For many years now, FIFA has reigned as the top rated game in my list. Be it Fifa 13, 12, 11, etc. Playing for over a year now, I think I finally understand the way the game works and I am here to share the few secrets I have discovered in the brief time I have played FIFA 12.
Tip 1: Don't worry about the higher levels (Semi-Pro, Pro, World Class, or Legendary) if you are a new player. There will time for those when you develop faster thumbs and quicker game reflexes. Just play with Amateur for maybe 50 matches and learn the way your team and players work
Tip 2: From the beginning, pick one team that you will choose as your best team. Work with this team and learn it's players, weaknesses, and strength
Tip 3: Know your players. Do not put a left footed player on the right as it makes your shot weaker. In most situations, (if you have your south paw player playing right forward) you will be forced to shoot with your right. This makes a weaker shot and the ball will not always be on target.
Tip 4; Don't always go for the 5 star teams when choosing. (Barca, Real Madrid, Man. Un., and the others.)
Some teams like Ivory Coast which is 4.5 stars can demolish a team like Barcelona.
Tip 5: Speed is 3/4 of the win. If you want to win, your strikers need to be quick on their feet and not be beaten by lousy defenders. As I said before, Ivory Coast can demolish teams like Barca, Madrid, or even Arsenal. Why? Because their strikers are incredibly fast.
Tip 6: When running down the field with your left or right strikers, keep close to the out of bounds line. Don't pass it but don't stray too far from it. When the defenders go in for a tackle, the ball will either roll out of bounds, giving you a throw in, or you will regain possession farther ahead of the defender.
Tip 7; Don't do tricks when sprinting down the field. Instead of doing a rainbow over the defender or crossover or stepovers, pass the ball to your team. The only surefire way to always win is passing. No long passes. Short but perfect passes are the key to success.
Tip 8: Do not get mad or frustrated if you are unable to win. score, or defend. Keep a cool mind or your anger will greatly benefit the opponent.
Tip 9: When you are facing a goalie that runs out to stop you use the finesse shot. Chip it over his head to make sure it goes in.
Tip 10: When winning a match, waste as much time as you can. Pass the ball back and forth between your defenders and waste time so you know you will win.
That's all for know. More to follow up.