Last night, I finally received in the mail, FIFA 12 for the Xbox 360. I ordered it through Amazon since it was $10 cheaper. Shipping was free, but I have to wait 5-7 days for it. It was worth it. I think.
One the reasons I bought this game was, because EA turned off the online servers for FIFA 10. I can no longer play online games, which takes the fun out of it. So, on to the next release, or two.
I went with FIFA 12. I never considered buying FIFA 11, because I think it nuts to buy the same game every year. Plus the older games are usually supported for a minimum of 2 years.
I probably missed out on all the fun with FIFA 11, but I’m all caught up now. I think. FIFA 12 needs some serious relearning on my part. Playing defense is an entirely different game. You can no longer call for help on defense as much with FIFA 10.
The animation is great. The players moves are more realistic than previous versions. The wild celebrations after a goal is a little overdone. Rooney keeps on getting caught up inside the goal netting, like a shark caught in a fisherman’s net.
Overall, I like the game. It will take a little use to get better with this game. Playing online will come later, when I get better.