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.
Excerpt: FIFA games are like X-Factor winners. We get a new one every year, they’re almost indiscernible from last year’s and they hog the top of the charts for weeks. At least, that’s what plenty of the franchise’s detractors would have you believe.
Pros: Usual visual improvements., Better user interface and menus don’t lag as much., Great, free-flowing FIFA we know and love., New defending system makes that side of the game as intricate as attacking., New Impact Engine makes a real difference.
Cons: Refereeing is still inconsistent at times., Commentary as dull as ever.