2010 FIFA World Cup News Post

Gamespot has posted their updated hands-on preview of 2010 FIFA World Cup.

"One new improvement is the penalty kick system, which has radically changed since the last FIFA. Each penalty kick will change in terms of difficulty depending on the events surrounding it. For example, a penalty against Fiji when you're 5-0 up will be relatively easy; while the decisive penalty in the World Cup final against Brazil will be much tougher.

The new system is based around a compsure meter that goes back and forth, moving between red in the extremities and green in the centre. The idea is to hold the shoot button when the marker is in the green area, and then perform a similar maneuver to determine the power. Meanwhile, a blue marker will appear on the screen allowing you to direct the shot, with a small marker allowing pinpoint accuracy if you landed in the green portion of the bar. The position marker only appears in the training mode though; in the real game, you have to make a judgement on how much to tweak the aim of the ball.

With the penalty taker getting more options, it's only fair that the keeper does as well, so thankfully EA Sports has improved this area as well. Keepers now do more to stop the ball than before, automatically moving their arms and legs to knock the ball if they're heading in the right direction. You can also move the keeper up and down the line and perform various taunts, moving your body to try and put the penalty taker off their shot."

Game: 2010 FIFA World CupReader Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
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# 1 dickey1331 @ 03/10/10 05:02 AM
Sounds good. I cant wait till this game comes out
# 2 Abstract @ 03/10/10 06:26 AM
Thats kind of in the iffy side for me on the whole shot meter thing but hopefully its good in the long run

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