posted by captainmayhem13 (MILWAUKEE, WI) Sep 28, 2012
Member since Aug 2011
I’ve only played about 4-5 games of manger mode and 4-5 of virtual pro career mode, but I’d already say that overall, the gameplay has improved. The tactical defending feels a little more natural and polished. I like that not every player is capable of fielding every pass and sometimes the ball will float past them or bounce uncontrollably off of the intended receiver. This makes the game look more like a real football match. Your teammates seem to do a better job of moving on offense and make it easier to find them for scoring opportunities. Unfortunately, I have to knock down my rating a bit due to changes made to the way one can use their virtual pro. He’s apparently no longer usable in manager mode and it’s my understanding that his ratings from VP career mode no longer transfer over to online play. Instead of using the same vp for all three modes, the player is limited. I was a very casual online player for Fifa 12 but I liked the fact that I could use my pro in both career modes and pop in online every once in a while when I was looking for a change of pace. That option is apparently now gone and really hurts casual online players such as myself because I’ll probably be even less likely to go online now, knowing that most exclusively online players will no doubt have avatars that are for more developed than mine. If you like Fifa 12 and don’t think the defending is too terrible, it may be best to wait for Fifa 14 to come out before dropping 60 “quid” on Fifa 13. In my opinion, EA will get more negative feedback regarding the VP changes and probably look for ways to correct this next year. As a side note, I don’t think the soundtrack is quite as good this year either, but maybe I just haven’t had it droned into my head enough yet. "We don’t neeeeeeeeeeed, no more trouble..."