Submitted by MrKennedy 448d ago | review

FIFA 14 Review - Heading In The Wrong Direction

Mr. Kennedy of TheKoalition.com writes: EA Sports has had a long and storied history with the sport of football since they released FIFA International Soccer in 1993. Since that release, we have seen a brand new FIFA title released virtually every year since that initial football game and FIFA 14 is the latest in the long line of titles.

EA's primary focus for FIFA 14 is to slow down the play and become more methodical. Players are encouraged to try and slowly build up their play through midfield and find a way through their opponents defense. This shows that EA were somewhat listening to the complaints of FIFA 13's mindless counter-attack style. The other added features includes "Pure Shot" which EA told us will "transform shooting, making every shot attempt feel real, and when players connect with the perfect strike, feel exhilarating." This means the higher-quality players will still be able to shoot rather effectively whilst losing their balance or being challenged for the ball. When you connect properly with the ball, shots do feel more exhilarating when they land beautifully in the top corner. Where there is a yin there is also a yang as this new feature is negated by the easiness of headers. (EA Sports, FIFA 14, PC, PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360) 55/100

MestreRothN4G  +   448d ago
A troll review. So creative.
MrKennedy  +   448d ago
This is an honest review, you're way off the mark.
KiLLeRCLaM  +   448d ago
He gave the game a 55/100 you honestly saying that it really deserves that score? You haven't played the game at all or you're probably some european PES fanboy I played the game for free on my Note2 and even that gets 90+ rating.. PFfff
Soldierone  +   448d ago
Does this game have blatant advertising like NHL? Its seriously annoying in NHL14. We pay 60+ dollars for a game and still need to see all these ads?
KiLLeRCLaM  +   448d ago
what would you rather see on the boards and ice? pictures that you bave on your facebook? NHL 15 will incorporate that for you..Not a bad idea though, or?
Soldierone  +   448d ago
Its not those ads. The is a Verizon or car ad on loading screens, when you open up "hockey ultimate team" it says "brought to you by Honda."

They also have trophies that say "Honda - Do this" Let alone the Gilete razor ad that shuts the music off in the main menu so you watch the commercial....
KiLLeRCLaM  +   448d ago
If it's in the game, It's in the game!!
KeiKei  +   448d ago
fifa 14 is actually balanced. 'unbalanced corners' are your fault. you just have to learn how to defend.
Publicglutton  +   448d ago
Troll review, NOT getting enough hits so you thought you slate Fifa 14. You can at least give it a realistic score, your just taking the piss.
MrKennedy  +   448d ago
It seems like the people who label this a "troll review" seems like they want reviews to favour the game in question just because they already like it.

I thought the point of a review was to read someone's opinion (for what it's worth) and use that to judge whether or not you should buy the product or not.

This wasn't a favourable review that was paid for. To label a review as a "troll review" just because it doesn't suit your preference is just plain ignorant.

Try reading the review instead of just looking at the score. I explain why I gave it an average score.
Publicglutton  +   448d ago
It's NOT a matter of wanting reviews in favour of Fifa 14 it's a matter of reviews that reflect a realistic opinion with a realistic score, 55/100 definitely is NOT.
For example take a look at "Lords of Football" an absolutely awful game with a score of 52/100 and you think Fifa 14 deserves only a few points more "you're way off the mark",even if you were being highly critical.
Perhaps you need to review you're review policy.
MrKennedy  +   448d ago
Well if it was truly awful then it should have received a score of 20-25/100.

How do you decipher a "realistic opinion"?

It seems like I'm not the only one who thinks FIFA 14 is average at best: http://masonicgamer.com/ea-...

I've read plenty of other FIFA 14 reviews and the common word used throughout is "clumsy".

I guess we must ALL be trolls...
Publicglutton  +   448d ago
Realistic is a review of the actual game NOT a review of the lack of updates to Fifa 14 this year.
Compared to last year Fia 14 has slighly better graphics , improved gameplay, passing, shooting , smoother overall. No more colliding with everything, no more waiting for substitutions....and the game is much less clumsy than last years...but there are problems as with every yearly update, but a score of 55/100 does not reflect this IMO.
I've read all the reviews on N4G and 2 of them were 7.0 the rest above that which is fair reflection of this years Fifa across the board , your score however stands out which of course will come under scrutiny for obvious reasons.
bjareboy  +   446d ago
I totally agree with Mr. Kennedy. I've played fifa since Fifa10 and spent alot of time with each years release. I've never bought PES, but seriously consider it now. Fifa14 SUCKS!! It's like a boring arcade game for kids. Almost as if EA's trying to take away anything fun with the game. "Hey! Let's make the players slower and crash even more! Maybe that'll make the game more realistic?!?!" To score in this game all you need is long through balls, crosses and/or corners. Headers are so overpowered to the point of parody. Then you have those out of the blue long through balls. Yepp, push 2 buttons and your wingers or strikers are one on one with the goalie. Pathetic and no fun at all. Fifa 12 kept me interested the whole year. Fifa13 was also ok, but Fifa14 is getting boring after a couple of days.
Other shitty things like lag and unplayable games due to poor matchmaking is still there. I'd say every third game I play is ruined by lag.

I'm an above average Fifa player and won 850 and lost about 300 online games in last years Ultimate team.

And to aid Mr. Kennedys review, take a look at the user reviews on Metacritic.com:


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