The best and only enjoyable aspect of this game is the addictive card-collecting aspect. But throughout the years, EA has made this game worse while adding features that stimulates the incredibly boring Chelsea-Champions-League-winning-like-defensive play style.
This is my list of things what is wrong with the game:
1. Player switching: Forget the fact that it's been the worst it has ever been. I've got setting set on manual player switching and still the game regularly switches players for me automatically. It's causing me to concede goals and costing me games.
2. Slide tackles not always registering when pressing square on PS4.
3. They were supposed to fix defending so that a perfectly timed tackle would result in you claiming the ball. Instead the ball still bounces of you, right back into the opponent's player who is now clear on goal.
4. Power on passes not working correctly. Often I power up a pass to the max and it produces a slower as ❤️❤️❤️❤️ roller to my nearest team mate. Or the when I enter 1 power bar, and it passes it just blasts it across the pitch to no-one. However, there is often an opponent that automatically intercepts it.
5. Jockeying. Honestly, what the F, what is this BS? Manual tackling is still not rewarding but jockeying and auto-tackling will win you game. Players can rush straight into you, mistime the tackle completely, end up behind you and yet run backwards faster than you can run forward.
6. Passes not ending up where you aim for it.
7. High pressure not working. As an attacking-minded player who focuses on all out attack, I'd like to bring the heat. Sometimes I need to force a goal in the last 5 minutes to equalise or win, despite putting on constant pressure, backline set to 10 and everybody on "get forward", I still can't claim the ball back from a person who is wasting time in the back. My AI just won't get near my opponent's backline when he/she has the ball.
8. AI in this game is focused on the defensive aspect. Related to point 6, the entire team will move backwards when you lose possession even if just for a second rather than move forward to press high up the pitch, intercepts passes and claim the ball back quickly. I also notice this from an attacking point of view, often my players just stand there in perfect formation rather than being dynamic and making good attacking runs.
9. The impact engine. They introduced it and since then this game has never been the same. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ like Messi can toss around the likes of Zlatan and Drogba like ragdolls just by running into them. During tackles, players get stuck, recover slowly and either ruin great chances for you or give away great chances to your opponent.
10. Free-kicks. Why is the top corner a blocked area in online gameplay but in squad battles I can aim for it no problem, ❤️❤️❤️❤️ hell EA.