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Blablurn
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(09-22-2017, 08:26 AM)
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Metacritic: 84%

Trusted Reviews: FIFA 18 is simply magnificent. Streets ahead of what came before, and continuing its dominance over its rivals, EA has done a superb job. With huge improvements across the board, this is the game FIFA fans have waited five years for. While the offline offering may continue to lack the depth of NBA 2K18, but the continued improvements each year have culminated in a brilliant game this year. (9/10)

IGN: Work In Progress Review: Ultimately, FIFA 18 introduces enough new ideas to suggest itís not sitting on the laurels of its success. However, itís a simplified experience, one that fails to embrace the complexity of football at the highest level. Its focus on attack makes for spectacular matches, but they often feel like extravagant offensive training sessions than a proper match with depth and strategy.

Gamespot: It's off the pitch that EA excels. From the variety of game modes on offer and how everything's presented, to the constant updates in FUT's Team of the Week, Daily Objectives, and discussion of real-world happenings in commentary, FIFA 18 captures the world of football and confidently translates it into a video game. On the pitch, however, EA's soccer series is still lagging far behind PES 2018's more fluid, satisfying football. This year's improvements are welcome, but more needs to be done in the coming years if FIFA is to be a world-beater once again. (7/10)

The Telegraph: FIFA 18 review - A significant improvement on the pitch

Forbes: 'FIFA 18' Review: The Most Complete Football Experience (9/10)


GamesRadar: FIFA 18 review-in-progress: "PES won out last year - now EA has closed the gap"
Shancake
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(09-22-2017, 08:28 AM)
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Our review is up too!

https://press-start.com.au/reviews/p...vements-round/
DecoReturns
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(09-22-2017, 08:30 AM)
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Gonna get back in FIFA becuase of the Switch version.

Been like 5 years since the last one I played.
ASaiyan
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(09-22-2017, 08:30 AM)
Nice scores.

Anyone know when Switch version reviews go up? Is there a separate embargo date?
Kenzodielocke
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(09-22-2017, 08:30 AM)
By any chance, any Switch reviews?

Originally Posted by ASaiyan

Nice scores.

Anyone know when Switch version reviews go up? Is there a separate embargo date?

Either that or they haven't send out any copies. I am kinda worried, we'll see soon enough.
bytesized
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(09-22-2017, 08:32 AM)
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When is it coming out for switch?
oti
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(09-22-2017, 08:33 AM)

Originally Posted by DecoReturns

Gonna get back in FIFA becuase of the Switch version.

Been like 5 years since the last one I played.

Must be something like 10 years for me, outside of a random demo or something.
ClarkZuckerberg
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(09-22-2017, 08:33 AM)
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Streets ahead of what came before

Bahahaha. Somebody actually using "streets ahead" in a real review. That's hilarious.
cw_sasuke
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(09-22-2017, 08:36 AM)
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Need impressions of the Switch version and how it stacks up compared to the other versions.
Shift Breaker
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(09-22-2017, 08:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by ClarkZuckerberg

Bahahaha. Somebody actually using "streets ahead" in a real review. That's hilarious.

If you think that, you're streets behind.
jariw
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(09-22-2017, 08:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by bytesized

When is it coming out for switch?

Same date for all platforms. September 29.
Un4
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(09-22-2017, 09:07 AM)
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Wow @ that last paragraph of the Gamespot review.

Based on the demo gameplay, i agree. Presentation is top notch but on the pitch it is subpar compared to PES 2018.
Zasa
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(09-22-2017, 09:25 AM)
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Oh wow, but I thought FIFA sucked?
Kielbasa
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(09-22-2017, 09:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by DecoReturns

Gonna get back in FIFA becuase of the Switch version.

Been like 5 years since the last one I played.

I keep buying them almost every year only to play for like 10 hours and quit.

Maybe the Switch will change this.
KingSnake
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(09-22-2017, 09:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by Un4

Wow @ that last paragraph of the Gamespot review.

Based on the demo gameplay, i agree. Presentation is top notch but on the pitch it is subpar compared to PES 2018.

It's also very clear from that review that he played with all the assists on.
SomedayTheFire
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(09-22-2017, 09:32 AM)
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Gotta agree with Gamespot. Presentation is great but the actual act of playing a match is bad. This is a step up from the horrible 17 though, so good job?
Rodelero
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(09-22-2017, 09:36 AM)
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I wonder if these reviewers actually play the games in question. Some of these reviews feel like they've been randomly generated because there is simply no way the gameplay has significantly improved, and the notion that the gap between FIFA and PES has been closed is hilarious - it stands up to no scrutiny whatsoever.
Cindres
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(09-22-2017, 09:36 AM)
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I'm wanting to pick it up purely because my team's stadium is going to be in it this time.

And I won't have to slog through a season in the Championship to play us in the PL. Wanting to get it on Switch but that depends on if it has those features or not.
TheMagician
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(09-22-2017, 09:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by KingSnake

It's also very clear from that review that he played with all the assists on.

That's probably how most players play.
farisr
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(09-22-2017, 09:38 AM)
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I have never heard the term "streets ahead" and also, the word "street" should be banned from Sports game reviews unless they are featuring a street mode or the review is for a street variant of the sports games.
marc^o^
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(09-22-2017, 09:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by cw_sasuke

Need impressions of the Switch version and how it stacks up compared to the other versions.

Super low latency in handheld mode will already make it a winner. Moreso knowing it's in 60fps with current animations. This summer previews said the pace of the build they played was a bit faster than console versions. No journey will cost points, but portability will be a big highlight.
KingSnake
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(09-22-2017, 09:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by Rodelero

I wonder if these reviewers actually play the games in question. Some of these reviews feel like they've been randomly generated because there is simply no way the gameplay has significantly improved, and the notion that the gap between FIFA and PES has been closed is hilarious - it stands up to no scrutiny whatsoever.

What are you talking about? The gameplay has significantly improved. Even the Gamespot reviewer who gave it a 7 admits that.

The first touches, the movement, the passes (on manual at least), the actual difference in skills between the players, the crosses, AI, there's no longer that horrible input lag - all these improved compared to FIFA 18.
Kenzodielocke
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(09-22-2017, 09:55 AM)

Originally Posted by marc^o^

Super low latency in handheld mode will already make it a winner. Moreso knowing it's in 60fps with current animations. This summer previews said the pace of the build they played was a bit faster than console versions. No journey will cost points, but portability will be a big highlight.

marc^o^
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Lupercal
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(09-22-2017, 09:57 AM)

Originally Posted by Zasa

Oh wow, but I thought FIFA sucked?

Not in the beginning, but after a few weeks you know all the exploits and can see all the scripting.
MadMod
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(09-22-2017, 10:00 AM)
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Im a yearly fifa player, the thing is that I really want the defense of the game improved. Its much easier to attack than defend, which is the complete opposite in real life! Usually I get this for the roster update on Ultimate team. Probably check out the Hunter story, really gotten away from manager mode, as it seems like its an oversight for EA mostly.
Black Mantis
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(09-22-2017, 11:55 AM)
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Only had one game so far in Career Mode and it really does feel like a small improvement. The dribbling and crossing are better, but PES 2017 (haven't played the retail version of 2018 yet) feels much better still.

I hate that they've incorporated The Journey style cut-scenes in contract negotiations, so unneccessary. You can skip once you've answered/proposed an offer, but it can skip out on question/response and doesn't seem realistic, as I got both Sanchez and Ozil to renew their contracts for less money than they were currently on! It does quicken negotiations over 17, as you get a response straight away, but the cut-scenes are slow.

Training's still rubbish as well, I'd rather create set routines for all players at once for the season, rather than 5 at a time, every in-game week.

Overall, nothing to change my mind-set about waiting for it to hit the EA Vault.

Edit - Looks like they've improved the laggy menus, it was horrific the last 2 games.
Collateral22
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(09-22-2017, 11:58 AM)
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I think it is much improved this year. From playing it on Origin Access I've had a great time. I am usually a strictly online player because of the atrocious AI in previous games but I can see my self playing a lot of offline this year too. Gameplay feels a lot more organic too.
weekev
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(09-22-2017, 12:05 PM)
FUT on Switch might make me jump in again this year. I said FIFA 17 would be the last.....
AzaK
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(09-22-2017, 12:11 PM)
Anyone now if there will be a demo for this? Never bought a FIFA game so I have no idea if they tend to do that? I'd like to try on Switch first.
Elephant
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(09-22-2017, 12:17 PM)
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Bit of Fifa Street in there. 10/10!
HotHamBoy
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(09-22-2017, 12:19 PM)
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Xater
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(09-22-2017, 12:24 PM)

Originally Posted by AzaK

Anyone now if there will be a demo for this? Never bought a FIFA game so I have no idea if they tend to do that? I'd like to try on Switch first.

The demo is already out, but there is no demo for the Switch.
deadduck
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(09-22-2017, 12:26 PM)
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Disappointed that reviews don't mention the gambling system and holding back the "on disk" content for money.
UrbanRats
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(09-22-2017, 12:27 PM)

Originally Posted by Elephant

Bit of Fifa Street in there. 10/10!

Oh, i really want a new, proper FIFA street.
Probably the only thing that would make me consider Fifa over PES.

The last FIFA Street on 360, was the most frustrating game i've ever played, with absolutely horrible AI, but i still played a ton of it.
Coulomb_Barrier
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(09-22-2017, 12:38 PM)
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PES is better this year.
Coxy100
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(09-22-2017, 12:40 PM)

Originally Posted by Kenzodielocke

By any chance, any Switch reviews?


Either that or they haven't send out any copies. I am kinda worried, we'll see soon enough.

I actually cancelled my pre order for the Switch due to the lack of demo. Getting it on PS4 instead
pieface
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(09-22-2017, 12:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Shancake

Our review is up too!

https://press-start.com.au/reviews/p...vements-round/

Nice to hear that crossing has been fixed. FIFA 17 crossing was terrible.
Diprosalic
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(09-22-2017, 12:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by oti

Must be something like 10 years for me, outside of a random demo or something.

My last one was FIFA 98 and Switch has me buying one for lunch FIFAs.
AniHawk
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(09-22-2017, 12:49 PM)
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kudos to trusted reviews for keeping streets ahead alive
KingSnake
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(09-22-2017, 12:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Coulomb_Barrier

PES is better this year.

I swear, some PES fans are like Jevohah's witnesses. Queue any FIFA thread ... knock, knock, knock ..."Excuse me, sir, do you have a moment to talk about our lord and saviour, PES?"
UrbanRats
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(09-22-2017, 12:58 PM)

Originally Posted by KingSnake

I swear, some PES fans are like Jevohah's witnesses. Queue any FIFA thread ... knock, knock, knock ..."Excuse me, sir, do you have a moment to talk about our lord and saviour, PES?"

Lol, but it's reasonable, there are only 2 football series, and quality wise theyre constantly toe to toe.
GearFourth
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(09-22-2017, 12:58 PM)

Originally Posted by deadduck

Disappointed that reviews don't mention the gambling system and holding back the "on disk" content for money.

Yeah..
oti
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(09-22-2017, 12:58 PM)

Originally Posted by Diprosalic

My last one was FIFA 98 and Switch has me buying one for lunch FIFAs.

I want to try out that FUT mode I've never played. I'll make HSV the Sieger.
KingSnake
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(09-22-2017, 01:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by UrbanRats

Lol, but it's reasonable, there are only 2 football series, and quality wise theyre constantly toe to toe.

It's reasonable when it brings something to discuss. That post was the definition of a drive-by shitposting. Didn't include any arguments or details about neither FIFA 18 nor PES 2018.
Plus, always when this discussion comes, the bad aspects of PES are always left aside up until a month after release when everybody agrees that "this shit needs to be patched" which almost never happens, but that's another topic.
Gamecocks625
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(09-22-2017, 01:04 PM)
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Saw on twitter where Switch reviews will come next week. Embargo until then.
NHale
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(09-22-2017, 01:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by deadduck

Disappointed that reviews don't mention the gambling system and holding back the "on disk" content for money.

Are you talking about the silly EA catalogue/FUT packs or have EA introduced some extra shitty microtransactions this year?
Facism
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(09-22-2017, 01:08 PM)
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do you still have to back out of lobbies and go through 15 different menus to change your online pro's position when playing online clubs with friends?
Blablurn
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(09-22-2017, 01:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by oti

I want to try out that FUT mode I've never played. I'll make HSV the Sieger.

Even in vidyagames this is a mission impossible
GamePlay Johnny
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(09-22-2017, 01:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by HotHamBoy

LMAO.

I immediately thought about Pierce when I read this phrase. First time I'm seeing it used in real life.
DaleinCalgary
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(09-22-2017, 01:29 PM)
I'll probably get the half assed switch version for cheap after x-mas.

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