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Tom

That Nice Guy
So then guys, what do we all reckon to FIFA 12 now that it's been out a while? Personally I've found legendary much harder than '11 due to the crazyness of how hard it is to properly use tactical defending. Good fun though. Found the impact engine to be very clever, and the new close-dribble system is very intuitive.

- Anyhoo, if you're new to Soccer Gaming (with FIFA 12), hope you're all enjoying the forums, and let us guys know if you encounter any problems with the place.

P.S - Here is a picture of a cat, as we all love cats.

 

jamesmawson

Club Supporter
This is the perfect thread for me as I have yet to buy the game and am really interested to see what people think now it has been out a little while. I am pretty excited to get it but there seems to be a lot of conflicting views.
 

Dank

Club Supporter
the only flaw in fifa 12 i find is getting a free kick in a dangerous place.the defending is much harder rather then just holding a button(fifa 11) the ball dynamics and goalies are all so much better then fifa 11. plus with the sliders they have now (finally) just makes it so custom to each person as im sure we all play the game different and have many skill levels
 

Keegan

Yardie
Staff member
Moderator
I am quite enjoying the game. This is the first time in many years that I have been playing the game more than I edit it. That is one hell of a nice cat.
 

Tom

That Nice Guy
Bloody hell Keegan, didn't know you were still around here! Yeah I know what you mean Dank, the custom sliders haven't been talked about much but they seem a really smart addition.
 

matadoor2010

Youth Team
fifa 12 is the best ever released .. it way passes pes now ,,, am just enjoying the gameplay alot ... they really made a gameplay wich makes me feel am watching a real match , impact engine is the smartest in fifa ! and legendary is hard specaily when the PC makes some tricks that can screw my def ... even tho iam a bit used to tac defending but its still hard against pc in legendary >.<
 

bangus

Starting XI
jamesmawson;3127088 said:
This is the perfect thread for me as I have yet to buy the game and am really interested to see what people think now it has been out a little while. I am pretty excited to get it but there seems to be a lot of conflicting views.
Good game, not great, with some major flaws that are in need of some kind of fix (still working on those for myself).

First, the dribbling system is such that on default settings, it's very easy to simply dribble from one end of the pitch to the other against the toughest teams on Legendary, without the CPU being able to or making a move to take the ball away. Man marking sliders help with that, as does changing CPU team tactics to Aggressive.

There are next-to-no fouls or cards called against the CPU. That part of the game is pretty much broken.

CPU free kicks/corners are automated as usually, ugh. After watching the CPU hit corner after corner with deadly accuracy, I created a roster where every CPU player rating was set at 1. I then repeatedly kicked the ball out of my end so as to see how CPU corners panned out. And... corner after corner with deadly accuracy, of course. Why can't the devs fix that aspect of FIFA, it really turns the game into an arcade joke where ratings mean nothing.

For the PC version anyway, there are stuttering issues that nobody has been able to solve. I have a highend PC and can play on high settings. The game runs fine until near the end of the half, then the slowdown hits. And no optimizer mods or playing on low settings helps with this issue. It seems to be some kind of cache issue. I know Tiger Woods 08 on the PC had a similar issue that was fixed by editing one file and changing it's read-only status or something along those lines. If anyone knows of something similar in this game, please let me know, this issue in particular is annoying as hell.
 

darxxx

Starting XI
Well, FIFA12 has some nice new touches. But I especially like the new shooting parameters. I'm playing Be A Pro mode with Gerrard and I'm triggering from all sides :) The long shots are more controllable, thus more fun to take :)
 

bangus

Starting XI
darxxx;3128081 said:
Well, FIFA12 has some nice new touches. But I especially like the new shooting parameters. I'm playing Be A Pro mode with Gerrard and I'm triggering from all sides :) The long shots are more controllable, thus more fun to take :)
I was just about to post exactly that. I use the Pro cam, and the shooting in this game is sublime. Really, really enjoyable and well done.
 

info0

Youth Team
matadoor2010;3128043 said:
fifa 12 is the best ever released .. it way passes pes now ,,, am just enjoying the gameplay alot ... they really made a gameplay wich makes me feel am watching a real match , impact engine is the smartest in fifa ! and legendary is hard specaily when the PC makes some tricks that can screw my def ... even tho iam a bit used to tac defending but its still hard against pc in legendary >.<

:lol:

You just don't know how to play Pro Evolution Soccer, admit it ;)

There is tons of n00bs like that. I play both games on same level, not the best on both games, but definitely can see pros and cons of both games.

Saying FIFA 12 is the best is a bloody joke this year. Pro Evo 2012 gives you much more fun than FIFA. It was the same last year too. FIFA is like scripted spectacle. Get into position, hold finesse shot, and what do you know, you score.

I can score 20/20 exact same goals on FIFA. This will NEVER happen on Pro Evo even if I tried. Every goal will be slightly different even with PES crap GKs (which can be fixed if you edit exe file :P).

Gameplay AI wise... 2012 is just MILES clear of FIFA. KONAMI did amazing job with teammates AI/CPU AI this year. Game will give you some trouble from Beginner level to Super Star. So everyone can enjoy it. There is no easy 6-0 wins like on FIFA.

But yeh, if you're looking for licenses or online modes FIFA is waaaay better.

If you're single player user, I would seriously consider PES 2012 this year... After installing PESEdit patches + jenkey1002 gameplay mod this game is totally different.

Of course doing 2 careers on both games :D.
 

virtual_razvan

Senior Squad
What the heck are you talking about? Finesse shots doesn't guarantee the goal, I play Online and Career and I miss EXTREMELY much. And saying tactical boring PES ismuch more fun than FIFA is a joke.
 

bangus

Starting XI
info0;3128088 said:
Saying FIFA 12 is the best is a bloody joke this year. Pro Evo 2012 gives you much more fun than FIFA. It was the same last year too. FIFA is like scripted spectacle. Get into position, hold finesse shot, and what do you know, you score.
I agree with most of that, especially the scripted part. But PES has its scripted elements as well and gamers have been raging about that for two years now. And worst of all is the scripted user shooting in PES: aim left and the ball goes in the net on the right. Unacceptable for someone like me who demands manual control in all aspects of the gameplay. PES is definitely the better game overall, but I have to have my manual controls, and that's where PES fails big time this year.
 

kornetbeef

Youth Team
whoa, please don't turn this thread to be a bloody fanboy war...
Each one has a different taste...
And those are just a game which we don't have to protect...

If i want to curse at Konami or EA, better to prove myself to have make a football game way better than them first. :)
 

Filipower

Bunburyist
I can't look past the sh*tty EA Servers. The game is amazing, but I haven't managed to play the online features yet, which for a the first game I've paid for in 11 years, is frustratingly infuriating.
 


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