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2.0 out of 5 stars Predictable..., 28 Nov. 2013
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This review is from: FIFA 14 (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
A few things to expect from this latest installment of FIFA;
-Expect to score ALOT of headers.
-Expect most of your shots to be blocked.
-Expect to be chasing the ball most of the game.
-Don't expect to get a single free-kick.

The list could go on.

The game is slow, really slow, when it comes to playing in the rain? forget about it. painfully slow!
The AI are extremely annoying, you'll run in for a tackle the opponent will do a quick swivel and you'll run straight past them for another 3 meters, the overall mechanics feel all wrong, and boy does the AI love to block, don't expect to get many shots past from outside the box, a defender will almost certainly be there taking the shot straight to the face no hassle. Your players get dispossessed far to easily because every player kicks the ball so far in front of them when dribbling and there first touch is always terrible. EVERY player is so slow off the mark after receiving the ball, by this time the opponent has already come in and taken the ball straight from you.

As i stated above, do not expect to win ANY free-kicks, I'm struggling to remember a time I have taken one at the moment, if you want to score goals the equation is simple cross+header=goal or just chip it past the keeper, the effect is the same. The whole system of a football match seems to have disappeared, gain possession, pass it around, build play up and hopefully convert. The game is now much more, chase the ball, gain the ball (good luck), run down the wing, stick a cross in and score.

I'm enjoying manager mode so far, i don't get the scouting system, i don't want to have to scout lionel messi for weeks just to find out his rating? i'm finding myself just heading to the menu and going to kick-off and picking a team just to find a players rating...

Cannot comment on other game modes, lack of motivation stops me from even wanting to play it any more
Overall the game is poor, frustrating and most importantly not fun anymore.

the saying 'don't fix it if it isn't broken' saying comes to mind over and over again when playing FIFA 14, well i guess FIFA 15 has got some work to do then.
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Initial post: 29 Nov 2013 17:08:15 GMT
Entrigo says:
Agree in full, but you can make a few tweaks to the settings which make the game much more enjoyable: go on "game setting" and decrease the CPU run frequency and marking (I normally play with both between 46 and 43) and decrease their speed and acceleration to 47/48. Then increase your run frequency and marking to 65 (and maybe your golakeeper ability to 65 as well, if you don't want to take a goal every two shots on target). I have been playing this way for a while and it is much better; it allows you to build play, pass it around, dribble and score in different ways... And if you are finding a particular game too easy, you can just increase the CPU settings. Enjoy!

Posted on 24 Apr 2014 13:03:29 BDT
You are clearly playing something different because i think it is very enjoyable and as for chasing the opponents their is a simple solution just retain possession more and chances will open up. If you think this game is frustrating then i advise you to not get the world cup game because that is much worse
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