GR Pick: 'FIFA 12' Impact Engine Gone Crazy

FIFA 12 Impact Engine Gone Crazy

While FIFA 12’s impact engine will be, for some, talked about for its contribution to both EA Sports titles and Battlefield 3, that doesn’t mean the engine is perfect. In fact, one gamer took the FIFA 12 demo (which is available now) for a spin and found some interesting situations that resulted from “accurate” collisions using the engine.

Now this is video is in no way meant to imply that the impact engine is anything short of impressive — our hands-on time with FIFA 12 showed one of the best sports experiences to date — it’s just sometimes entertaining to look at a strict and structured physics engine gone awry.

What results is a collection of everything from players tripping over each other to goalies lifting charging strikers some 7 or 8 feet in the air.

Personally, as a huge fan of FIFA and soccer, it’s hard not to watch this video on repeat and get a good laugh. Having experienced the FIFA 12 demo first hand I can say that I have yet to witness anything as odd as a player being thrown into the air, but I have seen the occasional player trip over a teammate.

Check out the video below:


It’s not like gamers haven’t seen similar physics exploits before, but none of this caliber. Typically, like with Grand Theft Auto IV’s no friction glitch, the player tries to make the crazy situations happen, but these FIFA 12 scenarios are just the game’s engine at play.

We have yet to get our hands on the finished version of FIFA 12, so it’s hard to judge the regularity of these types of occurrences in the final product. EA Sports has promised to deliver an advanced AI, the aforementioned new physics engine, and support for a strong football community, so perhaps gamers can forgive a hiccup or two. Stick tuned to Game Rant for our review of FIFA 12, coming soon.

What do you think of these FIFA 12 impact engine “bugs?” Hilarious or disappointing?

FIFA 12 releases September 27, 2011 for the PS3, Xbox 360, PC, PS2, and Wii.

Source: Kotaku

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