Can you give an explanation of how that a soccer noob would understand?
They changed the physics to make it less video game-ish and more realistic, which it actually did well without taking away the fun of the game. For instance, before you could run full speed and do a cross to your left that went almost perfectly left even if your momentum was going forward. Now, you need to make sure you have enough momentum to the side or are moving at a way you could pass the ball to the side. Same on shots. It makes the game more fun to play actually and more realistic. The physics is different too, so you can push people, etc.
really? i mean obviously they changed some mechanics but in terms of overall change fifa 13 didnt do a whole lot
It's very different for me. Graphically, yep it's pretty much identical. But for me, the addition of 'first touch' makes this a completely different game. More challenging too. FIFA 12, it was easy to pass to players as the ball would pretty much be glued to the player's feet that you passed to.
Now, you need to concentrate on the pace of the ball when you pass, making sure you're in control of the ball when you pass, and when you receive.
It's not just the physics though, things like Ultimate Team are better now, more additions such as leagues. I can only recommend to get it and try yourself. It's more challenging, but when you score a great goal after a good buildup of play, it's the most satisfying you'll ever feel when playing a FIFA game.
Went to a mates house and played this for the first time last night. Such a great game. Everything is better than 12. I noticed a massive improvement in graphics and the game feels completely different. Such a great game. I am very impressed.