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General / Re: Fifa 19
« on: November 19, 2018, 06:38:10 am »
It's a shambles on the SBC front and servers not great, means this was simply a horrible week for EA.

General / Re: Fifa 19
« on: October 28, 2018, 02:22:46 pm »
Awesome pull there TWS - that'll make you play! :D

General / Re: Fifa 19
« on: October 18, 2018, 06:04:33 am »
Yeah ... the impact/collisions/whatever-you-want-to-call-it is the worst thing about this game.

Sure, I get super-tilted early on ... my bad.

But, the amount of times the slightest of nudges means my player stumbles, gifting possession to my opponent, is ridiculous! Combine this with the times I get blatantly fouled - in the box or wherever - because maybe, just maybe his boot laces brushed the ball before half-killing my player, is driving my nuts.

General / Re: Fifa 19
« on: October 05, 2018, 08:14:31 am »
Yeah Nop - there are certainly some serious issues affecting the enjoyment factor.

Slowly starting to hate it, and I feel that pouring more money into it, to get the best players, is of course flawed logic. May be ok for a short stint - using a couple of new Icons - but then the same issues will still be there and frustrations will mount again.

I hate it that EA have the monopoly in this space.

General / Re: Fifa 19
« on: September 27, 2018, 08:14:14 pm »
Yeah TWS - there are some great things about it - may I never again see 10+ goal games!

But I do think too that like you say, won't be long before a YT-er gets hold of exploits. The finesse from outside the box is already over powered - especially with those players that have the finesse shot trait.

General / Re: FIFA 18
« on: September 24, 2018, 08:48:47 am »

Ea access trial done. I'm keeping final judgement until we have full server loads, but.... it seems EA might have actually listened to some feedback for once. Totally different feel to the game than the beta and has been fun. Some really wierd bounces of the ball at times and near post corners are still there to abuse, but a more rewarding experience when you win. Not many landslide wins. Tight games as the AI defending is a little too OP.

I'm worried it's suckering me in, then it'll al change with a patch or server overload.

I'm confused  ???

Yeah Simmo - am a bit excited based on some reviews. Think the whole pace thing is great, but like you say, a patch could ruin this all.

Overall, I think it's best that the number of 10+ goals-a-game will be rarely seen. That killed it for me.

General / Re: FIFA 18
« on: September 24, 2018, 08:43:04 am »
Are u playing in ps or xbox?

Another question: did you upgrade the names?

Hey Glad. Yep, on PS so upgraded the names - I've got a quick guide if you want that. Does make it heaps better!

Decided PS for that reason and that the general thought is 4:1 PS vs XB players. But even still, was matching with people all over & unfortunately it's not an enjoyable exercise.

General / Re: FIFA 18
« on: September 19, 2018, 05:14:41 am »
Glad, after a few more days, I'm convinced that PES is as close to a football sim as we'll get - it truly is fantastic game.

But ...

... that being said, for me online play is very important. Unfortunately on this side of the world, the # of opponents is limited. That, with the fact that connections are P2P and who knows where my opponent actually are, makes it a pretty bad online experience. Searching for games can take a few minutes already ... and FIFA 19 hasn't been released as yet so how will the number of online players drop.

Had a few games of unbearable lag & you can't quit a game - dropped the controller & the guy scored 12 :D

General / Re: FIFA 18
« on: September 16, 2018, 07:24:52 pm »
Bought PES on Thursday and only really got into myClub on Friday.

Summary of what happened:
Between the kid and I, we spent approximately $100 buying myClub Points (let's abbreviate it to MC)
You buy Agents - some 100 MC & others 250.
Pulled "Black Ball players" - the best in the game - this was my list ... Neymar, Courtois, Bonucci, Benatia & Florenzi.
Kid got home and he opened a bunch ... his black ball players were Ederson, Alisson, Thiago Silva, Cavani ... and Messi.
Got a few youngsters too, that will become super stars (black ball players) once they gain experience - through playing matches with them, or converting other "not used" players to "EXP Trainers", and using them on the better cards ... this is a huge improvement over FUT, as you can take a De Ligt, Sessegnon, Frenkie De Jong, Aouar ... and turn them into 88+ rated players.
There was a few special players released (like IF's) for the Palmeiras vs Vasco Da Gama game. These cost 100 each and ended up doing all 6 - Got 3 really good cards (the best) and had a duplicate of the CB ... which I then turned the dupe into an EXP trainer and used him to upgrade the first one. Essentially took an 84-rated special CB, and he's now 87-rated!
Also bought a few managers (with myClub points) as they are key (play style + formation) - way more important than the simplicity of using managers in FUT.
Played co-op with the kid vs AI ... heaps of fun!!! Back to UT '16 days and very, very enjoyable. For now, the AI has been ok - one drawback is the stupid back & forth passing between fullback & winger, as the AI loves to cross. Only happened a few times - like a glitch where the AI is stuck. Only played up to Professional level too, which wasn't easy to beat.

My overall thoughts ...
The "player reveal" is sensational when compared to FUT.
There is a great balance between the In-Game and Football Management aspects.
The in-game play is actually great! None of these 7-5 games as in FUT. Game play is slow, purposeful, and you need to "play it" - way more of a football sim than the arcade game of UT. Kid downloaded the FIFA '19 Demo ... played one half - way too manic & switched it off.
It is NOT a simple transition ... even in '18 again, I could dominate Div 1 every single season when playing with the "awesome" team. I haven't won an online game in 3/4 attempts. The kid has lost a similar amount!
Of course the biggest threat is the lack of players once FUT is out. Those damn SBC's are quite addictive & some of the new Icons are certainly appealing - Cruyff would be amazing!
The other thing is that it's P2P so one of my games (losses) was laggy as hell - unplayable. Dropped the controller as there is no quit option!
But ... the reality of FUT is I would have to grind away at the game - playing the likes of Weekend League for coins & packs, consider spending heaps of time trading, or worst ... spend plenty of $$$ on it! What we have achieved in PES for that $100 (NZD = ~US$65) ... approx 8,000 FP ... is mind-blowing when comparing to FUT.

Probably a bunch of things I've missed, but overall it's really good. If you have the patience and probably prepared to play offline at times, then it'll be great. I guess the player pool will be better in Europe so you guys have the advantage there.

General / Re: FIFA 18
« on: September 13, 2018, 06:12:39 am »
Will probably buy today, Glad.

They linked this from the forum - http://pesdb.net/pes2019/?overall_rating=40-84&sort=overall_at_max_level - pretty great that you can build up players. Exceeds FUT massively IMO.

General / Re: FIFA 18
« on: September 11, 2018, 06:19:33 pm »
Well, from the info/posts that I've seen, PES is more a football sim than arcade game. Things like passing blindly, specifically one touch stuff - easy to do in FIFA - is not so easy with PES, unless you have higher vision stats (or skill/trait).

This will make things appear clunky at first, given we're so tuned into FIFA being smooth. I think some will be turned off by this, but I believe if you persist, you'll get better.

In the MyClub bit, it seems like there are pro's (easier to get better players) and of course negatives (market is non-existent). Levelling up players - taking some 64-rated player with a potential of 77-84 - seems like fun.

I may get it this weekend and see how I go. There is of course the major issue that once FIFA releases, the player pool will move over which is to be expected. However, I was planning on getting it on PS which hopefully will mean a bigger player pool regardless.

General / Re: FIFA 18
« on: September 09, 2018, 12:10:49 pm »
To add. I have played fifa13 last week. Teams and players still had normal stats. Barca 4.5 star team. And gameplay was pretty much okay.

Did you buy PES19 Kiwi?

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Hey Glad ... Nope, not bought it yet. Read good things - especially about game play, but the MyClub seems a bit confusing.

General / Re: FIFA 18
« on: September 04, 2018, 05:40:46 am »
Yeah Glad ... I agree that there are some things that should not be easy! I played the PES demo and struggled and barely got a shot on target in the first few games - which I enjoyed actually! The constant 10+ goals/game in FUT, is stupendous! Unfortunately PES has a huge gap to fill, to be able to compete with FIFA.

Also, on this side of the planet the player base on Xbox is dwindling. Sure, the end of '18 makes it worse, but even in the first few months of the Weekend League, I was playing an opponent 3 times/weekend - easily. If there were numbers like in Europe/US, then I'd consider an RTG-type process, spending no FP & enjoying that more.

I had considered switching to PS as the reports are 4:1 over Xbox, but I just can't justify spending more money with EA ...

Just for reference, I have a full icon team (9/11 are Primes), plenty high-rated/value TOTS, pulled TOTY DDG who was 100-odd games short of 2,000 appearances, pulled "mid" Rio Ferdinand who played over 2,000 games ... and I now feel completely empty when playing a game where my Icon players are scuffing passes, missing sitters, etc.

Connection trumps skill in this game, and it really pi$$es me off.

General / Re: FIFA 18
« on: September 03, 2018, 07:03:25 pm »
Well, well ... thought this place had died completely! My apologies for only popping my head in until now.

@Simmo ... I did find your post interesting, as of course Kurt has ripped into this in a big way - pretty sure most would have seen his video/(s) by now.

@TWS ... "Game is an utter joke". Indeed & truer words have never been spoken!!!

As much as I am wholeheartedly addicted to FUT, this weekend did it for me. On Saturday I 'had an incident' ... bunch of things were going wrong, but the final straw was a simple throw-in where I flicked to Gullit 15m in with no-one around him. As I hit the A button, it changed me to Ronaldinho who had a player marking him ... and 4/5 passes later - me desperately trying to change players - my opponent scores. I lost it ... !

So, I closed the game, uninstalled it, cancelled my '19 pre-order, removed my credit card details, and then today decided not to renew my EA Access. I was going to test '19 with the early access, but decided against that. Need to kick this habit once & for all.

Now, I do spend big on this game - something that I've done for many years as I literally don't have any other vices. EA has done a superb job, especially reading the cr@p reviews on '19 as well, to make sure I keep my money & cards in my wallet. Thank you very much EA!

General / Re: FIFA 18
« on: April 01, 2018, 05:04:54 pm »
Ouch Glad!

Gotta hurt and probably if I was in your shoes, be pi$$ed off, then relieved too - not to have to deal with that.

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