Im impressed! It looks like EA finally found a way to make the game balanced like it should be. There Will be bugs, problems and people who dont like the game.. but a game just cant be 100% perfect.
But the demo plays so good. Im very happy with the fact that pace isnt that important anymore. I dont know if EA downgraded many players with their pace on purpose to make more people use them but i think its very good. There Will be fast players offcourse but i do believe many more people Will use 'slower' players now.
Never really liked Cavani in fifa 17, and havent seen him much in Squads against me. But now he plays like he should. Not the fastest but with the new crossing system he is a beast. Thats What makes This game good. Its not all pace now. Now players like cavani who are world class but arent the fastest, are very usefull to. Because in the penalty box they are so deadly, just like in real life his headers are world class to. So i like the balance for each quality a player has. Pace, strong, good positioning, good headers. Every player seems to be usefull now because its the same for defenders. A good strong defender but without pace can be hard to defeat when crosses comes in. And vice versa, a fast defender who isnt the tallest but can keep pacy attackers are easyer to defeat in the air.
The same goes for dribbling. If you have good dribbling, it doest mean you win every dribble and walk past someone like he isnt there. But you actually feel now if you pass the ball to Verratti and he Got a defender at him, he has the quality to keep calm, keep the ball tho his feet and turn around the defender with his good dribbling, agility and balance. And with players who doesnt have those abilities its much harder to do this. Which is great because it felt like in fifa 17, every player was equal. Players i never heard of dribbled like Messi, defended like Ramos and shoots like Ronaldo while they really didnt had those qualitys.
Really looking forward to This game!