With under a week to go before FIFA 12 gets a release to all, some lucky people got it early, if you’re thinking of buying the most popular football game then you’d need to get informed on how good it really is, although the dedicated fan will not care too much about other people’s opinions.
There are a few FIFA 12 reviews floating around online, although some of those found on mainstream media websites are just recapping the features of FIFA 12 and prices. These reporters have not had any real time with the game, and certainly not hands-on. After giving the finished game a hands-on for around 30-mintes at EuroGamer in London we thought you need to know that it’s worth the money full stop.
We’ve not had time to give you a full review, but thought a review completed by those that organized the event in London would be a nice read for you. If you’ve not seen it already, this two-page article on eurogamer.net goes into all you need to know about FIFA 12 with a score of 9/10. The review points out that millions of people will get the new game each year just because it’s FIFA, and many of them will hate the changes to tackling but it’s part of the evolution in FIFA games.
As we stated before, the tackling in FIFA 12 will be much harder and the new game takes away the easy automatic tackling used before, this will mean more skill is needed and newbies will find it that much harder. In terms of graphics FIFA 12 looks great, feels smoother, and the players are even more lifelike. The crowds in the stand are not yet clear, but maybe it will take a PS4 or Xbox 720 to make this happen.
We found, just as the review on EuroGamer did, that FIFA 12 has taken the best from the previous game and builds on this, giving you more change to gameplay than graphics. Those that have grown accustomed to the gameplay for FIFA will be the first to complain, but true fans will adapt and love why the changes were made in the first place. Going back to the old FIFA games will feel horrible after giving the FIFA 12 just a few hours of time.
The game is not like reality yet, but the changes are certainly a step in the right direction.