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Should have wrote this a long time ago...,
This review is from: FIFA 14 (PS4) (Video Game)
I've owned every FIFA from 2004 and I think my patience has run out. I am mostly an online seasons player and so this review is based on the gameplay. Ok so yes the graphics have improved but they don't compensate for the awful gameplay. The first thing that bothers me is the severe increase in the frequency of offsides. The AI of the players comes into this, it would appear they don't seem to read where the line of defence is and more often than not stray behind this line. It would also seem that the computer delays the pass so that the player is purposefully offside. In addition, when a pass is intended for a player on the wing, it goes to the player that is in an offside position. Furthermore, players seem lazy, I've lost count of the number of times I have cleared the ball or the opposition has passed to me and the player I want to pass to is just jogging back. Moving on, the other thing that annoys me is the ease in which goals from headers are scored. For example, you are playing Bayern Munich, a corner is whipped in and no matter how hard you try to clear it Dante or Mandzukic rise above all your players to plant the ball in the back of the next. Even if either of these players are surrounded by 3 defenders you still have no chance. I reckon this happens 99% of the time. As such, a lot of online players choose to play as Bayern and they all have the same play, run down the wing and cross it to Mandzukic, easy goal, no skill required. Something has surfaced in the last month of two that really grinds my gears. Ok so you have just scored, great goal and you are celebrating, opposition kicks off, guy seems to be running back to his own goal, turns and fires a long ball upfield, the FIFA equivalent of a Hail Mary. 90% of the time the lone opposition striker finds a pocket that allows him to collect the ball and score. Wait? Where's the defender marking this guy? Just standing there watching. What is this EA? Seriously? Have you been watching too much Scottish football? (I'm from Scotland). What else do we have? Oh yes what are the goalkeepers about? Several times I have played a simple backpass, with no opposition players near the keeper, and he miss controls it, sometimes this leads to a goal! The shot doesn't even need to be hard for the keeper to palm it away, and more often of not it falls to an opposition player who slams it in the back of the net. Other times you think, seriously? I could have caught that even if I was in the crowd. For example, the opposition attempts a chip, time seems to slow down, routine save... oh you know what I'll just tip it over the bar. Rigged! I could seriously go on all day. The other players annoy me too. Ok so you attempt to make a simple pass to Ronaldo/Messi when you are on the break from an opposition attack/corner, easy enough for either of these players to stride right? Nah no chance, it smacks off their heal, attack over! AGGGH. One last thing, but there are probably 100 more things...The refs! I have no problem with a decision if it's earned, for example a rough tackle. You could blow on a player and get a yellow card in this game! Shocking how easy is it to get booked. Say you are running towards goal and run past a player but run into one of the defenders, that's obstruction right? Free kick to me? Nope, yellow card for the attacker. Wow. How often, if the real life game, would you see a player getting booked in the first five minutes? Refs tend to wait till a player has commited a few fouls before booking the player. Anyway that's all I want to say
EA I really hope you are reading this, please make the effort for your loyal fan base again.
If I could give this no stars I would.
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Initial post: 7 Mar 2014 19:54:49 GMT
Liam Ireland says:
I apologise for the poor grammer and spelling
Posted on 5 May 2014 23:38:29 BDT
Wished i'd have read this before buying this game! It is a terrible terrible game, going back to Pro Evolution next time.
Posted on 6 May 2014 13:40:16 BDT
Last edited by the author on 6 May 2014 13:40:54 BDT
We should all stop buying the game until the gameplay issues are fixed.
They have also ripped us off with no real offline game play.
Would it have hurt EA to label the box with online only?
No; money, money, money.
If I play a friendly I often end up closing the game down because its so bad.
Why do EA think I want to play a game with such buggy/false gameplay?
To many bugs to mention!
Posted on 24 May 2014 16:29:47 BDT
An interesting read http://answers.ea.com/t5/FIFA-14/Why-is-F
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