Channel 5
The Gadget  Show

The Gadget Show

Writer - The Gadget Show

View profile

All the latest tech views from within the Gadget Show studio.


FIFA 12: Time for some new football games - your thoughts!

Wednesday 20 July 2011

FIFA 12: Time for some new football games - your thoughts!

Earlier this week, we asked you what you thought about the FIFA football game franchise. It’s been going since 1993, with at least one new title released nearly every year, sometimes with very few changes between versions. Is it time for EA Sports to hang up its boots, or at least spread out the new releases a bit? We got a great response, so read on to find out what your fellow readers thought.

We love FIFA on the Xbox or PS3 as much as the next footie fanatic, but recently we can’t help but feel a bit short changed by some of the new additions. Sure, there are the obligatory team updates, new kits and minor tweaks, but sometimes it feels a bit like playing the old game – and definitely more like a patch than an entirely new game.

Reader David Largey Tidus agrees, pointing out “it’s the same game ever year they just change the number on the box”. We had over 50 comments on our Gadget Show Facebook Page, so the reaction was varied.

Joshua Daniel Foster agreed with David: “The same question with all sports games and Call of Duty. And the same answer: No. Same game, new name.” Tom Daily disagrees, however, stating “I love FIFA, it is the best football game, they should release a new one every year”.

Arguing back, Michael Walford is another to think that there’s more than a little overlap, pointing out “it’s the same game every time, just with better graphics and new players. It’s a pointless re-hash”.

Philip Vass makes a good point, however: “If they release one every two years they would lose money and the games would go downhill as they couldn’t afford all the developers to improve the game. If you grudge buying new games the games console market is not for you as new games are out every month.”

Andy Hale states “there’s always room for improvement”, but the point we agree with the most is the intriguingly named Skyliber Caledonia, who states: “No. Just release new team rosters, kits, stadiums. Yes – if they are remaking the game entirely with smoother graphics and control.” Hear hear!

What do you think? It’s a discussion that could run and run, so we’d love to hear your thoughts.


FIFA 12, FIFA, gaming

User comments (5)

Leave a comment

This comment has been removed.

This comment has been removed.

This comment is awaiting moderation.

This comment is awaiting moderation.

This comment is awaiting moderation.

Join Channel 5

Creating an account is free, will only take a few moments and will allow you to enjoy the full benefits of 5FWD and Channel 5:

  • Create lists of your most wanted and owned products
  • Leave article comments without having to re-enter your login details
  • Get updated with all the latest gadget and car news

Leave a comment

Please note that we will not expose your email, but we might use it to email you back. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.
* mandatory field

Jason Bradbury

Jason has been on The Gadget Show since day one. Before he joined us, he could be seen popping up on The Big Breakfast, hosting The Web Review for ...


Rachel Riley

Rachel made her television debut in 2009 when she took over from Carol Vorderman as the numbers expert on Countdown. Rachel studied maths at Oxford...


Jon Bentley

Jon Bentley returns as The Gadget Show’s chief gadget tester, completing the show’s strongest line up ever.


Ortis Deley

Ortis has been obsessed with all things gadget-esque since he was a kid as well as being a massive sci-fi movie fan, and describes being back in pr...


The Gadget Show tests the latest gadgets and technology and tells you, the viewers exactly what kit to buy. We also value your comments and feedback.

For Gadget Show website queries email the studio

For any other enquiries or complaints – email our customer services department