This are my first thoughts on FIFA 20 career mode after playing it for 10 hours thanks to the EA Access membership.
1. Career mode itself
Nothing really changed here to be honest. The pre- and post-match interviews are a nice addition but I already saw myself skipping it a few times.
Can’t say anything about the dynamic potential because nothing changed in the games i played (1/4) of a season.
2. Feel of the game
The overall feel of the game is good. For me it’s still too quick and the pass and shot power in unrealistic. I changed the gamespeed to slow and made some slider changes:
Run speed 49
Shot speed: 46
Pass speed: 45
For me these changed hit the sweet spot for career mode and it actually feels pretty good after the changes. Way more realistic.
This really is the bottleneck at the moment. The game is way too easy. The AI hardly makes an attacking run. Aren’t aggressive off ball. They only make tackles in the 16 metres box. After like 15 games I’ve had 1 freekick and 3 penalties. That says it all. AI defence is extremly bad, even on Ultimate i just see myself running past 3 defenders. Off ball the AI just doesn’t do anything. I even had a moment where my RB had the ball, stood still and didn’t do anything for 5 ingame minutes and the AI didn’t press or attacked him even tho they were 2-0 behind.
Scoring is way too easy and I see myself winning games with 6-1 (Ajax v Lille). I can’t remember a game I scored less than 4 goals in.
I made some slider changed that made the game a bit harder but just because the AI doesn’t press and isn’t agressive it keeps feeling weird. My changed:
Goalkeeper ability (cpu only): 60
Positioning: run frequency (cpu only): 60
First touch control error (cpu only): 35
Pass error CPU: 20
4. Overall thoughts
The base is okay and even tho we didn’t really get much changed in career mode the game feels okay. Difficulty needs to be patched and the AI needs to be more aggressive. When they actually make the AI better, this could be a very good FIFA.
Feel free to ask me any questions if you want