First Touch Control
One of the first things to do at FIFA 13 was to implement a more realistic ball control. Now it will be more difficult to control a receiving ball with your player. It all depends on the strength, the speed, the ball height and the technical skills of your player to achieve the control of the ball and run with it.
Another feature that got improved is the player impact engine. There will be no more unrealistic animations in the players challenges! The engine has been optimized and new a set of impact values has been added at the hip and the upper body area.
In FIFA 12 you could dribble just by changing direction, in FIFA 13 this won’t be possible anymore!
The free-kicks got a new free kick system.Up to three players can now gather around the ball and make fun of the opponent’s defense and goalie. You can now feint a direct shot and adjust it to a player who comes off the wall. Also the defense set pieces have been improved to go with the new free kick system. For example, you can make a defensive team with more players into the wall and send out a player to block the ball.
The offensive Artificial Intelligence got a huge improvement. The CPU-controlled players got better running routes and better guessing options of where you pass the ball. Also the strikers are smarter and move with the offside line of your defenders, waiting to receive the ball and run with it towards your goal post.
"One of the first things to do at FIFA 13 was to implement a more realistic ball control. Now it will be more difficult to control a receiving ball with your player. It all depends on the strength, the speed, the ball height and the technical skills of your player to achieve the control of the ball and run with it.
i assume this is to combat the long ball noobs who just ping it over the top to ronaldo every 2 seconds.
wonder what the next exploit will be then, they've probably ****ed up crossing or something
And RE: First Touch if you're good at Fifa 12 atm it won't really effect you all that much it will help you if anything. As it is atm if you're a good player it will help you get better if you're a bad player you're gonna hate it.
I fear these new improvements will just lead to more people only going Barcelona in H2H because more skilled teams will have an even bigger advantage.
Rarely see barcelona at all in division 1 H2H in my experience. Barca is probably one of the worst 5 star teams. Slow defense, no size on offence. I take em periodically for fun and to work on my skill game but I'm certainly way more effective with Madrid/Bayern/Brazil.
Excited for the new fifa as always. Last year was such a huge improvement, hope the trend continues. Any chance you can play with friends ranked this year?