Hi all, I just wanted to share some of my thoughts on the FIFA 20 gameplay that we got to see during yesterday’s Twitch stream.
I really like that FIFA is aiming to have a slower paced game this year. This is something I’ve wished for since maybe FIFA 18. In previous versions of FIFA, it’s very hectic. Players are constantly running around, the ball moves too fast when passing—I could go on, we all know about these issues and the problems they create. Having a slower paced game gets us closer to a realistic style of football, where we have space to work with and a bit more time to make decisions. I totally understand why a lot of players don’t like this, realism doesn’t matter so much and you just wanna score goals haha and that’s fine. You’re in full control of how you want to play. In the stream yesterday, I think the four guys that were playing knew the time in game was set at (maybe?) 5 minutes or so, so it was gonna go by fast. They know tons of people are watching, so they are going to try and score as many goals as they can. I think that kind of threw off the gameplay because you could tell they weren’t really taking their time to score and show off the realism. With that said, I think those who mainly play FUT and Pro Clubs shouldn’t be worried about the pace at all. It looks like you’ll still be able to play fast, you might just have to be smarter with your decisions this year.
In general, I think a slower pace is going to benefit those who want to play a game that is similar to what they see in real life, which I think is much needed in the FIFA franchise. I kind of rambled here, but these were just some of my general thoughts waking up this morning haha. I’ll be happy to elaborate more in the replies and see what anyone else thinks. I honestly think this could be the most fun and enjoyable FIFA yet, but of course we will have to see once it launches.