FIFA 14 Review - Heading In The Wrong Direction

Mr. Kennedy of 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.

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MestreRothN4G1731d ago

A troll review. So creative.

MrKennedy1730d ago

This is an honest review, you're way off the mark.

KiLLeRCLaM1730d 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

Soldierone1731d 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?

KiLLeRCLaM1731d 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?

Soldierone1731d 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....

KiLLeRCLaM1730d ago

If it's in the game, It's in the game!!

KeiKei1731d ago

fifa 14 is actually balanced. 'unbalanced corners' are your fault. you just have to learn how to defend.

Publicglutton1730d 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.

MrKennedy1730d 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.

Publicglutton1730d 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.

MrKennedy1730d 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:

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

I guess we must ALL be trolls...

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