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‘FIFA 15’ – the Good, the Bad and the Damn Ref

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It’s that time of year again, the annual release of a new FIFA with new things we love, but also hate. Every FIFA fan eagerly anticipates just what the new systems are going to offer to your gameplay, and how they will either improve you, or make you break your 23rd controller. After playing it for many hours since release, here are some ten highlights which either drastically improve the game, or continue to hinder it.

The new and improved ball control

I’ve never been one of those players who like to use all these crazy tricks to get around the opposing defender, mainly because they never work for me. Instead I prefer to pass my way around, before cutting through the defence with a finely placed through ball. However with the new and improved ball control, my game has been drastically improved in terms of dribbling ability. It was immediately apparent just how responsive the players were compared to FIFA 14. In FIFA 14 the ball control response was good, but it always felt like it lacked the precision you would see in real life. Now that has changed, your player turns in whichever way you want with immediate effect. It’s so easy to throw a feint and glide past the defender and run through on goal. However, in creating this, there is a huge downside.

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Bye bye defending, hello goal scoring

I am a devoted Manchester United fan, and although it’s been a turbulent season and a bit, there are two painfully apparent differences in the team. One, they look amazing in attack and have an abundance of choice. It looks beautiful the way they pass and dribble the ball and in turn, creates a lot of excitement. Then there is the atrocious defending, which has seemingly gone out the window. It is the closest you can come to describing FIFA 15, Beautiful in attack, shocking in defence. Sure, it’s still early days and there’s obviously a warming period to learn all the new tricks and mechanics.

In FIFA 14, the football equivalent of a noob-tube kill was to have your kick-off player immediately sprint to the goal and lob a through ball over the defence and score. It didn’t always work, but I hated every single player who tried it and vowed I would never fall to such depths. Now in FIFA 15 I can see a new noob-tube scoring chance arise as a result of the improved ball control. From kick-off, have your player easily run through the middle of the field because for some reason there is no midfield from kick off. Seriously, everyone just evaporates and runs forward. They all just seem to stand and watch as the attacker just sprints past. Once you run through the empty midfield, throw a feint, sprint ahead with a flick of your analogue stick and boom, you’ll most likely score. You done goofed it up with your “tactical defending” EA.

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The shooting, what on earth is going on

I’ll admit, in FIFA 14 it was so easy to score a goal once you had sight of it. It would immediately sail into the corner of the goal with minimal effort. Now it’s a different story. I don’t know how many times I’ve been through on goal, with what seemed like a certain goal. I shape my player up in anticipation to shoot, only for the ball to go 10 meters away from the goal. It seems without using a curling or finesse shot it’s not going to result in a goal. There is no accuracy involved and it seems like out of every 10 shots, 2 will go in if you’re lucky. It seems like they are still trying to find the middle ground to make it seem realistic. I don’t like that you have to rely on finessing or curling it every time you shoot just to get it on target.

Static defending, you will give me a heart attack

Every FIFA player knows that once you accidently change your player as a through ball passes by you that there is no hope in chasing the attacker. For some reason EA still hasn’t fixed the static defending when you change your player. There is nothing more frustrating than trying to change to the closest defender to the attacker, only to see your defender seemingly get stuck to the ground and stop moving while the attacker runs through. After all these years, surely they could have something implemented to stop it from happening. I beg of you EA, stop this madness.

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Keepers, you’re facing the wrong way

We all know the goalkeepers can be sometimes completely retarded. Sometimes they go for a superman punch but completely miss everything by about two meters or just palm out the weakest shots when it seemed easier to catch it. Now EA have stepped it up by making them even more error-prone, particularly when it comes to corners. For some reason the keepers are hopeless as soon as the ball is headed towards them, often with their back facing against the play and leaving the attackers with an empty net to head the ball into. I really hope this is an issue that is addressed because it is incredibly frustrating.

Refereeing is exactly like real life, but not in a good way

Referees in real life are always prone to making ludicrous decisions, often resulting in horrible penalty decisions or ridiculous red cards. Now EA have gone an introduced that into FIFA 15, with often disastrous decisions being made, or not being made. So many times I’ve been running through to goal with a defender chasing when all of a sudden after a few heavy tugs my player is completely thrown off the ball and no free kick being awarded.

If it were a rare occasion I wouldn’t mind so much, but this happens so frequently that is it borderline stupid. I don’t know what the team at EA were doing when they made the referee mechanics, but they didn’t do a good job at all. Goalkeepers concede penalties when they punch the ball away and happen to fall onto an opponent and players seem to crumble when the attacker is slightly bumped. Whether it’s a design flaw or what they actually intended when they said they want players to feel the emotion, because I definitely feel a lot of emotion, but not the good kind.

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Passing fluidity

It’s not all doom and gloom, there are lots of aspects EA get spot on. In this case, it is the passing fluidity and animations that have reaped the benefits. There is nothing more satisfying than seeing a one-touch build up play full of little flicks, back heels and quick passes in real life. EA have finally brought this kind of quick action build up play into the game, resulting in some of the most aesthetic passing and build up gameplay in FIFA that I’ve ever seen.

Some defenders somehow get superman speed

This one is more a rant, because it is absolutely stupid. Remy with a 10+ attributes card making his pace 99, against Mathieu, a smoking 30 year old centre back who isn’t known for pace somehow makes easy work of the speed difference. Countless times I have seen defenders somehow catch pacey attackers who in real life would have no chance of catching, yet in FIFA they somehow activate god mode and hunt them down with relative ease. It literally makes no sense and causes so much frustration, especially in big games.

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AI players have zero awareness

One big issue I noticed after two days of playing FIFA 15 is the players have no sense of awareness when it comes to defending if you don’t control them. For some reason the defending player doesn’t run with the oncoming attacker, particularly before a cross and leaves the attacker wide open. I don’t understand why the AI defender can’t just run with the attacker, especially when it’s the centre back. It really seems like EA dropped the ball when it came to defending, and opted just go goal scoring frenzy games. Sure, it’s fun to score lots of goals, but it’s incredibly frustrating to concede easily avoidable goals.

Did I mention the referee’s?

Seriously EA, what’s going on?

Let us know in the comments below about your experience with FIFA 15 so far, and whether you agree or disagree with some of my dot points!

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  1. I only disagree with the Mathieu point, as Mathieu was basically signed for his speed and defense experience. He is the fastest of Bareclona’s central defenders and boy is he very fast!

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  2. Bro i cant help but laugh when i read ya comments, because i can relate & several times I nearly wanted to smash my controller. I had been playing Fifa way too much this year & i actually figured of a lot of shit! When I mean shit, literally Shit! I’ve played till my thumbs can’t move & yet I’m either on a draw on just forcing my play or stuck on my fav team to win without changing much in the game. It’s in the gameplay! Yes Their pretty good at stirring ya up, ya just can’t sue them if ya break ya console haha. Anyways i actually hit the post & players rebound or keeper saves abt 5 -6 times in a single attack & at last having ya ball fly like it was shot by a cannonball to the sky. My tips are don’t panic , don’t be afraid to score, there are countless was of scoring , ya’ll figure as ya play, it’s way too dynamic so best tip is just to feel the game& dun get too emotional or ya’ll end up losing 8 – 3 when ya’re up 3 – 0 at half time.lastly I have won matches with 100% shot accuracy & even with 0 shot accuracy. They were goals not penalties neither own goals. In fifa 15 try to see it as no limitations…. Gd luck….. can’t wait to try Fifa 16. Peace bro

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  3. I dont lose alot in my games but 2015 is a big Down tripe for all good players because you will lose. Defending is the worst ever. 2014 was the best FIFA. Rest in peace 2015

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    • Lol this game is just Banter in all honesty I prefer playing football manager I miss the old fifas man they were so fun to play when players like Ibarbo, Remy were shit and pace didn’t mean a thing & the higher rated Players were actually threats instead of lower rated players with pace you can’t even play good football in the game your forced to do quick counters all the time thats not football but why am I complaining this game was built for little children

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  4. The whole game is wrong expescially playing world class difficulty, I feel the computer f@#s you over.. its just impossible to win a free kick and some of the challenges the computer puts in is dreadful. the ref turns a blind eye but as soon as you make a little nudge against the computer they win the free kick everytime.. it also feels like some teams I play against my team become less responsive to what im controlling them to do.. they pass the ball in wrong directions, or give the ball away in stupid areas, not to mention they run around like headless chickens and run into each other whilst the computer is like on steroids running through my defence like they was nothing.. Oh and not to mention that 90th minute goal they always f@#ing score in the end.. I gotta say Fifa 15 is very disappointing and very scripted.. you can always tell if I was scripted to win as my players become very responsive and make forward runs into the right areas.. the games a joke.. sort it out EA!!

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  5. Not to metion a skinny almost bone -like player can use his strength to move another player twice his size!!! I’ve never expected for messi or neymar to be able to knock down someone like subotic, hummels or matic!!!

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  6. mehmet flunking yilderaz! what an idiot he is on fifa! and do they make the referees all different in fifa so some are more idiotic than others or less/more strict than 1 another! i get ya with the defenders pace thing its so damn annoying plus the games u get where the oppo is real crap but there goalkeeper starts making superhuman saves so no matter how many shots u have none go in then they get a shot that is so easy to save but your goalkeeper flids out and misses it! i had a game where i had 20+ shots with like 15 on target and couldnt score the oppo had 1 shot and won 1-0 i was fuming!

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  7. The sad part is that all the poor AI falls on the player’s team, and when it’s AI’s team, their defenders gain some super speed (perhaps The Flash decided to stick around for football) whenever they’re chasing your player. If I’m using a CDM like Busquets, I can see why I would be stopped by the defence, but if I’m using Gareth Bale, why is it that some 75 rated centre back with barely any pace can catch up to him? The goalkeepers are next. I’m too stunned to speak. There are matches where you keeper goes full retard and stands still, in fear as the opponents attack. When it comes to the AI keepers, they pull off saves from every where. If I’m one on one, and I try to finesse it around, the opponent keeper emerges with lighting reactions and pulls off an incredible save. There are some matches that finish 0-0, and the AI keeper receiving a 9.9 rating by pulling off 15 saves. As for AI defending, it seems that the weaker teams seem to defend insanely well. They intercept every pass, surround your players with this strange marking system, and generally tackle the life out of them. Still, it’s a fun game, if you can forget about the 10 controllers you smashed from playing career mode and ultimate team.

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    • Bro! I got far more worst experiences. Believe me i wish my player can go down at times & give a away a free kick especially at the last min…. try picturing ys leading all the way till 88 min…. & because of the irritating gameplay ys concede at 88.at 90 ya somehow manage to do a beautiful lob through or pass to ya super fast striker & there’s no way ya can be tackled, & suddenly the opponent players goes down on injury which lead to immediate stop, worst still if the opponent tackles ya & ya somehow evade & get away with advantage the ref stops play & makes ya take the free kick when i already had a 1 on 1 with keeper, it’s like they paid they Ref …. they should put in a bribe function haha.

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  8. Not 20 minutes ago I was playing a FUT match to decide whether I would stay up or be relegated against a player who seemed to know exactly how to score free kicks. So I thought, simple, don’t let him use the dive mechanic and be safe defending. Suddenly after he made a rather short pause with no subs , EVERY clash, no matter who was on what side of it, resulted in a free kick for him. Twice I had my CB brutally hacked to the ground and then to have a free kick awarded against me?! If this is a glitch or some sort of cheat then, fuck this game and if it’s just the ref being more broken than I thought (which was already pretty dam broken) then FUCK THIS GAME!

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    • Bro! I got far more worst experiences. Believe me i wish my player can go down at times & give a away a free kick especially at the last min…. try picturing ys leading all the way till 88 min…. & because of the irritating gameplay ys concede at 88.at 90 ya somehow manage to do a beautiful lob through or pass to ya super fast striker & there’s no way ya can be tackled, & suddenly the opponent players goes down on injury which lead to immediate stop, worst still if the opponent tackles ya & ya somehow evade & get away with advantage the ref stops play & makes ya take the free kick when i already had a 1 on 1 with keeper, it’s like they paid they Ref …. they should put in a bribe function haha.

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  9. This time I’m seriously thinking about giving up on buying Fifa, they don’t improve and seem to have STUPID AND DUMB people making the game, they make “ok” features worse than before!!!! Kill yourselves please and don’t kill your players from heart attacks!

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  10. Does anyone have the issue where you receive the ball (whether it’s a threw ball or a pass) and if you’re holding sprint it just decides to lob/shoot from any area of the pitch? Soooo frustrating when I’m trying to sprint right away and it decides to blast the ball for no reason. I don’t even press any buttons for this to happen!! It happens only when I hold down sprint after receiving the ball. The only way I can make it stop Is if i don’t hold sprint for a second or two then go for it. If anyone is having the same problem and has figured a way to turn it off PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!!!!

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    • This fifa 15 is a joke! Goalkeepers never defend the closest post, the 2nd balls are always to the attack…they wanted to create a “BEAUTIFUL GAME” and in their heads it means many goals! POOR GAME, EA Games should respect the players more, the ones who buy the games from them! Sometimes the game seems to be pre determined from the start…lack of competent people working on to make this game! Pro evolution will probably overtake you stupid company!

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  11. Anyone noticed that if you tap through ball your player decides its a great idea to smash it as hard as he can and the keeper comes out with BLISTERING pace to beat your striker to the ball? OH and how easy it is to just tap the ball round the keeper and score?

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  12. Anybody else finding that the DNF modifier is broke in FUT? Always sticks at 0.63. – Also other bits that are broken (other than gameplay) – every singe FUT game is reff’d by Mehmet Yildiraz for some reason – and its like EA just completely left our the player animations from standing up during the celebrations – seriousy… do any of the celebrations that end your player on the floor, watch carefully as they go to stand up – they just kinda.. magically levitate or pop up magically!

    Also… dont even get me started on how many gold packs you have to buy to even get one team of the week player – I spent a million coins the other night opening 7500 point gold packs – didnt get a single player over 83 rating, no Team of the week or anything special. – Total rip off.

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  13. Also, as another note, has anyone noticed anything else? Such as the fucking programming on certain players? I have neuer as my keeper on UT, and if I have Neymar coming at him, and Neymar shoots from 35+ yards out, neuer should be able to get to it, since he is 90 rated, right? WRONG. Since Neymar is shooting, FIFA decides that neuer should first run to the wrong side of the goal and get out of position, then (instead of even attempting to dive for it) does this little “well fuck” sigh and let’s it glide in. Maybe this is just a problem for me, but it is annoying as hell

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  14. I literally hate a lot of the game mechanics on FIFA 15. I will be seemingly defending quite well on an attack against me, only to run (without even tapping A SINGLE BUTTON) into the opposite player (instead of going for ball as is expected) and topple him over for a PK. This has lost me many games, including one that plunged me into a 4 division drop, which I am still recovering from. FIFA needs to be fixed. In many ways. (Also, as a sidenote, why do my own players deck each other on defense if the players have “100 chemistry” with each other?)

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  15. I seriously agree with this review. Never in my entire FIFA experience have I seen such bad referee calls and horrible passing. For example,I’ll try passing the ball to my striker who is about 10 yards away from my midfielder who thinks it’s a good idea to try and backheel where there are like 3 defenders covering him. Like literally WTF. The defending is absolutely shit this year too. Everytime an over the top ball is played, the freaking defenders move forward 2 seconds after the ball is kicked forward. You’re leaving the man wide open! Can’t wait to hear more excuses from EA for FIFA 16

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    • You’re more than right man! It’s annoying, EA seems to want to make an entertaining and easy agme for children! Lots of goals with no realism!

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  16. I gotta agree with the review and the comments. Why are clear obstructions completely ignored? I try a 1-2 only for the initial passer to get screened, topple over, and no call. But if I nudge a player it’s a free kick or PK. Why does EA always highlight the defender in the worst position to challenge for the ball? The goalkeepers couldn’t catch a beach ball, and spill it into danger. Etc, etc, etc! Pure EA garbage!!

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  17. Let me put it this way, you play FIFA games and you will become an “addictive poor moron” on the hands of a scripting, handicap, momentum crap game with retard actions that are from a even ok football game. Shining photoshop images to blow your brain … come on, we all know it is a piece of ***** game.

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  18. worst game ever cant get out off division 3 id win my last game to move up and after the game it wouldnt register and id have to play again and lose pain in the hole whats up with that is it just me or anybody else having this problem

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    • That happened to me once. It was on Fifa 13 though. I was in a high division, (don’t remember which one) and I would win a game but it wouldn’t register. Then I would play and every time I would lose the second game, like 2-1. I could never move up and stopped playing after that. I didn’t get Fifa 14, but have Fifa 15 and love it. Except the refs. Absolute GARBAGE. Same thing happened to me where my defenders and mids would bump into each other or both try to kick the ball and miss. I would concede a goal and would be extremely frustrated. Btw don’t buy packs. Never get good unless it’s a 50K or 100K pack. Better to buy coins from a website, even if it sometimes is not reliable. All the many I wasted on FIFA points could have made my a 90 rating team after buying coins. If the other people commenting want to have a laugh watch the YouTuber KSI’s new video about EA and FIFA 15.SO FUNNY. But also age appropriate so don’t watch if you are under 14. Just swear words, but died of laughter after, realizing how true it was.

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  19. The assisted passing is ridiculous. Sure you want to cut down on the lobbed through ball goals but to make passing assist that awful is just dumb. Any through ball you put in goes 5x harder than you actually pressed it just so it rolls to the keeper. Try working on making the defenders better instead of making the passing worse. Sometimes the passing assist even makes the passes go 90 degrees from where you’re actually aiming.

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    • Oh shit, That is one of the most frustrating things in this game!!! I had lose so many goals chances because of this, in moments wich there is a clearly free space for my player to run for the pass, but that through ball just ends in the keeper’s hands! Shit that is irritating! That, combined with what is said in this review the “Some defenders somehow get superman speed” just kills the game!

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  20. there is absolutely no excuse FIFA!!! you pay experts who have obviously done this before?? ! i’m gettin a hunch they got some sinister marketing going on ..arrghhh

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  21. Tell me about it!!! I have been playing FIFA since 1996. I have loved all of them, except for FIFA 15. IT IS PURE CRAP. Let me start with the referees. The referees of FIFA 1996 in a SEGA Mega Drive console were much smarter than FIFA 15.The other thing is the whole team Real Madrid. There is no doubt that Real is one of the best teams in the world, but are you fucking kidding me? Benzema and Modric runs faster than Bolt in this FIFA. The ridiculous defending and stupid AI along with the improved ball control of the attacker have made FIFA 15 the least realistic FIFA EVER!!!
    and the servers suck as always!

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  22. The game is fucking awful. 14 was the same. The momentum system is a joke. It can cause Ronaldo to take a ridiculously large touch at the exact wrong time, or make Messi miss a through on goal run 4 out of 5 times. What a joke, sort the game EA, people keep buying it because there is no better alternative. Someone else needs to step up and make a decent football game…

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  23. Fifa 15 reminds me of that episode of South Park when everybody bought that shitty game from Canadian satan
    EA-Canadian Satan
    Everybody- fifa players who EA are taking the piss off
    Shitty Game- Fun
    Is
    Forever
    Annulled

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  24. I hate the refs I dislike the advantage system where and how there is no option to just take a free kick. I also hate it how the whistles are blown on the exact time, in a real match they wait for the ball to come back in to play before blowing the whistle, it means you can be on a run about to score a goal when the whistle goes.

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  25. I agreed. I enjoyed FIFA14 game play. Long shot takers take long finesse and scores 80% – like Ibrahimovich, Ronaldo etc and against it defending them to shot is not impossible so it is kinda balanced and rewarded if you make them to shoot.

    Here for FIFA15:
    – World class and legendary difficulty, – nowhere near to score further than 15 yards I tested like 2 hours shooting with my friend’s help.
    – Slow, normal, fast defenders run like Usain Bolt (sorry if I misspell) WTF?
    – Goalkeepers are super everyone, like 100 reflex 100 diving even 1 star clubs’
    – Free kick is okay… as far as I know
    – Ultra defending is the only choice against legendary or world class AI even so they will ticky taka in to your narrow angle goal and scores – so there is no warranty you can have clean sheet even you are PRO
    – Practice arena: where da fuck is that set pieces menu?? only running 1v1 PLUS no camera changing = no practical camera which means it is no practice

    EA dumb fuckers thought making new FIFA is all above stupidity + small graphic improvement???? NOT even close – making it worse is not new FIFA

    I tried PES14 but I did not like it – it is like a cartoon game so I dun ever wanna try PES series

    So what should I play? back to FIFA14? anybody want to play FIFA14?.

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    • I understand that PES 2014 was shit, but i strongly recommend you to try out PES 2015 if you have a PS4 or XBONE its actually much better, Either this or Fifa 14 for me.

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  26. 15 Is shittiest Fifa ever, referees are increadable trigger happy just got 3 red cards in one game. Gee how often you see that happend, goalkeepers unless AI cant catch horse ass would play alot better with 11 field playes as the only shot AI will get will go in anyways. Sometimes just absolutely impossible to get player anywhere near to player with ball to even try to defend, you kinda change player 5 times and nothing then just start to wait AI goes to make that goal and thining should i uninstall this game for good. Iam almost done this rubbish game, there is also some arcade shit that magically pulls you players to opposite direction you are directing them and so donating alot of corners to AI as they just have to go kick ball over the line that is allready going for goal kick. This is last Fifa i have bought, moving to PES to see can i actually play the game my self.

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  27. These EA fuckboys are just taking money off people. PES is the way to go…what does one really expect when you get a football game made in a country that gets the sport name wrong and calls it boring?

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  28. Before I read this review I thought it was just me. Have had every FIFA game since I can remember. I loved 14 but I just can’t play 15 anymore or I will lose my mind.

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  29. Agree with all point.
    Defenders are fucking static.
    Fault is more the result of EA collision engine issue than real fault.
    The game still lagin online because it gives you player from vietnam or russia while you are in canada and while your matchmaking is set too gives your the closest players.
    The biggest default is defending, which is really horrible in this game.

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  30. Yes true review. Disgraceful game. A winger cuts in, keeps running, no skill move needed, no defender blocks him. its a goal. I mean Walcot or Salah can not be stopped by Benatia and Hummels. This is a disgrace and a joke. Then comes the near post finish. Agreed in 14 no near post finish was possible. But in 15 it is one of the easy ways of scoring. We see players running towards the goal post , narrowing the angle, knowing a near post finesse will go in, when there is no way far post finish is possible. To make matter worse goalkeepers dive in a wierd opposite direction or keep a huge hole under their arms where even an Afriacan elephant can stroll.

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  31. actually they way you described shooting sounds like you cant shoot properly, I quite enjoy the new shooting system and I would say 1 in 3 shots go in for me

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  32. Four joysticks later. 15 brings out fifa rage like no other. Seriously EA get it together stick to what you know and stop trying to keep reinventing this franchises game play it was fine before this years version.

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  33. Well done m8 most accurate review of this game iv ever read. Please someone make a decent licenced football game so I don’t have to buy this piece of sh*t again. I really hope producers read this and take note

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  34. yes, it is utter B*******!! I concede too many goals because the referees. I got drop kicked in the box, nothing happens and when stand tackle clean, i get sent off and its a penalty. its ludicrous!!!

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  35. Spot on review… Also, if you’re up a goal, your defenders immediately get down syndrome, until the other team evens up the score. (Built in handicap?)… If you slide tackle a player, it takes SO long for that player to get up, that the player you just demolished, actually easily gets to the ball hours before you can. WTF? All your midfield players run away from the the ball, towards the opposing goal-keeper, instead of just standing there for a simple rebound from a cleared ball from a corner-kick. WTF? When self-selecting a player on defense, often it will give you control of a player just behind the attack. Thus making you try to quickly change again, but buy then, as we all know, it’s probably too late, as the the attacker is too close to the defender I WANTED to control, so now when it does, he gets electrocuted or welded to the grass briefly. So then you have to throw your $60 controller. Why is there know “sight-eye” thingie on the penalty kicks?!?!? Am I kicking into the woods? Is it still going straight to the keeper? No one really knows. WTF?! I wish the people who made NBA15 took a shot at a FIFA type game. Until someone does, the WORLD will be forced to purchase this garbage from these clowns.

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  36. The defending is just appalling, (not meaning to brag) I have played Legendary difficulty since FIFA 13 and always done ok on it, but on FIFA 15, it’s just ridiculous, at times my midfield and defence completely stop and allow teams to walk through and score easy goals. Just beyond a joke, they’ve really cocked up with this one and made it almost impossible to compete fairly in games.

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  37. My brotherzzzzz!! Accurate review! Because of me being this retarded football fan, I could not resist not buying the Fifa 15. I regret buying this game at a cheaper online shop. I should have bought it directly from EA so I would have been able to return this abomination. PES 2015… here I cooooome…

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  38. It’s still awful , why can’t our defenders mark on throw – ins when the opposition mark us effectively and the over the top thru ball that still most of the time just goes straight to a defenders head but when they do it it’s perfect!!!!, I’ve given up on FUT i was hoping this year it would be better but no its still clunky and terrible, actually considering try PES for the 1st time in 10 years, well done ea I’ve had every single fifa you have ever produced since fifa international soccer on the mega drive and you have finally turned me against you, the review is spot on btw

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  39. I loved 14! FIFA 15 defense just gives me headaches.I am still good at it,I made to Division I, but there is no sense of safety when it comes to defense.I can concede 5 easily or vice-versa. I hate to say this but I am gonna try PES after 5 years of loyalty & enjoyment to FIFA..

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  40. I’m a huge fan of the FIFA franchise and, unfortunately, this review is 100% spot-on. FIFA 15 is an unrealistic, exploit-filled, attack-dominant, goalfest.

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    • Right on. Everything you wrote is true. You just missed an important thing. why is it that there is no option still after so many games, to vote to kick a player who tries to fuck up the game for everyone. Here im especially talking about the retarded goalkeepers running like they were attackers. Happens every 4th game. Seriously EA: FIX IT!!!
      DROP IN IS A JOKE!!!!

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    • Its the best alternative.., but it could just be so much better. the club part is fun…, if it worked. It litterally impossible to find clubs in 15, now that the chatroom option is gone. Cmon EA!!

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