogioco calcistico. Una volta installato, il contenuto è accessibile tramite il menu principale di FIFA 12.
Pros: Cattura l'atmosfera del torneo, nuove modalità online, disponibile come DLC
Cons: Rapporto qualità prezzo non eccellente, nessun cambiamento nel gameplay, alcune modalità possono non piacere