Its gathering so much momentum now. FIFA 15 is just a few short months away and we are buzzing for it! With the next gen consoles finding their feet, and game creators starting to tap some of the limitless potential they have, this FIFA promises to be truely breathtaking. The graphics and new stadium atmosphere features will immerse the player like never before. New player animations for shooting, dribbling and tackling will make it look fresh and realistic, and as always the updated squad will allow you to see if you can match, or in some cases better, your teams achievements in real life.
While EA Sports are drip feeding information about the game and its many shiny new features to their rabid fan base, we here at Fifa Blogger have picked out 5 things we would expect to see happening this year.
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FIFA have been successfully altering one of the most addictive aspects of the game for years. Last year they added the new global scouting system, which received mixed reviews. Expect this to be improved upon. We also hope they keep hold of the youth system, with maybe a few minor changes. For example seeing young players arrive with decent physical attributes in terms of pace and stamina from the outset, rather than having to develop the things that young legs should be full of would be welcomed. It still remains a massive plus point to the career mode though, as producing these fictional players from your academy is one of the most satisfying parts of the game. Lastly we would expect to see greater depth to the news stories that develop during the season. This includes unsettled players, as well as clubs trying to unsettle you and poach your coaching expertise.
Fresh off the back of the most successful ultimate team ever in 2014, FIFA garnered even more acclaim with their World Cup add on later in the year. We should see FIFA continuing to plough on this time around making it bigger, better and bolder than ever before. Fears of the transfer market being removed were voiced but it has been announced that it will be appearing in this years game. allowing us to buy low and seel high with our cards, and come up with all sorts of methods for making those extra coins. Proof the big boys at EA do listen to the gamers.
Coming fresh off a world cup, this FIFA is going to be influenced hugely by it in terms of player ratings. Expect to see high marks for all those German hero’s and stars like James Rodriguez and of course Messi. Also expect last seasons form to have a bearing on the player and team ratings. We wouldn’t be surprised if Manchester United slip down the rating ladder on the back of their modest 13/14 season for example.
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A legends team has been a feature of FIFA for a few years now, but bringing them into ultimate team was genius! We are eagerly anticipating which new players will be added and how they will improve on the amazing array of icons in FIFA 14. Some of the players we would like to see would be Ronaldo (the original one), Shearer, David Beckham, Zidane and Maradona, but their are so many more that would make it an amazing part of the game! We could go on, and on…. and on…and on…
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FIFA and brilliant tunes go hand in hand. Weather its an old classic, a bouncing rock anthem or a crazy foreign techno-house track, they will all be stuck in your head for the next year. We expect to see franchise favourites Kasabian heading up the track listing as well as man of the Moment Sam Smith. Really though its all about those songs sung in a foreign language we don’t understand, but still try to sing along to.
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This understated feature is one of our favourites. The ability to buy the latest boots and balls or classic kits is something we love to do. Purchasing shortcuts for your career mode like billionaire takeovers can be great fun also. For example if you decide to give a league 2 side a cash injection and take them all the way to The Champions League final it can create your very own narrative and draw you into the game like never before. The kits, boots and balls add a shiny little gloss to a fantastic game. It is like a wet dream for us OCD over the little details in life. I mean Jack Wilshere having the right pair of Nike boots is just as crucial as putting Barcelona in the game…right? We eagerly await what it will contain this year.
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