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EA Sports has revealed it’s first official trailer for FIFA 11 in all it’s slick slow-motion glory;
New features are revealed such as being able to play as a goal keeper (Be a Pro & online 11v11) and multi-player celebrations. Check out what I thought of FIFA 11 back in June here. A demo of FIFA 11 will be on PSN September 16th ahead of the full retail release on October 1st.
Without doubt the biggest problem plaguing FIFA 10′s online play is rage quitters, in a game that heavily relies on 1v1 matchmaking it can render playing online almost pointless as the match cannot continue if your opponent has left. In a racing game or shooter like Modern Warfare 2 if one person leaves during a match its not noticeable as there are plenty of other players to keep the game going but in FIFA or other similar sports games its over as soon as they quit. So infuriating is this that there is even a twitter set up to report quitters at twitter.com/FifaQuitters a recent personal favourite being this one.
There is definitely nothing more frustrating than scoring a goal or two in the opening minutes of a match and having your opponent quit and lost nothing and the match isn’t counted as a win for you. Just try earning that 100 online wins trophy in FIFA 10 where your opponent quitting doesn’t count for a win. I’ve been trying to decide what the best possible solution for tackling this issue could be and came up with a couple of suggestions.
On Friday I went to EA’s UK office to get all close and personal with FIFA 11 ahead of it’s Autumn release. I played the E3 build, which just like in LA was held behind closed doors with no photography or filming allowed. I can however tell you how it plays and what I thought of it I shall do that now, in great depth.
The first details of FIFA 11 have been announced with the most prominent new feature is player personalisation. This means Ronaldo pouts, Crouch is as lanky as a bean pole and Messi should look like a small boy. But this doesn’t just stop at physical appearances the players should also play differently from each other with individuals making more of an impact on the game.
FIFA 11 reinvents player authenticity – on and off the ball – for every player and at every position on the pitch with Personality+, an all-new feature that sees individual abilities reflected in game, enabling clear differentiation for every player.
Here’s a quote that really highlights how players can excel in specific areas differentiating them from others;
“Real Madrid’s Kaka will deliver crisp, creative passes, Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta will utilize tighter turns and close control to dribble through defenses, Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney will hold off defenders and strike shots from distance with pace, and top-flight defenders like Giorgio Chiellini of Juventus will anticipate, predict and react to offensive players to win back possession.”
Goal keepers will also sport some individuality with 2 different types called acrobatic or traditional, I would think a keeper like Iker Casillas to be acrobatic whilst David James is traditional. The other major announcement made is Pro Passing being more accurately controlled by the player through how they press the buttons on the pad. This results in a higher margin for error but also allow passes to swerve and not all be played in a straight line.
Its about time the FIFA series integrated this as body frames have been too similar, this should hopefully open up the Be A Pro mode allowing for some more creative players to be made and more realistic representations. Not too sure what to make of the new passing yet, would have to be play tested to get a good indication.
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First screenshot of FIFA 11 has been unveiled today and features Chelsea V Arsenal, most noticeable change in terms of graphics is much more detail to player faces/haircuts and maybe even kits that no longer stretch looking at the lettering on Arshavin’s shirt. More details will be released when embargos are over, expect FIFA 11 this October.