FIFA 14: REVIEW
By: Nushera Soodyal
The much-anticipated release of Fifa 14 in South Africa came to a stop on Friday 27 September 2013 as fans of all ages waited outside game stores, hours before their doors opened in an effort to get their hands on the annually released football game.
This new release is featured on Android, Apple iOS, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita, Wii, Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
You can be an overall amazing Fifa player, but Fifa 14 is defiantly going to make you reconsider. This new game has proven to be one of the most challenging of the football videogames. It’s equipped with new features that will prove that if you can’t win your match while at the same time beating up your opponent with a few tricky moves, there’s no point to just playing.
It is a difficult task to attempt to actually pin down differences between this game and the last one; the differences although small, are there…. but how does this gameplay actually feel?
Fifa 14 is by far one of the most real feel games released from this annual series. It has transitioned from just being a video game to some sort of ‘real life-like game’. It feels real, the players are so real and the graphics are excellent. It’s just, accurate.
The Fifa franchise has included a number of new moves that will leave you dancing around you opponent like a ballerina. This they have achieved mostly by slowing the player’s movements.
The old and much loved tricks are not gone from the game though, Fifa 14 comprises of dozens of little tricks and maneuvers like the Ball Hop, Heel-to-Heel Flick, Simple Rainbow, Advance Rainbow, Heel Chop, Scoop Turn, Three-Star Skills, Roulette, Heel Flick and Flick Up which are just a few. With the correct combination of button presses and joystick moves you can make your players perform these tricks making you the ultimate form of a competitor against your opponent.
Electronic Arts’ Fifa 14 video game series, developed by EA Canada features both graphical and game-play changes. Players react more like the real thing and there is more realistic movement from the players. A definite must have for gamers.