FIFA 15 (NA)
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For the first time in the series on PC, FIFA 15 is powered by the Ignite engine, bringing the highest level of realism ever seen in a game of soccer.
FIFA 15 brings soccer to life in stunning detail so fans can experience the emotion of the sport like never before. Witness the intensity of crowds chanting and cheering like on match day, and listen to commentators guide fans through the story of the game with Dynamic Match Presentation. For the first time ever, all 22 players on the pitch are connected with Emotional Intelligence – now players will react to opponents and teammates within the context, and relative to the narrative of the match. Next Generation Visuals put fans on Living Pitches with grass that wears and tears as the match progresses. Authentic Player Visuals make players lean, athletic, and true to their real-life appearance. Player Control heightens the responsiveness of player movement, gives athletes more control and personality on the ball, and makes Man-to-Man Battles more rewarding than ever before. Soccer is the greatest drama on earth and FIFA 15 puts fans center stage, allowing them to feel the emotion and intensity of the world’s greatest sport.
- Authentic Player Visuals — The Next Generation soccer player has arrived – players faces are now incredibly detailed and their bodies are lean, powerful, and athletic, just like their real life counterparts.
- Living Pitch — Pitches are alive in FIFA 15. Slide tackles and boot marks are now visible on the pitch, and as the match progresses, the playing surface becomes increasingly weathered just as it would in a real match.
Emotion & Intensity
- Emotional Intelligence — For the first time ever, all 22 players on the pitch are emotionally connected to each other. Players will react and respond organically with new reactions to bad tackles, missed chances, goals, and more.
- Dynamic Match Presentation — the FIFA 15 experience will immerse you in the action and never take you out of the moment. Crowds will now have local flavour with cheers and chants for their club, league, country, or continent.
- Agility & Control — Player responsiveness and ball control are on a whole new level in FIFA 15. Run Touch Dribbling allows players to better keep the ball under control in a sprint and in close-touch situations. More precise steps and turns at low speed, and closer control at high speeds give fans more control and increased mobility when commanding players on the pitch.
- Man-to-Man Battles — In FIFA 15, physicality reigns supreme in the battle for possession. Full-Body defending, push/pull mechanics, possession tackles and shirt pulling all make defending your goal more rewarding than ever before.
- Correct Contacts — FIFA 15 revolutionizes the way the soccer responds and reacts to contact – for every kick, touch or deflection, the ball will spin, dip, and move accurately.
- Set Piece Control — Experience more freedom in attack with the ability to take control of teammates during throw-ins, corners, and free kicks.
The Beautiful Game come to lifeFabio13 | Oct. 9, 2014 | See all Fabio13's reviews »
FIFA 15 brings almost every aspect of the beautiful game to life in a stunning new rendition of gameplay accompanied by phenomenal theatrics. For the first time in the FIFA franchise can we the gamers feel the proud roar of the crowd as we triumphantly pull one ahead of our rivals on the pitch, or the weight of the jeers that rain down upon us as we fail to pull back in a 1-nil defeat at home. By far the most immediate changes you will notice to this years edition of FIFA is the stylistic flair and ambience that's brought this title to life. The crowds are amazing yes, but even more importantly than the spectators the players themselves come to life! FIFA's new reaction system is absolutely brilliant bringing a vast array of human emotion onto the pitch as players tackle, shoulder, and foul each other on the lush green which is being torn to shreds by their cleats. There's nothing that brings a smile to my face like seeing Neymar going down maybe just a bit too easily in the box and John Terry up in arms arguing with both him and the ref as to the incident while his teammates hold him back. All the while as your personal stories unfold across the 90 minutes of a match the pitch absorbs all the slides, skids and dives of players leaving a chronicle of what has occurred for all to see. Apart from stunning visuals FIFA adds just as much drama through its new audio including bringing back a vast array of language teams for the commentators (FINALLY! I NEED my Italian commetators!) and an actually noticeable reaction by the crowd surrounding key moments such as PKs, Fouls and naturally goaaaaaaaaaaaaaals! But apart from all the pretty bits wrapping up this lovely game, lets talk a little about the gameplay itself. While many might say FIFA 15 does nothing particularly better than its predecessors it certainly does nothing worse, and I believe the more experienced FIFA players will pick up on the new, if small, changes featured in this edition. For example, speed vs strength feels entirely different in this FIFA compared to others, and it feels absolutely fantastic. Fast players actually stand a chance of racing away from the hulking brutes that surround them if they have enough space and yet those same behemoths can efficiently contain just about anyone with a careful positioning and foresight. All in all it simply feels remarkably like the real deal, and the barriers between simulation and arcade are truly breaking down. The one thing that caught me just a bit off guard in this years FIFA is strangely one of the things they promoted the most in their advertisements and that is the goalkeepers. Now they're not particularly bad per say, but I don't really understand what they made such a fuss about their improvements for because I don't really see it. Instead however I have seen the keepers on numerous occasions do absolutely bizarre things such as diving out of the way of shots that they literally could have blocked had they not moved at all...and that's just a bit odd in my opinion. Also there's the extremely annoying technical issue of just one player (randomly chosen) of a team being the one whose able to charge the keeper in a game. WHY!? FUT is back of course for those who love the campaigning and team crafting in that clever market mode, and fortunately it returns with the option to play online with guests as well (a necessity in my opinion). Local game modes unfortunately are still lacking and there still hasn't been a new replacement for the old lounge mode, but there is however the welcome return of Tournament mode which allows players to play the league tournaments or make their own custom one. Other great features retained in this title include player creation, the skill arena and skill games, and be a pro/manager. FIFA 15 plays it relatively safe giving us a grander more polished game, those who didn't like recent FIFA titles won't find anything revolutionary here but that's probably just because you don't like the game in general. The franchise stays well out of reach of its mediocre rival PES as it sprints down the field to score yet another goal on Konami's unprepared goalkeeper. Yet while FIFA 15 is certainly a solid and well-presented title, the fact that they've already resorted simply boosting visual appeal leads me to be practical and ask for more game and less glitz if they have the time. I'm still eagerly waiting the next exciting idea for a game mode such as the Captain your Country modes which don't come out often enough, or even a purely offline Ref-mode, or multi-player career mode. A few years ago the FIFA franchise had the "crazy" idea of letting players play as a goalkeeper, and as a goalkeeper in real life I was absolutely thrilled, but all I could say was "well it's about damn time! Who else is gonna save the day!?" FIFA 15 is a brilliant title and does the beautiful game justice, but I hope now that they've crafted such a solid simulation they can focus their attentions on new game modes to make the games dynamic even more fun for its players.
A giant leap for FIFA on PC, small steps for the FIFA Series.papazdo | Sept. 27, 2014 | See all papazdo's reviews »
This is definitely the best FIFA game to date and it should be. For years PC users have been left behind when it’s come to the advances the game receives on the console and now the new Ignite engine is now on PC. The visual upgrade on PC is much needed, and is night and day compared to FIFA 14. Player faces have been improved greatly, though still don’t quite match the detail that you might see from the NBA 2K series. The game looks great and the new additions are great from the key features are fantastic.
For those familiar with the series, these are my let-downs with compared to previous FIFA games. [Currently 28th Sep]
- Practice mode has been completely stripped back, only allowing for the 1-1 goalkeeper mode. No practise matches, no set piece practise or other training modes. No replays during training either.
- Ultra Widescreen monitors are not compatible, such as 21:9 aspect ratios. With display black bars on the left and right side. (FIFA 14 did have support for 21:9/triple monitor setups)
- FIFA modes are practically all the same. Such a Career mode and Be a Pro mode is almost copy and paste from previous FIFA game. (Transfer mode has been redesigned with a faster instant player name search.) All attention pretty much went to FIFA’s Ultimate Team mode for obvious ‘fifa point $$’ reasons.
- Custom Teams with custom players have been removed, these are only available on the ps3/xbox360 versions of the game. So no more career mode with your custom made team.
- Rosters are not entirely up to date, Ronaldinho is not in the game despite his team being in the game. This should be updated. (Player is available in Ultimate Team)
- Graphic options available at the launcher, with options for only Low & High, no specific graphics options to adjust. Although most medium to high systems will get 60fps quite easily.
All the improvements to this year FIFA are mainly to the gameplay and the Ultimate Team mode. The gameplay is always the most important and the improvements are great. Though many of the modes in FIFA are starting to feel quite dated and really lack any sort of innovation in the FIFA modes. Even FIFA 06 offered better RPG elements in career. More and more EA are stripping back features from FIFA to simplify the experience. I’m not sure if that is quite a good thing and will most likely drive many hardcore fans away from the game. EA FIFA aren’t facing much competition at the moment and therefore are playing quite safe. Though PES are looking quite strong this year, and it would be wrong if EA decide to continue to play safe. Look at their NBA series as an example.
To wrap up, do I love this game: Yes! I’ve spent over 50 hours already. I’m highly addicted. Do I think this game could be much better: Yes! Because in terms of features and modes it can barely compete with many decade old FIFA games. Still unsure? Well just try the Free Demo on Origin.