It’s two excruciating halves of running back and forth ultimately looking for the goal and successfully obtaining the win. FIFA 17 goes deeper than ever in what it takes to be the team claiming victory as well as how you can lose in all in one moment.
EA Sports latest signature has been reliving situations prior to launching main menu; and here we see Manchester taking on Cheslsea at Wimbley Stadium for the Emirates FA Cup. The most important aspect that sticks out is solely gameplay as you’re challenged to determine your skill level on the field.
Aside from The Journey, EA Sports newest story mode, you can also play a separate career, kick off (exhibiton), FIFA Ultimate Team, skill games, pro clubs and more. Gameplay is more fast-paced than ever this year. This can considered good and bad at the same time as you look at all the new features this year.
FIFA 17 introduces Active Intelligence changing the way AI plays the pitch, giving them a better chance to find opportunities when tackling and protecting the ball. While giving the game a bit more realism it also creates tension as it can potentially prolong game sessions and take forever to regain possession.
I did how love the ability to control your shots this year with the new attack techniques, I felt as if I had more control of the player from beginning until the very end as I can choose how to aim my shots to the goals.
Martin Tyler and Alan Smith are your commentators calling every play almost perfect. There were a few times the audio completely cut as I transitioned close to the goal line, changing their feedback abruptly.
Presentation in FIFA 17 is more beautiful than ever thanks to the new lightening system compliments of the Frostbyte engine. From the players to the turf, including The Journey makes this year’s FIFA its best looking in years.
So exactly what is the verdict in EA’s story of Alex Hunter? Well after choosing which wish you prefer to begin your career with you start by playing in Alex’s early childhood, a young prospect player in the making. It’s also here where you witness your parents split based on a mother’s love and a fathers embarrassment.
You and best friend Gareth are participating in exit trails after spending four years in academy. It’s here where you get to choose your preferred position. I genuinely felt responsible for Alex’s career as only the top 10 were chosen.
Playing well opens plenty of opportunity of what team you’d wish to play for, each game allowing you to play as either the entire team or just as Hunter. I found it more of an advantage playing as the team rather than just one man, though keeping more of an eye out for Hunter to shine on the pitch.
There are plenty of twist that tales place further in the career of Alex, even involving his close friend Garth, but we’ll let you unravel where you go from here.