Don’t get me wrong, I love Fifa 12. It is by far better than all of the previous Fifa games and the PES series. Yet, when I play the game, I notice things that are not quite right, plain stupid, or things that would make the game much, much better.
So, I ordered these improvements in what I thought was most important to least important, see what you think!
Many a time I am through the defence, clean through on goal, tap the right stick to push the ball around the keeper, and am violently tackled to the ground by the keeper. Now, correct me if I am wrong, but that should be a straight red card and an instant penalty. However, the referees on Fifa 12 decide that the challenge was perfectly fine and play should continue as normal. This annoys me so much! What should have been a goal often turns into my opponent counterattacking and sometimes in my player picking up a bloody injury!
Next to this, the ‘revolutionary’ impact engine often decides that the perfectly fine tackle I made is a straight red card. what often is a little nudge, turns into my player being sent off, how can this be right! If these issues are not fixed in Fifa 13 I will be a very unhappy man! Check out KSIOlajidebt’s coverage of these issues.
This is more of an improvement than a problem. I would really love to be able to watch my friends and Fifa Youtubers playing against each other. Having a spectator mode would be really great for the community. Imagine watching a Fifa 13 match between Haaazeee and Teodor, two Youtubers who destroy their opponents with their silky skills, how great would that be for their fanbase!
Also being able to watch your friends play each other, and dishing out the banter over the microphone at a missed opportunity or a red card. What a contribution that would be to Fifa 13.
Thought they are very funny, when two players collide and are thrown 50 yards across the pitch, you really have to question how good the impact engine really is. It has happened to me several times, and once t even stopped me from scoring a goal. There are millions of videos on Youtube highlighting this issue, simply search “fifa 12 fails” and a whole load of clips will show you what I mean.
Simple things like this can make a game look much sleeker and help keep Fifa fans everywhere, and prevent a whole load of Youtube videos!
There is definitely a problem with the Fifa 12 servers, ever so often, you find that the connection to the servers has been lost, or, without warning, you are kicked out of a match and given a loss. This is a problem that has affected Fifa players everywhere, people constantly complain to EA about how they cannot connect and you would think that EA would sort the problem out to reduce the number of complaints.
Changing this in Fifa 13 would have a big impact on the community, make a lot of players everywhere very happy, and Ea customer support happier, yet I cannot see it happening. Ea promised to fix it for Fifa 12… I guess we can only hope.
There are so many problems with Fifa 12 pro clubs that I probably will not be able to go through all of them. I shall start on the goalkeepers, which are so over-powered it is ridiculous. People stick their 99 rated player in goal, with every setting on assisted. This means that players trying to score have a very hard job, as it is next to impossible to get it past the keeper.
Next is clubs who play CPU as any, this means that the xbox plays against you and is stupidly hard to play against, and generally means that you end up losing. This must be addressed in Fifa 13.
I am going to end it there, Fifa 13 is going to be a great game if it is done properly. EA did a great job on Fifa 12 and I don’t doubt that they will do an even better on Fifa 12. Look forward to this game!
Please leave a comment below about what you want in Fifa 13. Did I miss anything?