Last week I asked here for ideas to what to check out on the FIFA 16 and what questions I should ask, the NDA is off and I can talk about it.
It was a HANDS ON session with Gilliard Lopes (Producer) showing us all the new features and how we should use them, the video he showed us is the same exact video EA showed IGN during their E3 event, if you look that up you can see the same things we saw but we saw different players doing the same moves. I will outline a few of the things that caught my eyes the most and you guys can ask whatever you want, I will answer anything I’m capable of:
-Gillard only talked about Fifa 16 GAMEPLAY, he refused to answer any other questions and when I asked him what he tought of FUT SELECT he smirkly replied “I don’t know anything about that, what is that?”. He did however mention that they will release more info on new modes for FUT and career mode during GAMESCOM.
-The new defense system with all the interceptions is truly amazing. If you are controlling Modric and your opponent plays a through pass to his attacker you don’t always need to switch to Sergio Ramos to make the interception, if it’s an easy one he will do it himself without needing to switch to him. Since he’s fast and agile he can easily intercept the ball, if you have Pepe instead he might just kick the ball away.
-The swingsteps thing that defenders do to fall back while running backwards works really well and help to reduce the offense threat of a fast skillful guy like Neymar and Bale.
-The goalkeepers don’t rush the ball like morons and sometimes will do whatever they can to stop the shot if you pull them out instead of just running past the ball.
-The “PASSING WITH PURPOSE” feature is great but hard to master, the ball rolls really fast and it’s easily controlled by Ronaldo and Messi, but if you try to pass it to Busquets he will struggle, so you have to know how and when to use it.
-The new animations, both offensively and defensively adds for a lot of new ways to score and stop the opponents from scoring. I saw a guy scoring a header with Benzema while he was falling onto his ass, the way he hit the ball with his head and the way he moved his body and arms to adjust for the header were all new to me.
-The slide tackle cancel thing is also great defensively but doesn’t feel as OP while you are on offense, I never felt the other guy could just spam slide tackles until he got the ball.
-No touch dribbling looks amazing, it was really hard for me to do anything useful with it, the few times I tried I ended up looking like a fool.
-Shooting is a bit harder, I’m always scoring long shots on FIFA 15 with Hernanes, Reus and Hulk, I tried at least 20 times with Ronaldo and scored 0, Neymar hit the post twice.
-Their new 3D foot with infinites points of impact instead of 7 also adds for a lot of realistic hits on the ball, but they didn’t feel as powerful as FIFA 15 (I’m more used to FUT, so that might add a bit to such a difference)
-The overall pace of the game is slower, A LOT slower, like I said I’m used to play FUT, comparing the KICK OFF matches on FIFA 16 coins to any match on Div 1 FUT 15, it’s almost like the game is 30% to 40% slower.
-Player with higher passing and vision seem to be way more important this year than pace and physical, you will have to pass the ball around A LOT to open space since passes are easily intercepted when you just lob balls…
I think this is all that really stood out, ask way if you feel like and here’s a picture of me and Oscar when he was revealed as the cover for the Brazilian version of the game.