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Re: FIFA 18 by UltimateSimmov2
August 17, 2018, 04:58:44 am

Re: FIFA 18 by UltimateSimmov2
August 17, 2018, 03:53:23 am

Re: FIFA 18 by UltimateSimmov2
August 16, 2018, 07:50:37 am

Re: FIFA 18 by UltimateSimmov2
August 16, 2018, 03:23:28 am

Re: FIFA 18 by gladiatorrrrrr
August 16, 2018, 02:51:32 am

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General / Re: FIFA 18
« Last post by UltimateSimmov2 on August 17, 2018, 04:58:44 am »
Just put this in the FUT 19 Beta forum  ;D

Ok, like most people here I have played the FIFA franchise all the way back to the beginning, through multiple console variants and finally on XBOX ONE X and FUT since 2012.  I;m 40+ so this is not some kid sparking one off.
All previous iterations of this game have had their merits, but none grabbed me like FUT.  Almost to an addiction point.
FUT 18 was the turning point.  The amount of unexplainable things that went on in most games drove me to the point of controller smashing, rage, frustration and despair.  Not a good thing for a video game.  What disappointed me most about 18 was that when playing the beta and pre patch 1, I thought the game had made a massive jump forward in terms of realism.  Defending had been upgraded and separated those men from boys.... problem was, the boys complained, and complained, and complained and we got patch 1.  Game changer.  Bringing back pretty much everything back from 17 with a shiny new look.  Disappointing.
Towards the end of 18, I have a 94 rated team (probably the best I've ever had in any FUT), but still do not enjoy playing it.  Every game mode plays differently.  Every match with a different feel.  Hats off to the pros for doing what they do, knocking up 40 wins every weekend.  Guess their connections must be ace
Anyways, going into 19 was the least I have looked forward to ever playing FUT.  I was surprised to get the invite for the beta, and my interest perked up.  Downloaded, installed, and away we go.  I'm 8 days into the beta, and must say, with total devastation, EA has ruined what good aspects to the gameplay there was and managed to make all the things which were bad, worse.
I love football, but even I, who has not played PES since PS2 days, even resorted to downloading the 19 demo.  Typically, it was crap, but better than FUT19.  That takes a lot for me to say....
I hope that EA sees this and can take some action.  The game is just no fun at all.
Major issues -
Speed is far too slow - Imagine this when we have servers which are being massively loaded
First touch - 9 times out of 10 the ball bounces a good 10-15 feet away from the player.  Totally unrealistic
Goal Kicks - Very little or no control using the stick.  Wasn't broken in 18, didn't need touching
Timed Shooting - For me, although billed as a new feature, I think its something that has always been there, just not visible, and now you can see why you might hit the post from 3 yards with an open net.  Pointless feature
Passing - What have you done EA ??? Feels totally random who the ball goes to and generally not in the direction you are pointing the stick.  Number of times a man in acres of space out wide.  A tidy strong pass will see him in, but no, it picks out the striker whos marked by 3 defenders and because it has been hit strong, the first touch kicks in and sends the opposition off on a counter attack. 
Other issues -
Pack animation - No idea who though that sticking a massive Ultimate Team behind the card was a good idea.  Looks very budget.  No feel of excitement
Card design - 18 was lazy from 17.  19 are just bland.  Golds look like bronzes
Dealing with cards - Wasn't broke, didn't need fixing
Sorting cards - no sort from low to high (in the beta anyways).  If not back in, queue the endless page scrolls to get to your untradeables
Players not playing to their stats - I have Salah and Mane.  Salah, one of the quickest players IRL and quicker than Mane in game, sets off like a 3 legged tortoise

There are other things which others, I'm sure have mentioned.  Maybes next year, get more opinionated guys, who play this game day in day out for some advice because whomever has said this is good shouldn't be playing video games let alone giving advice on it

The state of this game EA..... you should be ashamed

PS.  Cant wait to see what the pro's make of this
General / Re: FIFA 18
« Last post by UltimateSimmov2 on August 17, 2018, 03:53:23 am »
Just played 4 games in the weekend league on the beta..... none lasted more than 20mins.

Total bullsh1t game.  I will be genuinely amazed if any of you guys like it. Passing is just horrible. I can't think of a worse iteration of FIFA. I'm gutted

The pros are going to have great fun playing this waste of space game.  EA will have to hire David copperfield to rehash this before release. 18 is light years better than this

Raging  >:( >:( >:( >:(
General / Re: FIFA 18
« Last post by UltimateSimmov2 on August 16, 2018, 07:50:37 am »
Just played the PES19 demo whilst waiting for the beta to update....

As bad as FIFA is right now, pes is about 4-5 years behind. Reminds me of sensible soccer, but viewed from the side, except sensible soccer is better

Another year in the bargain bin for PES. I'm amazed they can keep churning out this crap when nobody buys it.
General / Re: FIFA 18
« Last post by UltimateSimmov2 on August 16, 2018, 03:23:28 am »
Thanks Simmo! Great info!

Are placed shots still OP?

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Finesse hasn't changed at all, other than you now have to time it right, power wise.

Low driven shots are now both shoulder buttons down while shooting.

Shielding is necessary but a hard one to get right for any game. It's so OP and if done right, undefendable.

As I said all the things we hate are all still there
General / Re: FIFA 18
« Last post by gladiatorrrrrr on August 16, 2018, 02:51:32 am »
Thanks Simmo! Great info!

Are placed shots still OP?

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General / Re: FIFA 18
« Last post by Nophut on August 16, 2018, 02:39:31 am »
Thanks for the info.

I never get it until xmas normally anyhoo... so I always have a good 3 months of feedback to go on before deciding whether to buy. 

However, I'll buy it.  I know I will.
Like you said... there is no alternative.

Monopolies commission really ought to poke their noses in...
General / Re: FIFA 18
« Last post by UltimateSimmov2 on August 15, 2018, 04:10:34 pm »
Ok lads....

I've had the pleasure (hahaha) of getting an invite for the fut 19 beta which I have been playing since Friday.  Much like last year they are giving free coins and FIFA points on a day to day basis, which is so very kind of them

First impressions... new lick of paint and relatively the same game engine and gameplay.  The gameplay is all likely to change in the full release like last year as they did last year with the revert back to fut 17 patch 1.

It's football  ;D

New formations - 424, 4132, 441(2) plus a couple others I can't remember

Time - it's shows past 90 mins  :o

Pack animation - very minimalistic and a downgrade from 18
Dealing with new cards. It's like a 3 tier screen. New items in the middle, transfer list on top and quick sell bottom. Use the right stick to send items up or down. RT to keep what's left. Only good thing is getting a 2nd confirm that you want to quick sell just so you don't screw up. IMO something which didn't need changing.

Card design - nothing looks good

Searching in squad - no option to search from low to high. Might come back in full game

Division rivals - replacing DKT for WL qualification. Initially Complete 4 games to get your skill rating which determines your starting division and point multiplier for WL points. Once there you play games to get skill points to determine your rank (1-4) which determines your weekly rewards (packs/coins or WL points). In the beta you need 100 WL points or finish rank 1 or 2 to get qualification.. I think, so no tables but has the same premise. No idea if there is a limited number of games you can play to achieve rank or points. If it is limited then you are stuck with no online game mode to play for the rest of the time until the new cycle begins  :o

Gameplay -
slower again than 18, but any positive improvements I'll hold judgement on until I've played the full release as last years beta was far better than the full game. 
Goal kicks. Now done by more accurate stick movement but very difficult to judge the distance to kick unless passing to the CB.
Timed shooting. Put in, I assume, to show why we always hit the bar/post from 3 yards out in a manic situation. I think this isn't a new innovation, but now shows a visual 'aid' as to why our shooting is crap.
All the bad in 18. Yup, it's still there. That handicap/scripted feel to games where no matter what you do, you ain't winning. Wonder keepers. slo-mo feels to certain games. They score everything/ we score nothing

In summary for me, it's just not worth it, however I love football so I'll get it. I am likely to not spend anywhere near as much time with it as any previous one though. What do we do though, there is no alternative. I think I have another 8 days before it ends so I'll report back if I find anything else

General / Re: FIFA 18
« Last post by TWS001 on August 15, 2018, 05:37:08 am »
I'm 50/50 if I even get Fifa 19. The game is just a farce now. From what I've seen, they are taking out the dkt altogether and it's another league setup to qualify. I've not played an online match for absolutely ages and have no wish to do so.

Playing Fortnite and Football Manager 18 mostly now.
General / Re: FIFA 18
« Last post by gladiatorrrrrr on August 14, 2018, 01:41:44 am »
I think there are more special than regular cards....it is crazy.....

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General / Re: FIFA 18
« Last post by Nophut on August 13, 2018, 11:10:52 pm »
It is ludicrous, the amount of 90+ rated players flooding the game now.. the prices are rock bottom and makes having TOTS players an irrelevance.

It's sad really, what they have done to the game. 

Still playing it, as I actually enjoy the gameplay for the mostpart.. but the market is a farce.
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