Fifa 18

Discussion in 'Football Games (FIFA, FM, FPL, etc.)' started by OnlyOne, Jun 13, 2017.

  1. Garrincha

    Garrincha Wilf Zaha Aficionado

    The new lower defence AI will be a huge factor. People actually have to learn to defend & resist the temptation to pull players out of position chasing the ball. Feel its going to kill my game for some time!

    Sad to have no Totti. :( Hopefully he will come back as a legend in a year or two.
     
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  2. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory The wheel turns Moderator

    From what I've been reading on the PES sub on reddit, sounds like there are major issues with PES gameplay this year, people are not happy at all.

    Problems with player switching, and apparently every AI team plays the same way with just tons of crosses and lobbed through balls over the top. Part of the greatness of PES was teams playing like they do in real life, with their different styles and so on. If that is gone now then it takes away some of the advantage they had over FIFA I think.

    Given how well the demo plays I think I'll be going back to FIFA. PES demo still feels a bit better but its not that far apart and I don't want to deal with all the other annoying stuff that comes along with PES (having to upload option files for squads/kits, etc and crazy unrealistic transfers all over the place in Master League).
     
  3. Batman

    Batman Bruce Wayne

    Enjoying the early release so far. The game actually has a proper rhythm to it now wherein there are periods of dominance by either team. As an aside, the French national team is absolute filth in this game. Borerline OP. Pogba and Kante break up everything and then you've got Mbappe, Lemar and Dembele behind whomever you choose to play as the lead striker. And the fullbacks are incredible too. An absolute joy to play as France. Really enjoying everything about this game. It does still retain a similar feel to previous iterations of FIFA but it seems like some concepts they've been unable to properly execute are finally fully realized in this one. So many new animations make it look so much more realistic and organic and I'm happy to say that I'm seeing somethings I've never seen in a game before. Really satisfied with this. Now just hoping I'll luck out and snag the 93 Henry and 88 Pires on FUT. :drool:
     
  4. Garrincha

    Garrincha Wilf Zaha Aficionado

    Nani a fun early card... 1.5-3k depending on time of day.

    5* 5*, Calcio A & good stats.
     
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  5. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory The wheel turns Moderator

    FIFA vs PES review. These guys seem to much prefer FIFA this year

     
  6. Garrincha

    Garrincha Wilf Zaha Aficionado

    Impressed with how fun its to play the AI, the easy ways to make coins & the SBC pack weight. Squad battles is a great addition.
     
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  7. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory The wheel turns Moderator

    Glad to hear playing the AI is more fun. I usually play career mode and the annoying AI is what ended up turning me off the game for a few years and trying PES in 2016. But sounds like the AI in PES this year just makes every team play like Barca, while FIFA has improved in that area. Probably picking this up on Friday.
     
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  8. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory The wheel turns Moderator

    Well I really enjoyed a week of this game but the recent patch has made it much less fun to play. Same old frustrating gameplay. AI blocking shots left and right, no space to play in through the midfield, way too many posts and crossbars. Might trade it in for PES.
     
  9. Batman

    Batman Bruce Wayne

    Agreed. When I have more time I'll do a little write up on some cheap and really effective players for those who don't have many coins to spend yet. You can definitely be competitive while you stack your coins if you know how to set the team out well and can snag a bargain or 2.
     
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  10. Batman

    Batman Bruce Wayne

    I've heard so many people say this but I honestly don't notice a difference other than the keepers being improved which really needed to happen with every long shot going in pre patch. Plays really well on Legendary IMO.
     
  11. Keplaz

    Keplaz Well-Known Member

    I have a GAME (the UK store) related question. I ordered FIFA on Amazon and then realised after they sent the dispatch email that it was due next week. I then had the clever idea to buy it in GAME today and then return the Amazon copy to GAME when it arrives next week. I'm now wondering if when they scan it, they can tell it's not their stock? Does anyone know?
     
  12. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory The wheel turns Moderator

    I found it extremely noticeable right away. Feels like the AI is dictating how the game will play out rather than the user being able to create what happens when in possession. The amount of posts and crossbars is insane, along with the game simply refusing to let you complete some passes. There have been people on reddit showing how their pass was aimed directly at the player they wanted to pass to (via the trainer indicator), but the pass goes about 30-45 degrees wayward. The CPU once again can catch up at any time regardless of the players being controlled, and can block shots from any angle. Loose balls always bouncing to the CPU, especially late in games, etc. Just so frustrating an not fun, at least for me.

    Anyway, I've traded it in for PES and I'm loving it. Never should have gone back.
     
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  13. OnlyOne

    OnlyOne Still Not a Mod

    Probably worst fifa game I've played in a long time, so much wrong with it and so much that could easily be improved to make it a better game.
     
  14. BobP

    BobP Favre Fan

    Sounds like every FIFA game since 2013 which IMO was the last good FIFA game.
     
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  15. Garrincha

    Garrincha Wilf Zaha Aficionado

    Bits certainly broken now but I really enjoy squad battles on Legendary. Cant win on World Class for some reason but the AI going for you on Legendary & countering is fun. They do some crazy cheats... had them pass the ball off their own bar yesterday to get out of trouble & Ronaldo scoring a rabona free kick in extra time.

    The online games are far too high scoring. Arcade like.
     
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  16. Batman

    Batman Bruce Wayne

    @razörist
    Right now I'm lining up like this:
    Rashford---Jesus
    Martial------M. Dembele------Henderson-----Salah
    Sandro-----Barzagli----Bonucci----Abate
    Handanovic
    Then my best bench players are the 96 rated Ronaldo who I've got on loan for one more match, Cristiano on loan for one more match, the POTM Kane on loan for 19 more matches. Those are all kind of break in case of emergency players. Then I've got Sterling and a bunch of other decent subs like Semedo and Zaha. I did the challenge to get Kane and brought him in the 87th minute of a WL game that I had just conceded a sloppy equalizer in and that f*cker actually scored the winner about 2 seconds later. I couldn't believe it lol. I really like Jesus but I think his value could shoot up if he gets an in form next week so I may sell if the profit margin is good. I'm debating saving up for Zlatan and using him as a target man for Rashford, Martial and Salah to make runs off of as well.
     
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  17. razörist

    razörist Loves the Lad of Luscious Locks

    Nice team! How’s that Calcio A defense working for you? Those loanplayers are a good get out of jail card lol. Last week I was playing daily knock out, leading in the final. Second half he brings on loan Ronaldo & Loan Ronaldo.. I was playing so well I forget to bring mine and got wrecked. I’m debating getting that IF Jesus when he gets it, one of my favorite players last year and this year he’s also amazing. He’s also the only player we have in common:

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    Don’t look at that attribute card on Van Der Sar, I had one left and wanted to get rid of it because I get annoyed if there is no order in my club.

    I was actually thinking about buying Zlatan too. Last fifa I was one of the few that could consistently score from crosses, I had Lukaku for that, and after a shaky start I’m scoring from crosses regularly again, without having strong headers in the team!
     
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  18. Batman

    Batman Bruce Wayne

    Wow nice squad man. Jealous of Van Der Sar in goal. The Calcio defense was really great but I wasn't happy leaving gaps in chemistry where every player wasn't a 9 or a 10 for individual chem so I sold it to opt for an all prem squad. Luckily every one of that back 5 except Abate drastically went up in value so I ended up making nearly 50k profit selling them on. I also wasn't happy with Salah so replaced him with Mkhitaryan. Also finding that Jesus is even more of a beast if you play him at CAM. It basically leaves him in tons of space where he isn't being knocked off the ball during buildup and then his pace is a nightmare to try to account for when he makes late runs into the box. He's still my leading scorer but I feel he's more efficient in overall play at CAM. So right now I'm lining up like this in a 4-3-3:
    Martial---Rashford---Mkhitaryan
    Jesus
    Henderson-----Bakayoko
    Kolasinac---VVD---Bailly---IF Valencia
    Lloris​
    While the Italian defense was higher rated I'm really liking this new PL one with the appropriate chem cards. It helps in online because everyone opts for as much pace as possible and they are much quicker but because they have higher attacking work rates I do occasionally find VVD especially caught up the pitch which is irksome. Overall happy with it though. Lloris is even better than Handanovic.

    I'm going to do the loan challenge for Overmars tomorrow so he can be my new super sub and now I'm sitting on like 200k debating whether to save for Roberto Carlos or spend the coins on someone like Eriksen, Mane or Sanchez. Martial is good but I feel Mane or Sanchez would be better at LW and I could have him as a sub for Rashford. Then Henderson is serviceable but my squad lack's a set piece specialist and Eriksen's card looks great.

    And yes, I too have been double Ronaldo'd lol. Never nice. Also just noticed you've got Klopp as manager as well. Always pleasant to see him going mental on the sideline when you score. :D
     
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  19. Jack_The_Lad

    Jack_The_Lad Active Member

    Absolutely amazed by the 90-rated Bergkamp card. Doing sooo well for me in the CAM role in my 4-1-2-1-2 (2). Absolute beast of a player. Now I'll save up for the prime-Henry card.

    PS: if anyone's up for a couple games, you can add me on PS4 :) BasileaGooner
     
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  20. Juan Matas Beard

    Juan Matas Beard Friendly Mancunian facial hair

    I think I've come to terms with the fact that I'm **** at defending.
     

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