Unlike in my review of Tottenham's ratings, there are multiple controversial ratings in the video game's Real Madrid ratings.
The ratings of Raul Albiol, Mesut Ozil and Karim Benzema are the three that most strikingly stand out, while the Fifa 12's ratings for Xabi Alonso's, Lassana Diarra and Cristiano Ronaldo are also highly controversial, in my opinion. And there are a number of other questionable ratings as well.
To an extent, the good balances out the bad. For example, Higuain's high rating balances out Karim Benzema's low one to an extent; the same applies with Xabi Alonso and Mesut Ozil.
As stated, that is to an extent, not completely. At the end of the day, Ozil will not be as effective as he should be in the game, and the overrating of Xabi Alonso will not directly improve that, even though it should level the playing field out a bit.
Personally, I'm not majorly disappointed—but I'm certainly not pleased.
The low ratings of Real Madrid's best players, coupled with the incredibly high ratings of Barcelona's best, certainly widens the gap between the two teams, giving a Real Madrid user a slight disadvantage against Barcelona.
Still, the gap definitely most definitely is not wide enough to the point where beating Barcelona will be impossible. It just will probably be a whole lot harder than it was in FIFA 11 which, as I said in the intro, is understandable to an extent considering the varying success of the two teams in 2010/11.
What do you guys think of the Real Madrid ratings on FIFA 12? Too high? Too low? Which player ratings do you specifically agree or disagree with? Make your opinion known in the comments section below.