The latest FIFA 12 trick shot can be seen in this video by Deanus2010 recorded at one of the roadshows on the EA’s FIFA 12 Tour.
The video’s recorded from his phone so excuse the quality but I wanted to show it to you because I’m intrigued to see what your reaction will be!
The trick shot (new to FIFA 12) is kind of a drag back to heel flick.
The reason it’s caught my attention is because when we played FIFA 12 at EA’s offices in Guildford a few weeks back you could trick pass like this at will, with any player in the game by holding the left trigger, which at the time seemed ridiculous.
EA took note of our feedback and put changes in place but as far as I’m aware you can still perform the trick pass at will – you’re just now limited to players of a certain skill level.
My guess is that you’re going to see a lot of this trick pass in FIFA 12 Pro Clubs once, after the first week, every man and his dog has leveled his Virtual Pro up to 5 Star Skills and it could lessen the realism of the matches. (Imagine, defenders skill passing it round the defence at will – it just wouldn’t happen…)
I’d prefer to see the trick pass introduced more contextually, in the right areas of the pitch and maybe when a team is a couple of goals up and coasting.
Anyway, take a look at the video and let me know what you think! Is the trick shot realistic or do you think it would be better suited to FIFA Street?