FIFA 11 does well to keep players interested, but i feel they werent very generous with the dribbling skills. For instance Kaka only has 4 star dribbling skills, when we all know he is a dribbling masterclass. also Andrey Arshavin, Marko Marin, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Alberto Aquilani were extremely underated in my opinion. All in all I think the game is a great expansion from FIFA 10, but could they please have somemore colours for the nike cleats and get rid of the EA Sports brand of cleats their annoying to look at!
this game is such a step up from Fifa 10. this game has more physical ball control and tackling, and i also like that you cant rocket a ball from the mid field line and score...
however and its a big however...this game has many bugs and problems
1. when trying to play vitural pro, as your in the lobby with the rest of the player in the match, every 2 out of 5 times it will boot all 22 players from the lobby...this also happens in mid-game when the host quits the match
2. this one is always a killer for me, the game will sometimes freeze in mid game while playing online. you can be in the middle of taking a shot and the game will freeze and you have to go back to the main menu
3. somtimes the game will freeze the entire xbox but its rare, maybe once or twice during a week of play
but with all the glitches this game is still a great game to buy.. the game play its way more skill based than fifa 10. its more than just clicking buttons to shoot and pass the ball. each ball has to be lined up and each shot has to be shot with skill behind it. but EA really needs to step it up and fix their issues
Let's start by saying that FIFA 11 is addictive as ever. Great soundtrack to keep you meddling along in the Arena Mode with your created player.
New options in the Area have kept me occupied for a good amount of time. It gives you a chance to get a better feel for your team during set peices or PK's, but also gives you some time to work out the kinks w/ your created player
Visually this game is wonderful as usual. I am loving the Team Celebtration and it is kinda fun to try new celebration while your teammates then tackle you to the ground. It sure beat those cookie cutter "pat on the face" celebrations from the past.
Gameplay is always going to be a little frustrating at times. (Let's learn to deal people) Your team-mates will at times pass to strange places, but I've found that 9/10 they are passing to 1. Where you were headed, 2. Where they thought you were going. It's still frustrating, but at least this year players run into space, providing you w/ ample opportunities for through balls and crosses instead of players running behind you or w/ another defender. This tweak makes the team dynamic that much better. Plus the interaction when they score is stellar.
Overall this game remains a solid 9/10. As with any game, when you try to manage that many independent moving parts there will be minor glitches and lags, but if you really want that true football experience, lace up and hit the pitch....