Product Type: Electronic Arts Xbox 360 games
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A Tale Of Two Halves
FIFA 13 (Xbox 360)
Member Name: Adster96
FIFA 13 (Xbox 360)
Advantages: Fifa Ultimate Team Improvements, Player Graphics, Offline Game Modes
Disadvantages: Pro Clubs, Virtual Pro, 1st Touch System
Where to start with Fifa 13... The Pro Clubs Disaster, The 'New and Improved' First Touch.
Let's start with Fifa Ultimate Team. Over the past 3 years, Fifa Ultimate Team has just got better and better and this year is no exception. With the introduction of online and offline seasons game modes and the reward of up to 10,000 for winning a single season, EA really have succeeded in improving the variety of game play options in Fifa Ultimate Team. The trading is again very good with the same system as on Fifa 12 and there are certainly not as many glitches as there were on Fifa 12 Ultimate Team. The only exception to this is the odd game where I have played without a ball! This was a 1st for me and so I found it quite funny however it has never happened again so credit to EA for fixing this problem.
Next on the agenda is Career Mode and Offline Play. These game modes have also been improved with many features being added such as international management. This gives the users the chance to manage international teams through international tournaments. I like this feature because it adds another dimension to the game which was missing on Fifa 12.
Now lets get down to the disappointments of Fifa 13. I will start off with the new first touch system. It was designed to try to make Fifa 13 more realistic however I believe that on some occasions it has ruined the game. Players will suddenly lose concentration and completely mess up a perfect lobbed pass or a pass which was hit only slightly too hard for the player's liking. This can be very annoying as the player and so this is a major let down of Fifa 13.
Next is the Virtual Pro and Pro Clubs mess. On past Fifas, certain players decided that they would rather hack their way to a highly rated virtual pro. This meant that in the odd game, you would come across a 99 rated player who was 6ft tall and very fast indeed. On Fifa 13, a new system has been put in place so that you cannot train up your virtual pro offline. This has made it much tougher to make a highly rated virtual pro and so this has brought down the standards of pro clubs. I don't believe any change was needed in the virtual pro system and so this has again been a let down on Fifa 13.
In conclusion, I think that EA has changed too much while creating Fifa 13 and so they have slightly undercut the expectations of myself and other players. While making some game modes absolutely fantastic, they have made others unplayable. It is worth buying however I hope EA recognize that Fifa 14 needs some features changing back to how they were on Fifa 12.
Summary: A great game which has been let down by EA over thinking certain changes that didn't need to be made
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