FIFA Soccer 12

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FIFA Soccer 12

FEATURED FIFA Soccer 12

  • Tactical Defending – Fundamental changes to the approach of defending places equal importance on positioning, intercepting passes and tackling at the right moment. Tactics and timing are crucial.
  • Precision Dribbling – Enjoy new ways to take on opponents, more time on the ball, and complete control of the pace of the game. Utilize close dribble touches in tight spaces, on the wings, and to fend off opponents.
  • Online Friendlies – Play your friends in 10 game seasons and prove who is the best. Earn the most points each season to hoist the trophy, and then start all over again the next season to try to defend your title.
  • FIFA Ultimate Team – Now available for the first time at launch and on disc! Build your Ultimate Team from the best football stars in the massive FIFA Ultimate Team online community.
  • Complete Authenticity – Over 500 officially licensed clubs and more than 15,000 players.
  • All-New Career Mode – Now driven by the same drama, storylines and emotion as the real world game, users will face more decisions and factors than ever before. Evaluation logic has been improved to reflect a player?s true value, and the excitement of Transfer Deadline day has been expanded.
  • EA SPORTS Football Club – For the first time ever, everything within FIFA 12, is measured in a meaningful way. Earn experience points and level up to build your status. Gamers will relive crucial real-world football events through regular challenges so that FIFA 12 will look, feel and play like the real-world season.
  • Player Impact Engine – The new physics engine is built to deliver real-world physicality in every interaction on the pitch. Experience an infinite variety of outcomes in every contact. Players feel more resilient on the ball, push and pull during the fight for possession, preserving their natural momentum.

FIFA Soccer 12 brings to the pitch the game-changing new Player Impact Engine, a physics engine built to deliver real-world physicality in every interaction on the pitch. All-new Precision Dribbling delivers a higher fidelity of touch on the ball for attacking players, while Tactical Defending fundamentally changes the approach to defending by placing equal importance on positioning, intercepting passes and tackling. Plus, CPU players have been infused with Pro Player Intelligence, the next generation of player intelligence and performance. Finally, introducing EA SPORTS Football Club – the heartbeat of FIFA Soccer 12 – a live service connecting players to the real-world game with fresh, new content all the time, enabling them to support their favourite club and connect and compete with their friends, rivals and millions of other players around the world.

FIFA Soccer 12 is the 19th game in Electronic Arts’ popular video game soccer series. Continuing with the franchise’s unique blend of realism and innovative features that bring the authenticity to the video game pitch that fans crave, FIFA Soccer 12 is an exciting title for longtime and existing fans of console sports gaming. Game features include: 500 officially licensed clubs and more than 15,000 players, improved self-awareness and aptitude of AI players, a redefined defending mechanism, more true-to-life injuries, precision dribbling and new commentary teams.

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FIFA Soccer 12 brings to the pitch the game-changing new Player Impact Engine, a physics engine built to deliver real-world physicality in every interaction on the pitch. Revolutionary gameplay innovations inspired by the real-world game make FIFA Soccer 12 deeper and more engaging. All-new Precision Dribbling delivers a higher fidelity of touch on the ball for attacking players, while Tactical Defending fundamentally changes the approach to defending by placing equal importance on positioning, intercepting passes and tackling. Plus, AI players have been infused with Pro Player Intelligence, the next generation of player intelligence and performance.

Breaking a tackle in the open field in FIFA Soccer 12

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Key Game Features

  • Pro Player Intelligence – AI players have been infused with self-awareness and aptitude, enabling them to make decisions based on their own skills as well as the strengths and attributes of their teammates. Players who possess exceptional vision, for example, will see opportunities for through balls that other players won’t. Real Madrid’s Kaká will be more likely to pick out a run from a teammate farther away than a player with poorer vision. Additionally, teams will vary their attack based on the strengths of their players on the pitch, and the weaknesses of opposing players, creating a more authentic experience and greater variety of matches.
  • Tactical Defending – Redesigned defending mechanism fundamentally changes the approach to defending by placing equal importance on positioning, intercepting passes and tackling at the right moment. Tactics and timing are crucial.
  • True Injuries – The Player Impact Engine monitors contact between players in real-time, analyzing the force of the collision and impact on the body to detect real injuries, creating a deeper more challenging Career Mode. Manage new types of injuries and the risk of sending a player onto the pitch who isn’t fully healed.
  • Player Impact Engine – Two years in development, the new physics engine is built to deliver real-world physicality in every interaction on the pitch. Experience an infinite variety of natural and believable outcomes in every contact. Players feel more resilient on the ball, push and pull during the fight for possession, and recover from light challenges more easily, preserving their natural momentum.
  • Precision Dribbling – Enjoy new ways to take on opponents, more time on the ball to make decisions, and complete control of the pace of the game. Utilize close dribble touches in tight spaces, on the wings, and even while fending off an opponent.
  • Complete Authenticity – Over 500 officially licensed clubs and more than 15,000 players.
  • New Commentary Teams – For the first time ever, two broadcast teams will be featured – Martin Tyler and Alan Smith and Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend. Fans can customize audio to their preferred commentators for any matches.

Additional Screenshots

Pushing the ball into the box to challenge the goalie in FIFA Soccer 12

Battle improved AI Intelligence.
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EA Sports Club challenge screen from FIFA Soccer 12

500+ clubs and 1,500 players.
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Teams manuvering for the ball at mid-field in FIFA Soccer 12

Redefined defense mechanism.
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Battling for position to make a header in FIFA Soccer 12

System recognized true injuries.
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  1. 28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    I’m going to write this review quickly because I want to get back to playing FIFA 12 asap, September 27, 2011
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    C. Boeshaar (United States) –
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    I am a lifelong soccer/football fan and player, both in reality and in the video game world. Topping FIFA 11 was not going to be an easy task, but it seems FIFA 12 has beaten its predecessor with flying colors.

    The graphics, sound effects, and control are all top notch and are an improvement over FIFA 11 overall, so there is no reason to spend much time talking about them.

    What is significant are the new changes to FIFA 12, and how they have affected the gameplay. The most noticeable two are the 1) Tactical defending and 2) Player impact engine.

    I will explain both briefly to give newcomers an idea of what to expect.

    1) Tactical Defending: Arguably the biggest and most significant change is the new defending system. No longer can you hold down A and B and watch as your defense swarms the hapless attacker automatically

    In FIFA 12, you have to position properly and time your tackles well (as in reality) in order to gain possession of the ball. Mis-timed or poor tackles will often result in the attacker blowing past you or a foul and/or booking.

    I MUST WARN YOU, that this can be VERY FRUSTRATING at times when you are learning the new system as it is not very forgiving. For those of you intimidated by this there is an option to revert to the old system called “Legacy” (Identical to FIFA 11’s system). But I HIGHLY recommend you take the time and effort to master the new defensive system, because it is highly realistic, extremely rewarding when you do that perfect tackle, and required if you want to master online play.

    2) Player impact engine: No more ghost players going through each other, players collide with each other when in the same physical space (shocking I know!). This can also result in injuries, some which are horrific and others which are just plain hilarious as your players fly around like ragdolls.

    The system isn’t perfect and I’ve heard of a few bugs about it, but I haven’t encountered any yet so I can’t confirm. It is a welcome change though and, for the most part, adds to the realism of the game.

    OVERALL: 9.5/10

    This is by far the best soccer/football game out there, and even if you’re not a big fan of the sport, chances are that you will enjoy this immensely fun and well designed game. Just about everything has been improved, and the extras (such as support your club) are just icing on the cake.

    Now if you’ll excuse me, writing this review has already taken enough of my precious FIFA 12 playtime!

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  2. 12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Henry….WHAT A GOAL!, September 30, 2011
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    Wayne Buzzard (Lafayette, CA United States) –

    = Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
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    FIFA has been my favorite game for the past couple years, so pre-ordering the latest version was a no-brainer for me. I’ve played roughly 15-20 hours of FIFA 12 since release and I’m pretty pleased with my purchase overall. Here are some quick notes from a hardcore FIFA player about what’s new in this year’s game:

    – Precision Dribbling – EA touts this as some sort of significant advancement in the series, but from what I can tell so far it is nothing but a useless control feature that allows you to (very slowly) dribble in tight increments. Basically, it gives your players great close control, but it’s so slow that it’s useless. Anyone can steal the ball from your player as soon as you activate the precision dribbling controls.

    – Tactical Defending – EA has revamped the defending system by removing the pressure buttons and forcing you to do more of the defending work on your own rather than relying on your CPU defenders to come in and make tackles for you. This has been a pretty controversial feature. Some love it. Some hate it. If you relied on automatic pressure buttons in previous FIFA games then you probably won’t like tactical defending at first. Personally, I never used pressure buttons in the first place, so this change suits my style. Having said that, defending against the CPU can be very frustrating, but I blame this more on unrealistic AI than on the defending system itself (more on that later).

    – Player Impact Engine – This is a new feature intended to improve the game physics so that player collisions are more realistic. I can safely say that it is still very much a work in progress. At its best, it does exactly what it’s meant to do. At its worst, it creates ridiculous collisions that are unintentionally hilarious because they’re so strange looking and unrealistic. Just look on YouTube for some of the laughable stuff you’ll see. I wish I could say that the moments of comedy were rare, but you see something “off” almost every match. My guess is that this feature won’t be perfected for another year or two.

    – Head-to-Head Seasons – The Head-to-Head Ranked Matches feature from the last few seasons has been overhauled and replaced. Rather than just playing an endless sequence of matches like in years past, this year FIFA has introduced the idea of Head-to-Head Seasons. The basic concept is pretty simple. There are 10 tiers of competition. Everyone starts in level 10 and tries to work their way up to level 1. If you win a match, you get three points. If you draw, you get one point. If you lose, you get nothing. Promotion and relegation depend on the number of points you accumulate in a season (which is 10 games long). The number of required points rises as you move up the different levels. So while it’s very easy to get promoted from level 10 to level 9, it’s significantly harder to get from level 8 to level 7. This is partially because the required amount of points is higher and partially because your opponents tend to be stronger as you move up the levels. If you get enough points to avoid relegation, but you fail to earn enough points to win promotion to the next league, you stay at your same level and get another chance with a new 10 game season. Please note that there isn’t a real “league” to speak of, meaning you don’t play against the same 9 teams as everyone else in your league. Rather, you play random opponents within your general level range and your promotion/relegation status depends solely on your point total.

    I’m enjoying this new system so far, though I still think they should’ve left the old ranked matches system in the game as an option. If you want to play a conventional ranked match without any concern for promotion/relegation, you’re out of luck. The game mode has been completely replaced by seasons.

    One last note on this. The match-making system has changed so that you pick teams BEFORE the CPU matches you up with your opponent. There’s no more musical chairs at the team selection screen. This time around you pick your team, make whatever changes you want to make to your lineup, and then press search. The system automatically matches you with an opponent. You don’t get to see what team you’re playing against until the game has already loaded.

    – EA Sports Football Club – There’s a whole host of new features related to your general progress in all modes of FIFA. You now get a type of experience points (EXP) for a variety of minor achievements within the game, such as completing a virtual pro accomplishment or winning a promotion in seasons. You can compare your overall EXP level with your friends. Also, the first time you run the game you will be prompted to choose your favorite team. All of the EXP you gain in the game will go towards your team’s total within a competition consisting of all FIFA players. So for example if you are an Arsenal fan then your points will count towards Arsenal’s global total…

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