The world-famous soccer series returns with the release of FIFA 21 from Electronic Arts this year, the game promises many long-awaited improvements to the gameplay and artificial intelligence, so has FIFA fulfilled its promises this time? Keep reading to learn more.
FIFA is a very ancient series of games that started releasing in the year 1993 and achieved the success that began to double with the numbered parts that started from FIFA 95 onwards, and in fact, being a football fan from a young age, we have been keen to play the new FIFA parts annually since The 1995 edition, and although we preferred at the time to Konami's famous masterpiece International Superstar Soccer, FIFA had its own advantages in a fun way of playing and even with the hall matches in some versions, FIFA reached the height of success and popularity with the 98th edition that accompanied the World Cup and in The first decade of the millennium set back a lot and floundered in the gameplay for many years until I started improving again on the PS3 / X360 devices to ascend the throne of football again and defeat the stubborn competitor PES from Konami commercially and even at the level of level.
FIFA now offers a wide range of game modes, there is the career phase that is divided into the player phase or the managerial phase, and we have played the administrative phase that is full of options such as planting a talent network around the world, reviewing reports about players, developing a plan for developing players, making deals and transfers, and The hunt for talent is a fun development that requires skill in team management, but the many options outside the field may not appeal to all players, there is also the Ultimate Team, which has become a milestone for fans of the FIFA series, and the Volta phase and matches 3 against 3 players or 4 against 4 or 5 against 5 players in closed or open courts, and it is also possible to play with Futsal rules.
I am not the biggest fan of the arcade-style and very spectacular futsal game, and I prefer basic play in large grass courts and the most realistic soccer simulation in these stadiums offered by this game, this year's version of FIFA adds required skills such as Agile Dribbling, which is a feature New gasification by pressing R1 and moving the right analog stick, which is a feature present for all players, but its efficiency increases with the rise of certain skills of the player, such as the skill of controlling the ball and the dribbling skill, which helps to get rid of the defenders in a more effective way in one-on-one confrontations.
An addition that may be more effective or important is the possibility of directing other team players without a ball either while running or when passing, and this contributes to solving a "crisis" that players have complained about for a long time when the artificial intelligence does not move as desired by the player and allows greater control over the team.
In addition, the game designers wanted to increase the value of tactical positioning, and you would see the top players and those with this skill move without a ball to take the ideal position, offense or defense. Okay, are these properties enough?
In fact, FIFA 21 is a step in the right direction and a content-rich game that can spend tens if not hundreds of hours of fun. The game has added many useful improvements to the way of playing, but it still needs to be developed in terms of physics, animation, and play weight. It still tends to attack a lot, and it is enough that I scored more than 9 goals in one match against Inter Milan, with the level of global difficulty, and the game also lost some rights in a strange way, such as the rights of the old lady, the Italian club Juventus, which is located under the name Piemonte Calcio.
Fifa 21 is out on PS4, Xbox One, and PC from 9 October, and on PS5 and Xbox Series X in November; £49.99 for the standard edition.