Summary: My first impression of FIFA 12 was not good. Players moved like they were covered in molasses, my passes were inaccurate and under-hit, and apoplectic flailing had seemingly replaced tackling in my center-backs’ collective skillset.
Conclusion: The Bad Career mode could still be more in-depth FIFA 12 is available to buy from Play.com. At HEXUS, we invite the companies whose products we test to comment on our articles. If any company representatives for the products reviewed choose to respond, we'll publish their commentary here verbatim.
Excerpt: The world's game is at the top of the mountain. Year after year the FIFA series makes a run at not only sports game of the year but is usually a dark house in the GOY debate. The past couple of entries have made incremental improvements that vastly improve the game.
Summary: FIFA 12 is the latest installment in the soccer franchise, adding a slew of new features such as a new impact engine to improve hit detection, a brand new passing system, improved AI, new lighting effects, a more ergonomic menu interface, and presentation matches to emphasize the atmosphere of the...
Conclusion: When I say it's the best sports game this year I mean it. Every time you play you'll experience something new and move towards accomplishing goals besides those that you score on the field. It's going to be hard for EA to top this one.
Summary: Distilling the world's most popular sport into a video game isn't an easy task. Aside from capturing the atmosphere of the game--the satisfying thump of boot on football, the on-pitch dramas created between player and referee, and the ferocious roar of the crowd as the ball sails into the back of...
Pros: Defensive improvements make matches more balanced, Player impact engine creates a range of realistic animations, Compelling online modes, New online matchmaking makes games fairer, Excellent presentation