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2.0 out of 5 stars WAY too many bugs right now . . . delay buying until price drops, September 28, 2012
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This review is from: FIFA Soccer 13 - Xbox 360 (Video Game)
I am updating this review on December 5th . . . just to let you know that every issue I experienced and described in September is still occurring regularly (as well as many additional issues that have popped up since the release). Don't take my word for it just go to the EA Fifa Twitter account and you will hear it from the company themselves. Or check our their Facebook page and look at all the angry comments. As of Today the Ultimate Team site has been unavailable for 3 days . . . not sporadically . . . 72 consecutive hours. Most people have jumped back to FIFA 11 as a result, where oddly the UT servres still work perfectly. Anyway, wait til it drops to $29 and then it may be worth the money. Until then here is my original and still 100% accurate review from September.

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I've played FIFA since 09, and it's always had it's share of bugs. The bugs at the start this year though are debilitating. I was on 3 days early with my season pass and the EA servers were only available for about 70% of those 3 days as they continually made bug fixes.

I generally play Ultimate Team and if this is your primary game play, I would definitely recommend waiting another month for the game price to fall and the MANY bugs to get fixed. Plus player prices should be down about 20% once you do get on. Here are a few bugs I can identify off the top of my head, some of these are MAJOR, and if they were an online retailer would put them out of business!

1) Players won through auction (not BINNED) disappeared from Watchlist and were never seen from again. No coins no players. This issue occurred for 2 straight days and affected everyone. Literally everyone who won auctions lost their cards and coins . . . close to a million transactions. EA's resolution? "It's PROBABLY no longer broken, but any coins or players you already lost . . . sorry your SOL." Still sporadically occurring, so bidding on players is basically fingers crossed it still works and I don't just throw away my coins! Not exactly encouraging when your bidding 75% of your coins to try to buy a player. Imagine EBAY where you win a $100 jersey at auction but you don't get the shirt AND your credit card is still charged.

2) Want to search for a player you want? Yeah good luck with that! 3/4 of all searches result in the following message . . . verbatim "Oops we couldn't complete your search, please try again" Oops you can't search? Imagine not being able to search for a specific product on Amazon and having to page through pages upon pages of irrelevant material before you get to that CD you want. Useless.

3) Like the ability to use your trade pile don't you . . . to you know, like sell stuff? Those 30 spots are extremely valuable . . . until you realize that once your auction ends you can't put your player back up and that spot is now locked. Put up 30 guys and can't remove them it pretty much becomes a gallery of the "Ghosts of failed trades past" so better hope you don't get a dup of a good player because you'll be selling him for 600 coins instead of being able to put him up for auction.

I could go on, but it's ridiculous. If you don't heed my advice and do buy now I have one legitimate suggestion. Make sure you sign up for the EA Fifa Twitter account because they will give you about 15 minutes advanced warning that the system will be coming down for the next 3 hours for maintenance so you don't start a game and get cut off before completion. Why not just disable the ability to start a match 20 minutes before hand so people don't have to replay the same Season game (5 times), lose contracts and get erroneously dinged for a DNF? . . . I don't know but clearly the EA Developers don't care and that is the biggest fail of all. If you do buy, you'll probably get a lot of fresh air killing the 50% of the day the system will be down for maintenance. Thanks EA!
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Initial post: Sep 28, 2012 11:01:38 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 28, 2012 3:26:26 PM PDT
S. Opara says:
Oh, no. An insightful review that exposes the truth about this sham of a game. How long before the FIFA fanboys vote you down? Let's see...

Posted on Oct 3, 2012 8:37:58 PM PDT
Max Payne says:
I gave this game 5 stars. Everything was fine.
Then, couple days ago, I had to download a FIFA 13 game update and now I'm seeing plenty bugs/freezes in career mode.
The bugs weren't there before. So, I'm changing my review.
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