Does anyone actually play FIFA anymore?

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thanks JCL! i just put it on practice mode (5 attackers vs 2 defenders) and that's helping out a lot.

dexpresso (Z S), Monday, 17 December 2012 00:32 (eight years ago) link

Just a suggestion before someone who actually knows what they're talking about gets here, but is there not a training mode in fifa? I usually play PES, and the training mode for shooting might give you better instructions. In PES there is also usually free training - basically you play on the training ground without any opposition - which would give you a chance to try a million shots so you can work out the controls.

Eyeball Kicks, Monday, 17 December 2012 00:33 (eight years ago) link

xp JCL sounds like he knows what he's talking about

Eyeball Kicks, Monday, 17 December 2012 00:34 (eight years ago) link

Xps I played fifa pretty obsessively with my ex roommates the last couple years and I will say, I really never was able to to find the sweet spot while shooting on goal in fifa 12, despite playing it nearly daily for months. 10 yes, 13 definitely yes. In 12 the button is moronically sensitive. 13 is dramatically better imo, I found 12 beyond frustrating.

sleepingbag, Monday, 17 December 2012 00:39 (eight years ago) link

The thing jcl says about not sprinting when you shoot is otm. Not sprinting in general helps most control problems you might encounter if you tend to hold the button down.

sleepingbag, Monday, 17 December 2012 00:41 (eight years ago) link

I didn't buy either PES or FIFA this year. I feel for you Z S - the controls do take a while to get used to. Honestly, I feel like these games have become so complicated to control, a lot of the fun has vanished. The constant tweaking from year to year usually just makes it more complicated too (and for every fix, something else seems broken).

I really wish one company would focus on making a really full featured, smooth soccer game, with great graphics, but more basic controls - like in the middle ground between FIFA and SWOS(?). Something you could pick up and play and it just made sense. Possibly, it's a game that really needs a touch screen to play best? Though all the current touch versions that I've played so far have been pretty shitty, with poorly implemented ideas. I'm curious about what they can do with the WiiU versions.

Probably the best controlling modern game was the play control versions of PES that came out for Wii. Too bad it was only on Wii (shit graphics) and holding the Wiimote / nunchuck combo never felt too good. Shooting, for example, was great, because you could aim exactly where you wanted to put the ball and it would go there. Of course, being able to control players off the ball was where the real magic could be found. But it was also a complicated control scheme and hard to learn...

JCL, Monday, 17 December 2012 01:18 (eight years ago) link

yeah...i'm picking this up a little bit, but it's still pretty complicated. i kind of assumed that there would be an easy mode i could switch to simplify the controls, but it doesn't seem like there is. thanks for your help, though!

dexpresso (Z S), Monday, 17 December 2012 01:24 (eight years ago) link

eight years pass...

Finally got into this. Friend was selling his PS4 in order to buy a PS5 so I snapped it up. FIFA 21 has really helped me get through lockdown, mainly through taking my mind off other stuff. I was not a complete newbie having played games on friends' consoles, but yes, the multitude of buttons took some getting used to! But I'm getting there, especially better control of the keeper.

One thing though - I'm unconvinced the training games really help develop in-game play. The one thing I am still terrible at is tackling, simply coz in a match situation I can never get near enough to the opposing players to do it.

Grandpont Genie, Friday, 19 March 2021 12:35 (eight months ago) link

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