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
Simplified sim uses Vita's front and rear touchscreens.
Common Sense Media
15 March 2012
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.