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5.0 out of 5 stars Not all that different from Fifa 12, but small improvements go a long way!, September 26, 2012
This review is from: FIFA Soccer 13 - Playstation 3 (Video Game)
I put hundreds of hours into Fifa 12. Several seasons, hundreds of games with my ultimate team, and dozens upon dozens of 1 v 1 local matches against my friend and sworn Fifa rival. Despite its shortcomings, Fifa 12 became one of my favorite games of all time. Fifa 13 does little to change the fundamental mechanics of Fifa 12, rather, small additions, tweaks, and improvements give Fifa 13 a glistening coat of polish and make it an even more realistic, accessible, and satisfying football/soccer experience than ever before.
I'll address the question of whether Fifa 13 merits the $60 price tag, particularly if you already own Fifa 12. There's no clear-cut answer to this question, a number of factors need to be considered: How much do you play Fifa? Do you closely follow current soccer, whether domestic or international? Do you play Ultimate Team? If you are a very casual Fifa player, jumping on every now and then for a quick game or two to get your fix, then there's no rush to buy Fifa 13, as the core game experience is very similar. But if you're more like me, and want the most up-to-date squad rosters, player ratings, Ultimate Team, and most realistic soccer experience available, then certainly the investment in Fifa 13 is justified.
Big new additions to Fifa 13 are as follows: For actual gameplay, the new "first touch" mechanic basically adds more variability to how well players trap the ball. Depending on the position of the player, whether or not they're moving, and their ball control rating, players may trap the ball in a less-than-perfect manner. Dribbling is a little smoother; it still takes a fair bit of practice before you'll be successfully rounding defenders left and right, but it's more accessible than in Fifa 12.
Fifa 13 exhibition matches have a cool new feature called Match Day, where EA updates player ratings on a week-to-week basis to reflect how well the player/team played that week. This feature can be turned off if you'd prefer to simply play with the players as Fifa/EA decided to rate them for this year.
Edited to add: I've had a chance to play a number of online ultimate team matches; online stability/lag appear to be pretty similar to Fifa 12. I have a decent connection, so most of my matches have been pretty smooth. Ultimate Team has received a make-over, with single matches no longer an option, but offline and online "seasons" added, in which there are 5 divisions, and each season you play a set number of games against players in your same division, with the potential of promotion or relegation depending on how many points you can get.
For the sake of keeping this review to a somewhat reasonable length, I'll end by saying that thus far I am extremely satisfied with Fifa 13, and I foresee myself putting hundreds more hours into it over the coming year.
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Initial post: Sep 29, 2012 4:29:40 PM PDT
Great review, Steve! I feel the same about everything you said. I put hundreds of hours of gameplay into Fifa 12, offline & online. Never felt bored with the game and couldn't go without playing after a little while. This year's addition seems smoother and the first touch is crazy but welcomed.


Posted on Nov 30, 2012 8:06:11 PM PST
J&J says:
It's become so clear to me that people who praise the game have never invested time playing on world class or legendary level; try it, you'll find yourself being handicapped like mad and unable to win any game. And for a game that requires so much precision, this game deserves nothing more than three stars simply for its cheap AI.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 16, 2013 1:50:23 PM PDT
Actually, I've invested significant time playing in the highest difficulty settings. I've never seen the AI do something that I can't do.

Posted on Jul 5, 2013 9:34:39 PM PDT
$38.00 seems reasonable, but is the game being sold brand new, or is it used...?. It doesn't say in the description.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2013 11:00:38 PM PDT
That should be for a brand new copy
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