FIFA21 as it stands is a somewhat decent game with a decent sized skillgap.
Defending is definitely more manual than FIFA20 & pace of the players is how it should be unlike FIFA20 where slower defenders at times would catchup and bail out the noobs.
There are still issues with the game it's far from perfect with tackles bouncing back to your opponent & Auto Blocks around the box can be annoying but there's enough attacking variety to get around it if you're a good player.
Passing can be off at times too.
E.A in the next update MUST NOT buff AI Defending or touch the PACE of the players....
If they do the game could go to pot just like FIFA20 and we'll have another slugfest.
The poorer players are going to complain they can't defend in the coming weeks there's no doubt about that but i'm hoping for once E.A will stay strong and not give in... we need a skillgap and at the moment FIFA21 has that.. just minor tweaks needed.
Depends on the situation but I get what you're saying, I'm talking about more if you're in a 1v1 clean through with M'bappe.. on FIFA20 this happened and sometimes you'd get caught up by a slower defender other times you wouldn't it was more RNG.
on FIFA21 when this happens you don't get caught...
Pace of players shouldn't change though but if you just mean strength? pushing players off then maybe, but I only see small tweaks needed really.
Yeah if the quicker player is already past the slower defender running then they shouldn't catch up.. Its more when they are shoulder to shoulder and the quicker player has lower stats for everything but pace yet they still seem to pull away so easily.
Only some minor tweaks, Im with you on that tho!
Yeah strength/physical should come into it mate! I can't disagree with you on that!!
Let's hope E.A don't mess up the game with the next update... but i'm honestly worried they will lol.
Sometimes they'll drop an update and change stuff "sneakily" without even putting it in the pitch notes so I can't say I have alot of confidence in E.A really.
The game is enjoyable and fun as there is a lot of goals rather than dullards parking the bus.
We all want a game of football and not a game of chess!
There is quite a bigger skillgap to 21 than in 20 because defending in 20 was heavily AI Assisted, in 21 least fast players actually can get away more now it's realistic.
Also you have to manually switch to your defenders now.. if you're too aggressive and run them out you'll concede goals more easily than 20.
I don't think 21 is an amazing FIFA but at this moment it's decent with huge potential unless E.A reverse it with messing it up with the next gameplay update.