Viz wrote: »
See Ultimate Team is a manifestation of A LOT of what's wrong with Fifa. The game mode's concept is fine but the execution is poor to say the least. First of all I must stress that the idea of creating your own team with players from different leagues, generations etc is very cool.
But the very engine through which it rewards players defeats the purpose of taking it seriously competitively. The very pinnacle of any game mode should be balance and accessibility. However in Ultimate Team that is circumvented through using actual money to purchase players.
This eventually leads to the concept of microtransactions and that is a whole other flippin kettle of fish and one that I certainly won't touch, BUT they seem almost ubiquitous to the Ultimate Team experience. So much so that entire 3rd party companies have taken to allowing players to purchase in game currency more cheaply from them than from EA. It's a booming marketplace.
Now before I descend into a lengthy dissertation on microtransactions in video games I will just say this. Any game mode that removes or dilutes the skill involved through a means not equally available to everyone is a game mode I want no part of, especially if its through microtransactions.
It completely defeats the purpose of it being ranked or competitive in nature as you are disadvantaged if someone chooses to spend ludicrous amounts of money on a team.This is JUST one reason why I'd play seasons over ultimate Team.
In seasons there may be a smaller variety of viable options (something I fully blame EA for wigh the way they've chosen to segregate teams) they are viable and skill plays a much more prominent part. I won't be hindered from the start by going up against a certain team because I have the option to choose that same team or one of equal or similar potency. When there is so little you can do off the field to give yourself an advantage it makes what you do on the field that much more important.
While it may not be there yet entirely as there is no team chemistry stat affected for not playing players in their natural position and the game still remains as centered around pace there's less emphasis on gimmicks and exploiting game infidelities and more on football, which is what want from a footballing sim
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