Excerpt: It’s no small feat to deliver a launch title on new hardware, and EA Sports FIFA Soccer comes at an interesting time for the franchise. You see, there’s a reason that the title is “FIFA Soccer” and not “FIFA Soccer 12.” It plays as an adaptation of FIFA 11, with that game’s final rendition of the engine that drove four years of EA success. However, if you’ve logged in several hours with FIFA 12’s new defense, it feels like a step backwards.
Pros: Gorgeous visuals that come close to PS3 quality, Controls that translate well to handheld, Great proof of concept for future games
Cons: Touchscreen controls hurt more than help, Limited modes and features, If you're playing FIFA 12, feels like a step backward
Excerpt: It's much easier to boost past defenders to get in the open field, and play builds up in a very similar manner each time. This means that, given enough time, if you play the game long enough with a specific style each game will end up feeling quite similar.
Excerpt: I love my FIFA. Over the past couple of years I have spent more and more time on the virtual pitch. When FIFA 12 was released on consoles last September, it brought with it a huge range of improvements that included a better online matchmaking system, a new player collision system and a new defensive [...
Summary: Football games and handheld systems have never really had the greatest of relationships. As promising the idea of playing while on the road is, up until now there has never been a game that has managed to adequately portray the intricacies of the beautiful game on a portable system. Given the fact that FIFA has now cemented its place at the top of the virtual football tree, knocking Konami ’s increasingly shoddy Pro Evolution Soccer from its perch three years ago and...
Excerpt: No handheld launch would be complete without at least one solid sports title. For Vita, it seems only fitting that the best-selling sports game around the globe launch with the most powerful handheld.
Pros: + Best use of the back touch pad, + Packed with features, + Visually spectacular
Conclusion: Concept: FIFA 12 has changes on both the micro and macro levels, and is an improved experience
Graphics: The new physics engine produces some cool results, and player faces look really good
Sound: There are two broadcast teams you can choose from (Martin Tyler and Alan Smith or Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend) for any match.
Simplified sim uses Vita's front and rear touchscreens.
Common Sense Media
26 August 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that FIFA Soccer , which is a soccer game playable on the PS Vita, is not a part of the popular FIFA Soccer 12 . Instead, the game (which is the latest in EA's popular soccer series) is a stripped-down version of the current console edition, with several popular features removed. It's still an authentic sports game, but is somewhat dated in the series lineage.