Product Type: Electronic Arts Xbox 360 games
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Still better than PES
FIFA 12 (Xbox 360)
Member Name: AppMan23
FIFA 12 (Xbox 360)
Advantages: The best football game out there.
Disadvantages: You'll end up paying for more than the game.
I consider myself a Fifa enthusiast having purchased the last three although my relationship with the franchise is one of mixed feelings. Some time ago when the time came to choose a football game I was quite happy with pro evolution soccer. Even with PES's inferior graphics and lack of licensing it was still more entertaining than Fifa and I really enjoyed playing as my beloved Merseyside Red. However Fifa did up its game. Game play improved considerably and I must admit at times Fifa 12 boarders on life like. Some of the biggest improvements this year include better defending (although the defenders are still prone to the odd blooper). More realistic control and passing have improved the feel of the game and now matches are not solely decided on who has the faster players.
As well as game play improvements EA have also added new ways of playing. They have been perfecting alternative game modes like virtual pro and ultimate team for a while now. Virtual pro is great as you play as your own custom built man improving as you complete the game and can even play as a team with other virtual pros of your friends. This mode compels you to play in order to improve your pro's attributes and complete achievements. Ultimate Team too is an excellent add-on and an innovative idea. Building your own team is fun and the ability to auction players and buy player packs makes the game very addictive. Quite the little money maker for EA too, given you can purchase player packs with real money.
However I must end on a negative note. There is no coincidence EA won worst company in America this year. The pass that you need to play online means you cannot buy the game cheaply second hand any more. I get the feeling that EA, rather than looking for ways to improve the game are really looking for more ways they can take your money. I bought the Euro 2012 add-on and frankly I wish I hadn't. The game is good, but not that good, like I mentioned there are still some mistakes which often look ridiculous. However at the minute Fifa doesn't really have any competition as PES still lags behind in many ways. As a result I think I might be buying Fifa 13 come Christmas.
Summary: Does have its flaws but overall a good game.
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