EA Sports, it's all the same.
A saying we have all been accustomed to hearing, isn't true this year. With my great pleasure I am going to review FIFA 12, the latest installment in EA Sports' FIFA franchise. I came to this game expecting a fun experience, and just a way to kill time. This game went way above and beyond my expectations.
The graphics in this game are great, be it the shadows from the players, the lighting on the grass, the ball, the animations, and the players faces look to a t like the real life versions. A gripe with the graphics would be the crowd, but in any game getting a realistic looking animated crowd is a difficult feat, and I hope we see more Hi Def crowds as consoles get stronger.
This game has excellent sound, from the crowd screaming, the players yelling, the referee blowing the whistle, and the contact, FIFA 12 shines light on realistic sounds. With an excellent licensed soundtrack ranging from Foster the People to La Vida Boheme, it really outdoes itself in this category.
I give the gameplay a 9.5, since 10 would be perfect, and I believe this game is great, albeit not perfect. The new tactical defending system is unbelieveable, and gives us a new way to think about timing tackles, covering our man, and utilizing ways to prevent that game changing goal. The career mode is fresh, but they could have updated more. One of my personal favourite things is the celebrations. There is nothing more fun than scoring a quick header and then busting into the robot. The FIFA ultimate team mode is a great mode to kill time, play matches, and have fun.
It is hard to make a game that is challenging, and fun, that keeps our attention for a long time, and I believe FIFA is an excellent example of a game that has perfected it. With an online friendlies mode where, you guessed it, can play with your friends, is excellent in having some friendly competition be it to warm up for actual ranked play, or for some mate to mate bragging, it is very fun. With tons of replayability, FIFA 12 is a step in the right direction, and an excellent addition to the series.
I give this game a 9.5 out of ten. With excellent sound, visuals, gameplay, replayability, and online, FIFA 12 is a game that will keep you coming back for more. In conclusion, i highly recommend everyone who reads this to buy this game now. Run, don't walk to your nearest game retailer and buy it. Or wait for next year and get 13.
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