After some updates to the game, it feels like EA ditched all they advertised to us pre-release, or ditched whatever was fixed and made the game funner than last years version.
- They told us that players would feel more responsive, this is definitely not the case. Or its effect has been negated with the return of shots and passes being blocked at ridiculous speeds (even defenders who use their hand to block).
- I think I remember them saying how speed would matter in open space. For example if I tap the ball ahead and start running without the ball, a slower defender shouldn't be faster. But it seems they are.
My biggest problem with this game is that you still can't play multiple styles. Everybody seems to win the same way. I feel like it was fun before the patches, and needed minor tweeking, instead they just made it into Fifa 17 again.
Also, how can you say you want the game to be realistic as EA does when the ball is clearly always attached to a player at all times. There are hardly any true loose balls. When you pass, it's as if the destination of the ball has been predetermined based on how good a defender around you is. As if it just goes to him because he has high stats, not because he's in a good position to intercept. Or how some balls just bounce straight towards players after deflections.
Anybody else feel the same?