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The king of football games but is that enough?
FIFA 12 (PS3)
Member Name: chris018
FIFA 12 (PS3)
Date: 06/08/12, updated on 06/08/12 (4 review reads)
Advantages: Good tackling revamp, large number of game modes. Good online community
Disadvantages: Impact engine is flawed, EA surveys are often faulty
So the next Fifa game has been released with a string of new features, included an entirely new tackling system and the introduction of the impact engine to simulate real life injuries. The new tackling system is a good addition as it takes much for skill to defend well than it did in the previous game as now you have to time your tackles like you would in real life. However the impact engine isn't quite as successful. It is flawed in the fact it can make plays just fall over at random in important possitions and often plays collide and fly accross the screen for no reason! However it does work well for the injury simulation aspect. Career mode has also been revamped for a much more enjoyable experience. I enjoyed this fifa and it is an improvement on the previous title, but nothing groundbreaking special to set itself apart from other titles. Yet again I would place ths title above its rivals though, due to the unique features it has to offer. One of these is pro clubs. This enables you to play as your own virtual pro which you can create on the game with your own identity. You are then able to play with your virtual pro in club games, under the pro clubs menu. This can involve games of up to 11vs11 and is thoroughly entertaining. A word of warning however about the whole online community on FIFA 12 is that all the games are hosted on EA game servers and these are known to crash frequently meaning sometimes these online features are available. On the topic of online features, the game now requires the use of an online pass to play online. It is a unique code that can be entered on one console or computer and allows use of the online features. This means the game cannot be shared among players if they wish to play online which will deter some people. My favourite feature of FIFA 12 though has to be the addition of a game mode called "Head to head seasons". In this game mode you play as any team of your choice and play a league type system in which you can earn promotion by achieving a certain number of points. You start in division 10, and work your way up to division 1 which can provide literally hours upon hours of challenging fun. I really enjoyed the title FIFA 12 but it does have its flaws, notably the impact engines failings.
Summary: Good title in the series, just a few key flaws
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