By far the a lot of accepted bold approach of FIFA 15 serise and FIFA 15 coins on EA’s allegorical footie sim is FIFA Ultimate Aggregation (FUT), which aback its addition in 2009 has accustomed millions aloft millions of gamers to become basic aptitude scouts and able managers. According to EA, this year, 542,000 transfers are listed per hour, with 11,000 matches played anniversary day. So, we all accede it’s great, animated we’ve got that out the way – now, on to what makes us wish to brand on the disc with brindled boots.
1. There’s not abundant cash
Wealth doesn’t appear easy, and afterwards all, it’s bill that amount in a approach that’s basically a footballing banal market, complete with accomplishment to foot. Thankfully EA is acclamation dodgy ambidextrous loopholes and bots that accept bedeviled Ultimate Aggregation and fabricated it just absolute unfair, but there should be added bonuses for aberrant play and alone skill, instead of accepting to attending online for bizarre means to hustle addition baby scattering of bread in FIFA. That said, it’s nice to be able to be able to plan approaching dream teams with the new Concept Squad feature.
2. It’s not generally appealing football
Games generally play out with top assurance getting lofted from one end to the added and mad scrambles, with the goalkeeper either authoritative admiration saves or getting angled three times with four account to go. Long shots are absolutely difficult to cull off unless you’ve got the a lot of big-ticket players, arrest is harder so fast strikers artlessly acceleration through your defence and penalties appear blubbery and fast (We’ve explored these issues in added abyss before). It all gets a bit backbreaking and it’s sometimes harder to apperceive if you’ve spent your money able-bodied if the gameplay can feel so random.
3. Packs are rubbish
Yeah, yeah, it’s a bit of adventure to accessible a backpack and achievement for the best, but just as if you were a kid, all you’ll usually get is disappointment (when aperture the pack, not just with adolescence activity in general). Okay, yes, you’ll get abundant players eventually, but you’ll accept to allotment with a lot of dough. You’re bigger off in the alteration bazaar architecture a aggregation arranged with affordable players with top allure (rather than accepting one or two big stars), but again that’s all such a headache. Okay, we’ll try just one added pa… OH NOT YOU AGAIN!
4. It’s too rigid
You are chargeless to body your ultimate team, so why can’t you get them to play area you like? Aren’t you meant to be the boss? I mean, it’s us who’s paid for these players (and the game), so you should be able to mix positions and formations up a bit more. Custom approach are aswell a fiddly, authoritative blend that takes up a lot of time, abnormally if you accept to set aggregate up again from bold to game.
5. It’s not affecting enough
Yes, the players accept got a beginning lick of affect on the pitch, but it’s absolutely a antiseptic ambiance for in fact creating a team; added like a science assignment followed by bifold maths than the adapter you get from watching a absolute aggregation develop. Fine, it isn’t absolute life, it’s a bazaar trading simulation game, but it would be acceptable if players interacted and congenital allure in added animal ways, rather than earning adherence in a cold, stat-based fashion. Basically, we wish added letters of hugs and amateur strops. And we wish a basic Wenger-style Puffa covering while we accord with it.
6. Missing legends
Sure, he alone amount ￡1.2 actor if Sir Alex bought him way aback in 1992 (and he kung-fu kicked a fan) but Eric Cantona’s name is still articulate at Old Trafford anniversary in anniversary out to this day, so how appear EA can’t bethink him? Also, while we’re at Man Utd, where’s George Best? Yet Robbie Fowler gets the nod… Anyone at EA’s acutely a fan of abominable punditry and acutely gelled hair.
7. It’s absolutely harder for accidental players
FUT is not something you can dip your toe into. Some will never absolutely accept it, and even admitting you’re in the boyhood it can be arresting to accept a bold approach on your ￡45 acquirement that you never absolutely get into. It’s abnormally arresting if the alteration bazaar still has casual glitches, you apperceive the array of thing, like accepting your gold taken if you didn’t even win the bid. Nothing’s absolute and it’s abundantly bland if you accede 13 actor transfers are listed per day, but it’s actual arresting if you don’t feel in control.
8. It hasn’t afflicted enough
Disclaimer: Ultimate Aggregation is incredible. But! But is it all starting to get a bit… repetitive? There’s no agnosticism it’s brought joy to the masses and confused added copies of the authorization for EA than all the added modes combined, but, with the barring of accommodation players and Concept Squads, it’s all appealing abundant the aforementioned as endure year, just with hardly worse gameplay. In FIFA 16/17 it would be abundant to see a complete overhaul, maybe a absolutely new alternative approach with the old FUT still in place, afore anyone abroad offers one instead.
9. It’s very expensive
Aside from the cost involved within the virtual world of Ultimate Team, and the cost if you actually spend your real money, it’s a dent in the wallet to have to buy a new copy of FIFA every year if all you’re interested in is FUT, which many are (64 per cent according to EA). A standalone FUT game at half the price would be nice.
10. Finally, people who won’t stop
On the other hand, don’t you ever sometimes just get Ultimate bloody Team fatigue? When you just want to stick in the disc and load up a quick game of United v City, in whatever stadium, with whatever kit and… shock horror… whatever old line up you’re offered? But no, there’s always someone wanting to tinker for what seems like hours (because it is hours) before even kicking the ball, by which time you’ve gone to bed. Sometimes it’s good to just play.