[Review] FIFA 2012

Well, I normally don't write about games or I hardly play much games but when it comes to football, I'm a little addicted. Anyway, as I was going through the apps on my iPhone 4, I decided to blog about the FIFA 2012.

When you tap on the FIFA app, this is what you get....it loads pretty quickly...not bad for an app as big as this one...






I like the interface very much and it's good that Rooney is the key figure here...after all, I'm a Red Devils' fan...

Alright, there are a few things that I want to compliment about EA Games in developing the FIFA 2012 app...it's simple to use and it's quick...while graphic might still need improvement, it's really one of those games that I felt worth the money...


Anyway, I go for a Quick Match which I think most people would...after all, playing games on the iPhone is more like passing time. I doubt I would go for the Manager Mode...



Well, when I tap on it, I get to select the league that I wanted....well, naturally, I go for my favourite team, Manchester United...and let's play against the best team at the moment, Barcelona!!



After making the team selection, here is the Pre-Match Central, where you get to choose your starting eleven, stadium, weather...etc...and to my surprise, I get to choose the type of ball I wanted to use for the game...






Initially, the ball chosen was Nike Seitiro - PL (not that I know what it means) but then I changed it into another ball.



Somehow, I like the yellow colour...and there you go, Nike Seitiro HI-VIS (whatever it means)...I happened to see Reebok ball as well but let's say I'm more into Nike than Reebok...it's something like I prefer Ronaldo than Messi. (haha!!)





After that, I make sure that I chose Old Trafford as the stadium...there is an option to choose for the weather....the image with the question mark means random and I go for that one...




Well well well, the Game Settings and I opt for 6 mins game play for halftime and I chose Beginner as the Difficulty Level...
I looked at the Starting 11 on my team and I think I'm good to go...


After that, it's kickoff time!!


The loading time is not too long and this is the image you'll see while waiting for the game to load...the similar bar loading at the bottom is there for those of you who are used to playing FIFA on the PC.




This is how it feels playing the FIFA 2012 on the iPhone 4.

The screen feels a little too small and while the button could be pressed easily, it felt awkward moving with it...and at times, my hands are blocking my view of the game. Nevertheless, it was one of the best controls that I have seen on the iPhone 4 for a football game thus far.




Alright here is the game: Manchester United vs FC Barcelona


As the game starts, it shows the stadium and the players warming up...pretty similar to the usual ones that we see on the PC...but one thing for sure....I was too used to the amazing graphic on the PC that it seems a little pixelated image on the iPhone 4, especially with the players...it reminds me of the earlier version of FIFA although this still seems to be better.




Manchester United players warming up




Alright, as you can see from the image above, the controls are here...it's fairly easy to understand....directions are controlled like how one used joystick...and then there is shoot, sprint, pass....basic stuff!!




When the opponents are having the ball, we have slide (tackle), sprint tackle, and switch. We could also switch players by tapping on the players that we wanted to use...pretty user friendly and smart I would say.


And here is the first goal!! Rooney!!


We have the replay immediately after that like the normal ones that we have on the PC...


Second goal! Rooney again!!



Corner kick! I kinda like the idea of tapping at the person that you wanted to cross to...it makes it easy in a way...which leads to the third goal!! Hernandez!!




Celebration was pretty real but the movement of the players feel a little awkward and look at Anderson here...definitely doesn't look like him here...and Hernandez....it just doesn't have any resemblance in it.


GOAL!! GOAL!! GOAL!!






Check this tackle!! Done it on purpose....



And as the final whistle blow, we have the players walking out in dejection while some in celebration...



Final score: Manchester United 8 - 2 FC Barcelona




How I wish it is the real scoreline...nevertheless, the FIFA 2012 is definitely an amazing game on the iPhone 4....a game that requires more effort while playing....I guess it's one of those games that I would say worth the money...so if you haven't get yours, it's time to do so...especially for football fans!!

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