Who cares about graphics? We know FIFA 11 will look great but in this day and age, sports video games have to be taken to the next level.
And so, enter "Personality+" for the latest entry in the critically acclaimed soccer franchise. EA Sports will not only produce the most realistic-looking players, they will also capture the personalities and attitudes of your favorite athletes. According to Kotaku , the developer says the new feature "draws from a database of 36 attributes and 57 traits, compiled by 1,700 scouts around the world." That, my friends, is the definition of "hardcore." See, it's not about what they look like but how they play:
"Real Madrid's Kaka will deliver crisp, creative passes, Barcelona's Andres Iniesta will utilize tighter turns and close control to dribble through defenses, Manchester United's Wayne Rooney will hold off defenders and strike shots from distance with pace, and top-flight defenders like Giorgio Chiellini of Juventus will anticipate, predict and react to offensive players to win back possession.
Goalkeepers have also been injected with Personality+. The real-life personality of the keeper, whether acrobatic or traditional, will dictate his style in game. Dive attributes will determine keepers with ability to reach for further shots while reflex attributes determine reaction times, enabling a keeper like Petr Cech of Chelsea FC to showcase world-class skills."
If you're a fan of the sport, this just has to get you excited. We also expect to see such a feature in other EA Sports products; provided it's implemented correctly, it's just another level of authenticity that sports aficionados are bound to appreciate.
Related Game(s): FIFA 11