COLUMN: Aaron's Backstage Pass: EA Sport's FIFA Soccer 13 Review
When I heard that EA Sports was going to release a new FIFA game, I knew I had to try it.
I was blown away immediately by this game. The graphics are amazing. The players look very lifelike and you like you could reach through the TV and give them a high five. The soccer fields are stunning and very vibrant.
I really liked the instant replay camera, because you can go back and watch an instant replay of the play you just made or one a teammate made. This was really cool, because you have full control of the camera and can control the angle you watch the replay from. You can also save and upload the clip to show to your friends.
Another thing that is great about the game is the audio commentary. I really enjoyed listening to it as I played the game. EA Sports really knows how to do in game commentary, because it’s interesting and every time you play the game they say something new. There are a bunch of games that use the same comments over and over again and that gets old.
The controls for “FIFA 13” were great. At first I was really disappointed because the instruction book was not that thick and it didn’t show you how to play and control your players. After going through the menus, I found a tutorial that was extremely helpful and after going through it, I was passing and scoring goals like crazy. The tutorials are very detailed and they show what buttons you need to push to do a certain movie like tackling or passing the ball. I really liked this and this helped me a lot.
There are a lot of new features in “FIFA Soccer 13” that I want to mention. The players in the game have “attacking intelligence.” This gives the attacking players the ability to analyze plays and can create new attacking opportunities. There is also “complete dribbling” where players will have more control over the ball and they are running down the field with it. They can dodge tackles or hold and shield the ball.
Also, when you first put in the game, little boxes pop up all over and explain what the different game modes are and what certain menus do and if it’s a new feature. I really liked this and thought that it was very helpful.
There are a ton of game modes and things to do in “FIFA Soccer 13.” You can go through the tutorials and learn many new techniques and ways to control your players. There are “Skill Games” where you and a bunch of friends can play 32 different mini-games to learn new skills.
This was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed this. You can go online and play against people from all over the work. There is a mode where you can create your own player from scratch, his look, his moves, and stats.
One thing that I really liked is the “career mode.” You can choose a player or a manager and take either your player or team to the top. You can choose to play all of the games along the way to the world cup or you can simulate and skip the match.
There is a FIFA Ultimate Team mode, where you can build the world’s best team by buying and trading top rated athletes. You can create and manage multiple teams and then you can take them and compete online with other players.
Like I said before, there are a ton of modes that will keep you playing for a very long time.
I really like EA Sports “FIFA Soccer 13” a lot. The graphics are amazing and the gameplay is great. It is no wonder this game won the “2012 Best of Game Critics Award.” There are so many different modes and ways to play “FIFA Soccer 13” that I know I will be playing it for a long time.
Aaron Chalich is a columnist for KSTP.com blogging about latest entertainment news.