After recently establishing the good that can come from video games that represent sports, I wanted to play other games aside from basketball. Football and tennis did similar things to 2k, but FIFA 2012 had a much bigger message than the other sports video games I played. Since FIFA is soccer or “futbol”, the most popular sport in the world, the game exemplifies the way the league really works.
This game demonstrates a lot about the role that the manager plays and players interactions with the managers. The way that the game integrates real life economics is what makes it so great in my opinion. It teaches players who are interested in national soccer the pros and cons of the game through the difficulties that money brings. Where the richer clubs get the better players (just like in the national league itself, players struggle to put their teams together and deal with the press when things go wrong
Ultimate team, which is a disk that comes with FIFA 2012 helps teach kids and players the most in my opinion. The disk itself allows players to build their own team (the ultimate team) through earning coins and buying players in groups. I believe this teaches kids about the real economics of supply and demand without letting them realize through spending real money. In my opinion, FIFA 2012 is a great game for teenagers to play as it teaches the truth about something that interests players.