On September 29, FIFA 18 is on the shelves. Changed gameplay, Ultimate Team, Alex Hunter – the new game from the popular EA Sports series has made many changes at the start. Especially the German gamblers may look forward to: in addition to the 3rd league, the DFB Cup is playable. Over 700 club teams, 50 national teams – FIFA delivers everything the football enthusiast desires.
The movements in FIFA 18 are slower than in the previous version – and thus more realistic. While fast players were hard to defend in the past, and the “pace” score was so important, you have to go for the goal and get your technical skills unpacked.
The game appears to be tactical and realistic. But when it came to zapping, many goals fell through shots and flanks, the defense of such actions has become more difficult. Until the official release, the long shot problem is to be solved by the developers.
3rd league and DFB cup
Especially happy for German FIFA fans: finally, EA has the licenses for the 3rd League and the DFB Cup. This makes traditional clubs such as FC Carl Zeiss Jena , Hansa Rostock or SpVgg Unterhaching playable. That has been called for by several fan portals for years.
Also in the coming seasons from 2018/19 to 2021/22 the license rights of the German football are in the area alone with EA – and not with constant competitor Konami. That means: who wants to gamble with Bayern , Dortmund , Schalke and co , does not pass to FIFA.
Alex Hunter is back
As already in FIFA 17 there is again a story mode: “The Journey” with Supertalent Alex Hunter continues! For the striker, the second season begins in professional football, in which he can switch to a European top club. So does Hunter hunt next to Neymar Jr. in Paris or Robert Lewandowski in the Bavarians?
In addition there will again be guest performances of world stars. Hunter and Thierry Henry will be mates and go together at VIP parties. Also included: Cristiano Ronaldo , Thomas Müller and Antoine Griezmann . And: Hunter meets his half-sister . Your dream: professional footballer. The second season of the British exceptional is therefore full of surprises.
FUT legends also on the Playstation
Good news for all Playstation gamers: in the popular Ultimate Team mode, legends like Pelé , Maradona or Ronaldo are now available. Since EA had so far an exclusive contract with Microsoft, there were the popular ex-kicker so far only in the Xbox version .
Also new are the so-called ” Squad Battles “. Here you can choose another Ultimate Team from the community and then challenge them in single player mode . So you can “batteln” with the teams of footballers and other celebrities. So are you playing with the team of Cristiano Ronaldo ?
Penalty – back to the roots
Admittedly the penalty in FIFA 17 was getting used to. Kullerbälle or completely distorted – everything was possible and the then new mode just for FIFA laymen annoying. This is different now, EA returns to the old Systen. This means: You do not have to control the start of the player anymore, but you only need the left stick to aim. Various defensive maneuvers of the goalkeeper à la Jerzy Dudek are, of course, still possible.