Second Impressions: FIFA 09 by Anthony Barlow
September 14, 2008, 5:20 pm
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[By Anthony]

With the release of the FIFA 09 demo on the PlayStation Store on Thursday/Friday it gave me a chance to try out an updated build of EA’s latest offering from the football world. I began to notice the differences imediately: textures looked better, player models had been updated and the whole game looked a lot more polished. Of couse there were still a few bugs in there (i’ve noticed a few anomalies with the opposition A.I.) but this is more than likely the build that was shown off at Lepizig earlier this month.

Gameplay seems more fuild and fact paced than the last build I played, in fact it’s faster than many of the past FIFA games. Don’t let this put you off this new found speed adds a lot to the gameplay and surprisingly makes the game more tactical.

The demo also gave me a chance to muck about with the improved trick system a little more and, although it might not seem like it at first, it’s a lot more diverse than in previous itterations. One of the biggest features is the ability for players to set themselves up for shots by juggling the ball, kicking it into the air, and volleying the ball at the goal. This might not seem too significant, but it could help get your team the winner in the closing seconds of the game.

There’s 250 new features added to the game and they definitely improve upon a greatly improving franchise. Watch out PES, it looks like FIFA’s coming back for it’s crown.


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How do you set yourself up for a volley mate? Only played it a couple of times so not found that yet.

I like that the way you can hit the ball with the outside of you foot and actually have it react like it would in real life. This along with FM09 will probably get played the most over the next 12 months.

Comment by Ad's

Start kickups and then as you kick the ball into the air press pass and then shoot that should do the trick (no pun intended) :).

Comment by Anthony (Editor In Chief)

oi blz

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