My frustrations have reached such a critical point in FIFA 12 that I have made the very conscious decision to seize my playing career and revert back to FIFA 11. I havent taken this decision lightly, and I don’t want to mislead you into believing that I didn’t enjoy EA’s new iteration. It’s as fast and absorbing as it’s predecessor, the fluidity of FIFA 12 is a Messi’s stride ahead of FIFA 11, but it’s the total lack of innovation implemented into Be a pro that has left me discouraged. Playing as one footballer has always been my prefered choice in FIFA as I always feel more involved in the progression of the matches, waiting patiently for that through ball so that I can quickly latch onto it before sliding the ball past the keeper (very satisfying), the feeling of being part of a team is what gave me gratification.
FIFA 12’s Be a pro isn’t bad, it’s just difficult to really grasp where improvements have been made. The impact engine that has been added that was intended to bolster the realistic nature of inevitable collision’s that occur in the course of a game really didn’t justify its inclusion, due to the consistent dilemma of teammates running blindly into one another in a generally clumsy and comical fashion, which results in the opposition reacquiring the ball, and once the opposing side have it its unlikely that your retrieve it until they make a mistake or score. Perhaps my meandering grumblings could be the result of my lack of ability to adjust to the game and perhaps I should harbour a little more patient’s, but when you consider that FIFA 11 is almost equal in terms of quality to 12, not to mention significantly cheaper, I cant help but feel let down by EA’s lack of invention. Why should we settle for mediocrity?
Have you had a similar problem with FIFA 12? Or should I give FIFA 12 another chance? Let me know your thoughts, cheers.