Summary: If you've never played a Fifa soccer game before, you won't have much to complain about in Fifa 11. However, if you've been playing for even the past 3 years, you'll notice some things missing in '11. Since I've been playing Fifas since 1994 on the Genesis, this review is aimed at the vets. Here's a list of things I like/dislike and a few things I wish they would add: Good: 1.) The game, as a whole, looks and feels more realistic.
Summary: I have been buying Fifa games for years. The Fifa 11 version is one of the most disapointing of the series. It's still an OK game, but I was hoping for better. The passing is much harder and tackling is too easy which limits scoring. Manager mode takes far too long to advance between matches. The be a goalkeeper feature is boring. They added the Russian league, but no new national sides.
Summary: THe game is quite alright. nothing special. its a little too hard, it takes you a full month of paying( if u play everyday) to become a pro and start winning games online. so for at least the first month, any game u paly online, u lose!
Summary: The game is very slow, not compared to FIFA 10 which is by far the best of all the FIFA series. The Penalty kicks are very difficult; not the kind I would like to see in a soccer game. The balls get intercepted way too easily. The whole feel to the game is different and I've only played it a couple of times and went back to FIFA 10. I definitely regret buying it.
Summary: I started off playing Winning Eleven (PES) from the PS2 days, then played PES 08 and 09 on my friends' Xbox360s. What I loved about the series was the fast paced gameplay and relative ease for doing moves. PES 2010 felt different, and I stopped playing it. I finally got a PS3 last year, and by then my friends had switched to FIFA 2010. I held off on buying that version but played it a couple times. I felt it wasn't that good.
Summary: Let’s blame the World Cup hangover because there’s just something about FIFA 11 that fails to spark our passion in the same way as last year’s sublime effort. It seems as though the team at EA Canada has decided this year’s version is all about refinement, developing the ideas that the team first introduced back in FIFA 08, tidying up its rough edges and holding back on anything perhaps considered a little too drastic.
Summary: It may be the best soccer game of the year (maybe), but it really is one step forward, two steps back with EA again. They gave a few good features - game is slower, passes are more likely to not work - but then they took many away - manager mode no longer has you upgrading coaches and stadiums, pro no longer gets goals for matches. Overall, it is a fun game, but it is not worth it if you already have FIFA 10.
Summary: I've owned FIFA every year since the mid nineties launch on the SEGA MEGADRIVE and have always been impressed by the annual updates and improvements. Sadly, this is the first year I am underwhelmed and disappointed. The gameplay is ok, if anything it's regressed. The new handball feature is laughable, the developers have made a big mistake here, whilst I like the idea of adding authenticity, there are three or four fouls for hand ball in every game, I would estimate two...