Premier League News Fifa 21 is smarter and sleeker than ever before – review Breaking Sport news
PremierLeague-News.Com - As the whole world adjusted to the coronavirus pandemic, the working world moved from office to home and EA Sports was no different. Football across the globe was put on hold, either curtailing seasons altogether or creating Covid-safe bubbles to see out the campaign. Old season turns into new and little has changed, but not so with FIFA 21.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! As the whole world adjusted to the coronavirus pandemic, the working world moved from office to home and EA Sports was no different. Football across the globe was put on hold, either curtailing seasons altogether or creating Covid-safe bubbles to see out the campaign. Old season turns into new and little has changed, but not so with FIFA 21. My colleague, Joe Krishnan, last year wrote about Fifa 20 that “nothing quite matches the level of anticipation that comes with the new Fifa game.” He wasn’t wrong then and isn’t now. This year, more than ever, that anticipation may be at an all-time high, especially among those stuck indoors looking at four walls. It’s likely those were on the minds of EA Sports, who has taken on board criticism and used those extra hours at home to good use with smart innovations for the world’s biggest football video game. New mechanics and reworked systems lend a lot to this iteration of Fifa (EA) Starting with the most important changes; gameplay The first thing immediately noticeable is passing. It has always been fast and fluid but this year, with the introduction of ‘Positioning Personality’, the individuality of players shines through. Be it dictating play as Manchester’s best Kevin De Bruyne and Bruno Fernandes or, further afield, Alejandro Gomez at Atalanta, all players are, supposedly, a better representation of their real-life counterpart. Early signs suggest EA Sports might be on to something, with players more aware of the space they are attacking into and adapting to it to best punish the opposition. Read more Fifa 21: Best price, deals and new features Through ‘Agile Dribbling’ and ‘Creative Runs’ there is, in theory, boundless potential. A simple flick of the right stick after a pass can – if you can get it right – send the passer dragging opposition away from team-mates and open up space. Better runs, more dynamic dribbling and that perfectly timed through-ball – thank you, Tanguy Ndombele – is a rewarding experience. As such, off the ball movement has never been more important and defending has been tweaked. The woodenly-titled ‘Natural Collision System’ looks to give a more decisive outcome to those 50-50s. Ricochets, in my play-throughs, did appear to be more realistic, along with the standing and sliding tackles. I had plenty of fun with goal-saving, last-ditch blocks.
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FIFA 21 top wonderkids: Cheap future stars to sign with big potential The biggest changes come in Career Mode, with most notably the interactive match sim. A Football Manager-esque tool which drops you into key moments in a simulated game – after conceding, lining up a free kick etc – to make your mark. It’s a smart idea though not as much as a time-saver as you may expect. Player development also gets an overhaul with far more on offer to customise, while the whole experience is shelled in a far slicker design. Ultimate Team, EA Sports’ bread-and-butter behemoth, has added co-operative play which could prove genius. Both players are rewarded and you can buddy up with your friends with ease. There is no find-a-friend facility, though, which looks an opportunity missed. Volta remains relatively untouched; a fairly insubstantial mode but with knockout fun. I couldn’t see it take off much last year and the same has to be said 12 months on. This is no revolutionary release from EA Sports but is, without question, an improvement. A smarter, sleeker, reliable game amid uncertain times both on and off the pitch. Fifa 21 is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC, starting at £49.99. It arrives on PS5 and Xbox Series X in November.
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