FIFA Soccer 12 – Playstation 3

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FIFA Soccer 12 - Playstation 3

FEATURED FIFA Soccer 12 – Playstation 3

  • Tactical Defending – Fundamental changes to the approach of defending places.
  • Precision Dribbling – Enjoy new ways to take on opponents and control of the pace of the game.
  • Online Friendlies – Play your friends in 10 game seasons and prove who is the best.
  • FIFA Ultimate Team – Now available for the first time at launch and on disc!
  • 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.
  • EA SPORTS Football Club – For the first time ever, everything within FIFA 12, is measured in a meaningful way.
  • Player Impact Engine – The new physics engine is built to deliver real-world physicality in every interaction on the pitch.

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

Hit the pitch in one of the best reviewed Sports games of E3 2011.
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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.

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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 news 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 in FIFA Soccer 12

System recognized true injuries.
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  1. 54 of 61 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Certainly the best Fifa game to date but…., September 28, 2011
    By 
    Ravish

    = Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
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    This is a fantastic game but I have to give it 4 stars because I think the way EA marketed this game, i.e. as if they completely revolutionized the FIFA franchise , is a tad misleading. Maybe it’s just me but I found the whole ‘impact system’ that this release is centered around to be very over rated and , when I did experience it during games, to be pretty glitchy (more on that later).

    Positives:

    1) Let’s start with my favorite part about this game – I feel that FIFA 12 really introduces a whole new level of realism into the franchise in that it really does seem to be a game that will require players to think differently in each match as the improved ball physics makes every shot move different ,even if hit from the same spot using the same power. One of my biggest peeves in FIFA 11 was playing against the hardcore FIFA players who mastered the game to the point where they knew where to shoot from, how much power to use – strategies which almost always resulted in a goal. I think 12 has gone some way to addressing the scenario of players being able to beat the game engine which will be a relief for casual players such as myself. Bear in mind , I think i felt similarly about FIFA 11 too so if i find myself once again getting scored on from the same spots, I’l edit this portion of the review.

    2) Improved player AI – Absolutely fantastic. After playing about 10 games against the computer, I could really feel the difference. In fact, the only reason playing against the computer didn’t seem as fun as playing online was because i knew I was playing against the computer. The scores were always vastly different i.e. 6-0 in 1 game , 1-2 in another and the AI’s decision making ability ,even at the semi-pro level I am currently playing at is extremely smart. Case in point – I rushed my keeper on the AI player and the player actually chipped the ball above the keeper. Maybe it’s just me but I never saw the computer do that in FIFA 11 even at the ‘legendary’ difficulty level.

    3) Defending – Ok I admit it – I was one of those whose defense strategy in 11 was to simply rush onto the opposition with the X button pressed. I tried the same strategy in ‘amateur’ difficulty in FIFA 12 and almost lost the game. In short, defending in Fifa 12 is much more about anticipation and interception than it is about tough tackling – just as is the case in the real sport.

    4) Dribbling: Just like the improved bal physics make it difficult for the very good players to master scoring positions , shooting power etc. , the improved dribbling makes it very difficult for amateur players to just come in and steal the ball by just running into the player with the x button pressed when a player is pulling of a skill.

    5) Commentary – Having 2 separate commentary teams certainly goes a long way towards not hearing the same thing again and again.

    6) Graphics – Player faces have been enhanced to give a more real life look as compared to the glossy look players had in Fifa 11.

    7) Other: As with recent FIFA releases, you really have to keep playing Fifa 12 to really see all the new subtle tweaks in the game that really add up to making a big difference and hence i will continue to update this section as and when i notice something really cool. Here are some I have noticed

    a) Injuries: I actually had a player get injured mid run and just go down, possibly because I had maxed out his stamina and was still exerting him

    b) Game customization: You actually have the ability to increase/ reduce several attributes of both you as well as the computer (on a scale of 100) such as shot speed, acceleration, pass speed, injury frequency, injury severity, goalkeeper ability etc. – kinda helps if you want to make the game even more easier/challenging in addition to the difficulty setting you selected.
    How much of a difference does that make? I set my team’s sprint speed and acceleration to 100 and that of the computer to 0; in the previous game where all attributes were equal, I won 2-1 but with the edited settings, i won 35-0 , both at the exact same difficulty level.

    Neutral:

    Revamped Start Menu – Is cool but not a big deal for me. it’s just one of those things that gives you that ‘oh yes this is a new game’ feeling for the first couple of times but after that, you just feel indifferent towards it. Personally , I don’t think it improves or decreases the user experience but yes it does look a bit better.

    Negatives:

    1) Player impact engine: The primary reason that I consider this to be a negative is that i hardly ever see it come into effect in the game and when there is impact between players, the results are either over exaggerated or glitchy. 2 examples – The first was when I launched a sliding tackle straight through a player in the penalty box and it just made the player slightly imbalanced when he really…

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  2. 14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    A disappointment for offline play, October 12, 2011
    By 
    Hyok Lee (Corona, CA USA) –
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    = Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
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    First of all, let me say that I’m strictly an offline player. I don’t like going online and playing against strangers. Either I play solo against the AI in tournament or career mode, or my friends and I play co-op against the AI, again in tournament and career mode. So, having a good playing experience against the AI is foremost for me.

    I’m not going to get into the details of the new defending and tackling. You’ll learn how to do that, as you play more and more. The same thing with precision dribbling, etc. I’ll just talk about the overall playing experience, in the way that I like to play: against the AI.

    In that respect, this game is a LOT less fun than Fifa 11. I’m a pretty good player, and in Fifa 11, in World Class difficulty, I can, with some challenges and struggles, win a Premier League season, when playing with a strong team like Manchester United. In 12, it is nearly impossible to win. It all has a very scripted feel, and there are some games that it becomes clear that we will not be allowed to win.

    When you restart a game at the end of the season (because a loss means you’re out of contention) because you lose on a 90 minute goal, and the same thing happens about 3 times, you really question if the outcome is random. We even make a concerted effort, “Let’s play really tight defense toward the end of the half and end of the game,” and it makes no difference. Stupid things happen to make you lose, such as the AI teammate runs AWAY from the loose ball, in that split second before you take control, so that the opponent takes possession to score. Or, the guy marking the target man on a cross inexplicably moves away to leave him wide open.

    To give you an illustration of the uselessness of the AI teammates, when I played solo, with ManU, I got beaten by Tottenham 20 times in a row! When playing co-op, where my friend makes intelligent runs, or gets into space, we can usually win or at least tie.

    None of the attacking strategies from Fifa 11 helps. 1-2 passing does not work, and most of the goal look the same. You pass the ball around, or make angled dribbles, trying to screw up the AI’s defensive shape, then make a pass to a striker around the box, who turns and shoots. Crosses are difficult to get in the box, and even when in the box, never seems to get to the striker. Probably headed goals to kicked goals ratio is about 1:20.

    Finally, EVERY single AI opponent plays like Barcelona. They keep possession with short passes, and if they are ahead with 5 minutes to play, good luck trying to get the ball back. The problem is, you can’t play the same style, because the game artificially makes you make an errant pass, after a certain amount of time of possession. When we’re ahead, we tried to run out the clock as well, by making doubly sure that the player making the pass was pointed right at the teammate, and making sure the pass was short and safe. But, after about 20 passes, the next one inexplicably goes way off, to the AI opponent. We just look at each other in disbelief…

    So…I have to say, overall, I’m disappointed. For online play, I’ve heard it’s great, but I’ll never know.

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