Apr 30, 201270Diehard enthusiasts of the series are more likely to get a kick out of this DLC to FIFA 12 than just the average fan. 1800 Microsoft points is asking a lot for just a couple of new add-ons, though. Sticking with your standard issue copy is plenty and should hold everyone over until the next one. Of course, it's still a beautifully made title and still reigns as king in the world of fútbol gaming.
8Changes from FIFA'12 you'll notice
Smarter through balls, especially from mid to wing.
Smarter/more realistic juking of goaltender at close range.
The game feels tweaked a baby bit slower in some situations. For example, rebounds off the keeper feel more realistic and button mashing clears feel more contested. Collision detection feels improved. Juking before you pass feels more effective.
The shooting feels tweaked so that less balls have wild variance (more new player friendly. It's too soon to tell if it's been dumbed down).
I'd ignore the reviews from garbage sites like Game Informer. They clearly have not played Fifa '12 at all and do not understand soccer.
My review is from a lifelong Men's A(top div recreational) soccer player who has a solid brain for the game but lacking a bit of athleticism :)… Expand
5By no means a copious addition to the Football genre, it's still essentially Fifa at a cheaper price with limited options and only the choice of international sides to play with. Think of it as a very expensive demo for Fifa 12.5, there are some minor improvements to the game (all the size of a patch's worth) and I suppose it would be fun for some sort of lads tournament while the Euros are on. But I really can't see any other reason to own this cash in.… Expand
3First Impression was not good. The update made my xbox freeze and I tried to fix it by deleting various fifa files before eventually uninstalling the game from my hard drive and deleted the update. It eventually worked and I expected alot from this , as it despite being an add on is still supposedly like a full game.
Obviously the gameplay wasn't going to change as its still Fifa 12 , so the gameplay and graphics are the same.
Exhibiton mode uses the same format as career in Fifa street. It is ok but ultimately lacks something.
The normal Euro 2012 game mode is the best , although quite frankly there was as much depth in Euro 2004 on PS2.
Online is a struggle ,as it only displays for me a choice of 2 teams and often glitches and thinks I only have the trial.The format of online is good , like a variation of head to head seasons but with the Euro finals rather than a league table.
One major thing that annoys me is that I cannot play online against friends.Obviously alot of teams are just recycled from fifa 12 so I can play with them , but I was really looking forward to playing with my friends with teams like Iceland and Kazakhstan and in the new stadiums.
Overall , you don't get what you pay for , you pay the price of almost 3 arcade games for a few more stadiums and teams that you can only use in the few average game modes you get.
Only worth buying at half the price.… Expand
As a huge FIFA fan and a particular fan of the international competition efforts from EA, I had high hopes for the Euro 2012 expansion pack.
Despite rumours that EA had binned the development off and handed it over to Double Helix games and the complete lack of news coming from the EA headquarters, as a loyal FIFA buyer, these issues were simply brushed under the carpet. It's a FIFA game, it must be good, right?
Unfortunately not. First impressions were actually quite good, the layout is very nice and the atmosphere of the tournament is spot on. The expedition mode is a nice touch aswell. But, it doesn't take long for the faults to become blindingly apparent. Firstly, EA's claim to have "over 50 FIFA registered playable nations" is the grandest piece of misleading advertising I've seen in a very, very long time. Yes, there are 50 playable nations, but many of them aren't licensed, including no less than the two co-hosts of the tournament, Poland and Ukraine. If you were hoping to get Wales to the finals, you'll be doing so with the likes of Gareth Belt and Craig Belmont as your shining stars. That leads nicely onto my second point, because I've made a mistake there, because no, you can't take Wales to the Euro Finals and thats because, rather strangely, the qualification campaign is not playable, making the whole games playability very short. You have a selection of the 4 final groups and you can only rearrange them to include other nations, other nations undoubtedly filled with fake players, kits and emblems. I'm both genuinely upset and appalled with the UEFA Euro 2012 expansion pack for FIFA 12 and the lack of game modes and effort put into its conception by EA. The rumours that Double Helix, creators of Silent Hill Homecoming, were going to be the developers of their first football game went down like a storm in a tea cup. Unfortunately, their effort would probably been much better than this diabolical shambles offered by EA.… Expand