Top critical review
on 5 January 2013
Im a religious fifa player, i have bought them all since 98', always my top game year in year out, however i just think EA have got lazy and there is too much rubbish in the game( what most would refer too as bulls***!)
For instance Ultimate team is a great game mode, but ultimately is ruined by the ability to win by having pace. If your team is fast, they can beat anyone, so for example having someone like agbonglahor in your side, he can run rings around players such as terry and ferdinand, simply because he is quicker. Ultimate team also allows you to pay real money for in game money or gold packs, taking a lot of fun away from those who dont have the money, therefore meaning if you have lots of money you can get a better team easier, takes the fun away.
Online play is getting increasingly frustrating, i am a real fan of the head to head seasons as you get matched up against similar ability players and teams that are the same star rating, however i played about 10 games in a row without reaching the end of the game, i had players rage quitting every game because i went 2/3-0 up. Taking the fun out of it as you never get to finish the game. Also related to online play is the connection issue, so much of the time you get slow connection and lag, meaning if you like to play quick passing football it becomes almost impossible as your players take too long on the ball due to slow connection, yet booting a ball over the top and getting a luck break using lag works. Its s***.
Due to this i have ended up playing the career mode, playing against the computer, i thought it would be interesting to take a league 2 side and get them promoted up the leagues and build a good side, but i found myself getting wound of because the ability of the league 2 players was unbelievably awful! They cannot pass, shoot or dribble to any kind of 'professional level'. Some of the stuff the players come out with due to having bad ratings you would not see on a sunday pub game. I play against legendary which is the hardest difficulty, and i would say 80% i win. But the computer doesnt seem to play fair, you always have tiny wingers like Walcott outjumping big center backs like lescott just because the CPU decides it wants to score. Realistically this would never happen yet legendary CPU seems to pull it off.
However i still play it almost every day, i know its frustrating but at the end of the day it is fifa and i love it, its 100000000x better than PES. Once you get used to the above problems you begin to manage with it.
I would recommend fifa as its the best game going full stop. But like i say can become so frustrating.