Long shots needed nerfed and goalkeepers needed improvement which has been done so happy with that.
However EA are making changes in their patches that they are not telling us about and I'm not pleased with that. They have massively upped the amount of auto-tackles/auto-lunges and auto clearances which no one wants, pre-patch there wasn't much of this but now it's nonstop, get rid of this, it adds noting to the game except frustration. If i'm in control of a player and don't press a button then that player should do nothing but currently it will lunge/slide/auto-clear if the ball is anywhere near them which just shouldn't be.
The game in its current form encourages defensive/counter attacking tactics and there's a few reasons for this:
-Individual defenders drop way to deep for no reason when playing more attacking tactics, allowing attackers lots of space and time on the ball. Sometimes defenders will drop 5-10 yards behind the defensive line and the striker for no reason, it is making counter-attacking very easy.
-Driven through balls from defense to attack have 100% accuracy, a driven pass should be less accurate than a normal pass but this isn't the case.
-There is no midfield battle as midfielders don't mark or position themselves well enough and passes easily bypass the midfield.
Passing is still ridiculously accurate and is the main cause of FIFA 18's issues, tone down passing and everything will improve, this is the change we should all be calling for. At the moment we don't even need to consider our passing options, just instantly hit pass in a general location and it will almost certainly be successful. The passing stat on cards mean literally nothing, with the way the game is they should just remove that stat entirely or put it to 99 on every card as that is what it really is. Also weak foot should have an impact on passing but it also doesn't seem to.