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Fulham Broadway

The FIFA Thread

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The only advice I can give for the new defending system is timing tackles right and giving up on the useless contain function.

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I use contain only when my opponent is very close to my goal as even a smallest mistake can cost you. New defending is tough, but I never liked legacy defending anyway.

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http://www.weaintgotnohistory.com/2011/9/30/2458940/fifa-12-review-chelsea-player-ratings

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Click for full size if that's a little too unreadable for you. Anyway, that chart has basically every attribute in the game for each player. There are some weird things going on here that I figured I should flag.

  • Probably most egregious is the fact that Milan Lalkovic and Nathanial Chalobah don't exist. They totally should be in the game especially considering Lalkovic was around in FIFA 11. Also, why Saville and not either of those two? I think it's pretty clear who's closer to the first team, with much love to @georgesav77 when I say that.

  • Lalkovic did tweet the other day that '#FIFA12 my stats r so underrated lol', but considering it's Lalkovic I have no idea what that's supposed to mean, because he's definitely not in my version of the game.
  • Ramires is slightly stronger than Josh McEachran and Juan Mata in this game, and significantly weaker than everyone is in the rest of the world who isn't Barry Bannan, who is a wee pixie. Seriously, according to EA Ramires is comparable to someone who'd happily live in a hobbit hole and an emaciated 18 year old, while Romelu Lukaku apparently could eat polar bears for lunch. Ok, the last bit sounds accurate.
  • I'm assuming that EA don't have some sort of 'is this player a crazy crazy person' flag, and thus had to take away all of the interesting parts of David Luiz to make up for it. He can't dribble or finish in this game, and I assume he doesn't automatically end up playing left and right wing at random either. What's the point, oh cruel world?
  • Ulises Davila isn't considered on loan from Chelsea at Vitesse, for some reason. He's just a Vitesse player.
  • A bunch of players are numbered incorrectly, so you'll have to play around with squad numbers if you want to be super hardcore and accurate. Why EA didn't just open up Wikipedia and type in 'Chelsea squad numbers' is a little unclear to me.

In general, Chelsea are a very good team and their star players get a bonus just for being stars. Yeah, some players strike me as way too low (Ramires, McEachran) and some way too high (Lampard, John Terry, Michael Essien), but we know how big a role reputation plays in these games, so it's difficult to get cranky about inaccuracy.

General Game Stuff

Like I said, I'm not a FIFA expert, although I did play a lot of FIFA 11, so I have a baseline to comparing things to. The biggest difference between this year and last is the relative size of the pitch. In the previous incarnation, the lack of space (especially in the centre) made it very difficult to do anything without running straight into an opposing player, which was compounded by the difficult of dribbling past people*.

*If you're me and therefore not very good.

FIFA 12 seems to have fixed most of this, and the game feels a lot more like actual football. That's a good thing, although the tradeoff is that defending is no longer 'charge at opposition player and make angry noises until they fall down, invariably dragging your defender down in the process and causing a ten-second impasse'. Instead, EA have introduced what they're calling 'tactical defending', which I like the sound of but is something approaching impossible in practice. It does mean that positioning and timing and organisation are much more important than they ever were, but we're not used to dealing with that sort of thing in a video game, so it's very difficult to get used to at first. Conversely, dribbling is much easier now, which means there're many more options in the attack for you to play with.

The collision engine is also much improved, meaning we don't have to deal with random tackles causing injuries and players being knocked all over the place for no reason. Now the force of a collision is reflected in how the game plays out. This is good, because FIFA 11's sucked.

I still can't make passes go where I want them to with 100% accuracy, but I'm assuming that this is because I am terrible at the game rather than being a flaw on EA's part.

Manager mode has also had a major overhaul and is absolutely amazing now. Wage numbers still aren't particularly accurate, although they've made an effort with contract lengths to reflect new signings, but there're many new options and features, including the return of scouting, a youth academy, and a far better transfer window system.

Anyway, if you thought FIFA 11 seemed too arcadey, this is probably for you. I already like it a lot more than the old version, despite being pathologically incapable of winning a match.

PS: You can turn off Clive Tyldesley. Thank god.

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Wish i had the monies for this :(

1.How much it costs in UK?

U can download like me....

2.Hulk is super!!!!

3.First season-torres scores 23 and won the golden boot.

4.League & Cup winners :)

now i'm buying C.Ronaldo :)

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Maybe asked already but is it possible to download patches from other players to mod the game yourself? Adding missing teams, new players and stuff? It's FIFA11 (not bought officially but from Torrent) I'm talking about

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Maybe asked already but is it possible to download patches from other players to mod the game yourself? Adding missing teams, new players and stuff? It's FIFA11 (not bought officially but from Torrent) I'm talking about

Dunno if you're using either an xbox or a PS3, but if you're using a PS3, most of the time, patches download themselves when you start up the game anyway

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Does anyone know what "Ultimate Team" is?? I'm really tempted to have a go on it... I'm a PS3 user, so I don't have to pay to use it do I?

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This is my squad after 2 seasons with Chelsea in manager mode.

In 1st seasons I've bought Richards from Manchester City and Renato Augusto from Leverkusen. My most expensive transfer was Eriksen from Ajax, for 83.000.000 pounds! But he's absolutly worth the money, 20 years and 87 overall. Also, I've bought great defender Hummels from Dortmund. I've a problems with no playing Čech, Terry, Lampard, Meireles and Drogba. :cry:

I've started a career mode with Chelsea, and everyone keeps raping me for Lampard! :lol:

I bought Sneijder from Inter though ;)

Haha! Me too, especially Tottenham! :giggle:

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I was shocked when on my first season Drogba said that after that season will be retire.I sold Hilario,Bossingwa,Paulo Fereira and Kalou.I didn't renew Anelka's contract and he lived too.Today I started my second season with Chelsea.Made some Very good transfers.Like Munian,Gokhan Tore

:D ,De Bruyne,Shaqiri and Lasogga.He is very,very good.I start sometimes with Torres and sometimes with this young guy.He have 8 goals from 8 matches in PL.He is very good.De Bruyne and Shaqiri are on loan now.With some young talents from Chelsea academy.I play with 4-3-3.

Cech

Ivanovic - Alex - Terry - Cole

Ramires - Essien - Lampard

Sturridge - Torres/Lasogga - Mata

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I was shocked when on my first season Drogba said that after that season will be retire.I sold Hilario,Bossingwa,Paulo Fereira and Kalou.I didn't renew Anelka's contract and he lived too.Today I started my second season with Chelsea.Made some Very good transfers.Like Munian,Gokhan Tore :D ,De Bruyne,Shaqiri and Lasogga.He is very,very good.I start sometimes with Torres and sometimes with this young guy.He have 8 goals from 8 matches in PL.He is very good.De Bruyne and Shaqiri are on loan now.With some young talents from Chelsea academy.I play with 4-3-3.

Cech

Ivanovic - Alex - Terry - Cole

Ramires - Essien - Lampard

Sturridge - Torres/Lasogga - Mata

Oh lucky me, I sold big D for 26m to Dortmund :D

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