FIFA 08 - Impressions of the FULL version (PS3)

nanny

Club Supporter
yehhh i feel you on that one, when the high ball is coming in and either your defender will head it away or the striker will head it and u just hold your breath and hope that ball sails over!
 

Blacklover

Youth Team
Running onto crosses has been in PES for years now. I really wish FIFA would get that in. I feel like one version had them, FIFA 04 maybe? But they were over the top and it was a diving header every 2 balls crossed in.

Crossed balls and running on to them, crossed balls where it was more than just a 1 on 1 situation, keeper rushing out to punch the ball away, where is any of this?
 

SEPAKBOLA

Senior Squad
LuvPES;2418291 said:
This is where your gripe is broken, put it on manual and you won't have that problem of "broken gameplay" TAKE OFF ASSISTED!

Doh! You didn't even read my post before yours did you? What about the AI? Can you fix that?

BLover - I believe it was FIFA 2005 that had the great crossing. I remember because it was the one time they let a woman commentate in a video game - worthless - was it Julie Foudy for the North American version?

Eitherway, that was the one time EA got the crossing right.

Like I said, it's a game breaker for me, but at the same time I still bought the game and have not looked back. I will probably just have to impart some house rules for the way I can play. I currently have crossing on Manual - did that before I even played the game.
 

LuvPES

Youth Team
SEPAKBOLA;2418348 said:
Doh! You didn't even read my post before yours did you? What about the AI? Can you fix that?

BLover - I believe it was FIFA 2005 that had the great crossing. I remember because it was the one time they let a woman commentate in a video game - worthless - was it Julie Foudy for the North American version?

Eitherway, that was the one time EA got the crossing right.

Like I said, it's a game breaker for me, but at the same time I still bought the game and have not looked back. I will probably just have to impart some house rules for the way I can play. I currently have crossing on Manual - did that before I even played the game.

Uuuuuuhhh...ya I did read your whole post and see nothing that you are talking about because I have seen the A.I. with innaccurate crosses myself and to answer your question I have seen players in a real game waiting in the box for a cross many a times so I really don't understand your critique.

I have seen players running into a cross and I have seen the computer cross the ball where an oncoming striker is just out of reach of the ball as it sails by the mouth of the goal.
 

SEPAKBOLA

Senior Squad
LP, i'm not going to argue what you have or haven't seen - that is besides the point and I frankly don't feel like it.

All I know is what I have seen is that the previous mentioned crossing problem is more apparent in games than 'inaccurate' crosses. I too have seen inaccurate crosses, which has let me be a little more low-key regarding this defect, but it's not as much as a game breaker for me anymore.

I dont' understand why I have to explain myself when everyone else understood and agreed accordingly - there's a difference between having constructivity in your arguments than just wanting to be correct.

But let's drop this because I honestly don't think it's constructive and it veers away from the topic. I apologie for my reaction before, but it seemed justified because others have agreed yet you singled me out. Meh, no biggie.

Moving on.

And yes BL - Julie freakin Foudy. The game wasn't too bad though, I enjoyed hearing American commentary when using MLS teams. I remember there was a game for the PS2 called MLS Extra Time (by KONAMI) and I realy enjoyed that game because of the commentary. I've tried using MLS teams in FIFA 08, but had to turn off commentary because it just does not sound right with British commentators during an MLS showing - seeing the stands full as well don't look right.lol.
 

nanny

Club Supporter
my biggest problem is that i have played a full season and a 3/4 and i have not yet got a penalty and i have only simmed about 4 games! i want penalty's!
 

celtic fc

Youth Team
SEPAKBOLA;2418348 said:
I believe it was FIFA 2005 that had the great crossing. I remember because it was the one time they let a woman commentate in a video game - worthless - was it Julie Foudy for the North American version?

that was fifa 2000. :-puke:
 

bigmickyd

Club Supporter
...ok ive had fifa since 2004, and yeah im that **** online who always slides in deffence... ive only ever owned fifa on ps2/ps3 with 08 on ps3 and 2 answer ur question nanny ive given away about 6 spotties in my first complete season with manchester city... and prob 4/6 were wen i didnt slide i was just pushing him and the reff said foul... if im playing say my brother in 07 i used to give a spottie away basicly every 2nd game...wen i say i slide...i mean i slide ALOT... on 08 against him i think i managed to injury both of his strikers (kuyt and torres, hes a liverpool fan) as well as about 4 others without getting a single yellow card and i think only 2 of them being fouls... he had to use all 3 subs in first 20min...so yeah they have toned down the fouls with the huge advantage play the game uses...but thats one of the few bad things for you guys...good if ur a HUGE slider like me...
(btw in 07 i went an entire season on the unlockable difficulty were the only goals i conceited were spotties...which was 25 in all competitions...so yeah i played a full season and only gave out 6 on 08 2 put into perspective how much its been toned down on the fouls side)

so yeah nanny...unless you play real dirty...not real high chance of seeing spottie...unless u go 2 shout out (btw im in aus like u)
 

nanny

Club Supporter
nothing is worse then when you slide to block a shot and the stiker will take it then take 4 steps forward and sorta stumble over your player that is still on the ground and they get a penlty! Pro evo had the no foul coz when taking shot thing in PES 3 fifa needa update, im not talking never get a foul either im talking like u block it with a slide, yall know what i mean

btw bigmick i got a penlty this morning, i was so happy i missed my bus to school!

on anothe note iv put all the assits off and omg, its liek a new game, i had to put myself back on amerture coz its just wayyyy to hard, its gonna take me ages to master, and i just cant use tricks to save my life, i really wanna be able to least do the chop, its easier to do the flip fliap and the 360 spin then the chop, its bull****!
 

bigmickyd

Club Supporter
yeah or how they take the ball 20m down the field but they still come back for the foul...the ones i hate r wen i DONT slide and get carded...and i think i needa step back my sliding...was playing a game just then (im on break coz im ment 2 b studying 4 hsc but hey...i no my prorties :) ) and richards managed to injure not just belamy but with the follow through he caught dunne and injuryed him for 3 weeks... but i must say probs 2 fifa for making more realistic tackles wen u absolutly collect them...last year it look lik the attacker had sliped...this year looks lik hes been taken to the knee by a baseball bat or hes run into a brick wall...much more fun getting a foul on you wen u watch the guys on the other team go down like that :D
 

celtic fc

Youth Team
Is it just me or is the pass button very unresponsive at times? For instance a player will be closing you down, he's still several yards away, you press pass, and he still gets to the ball before your player responds?!! So ******* frustrating! Or how about when you go in for a tackle (expecting to go on a run) and your player responds by booting it up the park? Or you go to pass the ball to one player and he passes it, not only to the wrong player but, in the wrong direction?

Honestly, I think I'm just not a very good player. My opponents never seem to have the same issues.
 

nanny

Club Supporter
yeh dw celtic im like that too, and we are in the same online league so we can fight it out for the relegation spot :P

the one thing i cant stand is how hard it is too

- score a free kick
- playing with everything on manual, i put it on 20min halfs on semi-pro and at half time i was 2-1 up (Milan vs Catania) and i had like 35-40 shots but i only could score 2.. my passing percentage was 60%, and when your 1on1 with the keeper you have 2 choices, either keep the stick striaght and smash it at the goallie or 2 you can sliglty move it no more then half a millimeter and it will go wide with TOP SPIN!!!! as if like i had the stick on 90 degrees its rediculas

but seriously this is the best soccer game iv ever played!
 

bigmickyd

Club Supporter
nanny...ur runnin through onto the keeper yeah...ur holdin R2...at the last second b4 u shoot let go and hold L2 the power up and slighty move stick left or right...watch out though sometimes the game will pick up ur holding both and cancil you shooting the ball..i also found a step to the right or left once the keeper starts comin out and just thumping it works alot too... i get ur point though about with the manuel thing...i play on world class and that seems to work for me...
i played my brother in a 20min half game...at end of the game i had 37 shots on target compaired to his 34 on tArget, yet i out scored him 14-2 (both of his goals were spotties...member i side im a slider? yeah i got sloppy...gave him 5 spotties...he hit the post on one, i saved 2 and he got the other 2) but he had ur problem...he either missed by a mile or knocked the keeper out...and quite litrally alot...some of his shots were he was comin in from just to the left or right of the semi circle at top of the box were goin out for throw in's...but its always fun watching him take 5 corners with 7 shots on target in there as well...just 2 c me go length of the field and score on my first shot :)
if all else fails...just pop long shots from top of the box...i swear they nearly go in as much as one on ones do
 

nanny

Club Supporter
no snow or rain

and bigmick if it cancels the shot does that make what your brother was doing, coz on maunal i do exactly what your brother does yet iv played so many hours worth now, iv had to set shooting to semi
 


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