Post by HundredProofSam on Jun 18, 2007 17:15:37 GMT 6
when u play a through ball, the receiver keeps running in the direction that he started the run in....u cant change his direction based on his marker....u cant cut in or turn to get to the ball sooner....its like the ai is programmed in such a way that when u press Y the ball is hit to one particular point on the pitch and the receiver too runs to that point on the pitch and its programmmed in a way that ball and receiver reach the point at the same time to complete the pass.....there is no way for the receiver to get to the ball before it reaches that point which is extremely frustrating
its strange but the passing system is actually much better on the PS2 version
Post by HundredProofSam on Jun 18, 2007 17:46:42 GMT 6
the control only shifts to the striker when the ball is close to him.....its too late to make any adjustments by then...u cant even manually change the cursor earlier, most of the time it switches to another nearby player
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Despite the fact that it was one of the launch titles for the Xbox 360, it was pretty obvious to many gamers that Electronic Arts’ FIFA Soccer 06: Road to the FIFA World Cup wasn’t exactly “next-gen.” Sure, it had some impressive visuals, but there’s a lot more to a next generation soccer (or football, depending on where you’re from) title than just some snazzy graphics. The game disappointed many folks, as it lacked many of the bells and whistles that made the current-gen games so great. While FIFA Soccer 07 was a definite improvement, it still didn’t feel like the definite next-gen footy experience. With that in mind, the team at EA Canada has been hard at work on FIFA Soccer 08, the game that may finally make gamers feel like they’re right on the pitch with their heroes.
We recently had a chance to check out the game on a recent trip to Vancouver, and the producers were obviously excited about some of the new features in the game. The first thing that they pointed out to us was the fact that the game was much larger than it was in the first few Xbox 360 titles. This year’s game will feature a whopping 30 international leagues, five times more than last year’s entry. There will be somewhere in the neighborhood of 15,000 players spread out over 620 teams, so we’d say there’s a pretty good chance that your favorites players will be in the game. Now that we’re done with the numbers, let’s delve into some of the gameplay features.
By far, the most interesting thing that’s being introduced in FIFA Soccer 08 is the “Be a Pro” mode, which actually allows you to control one player for an entire game. All of the action will be framed by the player’s position (and that of the ball), and you’ll be expected to be a team player. For instance, if you’re out of position while your team is setting up for a particular play, you’ll be prompted to move to where you’re supposed to be. You can request passes when you’re on offense, or call for help on the defensive side. “Be a Pro” looks a little like Madden’s Superstar mode, but you’ll be able to switch to another player at any time through the pause menu.
While last year’s game featured a nice physics system that didn’t “attach” the ball to the dribbler as if on a string, FIFA Soccer 08 has improved on it in many ways. The shooting system has been reworked so that the curves and spin are much more realistic, and you’re shot is now dependent on a number of different things. The way the ball is spinning, the angle at which you hit it, and the pressure that you’re under can alter your shot, just as in real life. During the shooting process, the power bar will go up faster if you’re under pressure, and the animations will be different depending on how you strike the ball. There are also a number of options for the shot aim, from manual to fully assisted.
For the last couple of years, the techies at EA have been hard at work on software to help developers make the players in all of the company’s sports titles look and move realistically. The hard work has really begun to pay off, as the players in FIFA 08 move gracefully and smoothly. The action runs at 60 frames per second, and the character character that we saw looked excellent. We were happy to hear that the game will support skill moves like feints, body fakes and the like, as well as a “slow dribble” mode.
Although we’ve only seen a bit of the game so far, we were definitely impressed with the direction the franchise is taking. This will likely be the most comprehensive soccer game to date (seriously, 620 teams?!?), and we’re especially excited to learn more about the online play. The producers mentioned that they’d love to have full 11-on-11 online multiplayer by the time the 2010 World Cup rolls around, so hopefully they’ll start putting the pieces in place now. You can be sure that we’ll be bringing you much more on FIFA Soccer 08 in the coming months
Post by HundredProofSam on Jul 2, 2007 9:44:40 GMT 6
EA Sports FIFA Football fans have submitted more than 5,000 ideas and comments about the upcoming FIFA 08 at FIFPlay.com.
FIFPlay's "Your ideas for the next FIFA" section has received a mass number of comments regarding FIFA 08 from the fans. The suggestions submitted are mostly about new leagues and teams, better gameplay and new features in the game.
The ideas came from the fans around the world (from Chile to China) and ask EA Sports to put some attractive features such as stadium creator, 3D crowds, legend players/leagues, customized motions, Futsal, women's Football, new official tournaments, in forthcoming video game of FIFA 08.
FIFA fans also voted more than 200,000 times over the voting polls which were about the new leagues, new cover-star and EA Trax in FIFA 08.
Even the most hardcore FIFA fan would admit that the difference between every version and its predecessor are minimal but when a game's fans suggest more than 5000 for their annual treat, it makes you wonder what exactly do they like in it?
At the risk of sounding over-criticizing, we'll also point out that Fifa fans did not turn to the official EA forums to submit their suggestions. Instead, they decided to submit their ideas to fan site FIFPlay.
At the time of writing this article, FIFPlay has already received more than 5600 posts. The most common requests are in order (as best as we could judge): - More leagues - Better graphics - More "lively" crowd - Juniors academy - More moves and better tackling system - More freedom in the player editor - Better Goal Keepers - More managing (merge FIFA Manager into FIFA) - Indoor games
On the other side, some posts were too hilarious that we couldn't decide if they are serious or not. Spelling and grammar mistakes are left unedited: - a dive button to fool the ref!!! - Deadly injuries - I need in fifa2008 a option for a playing 45 minute exatly - referees mistakes - Make the players get older when they get thoungh seasons - Offside celebrations - when the games finish shake hands take of their t -shirt - Hey, you guys have to rebuild the game completely, because if you have ever played Pro Evolution soccer you won't have fun with FIFA - copy pes abit - Streakers !!!! - it would be quite cool if in fifa 08 you could play a match and you were the referee