FIFA 15′s crowds display different accomplishments that added accurately bout the teams on the pitch. For example, the Argentinean admirers of Boca Juniors jump and bark like amusing madmen in anniversary of a goal, the accomplished amphitheater searching as admitting it’s traveling to crumble from the vibrations. Man City’s fans, on the added hand, are added than accessible to appoint in their recently-adopted ‘Poznan’ achievement brawl afterwards an important win.
Now, sure, I could just play FIFA 14. It’s not available on the App Store any more, but I can re-download it from my Purchased history. I don’t really care all that much about having current rosters, I’m not really a soccer fan at all, I just like watching the World Cup and playing soccer video games. The problem is that FIFA 15 feels significantly better than FIFA 14. The player physics have a pleasing weight to their movements that feels realistic. The controls have been expanded upon, to where you can now do through lobs, and finesse shots are actually done by swiping on the shoot button! Being able to disable the style move button for increased pass flexibility really opens up the game. FIFA 15 feels like a subtle, but significant advance for the series.
Colliding opponents might stand up and push one another while jawing for a moment, or a player might turn to their teammate and give them a thumbs-up after missing a shot to let them know the missed goal was the fault of their foot, not a bad pass. A player might discuss their foul with the referee, or even run up and smack the flag in the corner of the field. Some moments play out in the engine, but most are close-up cuts to the animations, often accompanied by expertly-delivered lines from the returning commentary team, Martin Tyler and Alan Smith.
The affairs system, then, is the absolute affliction on this game. I would accept if it was added of a authentic activity system, and accepting replacements for bronze-level players is bargain and simple enough. But it’s the bogeyman that haunts aggregate you do in this game, that even your lower-tier squads are a active time bomb that you accept to consistently manage. And if you get that Ultimate Team, you can’t absolutely adore it for too long. I accept that’s accurate of sports in absolute life, sure. But does the affairs arrangement accomplish the bold added fun? I can absolutely say that it does not.
A big complaint I’ve had with FIFA over the years has been its fear of counter-attacking football. Through-balls rarely found open space, and even when they did, defenders could easily run down attackers. Not this year. EA have done a complete 180, with through-balls cutting easily into wide open pastures and attackers able to bolt through onto goal once they’ve got the ball. Some people will complain this throws out balance, but as someone who enjoys this style of football – and let’s not forget, a lot of teams score a lot of goals like this – I love it.