A solid Soccer game from EA
I have seen lots of unnecessary bad reviews about this game. First we will start with the pro's of gameplay. First of all the game was a big step up from FIFA 14 first I will talk about gameplay first of all the goalie's are much better and make much smarter decisions and they actually behave like real life goalie's. Two other pro's on the gameplay side of FIFA 15 which is definitely an improvement from Fifa 14 is that players are now able to control the ball like real life counterparts and heading is not over-powered like it was in FIFA 14 and defenders can actually win the header for once. The cons of the gameplay of FIFA 15 is that the defenders aren't very intelligent and mark people instead of dangerous space and if a player on the ball is close to the goal and is the biggest threat of scoring A.I defenders on your team stare at him instead of supporting you. The lasting appeal has been majorly increased with the re-addition of tournament mode which was taken out of FIFA 14 especially if you don't have internet connection or PlayStation Plus to play online but the other game modes have pretty much stayed the same and have not been touched since the preceding game. The graphics are as good as they've ever been with little room to improve in but some of the animations feel clunky and makes the control feel less responsive especially when you are playing defense. The sound in this game is amazing and you feel like you are actually in a stadium with the volume loud coming from a T.V or stereo system, the fans are intelligent and cheer louder when there is an opportunity for the home team to score and get the loudest when they do, they also get a lot more quiet when the away team scores and you only hear the minimal amount of cheers for the small amount of away team supporters. In conclusion I rated Gameplay, Lasting Appeal, and Graphics 8 and rated Sound 10 which ultimately led to an overall score of 8.
This game is garbage!
Multiplayer: This game is broken. Especially the defense. The opposing player can run straight down the middle after kickoff and run past your entire defense. Goalies make dumb mistakes. Sometimes they will run after the ball on the goal-line and fail to pick it up which causes a corner. Pressing the double team button causes the players to sometime run into each other. It's not a fresh change like with FIFA 12 where you had to adjust to the jockey feature. In FIFA 15 the defense is broken. I'm not sure what the developers were attempting here.
It's also frustrating on offense. Passes are awkward and players are slow to respond. If you're a defensive minded player then don't buy this game. If you never played a FIFA game before this might be enjoyable. Borrow a copy from a friend. You'll see that playing online is intolerable.
The single player is somewhat playable but still frustrating due to the broken defense.
Terrible AI game is rigged and terribly unralistic
Well this has got to be the worst installment yet. Passing is a joke and only properly occurs if the guy is right in front of you. Most of the time it just passes to the other team. Wanna really see this game cheat? Put it on world class or better and expect to get tripped, flipped, kicked, close lined and no call for them, but don't even as much as eeek out some gas on the field or its a yellow card, which are passed out like popcorn at the weekend cinema. I wouldn't recommend this game to my worst enemy. Hey EA, dumbing down my players that I earned or even paid for isn't good AI, it's just bad video game programmers who need to go back to full sail!!!
Not sure why all the bad reviews
Well, for years EA has come close to making their FIFA game perfect. With this years installment I have to say they hit it on the head. From the graphics down to the gameplay this game is as close to lifelike as you could ever ask for. The crowd chants, the way the AI plays, the refs, heck everything is dang near perfect. If you are a soccer fan this game is a must for you.
This game is just pure garbage. EA makes it nearly impossible to have fun with this game, and it seems like they put in the minimal effort here. The AI have absolutely no idea what they are doing and they quite often just run into each other and fall down. Also, it is next to impossible to dispossess the opposition regardless of who they are. DO NOT waste $60 on this game like I did. I would rather watch paint dry than play this atrocity of a "game". EA has just lost another loyal customer to PES.
I wasn't honestly expecting too much from FIFA 15 since it is EA and they usually do not change much of their products year to year. I was pleasantly surprised with the graphics overhaul along with the overall gameplay. The ball rockets off of players whether it's you shooting it or it gets blocked. They seem to have really gotten the physics right in the way they were trying for. The only real issue I have so far is that the online play is somewhat unstable. Whether this is because it is Day One or just a poor server I couldn't say as of now. You can load fine into matches, but it just kicks you out half the time.
Can't put it down
I'm a fair weather soccer fan i usually only watch international soccer and i have only bought one other regular FIFA game (FIFA 11), but i have bought the last 3 world cup games and UEFA Euro 2008. That being said this may be one of the best sports games I've ever played, It has wide a range of modes, amazing presentation, fantastic game play, and great graphics. I since I bought earlier this week I've had a hard time trying make time for other games such as Madden 15 and NHL 15. We'll see what NBA 2k15 looks like but i think FIFA 15 may be sports game of the year for me
BEST EA TITLE TO THIS DATE!
I have played soccer games since the early days of Sensible Soccer and followed the FIFA franchise throughout the years. FIFA 15 is by far the best soccer game of all time and I can't wait to play it more. My first impression was how dynamic the game play is with player interaction(you can really feel that EA has improved the goal keepers) , fan activity, stunning graphics and overall game flow.
I have often been hard on EA in other reviews because I think their games sometimes have been sub standard - But EA certainly deserves credit on this one. It is simply fantastic! Thanks EA..
Terrible: long-time fan
Worst FIFA in years! 1. Defending AI, most of the time, is out of position , really annoying in online play and I play in division 1 and 2 usually 2. slow reaction times of players 3. most animations are controlled which gives the player less control 4. bad goals from bad keeper mechanics and positioning 5. finally last but among other things not least, the supposed new player emotions is regarding one animation that doesn't change and gets old quick!
Amazing Until you get bored
I've owned and played the FIFA since 2013 when I first began really getting into soccer. This years game is the first that I've played on the next generation console. I being not only a soccer player, fan, and a gamer enjoy a real-feel to something. Being a soccer player and fan you want to feel like you're playing in Old Trafford or at Anfield and you feel the buzz of that stadium. When you have that volume turned up through a speaker system you feel like you're sitting in the stands. The visuals are amazing on Next Gen compared to a 360 or PS3, the players have real reactions to their missed shots and give the game a real feel. Some downsides to the game; Once you get tired of just playing games in either Manager Mode or Career mode you get bored with the game very quickly. (Typical if you're not connected to Internet) If you're connected to PSN and you play Ultimate Team that will keep you occupied for a while longer. The in-game problems contain goalie "Laziness" it seems at times. They don't always go after the ball when you take PK's or even when you're counter attacking they may not react until the ball is halfway past the goalie and the goal. Something that may change the dynamic of Career mode would be adding cut scenes and an actual story behind your player. Being able to try out for teams to increase your overall before signing would also create a new feel to the game. Being able to change your age to 16 or a younger age than 21 or 22 would be beneficial to your 90+ potential overall. Other than those small fixable problems the game is a solid 8+.