I have played FIFA for a long time now, FIFA 97 being my first game. I have never been so unenthused with a game as this one. I know a lot of people seem to be the same, considering some of the posts on here.
The game has some pros, but there are a lot of cons. I’m 30 now, I want to play a game for fun, and there is no fun. No cups, no bronze or silver games. Sweat sweat sweat. I can’t see myself buying next years instalment, particularly when the game never seems to change.
I understand a business wants to make money, and boy they are good at that, but it would be nice if they considered their fan base. To me, no SBC content in a “FUTMAS” promo on Xmas day? Ludicrous.
Interested to hear other opinions on this, as obviously I am just one man, and I am sure there are people out there happy with the game.
well i can certainly say im loosing the bug all be it ive had it since 94 😂😂😂
On the "managerial" side each year FUT is improved. In a very good way. Currently you have far more than before, and more fun playing in different ways.
The bronze/silver/gold tournament era was BORING! You had always the same thing to do, and close the end of the season in bronze/silver tournament you were facing minutes (even 10/15 minutes) to wait for an opponent in semifinal/final, if you were lucky to find one. And lag was far worse than today.
On the "gameplay" side, it's personal. This year I really hate all these finesse shots, as almost anyone at a good level is playing in that way. I think I get scored a cross+header each 10 matches... almost nobody tries that. It's always "ball back, trying to find a way to shoot just outside the area". It's ridicolous that half of the goals I get scored against is from the outside with a finesse shot from a technical player (it isn't needed someone expensive, I could understand it with the best but if a normal Firmino works well it's an issue). It's the first year I can remember that a certain way to score is so overpowered compared to the other ones, and it's a bad thing.
As I say, happy to hear other opinions, and I do agree with the wait for a bronze/silver match. But it was more casual at least and not the grind that the game is now.
Where I do wholeheartedly agree with you is those ruddy timed finesses. I am sick of them. When you have bleeding matuidi scoring a timed finesse outside the area with his weak foot you know it’s a broken feature.
Also a new beginning for some new fans probably
Hopefully it'll be a new game engine next year. No more frostbite. That should make a difference but unless it changes I'm done.
Back in the old days when licences weren't the be all and end all, there would be 3 or 4 decent football games out at once, and the competition would drive innovation.
Sadly now, people are so licence focused that the very idea of playing a game with madchester reds v London Guns no matter how exquisite the gameplay is unimaginable.
There is no wriggle room for another football title because of this.
Forum members, for any game, tend to be the very vocal, tiny minority.
Plus, E.A have already proven that the only thing that matters is selling Fifa points; over and above any notion of creating something sustainably authentic and interesting.
I'd like a game that took a few months to actually learn how to play, and that required an understanding of football; which allowed me to have a distinct playstyle and offered me a way to express my creativity.
Instead, we have a scenario where E.A wants everyone to be able to pick up and play with relative ease, so they can start selling fifa points asap.
So I see no change next year.
But the kids, and the streamers, and the You Tubers who complain but still spend small fortunes on points and promote the game to their audience, and the casuals, will carry on as normal and they'll buy it because their friends all have it and they all want to be the next Pro Player, and the shills in gaming journalism will all give it 9/10, and E.A will spend millions advertising it and putting the kids hero on the box.
Consequently, they'll buy Fifa 20, and the next one, and the one after, and the one after that...and the game won't get any better, save a step forward here and there which will be patched after they have our money.
EA has never been very good at listening to it’s fans. It has fifa locked down because of licensing. Otherwise a competitor would already be right on its heels imo
Like I said, it’s the licensing. Without that, competitors don’t really stand a chance. I think the game is in its worst state since I’ve been playing (95 on sega lol) but I love football more than I hate this company/game.
They bend me over and I just take it. A bitter relationship.
They will continue to lower our expectations and feed off a certain section of people who are quite literally addicted to opening packs.
This is what I’ve been saying. Fifa is in a churn cycle. They’re don’t want the old school players to quit. But they don’t care if we do. They’re counting on bringing in new players that are too young to have ever player a good football game.
Pretty sure on their last earnings call they mentioned FUT earnings are down.
Probably this for me, been playing since 94, rejoined fifa around 07 when PES lost its glory, played the first FUT when it was an add on played each one every year and never got past November/December before it got boring due to the grind.
This year I have amassed the best players and coin total I have ever had but I have no enthusiasm in playing the game right now, its like having a second job.
I imagine 20 will be similar to this year and my interest will only be touched if and when they use a new engine where the game will actually be different.
It seems that they are trying to intentionally annoy us, but why?