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3.0 out of 5 stars OK for beginners, frustrating for PROs, October 25, 2010
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This review is from: FIFA Soccer 11 - Playstation 3 (Video Game)
I have been playing FIFA soccer (should be football by the way) for many years.
I have to say that despite several improvements FIFA remains a quite frustrating experience for seasoned players.
There is too much AI manipulation going on...
e.g. to make game artificially more dramatic goal scoring chances increase at 45th and 90th minutes.
Too many times ball hits post.
EA developers should let players play according to their skills and not manipulate game so much.
I think there should be a PRO MODE (like it is planned in Rock Band 3) where players can enjoy slow playing in manual settings without so much AI interference.
Until PRO MODE is created maybe manual players can find each other on the net and also in lobbies players can be invited setting all controls to manual.
Maybe this can work as a temporary solution.
I emailed EA these suggestions, maybe they will listen.
Addendum,
EA does not respond to direct questions and inquiries.
Only thing you can do is to post on blogs which they supposedly check...
Good luck with that.
Playing lately also noticed that rough play is getting rewarded.
Often times yellow and red cards are not shown for really horrendous fouls and play.
You can have a good solid game, hit post 3-4 times and than lose the game on 90th minute with the free kick from 45 yards.
And this is all because EA wants game to look more dramatic and get more players addicted to the game because it is so emotional!
Very frustrating!
There is still long way to go for FIFA to become a true football lovers game.
Addendum 4/29/11
With network outage going on I went back and tried couple of games against AI.
(for last year or so was playing only friends on the net).
Have to say that this game is unplayble agianst AI.
I played Barca vs Atletic club-world class difficulty level.
Llorente of Atletic club was playing better than Pele!
All goals against Barca went in on 45th and 90th minute.
I discussed this AI manipulation of increased scoring chances at 45th and 90th minute in detail above.
I wish I would gave this game 1-2 stars initially.
It is a dismal, manipulative and dumb programming and is total antifootball.
Only fun when playing friends on the net.
I suppose people including me buy this cheap and addictive junk because there are no better choices around and it is too much fun playing with friends on the net, but as a single player this game is a horror.
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Initial post: Nov 7, 2010 9:31:34 PM PST
Member says:
Strongly agree with your review .EA act as decorators ,they want us to play the way they want not our own intuition.Fifa 11 patch fixed that funny robotic running where players `ll be out of breath within 30 second into game but still they don`t run freely.Feels like they have magnet attached to their feet and they are running on metal ground. wait couple of more months and EA`ll secretly change it in background to play exactly like fifa 10 .2.5/5
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