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The King is NOT dead, Long live the King!,
This review is from: FIFA 14 Ultimate Edition (PS3) (Video Game)
New Fifa is "in town" and gamers-football fans around the world already put aside any other disc; dribbling, scoring & smashing your controller times are here once again! Since demo was out, we knew that there wouldn't be a huge improvement or any dramatic change that change the same core of the game that made it the most popular football series the last couple of years. We heard a lot the previous months about how building on success in this series may be proved wrong compared to dramatic changes that PES producers decided.
Even without the "WOW" changes , Fifa experience remain amazing building a great momentum for new generation's console series. The graphics engine, the sound and the presentation still remain the key aspects of its popularity and this time, small changes in gameplay add to the hype. Changes are visible from day one. Ball physics are better and more realistic, players movement is more difficult but more precise, shooting has never been more variant before and AI is one step forward! Online gaming, multiple modes and continuously updating stats remain of high quality. Also, you will notice Fifa menus changed for the best improving Fifa UI.
On the other hand, passing is inaccurate sometimes, especially in times during the 90 minutes that really matters; although some will say, that this differentiates a realistic football game from a game which use ping pong passing to improve gameplay.
A huge let down is the lack of Ignite engine in Fifa 14 for Ps3. As a Fifa executive producer has said comparing this Fifa 14 with next generation's game "Put them side by side and play them one after the other, then you realise how vastly different they are. It's remarkable."
+ New, more realistic ball physics
+ Shooting variation
+ New menus
+ Improved AI
- Lack of Ignite engine
- Inaccurate passing
The most realistic football game is this one! The King is NOT dead and there are no signs that can be easily taken out from the first spot in gamers-football fans heart! Fifa series fans may not notice vastly improvements but they will love it, since its built on previous success with additions that improve the overall experience. To all PES series fans out there, I say this "You really need to get your hands dirty with that one. If not now, then when"?