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Fifa 08 Ramblings

So I have been playing Fifa for a while now, just want to vent on some of the discrepancies of the game.
I was up to about the 7000th rank, playing pretty well. I realize a little more how much Barcelona can help a team win, when you are playing against someone that can actually play. Barca gets a huge advantage, as their 4 main guys can over power anyone on Man U defense somehow, which leads to breakaways. Something like the Barca guy running into my defender, and my guy can’t move for like 5 seconds because he was hit, so Messi/Henry/Eto’o/Ronaldinho break away.
How about Messi getting a shot from the side, my keeper pops it in the air. Both my keeper and guy miss the ball (somehow) Messi barely puts his head on it, the ball slowly rolls in, while the keeper is just standing there. Who knows, right?

Definitely some things that need to be fixed.
The goalkeepers (which were supposed to be really good) still have no idea what they’re doing, get the ball out of the box, they are slow.
Gamers need to have the ability to make their player run to the ball, so many balls are lost that way.
Players should be able to turn around quicker, it takes them 2 seconds to turn after receiving a ball, and it gets stolen many times.
Probably the biggest thing: When a player is not selected he does not go to the ball. So many times my guy is running right next to the ball, but he won’t go to it because only one person can run to it at a time. When he miss hits something, the guy is just like “what? I can’t see that ball.”
How about whenever you get the ball on the offensive end, the other forwards sprint offsides and sit there for 5 seconds until they are like, oh yea forgot about that. I know they’re making runs, but most of the time it isn’t open, and you don’t have to run that far offsides anyway.
And why do players get knocked off balance so easily? I played soccer, you get hit around and stumble. But when someone steals the ball from me, I don’t go into a daze for a couple seconds and get get the ball back. What is that?
Please dribble a little faster with the ball too, every guy on a breakaway gets caught up by someone slower unless it’s someone from Barca.

I only have about 40,000 skill points right now, about 100+ games or so, but these are just continual things happening.
And don’t you hate when you lose to people that are worse than you, just because they have Barca and Van Der Saar can’t stop any of their shots, while Valdez is a beast on the other end.

Ah well. At least I can say I have not played as Barcelona yet. A pretty good accomplishment.

If you want to play, I am up for it anytime, or any tournaments.
My name is : Zdrewsk

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Fifa 08, Thoughts?

Just got Fifa for Ps3 last Friday, and well with all the hype as usual, the game is yet another disappointment.

Yes, of course the graphics are better, and so are a bunch of updated features.

But many of the key concepts they said they worked on, aren’t very much improved.

The goalies are supposed to be a lot smarter now. Not when bounces off the post and the ball sits right in front of the goal, and the he doesn’t have any thoughts of grabbing the ball. Example: The ball sitting right in front of the goal, the goal is getting up after a dive, and the ball sits there at least 5 seconds. An offender taps it in after his slow reaction to it.
It takes the goalie 5 seconds to react, speed it up and pick up the ball before the other team gets it. So lazy.

Also, the players are supposed to be choosing between 30,000 motives, or however many they have. Can they also not go to the ball when it’s passed to them? Or why can’t they touch the ball when they aren’t selected? The selected player is the only one that goes to the ball. All the other players are like hey, it’s right in front of me, but I’ll let him sprint to it and probably not win the ball.

They made a point to make the computer a lot better, but now it isn’t really fair. Any tackle they have, oh very nice. Humans get called for the calls that they don’t. And their defenders can keep up with anyone, on semi-pro that is.

And how about this. 0-0 In 90+ minute, player gets by a defender, is on the 18 with a great shot to win, the whistle blows for end of regulation right after he gets by that last defender. What is that? Did they forget to make it fair when for when time ends?

I’m sure there will be more things to come, this is just after…less than a week of playing.

But hey, it’s still fun, and I’m still addicted, that will never change.

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