I reviewed FIFA 14 a little while back and mentioned then that if you really want the best version then it is better to wait for the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One to be released.
We’ve already reviewed one of the two football titles this year with PES 2014 and now it’s FIFA’s turn to go under the microscope to see what EA Sports has to bring us this year.
I’m a big fan of FIFA and am really looking forward to the console release this week but if I look back over the last year I’ve actually played the iPad version way more than I jammed on the console.
If there’s one thing that I can attest to, it’s that a lady can P-klap a guy just as hard as any bruiser who eats that muscle-building powder crap for breakfast. MMA has taken off in the last two decades as a popular sport, and its one that has attracted some serious talent from all genders. And in a big first, EA is going to include those female fighters as well in the upcoming UFC game.
EA is excited about Ignite, comparing it to Frostbite. They may be going on and on about Human Intelligence and Living World, but what does it all mean? What it means, is that the innovation is going to come fast and hard for years to come.
All the regulars by now know I’m a little bit of a Liverpool fanatic so when this video of the Liverpool squad being head scanned into FIFA 14 arrived I knew I had to get it up onto the site.
The FIFA 14 box art has been revealed and unsurprisingly it is showcasing Messi again.. however I will readily admit that I didn’t recognise him and got him mixed up with Kramer from Seinfeld.. which didn’t make much sense.
Hot off the presses comes the first real FIFA 14 gameplay trailer. It’s all a bit stylised so it’s hard to really say this is gameplay trailer but it does look good. And what really excites me is that EA seem to have put a lot of work into getting rid of those annoying gameplay breaks.
The next console generation is nearly here, and it’s good news for PC gamers, right? Next gen consoles from both Sony and Microsoft feature very similar, very PC-like architecture – meaning that the PC ports of next-gen games shouldn’t be dumbed-down console ports. Only that doesn’t seem to be happening – at least when it comes to EA sports titles.
I like the Wii-U, Geoff and Zoe are also solid fans of the new Nintendo device but by the look of things that’s about all the fans the poor console has at the moment and the latest news that EA is currently not making any games for the Wii-U isn’t helping.
It’s very easy sitting here in South Africa to think that a petition to add female teams to FIFA 14 is a bit of a ridiculous request, we barely have any female leagues worthy of mention and when we think about football it’s all male teams that we see.
It’s always interesting getting sporting titles in for review in our office. Geoff suddenly forgets how to speak English, Darryn is keen as mustard to strap on his cricket pads to hit the golf course and score a touchdown and Yolanda just points at the pregnancy bump and waddles away. So it’s left to me to review these titles which works for me as I actually love sports.
For a long time, PES (That’s Pro Evolution Soccer; not to be confused with those candy-dispensing heads) was the undisputed champion of football games. It might not’ve had the licenced teams of its competition from EA, but it offered players a better feeling; a much more accurate simulation of the beautiful game. Well, that’s what I’ve been told anyway. Sports just…aren’t my thing. In recent years though, the series has stagnated, leaving FIFA to take the crown - becoming not just the better selling title, but the bigger fan favourite as well. this year though, it seems Konami’s back to take the championship.
As an apology for allowing Darryn to write a sporting post, never mind one about the glorious sport of football, yesterday please do accept these brand spanking new shots as a token of my apology.