Now I know many of you guys love this game, most of you are happy to pass it round the back and to your midfielders until your opponent gets bored and makes a mistake. But I have to be honest I dislike the game.
Firstly, Passing is like marmite for the community, you either love it or hate it and I'm favouring the latter. No matter who I have in midfield, whether it's Lahm and Thiago or Bentaleb and Mason, passes rarely go where you want them to, and most of the time my passes get intercepted anyway.
I'm not going to ramble on about how passing is slow and boring because there is plenty of threads about those issues. I'm going to express my opinions on the game and what I feel could be improved.
Crossing/Corners I feel this has been nerfed massively, probably due to the amount people complained in previous years. But corners this year are dreadful, keepers are so quick off their line to come and collect r catch the ball that I literally have given up when trying to take a corner, I now just play a short pass and regain possession.
Crosses go straight to the keeper every time, and most people love the fact you can't run down the wing and spam crosses and headers, and I'm one of those people, but when you spot a free player in the box and you're running down the wing 75% of the time the cross will be straight at the keeper or be a horrendous ball.
Goalkeepers Like previous years keepers are hit and miss, they can make an incredible 1 on 1 save then miscontrol a ball played back to them resulting in an embarrassing own goal. This year keepers are really odd, the Speed stat means nothing because they all are lightning quick off of their goal lines to reach a through ball and hoof it up the pitch.
The thing about them that bugs me is keepers can catch a volley inside the box but palm out slow finesse shots that my grandma could catch whilst having one hand in her purse getting my pocket money.
Free Kicks/PenaltiesAnother issue that many people have made threads about. But for me this is a nightmare this year. I can be clean through on goal and their CB will be pulling the shirt off my back and no free kick, but when Yaya Toure is in the box and my player looks at him he drops like a sack of spuds.
Something I haven't seen too many people mention is occasionally when I'm running with the ball an opposition player will come from behind and tackle/foul me and yet they end up with the free kick and this happens a lot.
Penalties are atrocious, some people actually play for penalties.
Overall I have to say I find this game really boring, on previous FIFA's especially last year I loved passing it around with players like Kroos, Fabregas and Iniesta, but this year I just can't get to grips with the passing. I'm not calling for it to be patched so every pass is accurate even with 46 rated players, just tweak it a little. There's plenty more things that I like/dislike but this is already pretty long.
Let me know what your opinions are.