This time of year usually gets me like a kid at Christmas but after a couple games i'm as bored as i get towards the back end of fifa17 on day one of early access, You have created a game where the AI itself cannot defend the AI on clubs has always been known as a terrible thing but this year its on a whole new level of retardation. The only thing this has accomplished is to give more people a reason to play park the bus. There is so much delay going on again this year my guy just stops on the ball and lets it roll away from him when i try to take a pass.. and what the hell is wrong with standing tackle, Why does it perform a standing tackle 3 seconds after pressing it. half the time its not a standing tackle its some sort of stretched semi sliding tackle. I thought that was just a mistake in the beta.
The ability to change direction within an instant is of course a great feature within the game but apart from that i cant really see what else has been added to the game to actually claim it as a new game. Shooting feels the same, keepers are abysmal, easier to score from 30 yards than 10. I can't find this game anywhere for less than 50 which seem's criminal when you look at what has been changed, This is without doubt FIFA17.1 and would fit well in the development section on steam. Of course most people probably wont notice because they blame there loses on not having a good enough team on UT rather than the game mechanics.
This isn't a rant btw this is what i have seen with my own eyes. There are other good additions to this game like the football boot detailing and a slightly better atmosphere but these are small details compared to what should of been added/ not changed. The decision to destroy the one button that actually lets you defend manually is very confusing.