I missed football and now miss fifa

Ballsantini
143 posts Has Potential To Be Special
Going on 4 months without playing. Premier league came back with a welcome bang this past week. Made me realize I miss fifa too but no way im playing this broken game.

Does anyone hold out hope for fifa 21? I honestly may not buy it just not to be disappointed again. Its so embarrassing, i cant believe that there isnt a fun Football video game. Its wild right? Like billions of global fans and there isnt a good video game? Crazy.

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  • CheekiBreeki00
    74 posts Park Captain
    Football manager is fun. You'll never ever want to touch FIFA again, I haven't.
  • Ballsantini
    143 posts Has Potential To Be Special
    Football manager is fun. You'll never ever want to touch FIFA again, I haven't.

    May check it out thanks!

  • BLaZiNgSPEED
    418 posts Sunday League Hero
    Honestly speaking, I miss football too, much, much more so than FIFA. I didn't play much FIFA last 4 months. I mostly play online chess now. If you don't play FIFA for a while, your brain gets accustomed to the new stereotype and you no longer crave it.

    It is similar like junk food. I gave it up 8 years ago to never buy crisps and I stuck to it as it was my weakest point leading to an uncontrollable addiction that even led to modest weight gain. The brain slowly gave it up when I stopped buying them and the natural craving also stopped, but took a good couple of months of willpower. My weight dropped and I never regained again as I never had a desire to overeat anything else.

    FIFA and Football is similar in a way as it works on our pleasure centers of our brains (dopamine)! If you start with one hobby, you get easily glued to it and forget about the other hobbies.

    I will watch videos and read reviews for FIFA 21 and play the demo and decide for myself if it will be worth it. Obviously due to the Coronavirus, I don't have much confidence in EA focusing their development on the game.

    I don't think EA will have invested enough time and energy improving FIFA 21 this year due to the corona crisis as the development team may have been stuck at home away from the studios. But let's see, I hope I am wrong and EA really did silently improve the game over all this time. If I am not happy, who is to force me to buy it? I didn't buy FIFA 18, 19 and 20 and stuck with FIFA 17 these past few years! And I pretty much got adapted to the point where for me it is 50/50, If I didn't play it, I won't feel deprived.
  • Ballsantini
    143 posts Has Potential To Be Special

    I don't think EA will have invested enough time and energy improving FIFA 21 this year due to the corona crisis as the development team may have been stuck at home away from the studios. But let's see, I hope I am wrong and EA really did silently improve the game over all this time. If I am not happy, who is to force me to buy it? I didn't buy FIFA 18, 19 and 20 and stuck with FIFA 17 these past few years! And I pretty much got adapted to the point where for me it is 50/50, If I didn't play it, I won't feel deprived.

    Based on the messaging and marketing around the launch i think youre right. The Initial marketing focus was on things that are not currently wrong with the game - the issue with it is that these issues and criticisms have been around for years and have been exacerbated year to year. So part of me thinks EAs inaction and inability to read the room is more the culprit for another crap product - more than coronavirus, which i admit is slightly unfair, but, there was no signal that a massive investment was being made prior prior to covid to turn around this mess either. Nor was there even acknowledgment at how poor the game was.

    In a year where we are all stuck inside, EA should be making a fortune, instead its just highlighting the firms public relations, customer experience strategy and product development issues.

    Is there any chance fifa 21 isnt awful?
  • Cooler08
    640 posts An Exciting Prospect
    edited July 3
    This thread from January people said what their expectations are for FIFA 21.

    https://fifaforums.easports.com/en/discussion/533124/what-are-your-realistic-expectations-for-fifa-21/p1
  • Ballsantini
    143 posts Has Potential To Be Special
    Cooler08 wrote: »
    This thread from January people said what their expectations are for FIFA 21.

    https://fifaforums.easports.com/en/discussion/533124/what-are-your-realistic-expectations-for-fifa-21/p1

    Yeah this was pre covid. Theyll be lucky to slap a new cover photo on 20. As long as they say “hey this is going to be really bad” and dont false promise / under deliver i will buy it.

    If there is radical over emphasis on graphics improvements and new made up mechanics “transforming the gameplay” that no onr asked for from the paid reviewers and no mention of career mode or broken physics im not buying it.
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