FIFA 12: your reaction to new defending
This year’s FIFA 12 is brilliant. We’ve scored it 9/10 in the current issue of Official PlayStation Magazine UK, and you can read our review here. But the big talking point since its release a week ago has been the new defensive mechanic, where you shadow a man by holding X before pressing square to make a tackle. Here’s what you guys think of it so far – feel free to continue the discussion in the comments section below. We’ve also got our FIFA 12 tips guide to help you out.
“The tackling makes the game so much more real! No more homing missile defenders. Plus, it’s easier to beat all the noobs online.”
Jonny B on Twitter
“Better. It forces you to defend in a more realistic manner. Harder to master but more satisfying when you get it right.”
Jason Crossley on Twitter
“Hard to master, I find it a bit stupid that you have to use four buttons to tackle someone. Potentially a game-breaker.”
Dom Wheeler on Twitter
“Varies game to game for me. Sometimes I can do really well and defend like a beast and other times I can’t touch them.”
Warwick Tomkins on Twitter
“Personally FIFA feels really stale this year. Tackling is a bit too technical but by far the worst aspect of the game are the menus and tactic screens… totally ruins the flow of the game.”
Henry King on Facebook
“Wasn’t aware of any new method until I realised I couldn’t get a tackle in. Some kind of magnetic shield?”
‘East Lower’ on Twitter
“I’ve learned I need to keep a cool head and stay focused when defending, especially on the harder difficulties. Allow the opposition to move forward with the ball.”
Bradley Harrison on Twitter
“I’ve noticed if you speed the game (i.e. up the tempo to Fast in the Game Settings menu) then it all becomes a bit more manageable. Slide tackles and standing tackles are easier to judge.”
Scott Parkinson on Facebook
“I hate it so far. Like the idea behind it, but it makes it too hard, for me. Conceded five penalties in three games because of it.”
Andy Tomson on Twitter
“Hard, but appreciated – makes games far more challenging, which I think is definitely a good thing!”
Pete Howarth on Facebook
“It’s hard at first, but then when you’ve played a few games you get accustomed and it’s fine. is all about timing and precision than hoping.
Hugh Simmonds on Facebook
It’s largely pointless. They may as well have just tweaked the jockeying system. It doesn’t make it more realistic, just harder.
John Francis Rudge on Twitter
FIFA 12 is out now. Share your feedback below.