FIFA 11 PS3

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6.3 / 10
The soccer action of this game is fast-paced and fun, and not really for beginners; you should have your skills ready when you decide to play it.
by Electronic Arts
Release Date: 02/18/2008

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In the 2011 version the visual effects are also enhanced. Blinking and facial expressions seem realistic, and the player’s famous traits are also copied in the game.

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2010-10-02

jasonmardie

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Is the FIFA 2011 video game better than the 2010? That is the question that I will discuss and compare and contrast the highlights between the 2010 and the 2011 game. Plain and simple, once you tried the 2011 FIFA videogame, you will never go back to the 2010. You are bound to forget the 2010 because you definitely get hooked with the 2011 edition.

In the FIFA 2011, you can find better ways in scoring a goal. Once the ball touches the net, you also get this feeling of elation. Goalies here are much focused to close out any attempt to make a goal. They extend their arms to the limit to prevent any player from scoring. Players on the other hand, are very elusive. Their quick movements make it difficult for the defenders to catch them. Such quick movement is due to the new skill incorporated in the game - it is called the “Iniesta touch.” This skill allows you to turn abruptly and the feet’s movement is so fast that it definitely leaves your opponents so flabbergasted, they don’t even realize how it happens; needless to say, this gives you a better chance of ending with a goal. This feature definitely enhances the player’s dribbling. However, the move is not applicable to all players. It is only applicable to those who are truly good ball handlers in their career.

An example is Paul Scholes who seems to have no problem in getting away from his defenders while handling the ball. If you use players without the skills to handle the ball – take for example, Mr. Hangeland – you can expect some problems. There are other players worth mentioning because of their remarkable skills and agility; plus they have lots of tricks up their sleeves. Peter Crouch and Messi are among these players who are noted for their outstanding skills.

Meanwhile, defenders’ skills are not too far behind from those of the skilled ball handlers. In the 2011 edition, the defense is able to intercept crosses with their high jumping agility, and can steal the ball from the players by using their good foot defense strategies. The AI’s or your computer team mates can also help you in defense maneuvers. They assist you by harassing the offense while you keep a safe distance to intercept a pass or to prepare for a better defensive strategy. A clue that tells you whether the AI is able to help you is a shadow that “signals” their presence to back you up. With the help of the AI’s, you can stop the runners like Cristiano Ronaldo through double teaming, thus slowing them down. The ability to pass has also seen much improvement in the 2011 edition.

Unlike in the past, where almost every pass seems accurate (even if it’s quite impossible in real life situations), this aspect is now more realistic as blunders and misses happen. So the key is for you to control, with smart estimation, the power and the right direction. If not, the ball may be intercepted by the defenders. Passing skills also include the backspin, driven lobs, and the swerve passes. The switching from one controlled player to another seems flawless, and seems to not require that much effort. In addition, the AI offense players are also a lot smarter because they are able to position themselves wherever the ball goes. What’s more they know exactly what to do from their perspective positions.

In the 2011 the visual effects are also enhanced. Blinking and facial expressions seem realistic, and the player’s famous traits are also copied in the game. Besides the visual effects, EA Sports also includes some information about each player so you can tell apart the good players from and the ones who are not. In contrast to other soccer video game producers, the EA Sports team is composed of world class experts in their different fields, whether in the game of soccer or in the technical field of making the video game. The staff is definitely challenged to do better than the 2010 FIFA video game. Even if the 2010 edition is considered to be the most successful football video game ever made, EA Sports is still hungry to create an even more fantastic football video game of all time.

When you are playing the game, you actually feel like you are in control of the famous players. The 2011 edition also allows you to customize your own team, be a coach, a team manager, you can also be a Goalie, or even create your own team fashion and style. What’s even more impressive is the ability of the AI to adapt and learn from the different moves in the game and evaluate their own skills.

FIFA 11 is without a doubt way better than the 2010 version. You don’t really need an explanation to that, now do you. It’s plain and simple that the creators of the game have put their best foot forward so you can have a grand time kicking the ball.

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