The Physics of Soccer
In the past,
when the ball was kicked, you could more or less predict the
path of the ball and get one of your players to intercept it.
Whatever the scenario, unless an opponent intercepts your
pass, the ball gets sent there as if the passer used DHL to
+ OPPONENT’S FACE = OPPONENT KO
2000, EA Sports introduce COLLISIONS. If you blast the
ball into the face of another player, it will more or
less knock him out or at least stun him. In my first
season, I’ve KO’ed more people than Mike Tyson and Rocky
Balboa combined (yeah I know Rocky’s fictitious but
I really like him, YO ADRIEAN!).
+ OPPONENT’S BACK (IN PENALTY BOX) = OWN GOAL
was for the player physics so let's talk about ball
physics now. Simply put, it’s realistic. In fact, it
was so realistic that once my defender cleared the ball
in the penalty box, it hit an opponent’s back and flew
into the net. I guess sometimes realism ain’t that good
after all. So like any good AI, I learnt my lesson and
have never cleared the ball into an opponent’s back
+ OPPONENT’S DEFENDER (IN PENALTY BOX) + LUCK = GOAL
Like the old
saying, there are two sides to a coin, I once scored a goal
from a free kick just outside the D after a lucky deflection
off one of the opponent’s defenders.
let's get to the real meat of the review!