09:17 AM - August 15, 2008 by Steve_OS
The following sites have posted their FIFA Soccer 09 hands-on previews:
Quote:"The developer on hand setup a match between Chelsea and Arsenal and the action quickly began. I was admittedly rusty, having not laid my hands on a football title since UEFA. I was actually surprised by how different FIFA felt. There's a much larger range of motion, or at least that's the way it felt. I was much less inhibited by things like invisible rails or CPU-forced runs. Even though this has been a focus of FIFA for the last few years, it has clearly seen improvements here with 09."
Quote:"Another major addition debuting in FIFA 09 is the introduction of Custom Team Tactics. Essentially a compilation of various sliders dictating AI reactions during build-up play and scoring opportunities, custom team tactics will allow you to augment your teamís strategy around your strengths. The slider menu includes a chalkboard-like diagram showing you how your players will now react based on the settings you choose. Although a powerful tool, the mechanic still works on the basis of risk/reward. For instance, you could increase your teamís aggression slider to relentlessly attack the ball but doing so may place defenders out of position."