FIFA 12 - Special Edition (PS3)
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- Platform: PlayStation 3
- PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
- Media: Video Game
Platform: PlayStation 3 | Edition: Special Edition
Revolutionary changes to the No. 1 selling sports game on the planet with innovations inspired by the real-world of football and powered by the all-new FIFA 12 Player Impact Engine.Winner of 20 “Best Sports Game of E3” awards, including the prestigious E3 Game Critics award, FIFA 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. Experience the way real-world footballers challenge each other for the ball, win possession, and test each other physically. Enjoy an infinite variety of natural and believable outcomes in every collision. Players feel more resilient, push and pull during the fight for possession, and recover from light challenges more easily.
Revolutionary gameplay innovations make FIFA 12 deeper and more engaging. All-new Precision Dribbling creates a higher fidelity of touch on the ball for better control in tight spaces, more time to make decisions on attack, and more control over the pace of the game. Innovations in attack are balanced by a re-designed defending mechanism, making it as skilful and meaningful as real-world football. With all-new Tactical Defending, positioning and intercepting passes are as important as tackling. Tactics and timing are crucial. Plus, CPU players have been infused with Pro Player Intelligence, a self-awareness that enables them to behave and make decisions based on their own skills and tendencies, and gives them the aptitude to understand the strengths and weaknesses of teammates in every situation.
Introducing EA SPORTS Football Club—the heartbeat of FIFA 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. Additional features will be revealed in the months ahead.WHAT IS FIFA ULTIMATE TEAM?
EA SPORTS FIFA 12 Ultimate Team is a massive online community of fans building, managing and competing with their ultimate football team from the world’s best players in FIFA 12. Join over 2 million fans and take on the challenge of building a squad of the world’s best football stars by earning, buying, selling and trading players with other Ultimate Team gamers around the world. Build your ultimate football club the way real-world coaches and managers build the truly great football teams. Match your dream team against your friends’ best teams whenever you want.
WHAT IS A FIFA ULTIMATE TEAM GOLD PACK?
Improve your Ultimate Team and experience the excitement of opening your monthly gold packs. Each pack is a mix of 12 items, including players, contracts, stadiums, managers, staff, fitness, healing, balls, kits and badges. Gold Packs consist of players rated 75+ in-game and include one rare item. Rare items include enhanced player attributes, longer contracts and the most coveted players.Key Features:
- 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.
- Pro Player Intelligence - CPU 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—and quicker—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 - Re-designed 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.
- 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.
- EA SPORTS Football Club - For the first time ever, everything within FIFA 12, and against friends, is measured in a meaningful way. Every match matters, all season long. Earn experience points and level up to build status. Track friends, challenges and status through the web. Share and compare accomplishments and spread the news on social channels like Facebook. Plus, real-world storylines will drive content. 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.
- Support Your Club - A central experience in EA SPORTS Football Club that enables fans to represent their club and compete against rival clubs in everything they do in FIFA 12. Earn club points and lift your club higher in the Support Your Club League Tables or help them avoid relegation. Virtual league tables are reset each week to create new challenges, renewed rivalries, and fresh storylines.
- Career Mode - Now driven by the same drama, storylines and emotion as the real world of football, factors such as player morale, on-pitch form, wages and league position will drive outcomes in the game. Users will face more decisions and factors than ever before, with their consequences being played out on and off the pitch to test your resolve as a manager all season long, with bigger decisions to make and more dynamic outcomes. Evaluation logic has been improved to reflect a player’s true value, a new scouting network feature has been added to discover new talent, and the excitement of Transfer Deadline day has been expanded to increase the emotion, urgency and drama of that special day.
- 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.
- 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.
- Complete Authenticity - Over 500 officially licensed clubs and more than 15,000 players.
Top Customer Reviews
Before starting I should point out that I, rather fortunately, managed to get FIFA 12 a few days early, hence why I feel able to give such quick feedback.
First a brief explanation: On the PS2 I would only ever play PES, purely because in my opinion, it provided the best simulation of football by a mile, and kicked FIFA into the shade. As many of us most likely also know, things changed rather quickly the minute we moved to the PS3 and the XBOX 360, the next-gen gaming consoles. PES 2008 annoyed me, as it had ruined itself, but FIFA was growing and by FIFA 09 I had turned to EA for my virtual footy fix. Whilst in the following years both games improved, I have still played FIFA more than PES in recent years, although as time went on, I found I was enjoying both equally, in particular last years efforts of FIFA 11 and PES2011
This year FIFA has introduced a number of new additions in order to improve upon what it already had. The Player Impact Engine, Tactical Defending, and Precision Dribbling. As well as these additions, there have been a number of improvements made elsewhere, most notably for me in the Career Mode, which is the mode I play the most, much like how i play the offline master league most in PES.
The Player Impact Engine: Apart from the occasional error, this adds a lot more physicality and realism to the way the game plays. One of the main ways the Impact Engine adds to the game, aside from the way players fall over and tussle with each other, is through the Injures you then sustain as a result of challenges.Read more ›
The game itself needs no introduction - if you like football you obviously know what to expect. Big improvements here on F11 from what I can see, although I did feel that sometimes the players were a little less 'fluid'. However the attention to detail and online playing function make it very worthwhile. Playing against the computer vs playing another human are two very different experiences so treat the former as just training for the latter!
All in all, good game, good variety and will prob take up most of your time. TIP: Play with surround sound on - fantastic experience ;)
Career mode is excellent but when you just want to have a great game of footy on the PS3 with the kids or friends, this is a great choice for me.
The fact is, it is possible to run from one end of the pitch to the other without someone tackling you and if you use a fast player, it's very easy as well. I don't think it's actually possible to have a 0-0 now. Dribbling has gotten so simple while tackling has gone the other way, it's a bit silly.
Don't get me wrong, when done correctly, tackling is much better than before, holding O just seemed a bit daft, but running next to someone, finally getting in a place to put a tackle in, just for them to turn instantly and run a slightly different way is even worse. A bit of tweaking would make it great and hopefully next year they will get it right.
Online is much better than 2011, pre-selecting your team and tactics makes it so less frustrating and the division system makes a nice change.
It's a fun game as usual but use a team with quick forwards and it's too easy to score, which means it is also too easy to concede.
For the most part I'm happy, the game looks great (hardly the most important thing though) and many aspects of the game are very fluid but I'll start with the negatives.
Now this was one of the most harped about features about the new game and in theory the idea is great... making it so you savour defending as much as defending. Sadly it hasn't really came out that well and I have to warn you that you'll need to put a lot of work in to learn the ropes (if you have the patience). I'm struggling to see how this new defence is realistic, for one the Defenders in FIFA are often rated very low for movement so off the ball their movement is very clunky whilst you will most probably face people using Barca or players that have dazzling skill. As a defender myself I have to call up this whole "realism" thing. When playing an actual match, I can pressure... in FIFA... you can't. X is now contain (with the option of a 2nd container with R1) which makes the player track the attacker but not actually go in defensively. This is left down to the player this time round and I have to say of the games I've played and people I've played against.... it's clearly a problem.
I have had many games where the score is 7-7 etc. why? because its so easy to score against human players. It's mad they took pressure out of the game, it's a realistic aspect of the game... when I'm defending I look and go for the ball, on FIFA I need to lunge forward and hope I get it lol.Read more ›
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Was nice to be able to get a 'special edition' of a game for once. I still have this in my FIFA collection, keeping more for nostalgia nowadays than playing but was a good purchase... Read morePublished 14 months ago by shanelthiggs
Awesome! My son loves it. IT looks so real, I keep thinking there's a match on! And the commentary is great.Published on 8 Aug. 2013 by Sarah