One of the world’s most hotly anticipated console and computer games, FIFA 19, has finally premiered.
Electronic Arts’ (EA) FIFA series has commanded widespread fanfare over the years. Now with FIFA 19, the much-loved household moniker looks to make sure aficionados of ‘joga bonito’ expand their nous with a range of innovative features.
Starting with the evolution of ‘Gameplay’, the creators have made significant improvements such as disguised first touch and flick-up volleys which provide not just greater player personalization but also enhanced fluidity and creativity. These features have fundamentally altered the way players will receive and adjust to the ball.
EA has also introduced ‘Dynamic tactics’ which will aid players shift through multiple strategies in the flick of a button. Formations, mentalities, and attacking and defensive play styles are some of the facets which a player can adjust throughout a match, bringing greater variability to their team.
The most significant evolution in the game involves the ‘Timed Finishing concept’, wherein users can enhance the power and accuracy of their teams’ shots on goal by double pressing the ‘shooting’ button with timeliness and precision. The addition is sure to test the players’ ability to manufacture chances and finish them off with aplomb.
Real Player Motion technology, which is the state-of-the-art animation mechanism that captures various spheres of a player’s personality, has also been improved. There is a special focus on tactical shielding, impact balancing and physical jostles. This offers more for users to look forward to with respect to player responsiveness and personality bridging the gap between virtual and reality.
50/50 battles were another element in the game that made it a challenge to master. With further dependence on user reactions and player attributes, the fight for loose balls across the pitch is set to get even tighter.
Besides the plethora of refurbishments, the game also includes standalone Champions League, Europa League and Super Cup modes - wherein a user can pick a European side and craft their way to the trophy. Official matchday elements such as balls and broadcast accessories will be available in the respective modes.
Besides Kick-off, Career mode and FIFA Ultimate Team, the presence of a more structured format to fighting the European continent’s most revered trophy adds a layer of competitiveness to the game.
The commentary team for the game has undergone a shake-up as well, with the baritones of Martin Tyler now replaced with the voices of M/s Derek Rae and Lee Dixon. Rae’s excited tone lays the platform for Dixon’s analysis of the move, which is an all-round treat for the users, though they will need some getting used to.
The game will feature the concluding chapter of Alex Hunter’s dramatic ‘Journey’ with the final instalment titled Champions, wherein players will possess Alex Hunter and drive him to UEFA Champions League glory. A fitting end to what has been a brilliant narrative can be expected by the users with Hunter’s evolution and success completely based on their ability.
Now, EA Sports has come up with another bonanza for its dedicated users. Join FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) and win a chance to go on an amazing trip to Europe to watch a Champions League match, complete with tickets, flights and accommodation.
What do you have to do?
Simply join FUT United and share your ‘Champion moment’ with the iconic Champions League theme song playing in the background on social media with the hashtags ‘#Eacontest & #FUTMY’
You’ll earn leaderboard points for every entry you submit.
Entry points are tiered for different pieces of content (text = 50 points, image = 100 points, video = 150 points and any shares to users social pages = 1 point).
Contest is open till 29th October.
NOTE: Users needs to be in the top 20 on the leaderboard to be in with a chance of winning.
For more information click here.
Find out more about FIFA 19 and how you can get your hands on one here.